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September 4, 2012
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Getting Ahead 
  • 8 tips to help you get a promotion
    When seeking a promotion, pinpoint how you've helped the company be successful, but also share ideas to demonstrate you're ready to help the employer continue to improve or grow, experts say. Tie your ideas directly to the company's goals and seek the promotion soon after reaching a key target, they advise. The Arizona Republic (Phoenix) (9/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • What should you do if you're demoted?
    A demotion can be difficult to deal with, but stay professional and try to find areas where you could improve, experts say. If you decide to quit, keep your job search quiet because while it probably won't surprise your boss, you don't want to "rub it in anyone's face," Renee Sylvestre-Williams writes. Forbes (8/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Making the Connection 
  • Are you communicating career goals?
    It's important to communicate your career goals to your boss and other key company players, Sharlyn Lauby writes. More companies are focusing on career development so make sure you're ready to discuss your goals because "let me get back to you on that" isn't a good response, she writes. (9/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Your Next Challenge 
  • How to get the inside scoop on what a job is really like
    Trying to determine whether a company's culture will be a good fit for you can be tricky, so check out online comments about the employer through sites like, Anne Fisher writes. Also ask specific questions of the interviewer or prospective boss such as what a typical day looks like, experts say. CNNMoney/Fortune (8/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Balancing Yourself 
  • Dealing with the downside of working from home
    Research shows workers can get more done working from home, but such workers might need to take steps to battle isolation, Steve Cooper writes. He suggests several solutions such as scheduling in-person meetings and sticking to a work schedule so you still have down time to spend with family or friends. Forbes (8/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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The Water Cooler 
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--Walter Lippmann,
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