Your Moment in the Spotlight Delivering a speech in front of an audience can be intimidating for the best of us. Luckily, we all can get better at it, says Nancy Buffington, a public speaking trainer in Boise, Idaho. Think you don’t have what it takes to...

Become a Virtual Virtuoso Now that you’re taking meetings from home, you still want to command presence. These tips will help you convey the right message. Keep your camera on. It’s easier to be overlooked when your camera is off, says Karin M. Reed, co-author of Suddenly Virtual:...

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....

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