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Please don't wear this

Please don't wear this

Details, details. They matter on the job -- and when you're interviewing for one, too! Avoid these outfit mistakes and appearance oversights so you're polished, confident and ready to nail your job interview.
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Important legal issues to watch in 2018

Important legal issues to watch in 2018

Pay-related employment laws are changing -- rapidly. What laws will impact your organization -- and how should you prepare for the year ahead?
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How to get more job offers

How to get more job offers

Candidates who do these things always land the offer. Who the heck are they, and more importantly, how can you become one?
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Reader, your competition is way ahead!

Reader, your competition is way ahead!

Your competition is already planning for next year. What about you? Here's how to make the most of the remaining months, and create momentum to make next year your best yet.
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You made a great impression, Reader

You made a great impression, Reader

Let the other guys wring their hands and trip over their words. With these surefire tips, you'll make an amazing first impression on your interviewer!
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Reader, we've got a big idea for you!

Reader, we've got a big idea for you!

Drive profits, innovation, performance, retention and more -- by getting your entire staff to think more strategically. Here's how.
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Time for a revolution!

Time for a revolution!

Change is inevitable. Will your business cause it -- or play catch-up? Take the lead. Revolutionize your industry with these disruptive (and highly profitable) practices.
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Find your dream job

Find your dream job

Career Bliss: Stability. Potential. Happiness. Great Pay. Is that too much to ask for in a career? We don’t think so! These are the industries and positions to seek out if you really do want it all.
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Have you googled yourself today?

Have you googled yourself today?

Egosurfing (or self-googling) may sound a bit vain, but it's a must for today's job seekers. This quick article explains why and how to manage your online reputation.
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Top Candidates do not equal Top Employees

Top Candidates do not equal Top Employees

In this issue:

-Top Candidates do not equal Top Employees

-Fuel More Arguments at Work
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Do more. Spend less. Go crazy!

Do more. Spend less. Go crazy!

In this issue:

-Understaffing: a Risky Proposition

-Productivity Tips: 5 Ways to Keep Employees Happy

-Free Survey to Gauge Employee Happiness
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 Job Search Tactics Stuck in the Stone Age?

Job Search Tactics Stuck in the Stone Age?

Today's social media provide amazing ways to uncover job opportunities, build your network and get noticed by hiring managers--but only if you use them correctly! Bring your job search efforts into the 21st century (please!) with these tips.
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Another day, another crisis

Another day, another crisis

In this issue:

-Expect the Unexpected: How to Manage a Crisis While Maintaining Workplace Productivity

-Productivity Tips: The 25 Hour Day!

-Results at Work: A New Approach to an Old Problem Improves Productivity and Saves Money

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The A to Z Resume Resource

The A to Z Resume Resource

What's the best resume format? How can I make my resume stand out from the crowd? What about video and infographic resumes? This eBook covers everything you need to know to prepare an exceptional resume that puts you on a recruiter's short list. New Deliverable
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2013 EEOC Criminal Background Check Guidelines -- Are you in compliance?

2013 EEOC Criminal Background Check Guidelines -- Are you in compliance?

In this issue:

-To Check or Not to Check? Straight Talk About EEOC Guidelines for Conducting Criminal Background Checks

-Productivity Tips: Keep Interviewing Simple

-Tools: Dos and Don'ts for Conducting Criminal Background Checks
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How to Overcome Shyness at Work

How to Overcome Shyness at Work

Whether you've been on the job for years, or are just starting in a new position, shyness can severely undermine your professional success. Use these ideas to come out of your shell, achieve more and even use your natural personality to your advantage!
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Feel more like a referee than a manager?

Feel more like a referee than a manager?

In this issue:

-Feel More Like a Referee than a Manager?

-Productivity Tips: Fun & Flexibility Boosts Productivity
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Creating Championship Teams for Your Office

Creating Championship Teams for Your Office

In this issue of Key Ideas:

-Creating Championship Teams for Your Business

-Take Control of Your Day--Before it Takes Control of You!

-Meetings & March Madness
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You're an imposter!

You're an imposter!

Do you ever feel like a "wannabe" in your job? You're not alone! Countless successful, highly competent employees feel like they've fooled others into thinking they're smarter and more capable than they are. The phenomenon is so common, it even has a name: The Imposter Complex. Find out what it is--and what you can do about it.
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Free eBook: MBO for 2013

Free eBook: MBO for 2013

In this issue:

-The Shredder Ate my Report--Improve Performance with "Management by Objectives" (MBO)

-Productivity Tips: What's Out? Multitasking. What's In? Mindfulness!

-Case Study: Simplification. Streamlining. Single-source options.
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Your

Your "Hired!"

In this issue:

-"Must-have" job skills for 2013

-Interviewing Tip of the Month

-Candidate Resource Center
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Welcome to the new Key Ideas!

Welcome to the new Key Ideas!

In this issue:

-Hiring in 2013? Key Talent Acquisition Trends to Watch

-Five Ways to Make This Your Most Productive Year Ever!

-Why questions can be your most powerful employee motivation tool.
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Become a Job Offer Magnet

Become a Job Offer Magnet

This month's issue of Career Club shows you why--and how--to get started with a career-building blog.
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Does Your Resume Still Matter?

Does Your Resume Still Matter?

Having a solid resume is still the best way to get in the door with an employer, especially if they are traditional. But that doesn't mean your resume has to be standard and boring! Find out the new rules here.
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Very Impressive!

Very Impressive!

It's a cliche because it's true: you never get a second chance to make a first impression. And when you're making that impression in front of a group, the stakes go up.
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Are You Making These Hiring Mistakes?

Are You Making These Hiring Mistakes?

Interviews are about more than asking questions. This checklist will show you 15 ways to assess your interviewing skills.
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No Apples Required!

No Apples Required!

This month's issue of Career Club shows you how taking advantage of the back-to-school mentality can rev you up for the last quarter of the work year. Start something new, finish something up, find a new perspective...anything is possible!
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"Want to do lunch?"

Setting the stage for the future success of any employee is crucial, and it begins at the beginning. And if you want your new employees to add value from the start, here's how to make it easy for them.
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How's Your Day Going?

How's Your Day Going?

Who makes better employees? Pessimists or optimists? The answer may surprise you.
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How to Say No

How to Say No

Saying "no" at work is easier said than done—especially when you want to prove yourself to your boss and co-workers. But in reality, it's ok to say "no" once in a while.
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How can we improve?

How can we improve?

Despite high unemployment, many companies are finding it increasingly difficult to hire and retain the best and brightest skilled employees for their organizations. Today, I would like to ask for your help in evaluating how our company can better address these challenges in the future.
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How to Win Customers and Influence Complainers

How to Win Customers and Influence Complainers

As Mad Men's Don Draper once famously said, "If you don't like what is being said about you, change the conversation." This month's edition of Great Ideas shows you the right way to do that using social media.
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Get Your Resume to Work for You

Get Your Resume to Work for You

In this job market you want to make sure that your resume gets to the top of the pile. The secret to success lies in two areas: your cover letter and the keywords you use. This article will show you a few tricks that will get your resume noticed by hiring managers.
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When Opportunity Calls, Be Ready!

When Opportunity Calls, Be Ready!

With hundreds of applicants for every opening, recruiters and hiring managers use phone interviews to save themselves time in the hiring process. To get an in-person interview, you have to start by acing the phone screen. Here are four tips to get you through this first round.
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Bored?! Check This Out!

Bored?! Check This Out!

Want to inspire your team without spending a fortune? Try these three ideas.
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What NOT To Do At a Job Interview

What NOT To Do At a Job Interview

You know all of those articles out there that tell you what to do in a job interview? Apparently there needs to be more about what NOT to do. Taking off your shoes? Making obscene gestures? Getting arrested? Yes, really! You're not going to believe some of these stories--but we thought you'd enjoy reading them.
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Hiring Failure: Do Tech Skills Matter?

Hiring Failure: Do Tech Skills Matter?

You know how important fit is, so you'll want to read this month's Great Ideas. It's a quick guide to the most important soft skills: what they are, why they're important and how to identify them.
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Extreme Makeover: Reader Edition

Extreme Makeover: Reader Edition

Top performers reinvent themselves all the time--to take on new types of projects, keep themselves relevant and enhance their public perception. Take cues from Madonna, Justin Timberlake and George Clooney, and learn how to reshape your professional image when it's time to make a change.
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The Idiot's Guide to Being the Boss

The Idiot's Guide to Being the Boss

In this article, you'll find nine simple rules--guidelines, if you will--for what to wear, how to act, what to say and what not to say when you're the boss.
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Got a Minute?

Got a Minute?

In this article, we'll show you how to identify--and alter--those activities that are draining precious minutes from your day.
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The Most Important Thing NOT To Do Is--

The Most Important Thing NOT To Do Is--

This article will show you what to do and, more importantly, what not to do when looking for a job.
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Time for a new job? Maybe not.

Time for a new job? Maybe not.

Work should be more than a paycheck. If you're not enjoying what you do--or getting the recognition you deserve, it's time to do something about it. This article will help you figure out what's wrong, and it will show you what you can do about it.
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Curing TOXIC negativity in your workplace

Curing TOXIC negativity in your workplace

In this article, we'll show you how to identify the causes of negativity in your company--and more importantly, what you can do to wipe it out!
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How Google+ Can Add Punch to Your Social Media Presence

How Google+ Can Add Punch to Your Social Media Presence

In this month's Career Club, we'll tell you how to get the most out of your Google+ profile. Learn how to strengthen your circles and connect with both recruiters and companies.
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Do Performance Reviews Give You Performance Anxiety?

Do Performance Reviews Give You Performance Anxiety?

This month's issue of Key Ideas is geared toward taking the stress out of that situation. Take a few minutes to read our collection of helpful hints and proven strategies below. I promise--it won't hurt a bit.
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To

To "E" or Not to "E," What is the Answer?

But when it comes to training, what is the best method? Classroom-based training is probably the most familiar to many of us, who grew up learning in a classroom. But e-learning uses the latest technology to share knowledge and training. What type of training is best for your organization?
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Time to take a breather!

Time to take a breather!

Banish unnecessary workplace stress and feel better about your day with these five helpful tips.
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Forget about annual reviews!

Forget about annual reviews!

Keep productivity humming and results churning--plus keep your employees happier--with a defined performance management system.
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The truth about workplace diversity

The truth about workplace diversity

An organization's success and competitiveness depends upon its ability to embrace diversity and realize the benefits. But managing diversity is more challenging than it seems.
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Underqualified? Think Again!

Underqualified? Think Again!

If you've been reluctant to apply for jobs because you thought you might be underqualified, check out this month's career tips.
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Shut up and listen???

Shut up and listen???

Are you guilty of any of the "Seven Worst Communication Habits?"
These mistakes can be real career killers. They can knock you out of contention for job opportunities, keep you from getting promotions, and even get you fired.
So what are these deadly mistakes?
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Have you ever lied on a reference check?

Have you ever lied on a reference check?

Do you know the five steps to an effective and legal reference check? Not sure? Then check out this month's Key Idea.
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Key Ideas: 10 Interview Questions You Must Ask

Key Ideas: 10 Interview Questions You Must Ask

Did you know that a bad personality fit is the most common reason for a bad hire? But how can you tell if someone will really fit into your corporate culture? Here are 10 questions you can ask to ensure the person you are about to hire is a great match for your company.
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Career Club: Give Your Career a Check Up

Career Club: Give Your Career a Check Up

When was the last time you performed a career checkup? People who take the time to do a periodic assessment of their careers will find they advance faster, earn more money, and stay ahead of their peers. This month's issue of Career Tips will help you perform your own career examination. Click the link below to find out the questions you need to ask yourself to assess the physical condition of your career.
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Great Ideas: Temps are more than fill-ins

Great Ideas: Temps are more than fill-ins

Partnering with a staffing firm is more than just a good position fill, quality service or being responsive to business needs. Successful partnering brings long range strategic value to each organization, helping to increase productivity, control expenses and improve profitability.
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Career Club: Quick Resume Tips

Career Club: Quick Resume Tips

It's always important to keep your resume up to date, whether you are actively looking for a job or are happy with your current job.
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Key Ideas: Retain Your Best Employees

Key Ideas: Retain Your Best Employees

I hope you enjoy this month's article on retaining your star employees. And check out the article 10 Tips for a Staff That Lasts from our Staffing Resource Center for more tips on employee retention.
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Career Club: Stay Motivated This Summer

Career Club: Stay Motivated This Summer

Summer is on its way. Vacations, cookouts, the beach, parties. It can be very tough to stay motivated during the summer months when you're looking out your window at the brilliant sun. That's why we wanted to share a great article that will not only keep you motivated through the summer, but also for the long term.
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Great Ideas: The Secret of Extraordinary Leaders

Great Ideas: The Secret of Extraordinary Leaders

Do you know what it takes to be an extraordinary leader? That's the subject of this month's issue of Key Ideas. I hope you'll really enjoy our feature article--it is essential reading if you're looking to hire and develop great leaders.
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Career Club: Get the Most Out of Your Time

Career Club: Get the Most Out of Your Time

Want more free time? More success in your career? It all starts with prioritization, and this month's issue of the Career Club will show you how to get the most out of your time.
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Key Ideas: Get More Out of Your Team

Key Ideas: Get More Out of Your Team

Want to increase the effectiveness of your team? You'll find out how in this issue of Key Ideas.
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Are You a Busy Boss?

Are You a Busy Boss?

This month in Key Ideas, we're focusing on a topic that's critical to the success of any business--being an effective boss and leader.
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Your cover letter

Your cover letter

Are you looking to land a better job in 2011? If so, DO NOT miss this month's article on cover letters. You might think that in this day of electronic resumes, your cover letter is not that important, but think again! See for yourself how a well written letter can be the most important factor in determining if you get an interview.
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Let's Celebrate!

Let's Celebrate!

Now that the holidays are over, it's time to put an end to the celebrations and get back to work, right? Not so fast! As this issue of Key Ideas highlights, you may actually want to keep celebrating. In fact, the right celebration can be a key factor in achieving your goals!
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Take charge of the interview

Take charge of the interview

You prepared for the interview, you wore your best business attire, and you handled every question beautifully. Then comes that one question that can make or break your interview--so you better be prepared for it! What is one of the most important interview questions you are sure to be asked? Find out in this issue of Career Club!
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Mastering Performance Reviews

Mastering Performance Reviews

This issue of Key Ideas focuses on the review process. Our feature article will show you how to conduct "pain free" reviews that produce great results
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Four Reasons to Update Your Resume

Four Reasons to Update Your Resume

If you're like most people, you wait until you have to apply for a job to update your resume. But waiting can mean missing out on great opportunities. It's best to take a cue from the boy scouts and always "be prepared." This month's issue of the Career Club will share four reasons to update your resume today!
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The bomb on the plane

The bomb on the plane

People are overworked and overstressed. And it's taking a toll, not just with extreme behavior, but in terms of declining productivity levels, increasing turnover, and rising costs. So how can you prevent your people from "pulling a Slater?" This month's article will teach you how to deal with the stress factor at work.
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Conversations that make or break your career

Conversations that make or break your career

Can you talk your way into a new job? A promotion? You bet! Knowing the right way to ask questions, handle difficult conversations and provide feedback can make a huge impact on your career. So what's the secret to success? Check out this month's issue of The Career Club to find out.
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Why pay for performance comp plans fail

Why pay for performance comp plans fail

Why do most "pay for performance" comp plans fail to improve profits? That's a tricky question, and one we hope to answer with this issue of Key Ideas.
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Get ahead by saying

Get ahead by saying "no"

In this month's Career Club, we'll show you how to effectively push back, say "no," and still advance your career.
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Inspire Your Employees Now

Inspire Your Employees Now

This month's Key Idea will show you how you can inspire your employees and increase loyalty, passion, and engagement throughout your workforce.
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New Job Openings

New Job Openings

Getting back into the job market after a prolonged absence can seem daunting--but it doesn't have to be. This article has some great tips to help you make the transition back into the workforce.
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Should you use social media in hiring?

Should you use social media in hiring?

Do you use social media sites like Facebook and LinkedIn as part of your hiring process? If so, be careful! As our feature story points out, when used incorrectly, social networks can get your company into serious legal trouble!
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Making LinkedIn Work for You

Making LinkedIn Work for You

This article shares some great quick tips on how you can make LinkedIn work for you.
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Do You Know Who You are Really Hiring?

Do You Know Who You are Really Hiring?

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 30 percent of small business failure is caused by employee theft. And the cost of making a bad hire can be two to seven times an employee's salary. To mitigate your risk of hiring objectionable or even dangerous employees, background checks are essential. In this article, you'll discover five keys to conducting thorough, legal, and effective background checks
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Use Temporary Staffing to Manage Your Workload

Use Temporary Staffing to Manage Your Workload

Discover a better way to even out the highs and lows in your workload, save money, and reduce employment risk
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Don't ask for a raise without reading this article

Don't ask for a raise without reading this article

This month's Career Club will provide some great tactics that you can use to help ensure you hear a resounding "yes" the next time you ask for a raise.
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10 Great Ideas for Good Supervision

10 Great Ideas for Good Supervision

Poor supervision is often one of the biggest causes of high turnover. In this economy, you need to hold on to your best people. This Key Ideas article that offers 10 best practices for employee supervision
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Tweeting to Career Success

Tweeting to Career Success

Twitter is a great site for career advice. To help you weed out the good advice from the bad, we've put together a quick list of Tweeters you may want to add to your follow list.
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Stand out from the crowd

Stand out from the crowd

Double-digit unemployment means that competition for available jobs is tougher than ever. In a time when a single job opening can yield literally hundreds of responses, what can you do to help move your resume to the top of the stack?
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Today's Businesses Need Gladiator Leaders

Today's Businesses Need Gladiator Leaders

Spartacus. Maximus. Just the mention of these gladiators conjures up images of strength, bravery, and honor. Management consultant Greg Smith says these "gladiator virtues" can actually help any organization improve their position and get ready to take advantage of the coming economic upswing.
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Achieve your New Year's Resolutions in 2010

Achieve your New Year's Resolutions in 2010

Achieve your New Year's Resolutions in 2010
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Increase Employee Productivity

Increase Employee Productivity

Increase Employee Productivity
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