Now that you’re working from home 95 percent of the time, the corner of your family room may no longer meet your office needs. Instead, follow these tips to set up a virtual home office that keeps you productive—and gives off the right impression. Splurge on...

Stand Out from the Pack The average recruiter spends just 7.4 seconds eyeballing a résumé, says career website TheLadders.com. Here’s how to make sure yours gets a second look. Keep it simple. Fifteen years ago, you didn’t have to worry about how your résumé would look if it...

[caption id="attachment_8646" align="alignleft" width="300"] "Close-up of abstract art demonstrating business networking, See similar images:"[/caption] “It’s always good to approach networking from a strategic mind-set,” says Alaina G. Levine, president of Quantum Success Solutions, a career consulting organization and author of Networking for Nerds. Here’s how to turn...

A dress code policy isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. “What’s ‘professional’ in one environment may be stuffy in another,” says Paul Falcone, a human resources executive and author of 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees. A dress code policy establishes minimum standards of acceptable appearance....

A social media policy can protect your brand Nearly 70 percent of Americans use social media. However, this freewheeling form of communication has personal and professional risks. Not only might an impulsive tweet or careless Facebook post reflect poorly on the employee, but it can hurt the...

Whether you want a higher salary, more vacation time, or better benefits, “everything is negotiable,” says Heather Mills, founder of Women Who Ask, a company that teaches women how to negotiate.Here’s how to improve your chances of getting what you want. Do your research Look online at salary sites...

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