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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...

You’ve been a stellar employee for the past year. Youíve exceeded your goals and your midyear performance review was glowing. Now comes the hard partómaking the case for a significant pay bump, not just a cost-of-living raise. Research comparative pay rates for your position. Websites like...

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