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How to overcome public-speaking jitters, connect with your audience, and give the best presentation of your career By Katie Morell [caption id="attachment_8552" align="alignleft" width="225"] Female business executive giving a speech at conference center[/caption] The mental fog was palpable. Maryna Shkvorets’s body wasn’t connected to her brain. She knew it...

Hate networking? Here’s how to make it less onerous—and more rewarding. By Sheryl Nance-Nash   What is it about networking that sometimes makes it seems more a necessary evil than a smart (sometimes even fun!) strategy for moving your career, business, or personal life forward? Maybe you think you...

Eight tips for acing a performance review—and getting the pay you deserve By Janell Hazelwood There’s a common adage that many career experts, human resource executives, and professionals agree upon: when it comes to a salary boost or any type of professional advancement, you don’t get what...

Joining a corporate board is a key to advancement—and leveling the gender playing field. Here’s how to prepare. Carolyn M. Brown Shellye Archambeau, former CEO of MetricStream, which provides government, risk, and compliance solutions to corporations, is a member of three corporate boards, including Verizon. She...

The old rules don't apply By Pat Olsen In 2014, when Tania Moya, 28, landed her dream job with IBM, in Dallas, she was thrilled. Moya, who emigrated from Mexico when she was six, was the first in her family to graduate from college. Hired as a...

Figuring out your “why” in life can help you launch the next stage of your career By Tanisha A. Sykes In 2010, Shai Littlejohn, then an attorney at a law practice in Washington, DC, was working 50-plus hours a week. She eventually started her own law practice and wove...

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