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Using Rapportive to Screen Emails and Control How Others See You

by May 15, 2013

GMail is the most useful email program I have come across. I use a single GMail account to manage about a dozen different email accounts for my business. Handling everything in one place makes for easier management and helps me keep my sanity! Aside from being able to manage multiple email accounts through one login, [...]

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How to Deal with Furloughs During Sequestration

by Miranda Marquit May 13, 2013

Many government employees are facing the challenges associated with the budget sequester. One of those challenges are furloughs. A furlough is an effort to save money by cutting back on employment. Employees might be forced to take time off without pay in cycles, for weeks at a time, or they might have their days cut [...]

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Finding a Job When Relocating

by May 3, 2013

Moving across the country and finding a job after you move is difficult. I’ve done it before, but it’s not something want to do it again. As I explained in my recent article about finding a job in the hidden job market, many of the available jobs in today’s economy aren’t advertised. They are, in [...]

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The Hidden Job Market – How to Find a Job that Isn’t Advertised

by April 19, 2013

Job searching can be a full-time job. It takes time to create the ultimate resume, search available positions, tap into your professional network, schedule interviews, etc. To top it off, it’s often easier to find a job when you already have a job. There are a few reasons for this, but it usually boils down [...]

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What to Do Before Your Last Day of Work

by April 12, 2013

A friend of mine was recently laid off and his entire group was told they were being let go in two days. That’s a tough pill to swallow for anyone, particularly with such short notice. With such a short turnaround before his last day, he was left scrambling to get everything together before his last [...]

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How to Avoid Scams for State and Government Grants

by April 3, 2013

The United States government supports various initiatives using grant money to qualified applicants. Whenever there is the appeal of free money you will find scammers and con artists using that free money as a carrot for an illegitimate scam. Pursuing grants is a smart thing to do, but you have to be careful to avoid [...]

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Do You Really Need to Be Productive ALL the Time?

by Miranda Marquit March 20, 2013

One of the more profound things I heard recently, while watching an interview of Luke Landes from Consumerism Commentary, was this: You don’t have to be productive 100% of your life. Too often, we think have to be doing “useful” all the time. But will your dreams of wealth collapse if you aren’t always being [...]

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