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    6 Bathroom Etiquette Tips for the Office

    6 Bathroom Etiquette Tips for the Office
    You spend eight-plus hours at work every day, so you can assume that nature will call at least once during your day. Besides your desk, the office bathroom is where you might spend the most time during the workday. Since you spend so much of your day there, the office bathroom should be a comfortable, approachable place. Make sure you are ...
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    Getting Through a Group Interview

    Getting Through a Group Interview
    Group interviews are relatively easy if you work well in a team and are able to make your ideas heard in a crowd. However, they can be challenging if you have a quieter personality and prefer to keep to yourself. Regardless of how you feel about group interviews, there’s no reason you should treat them any different, in most respects, than ...
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    6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid

    6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid
    Wondering which questions you'll be asked during your job interview? You should expect the usual ones, such as "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and "What's your greatest weakness?" But then there are more colorful questions, such as "What animal best describes you?" and "If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to ...
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    8 Surefire Ways to Break Writer’s Block

    8 Surefire Ways to Break Writer’s Block
    There's nothing more frustrating to a writer than writer’s block. You strain your brain to make something happen, but nothing comes out. You’re out of ideas. And it seems like there's nothing you can do to fix the situation. Sometimes the words just won’t come, and staring at a blank page just makes you more frustrated. Don’t throw your hands up ...
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    Good Coffee Is Vital to a Happy Workplace

    Good Coffee Is Vital to a Happy Workplace
    When employees are asked to do more with less, smart business managers look for creative, affordable ways to keep staff motivated. Now, new survey findings reveal that small perks like good, free coffee can have a major impact in boosting employee morale. According to a recent national survey, three out of five employed Americans feel more motivated to do their best ...
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    SalesHQ's Guide to Work Happy Hour Etiquette

    SalesHQ's Guide to Work Happy Hour Etiquette
    At the end of a hellish day, it can be fun to go out and have a few with your favorite coworkers. But drinking with your office mates isn’t like drinking with your friends on the weekend. The same rules just don’t apply. No matter how laid-back your office may be, your actions always reflect on your professional persona. So what ...
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    Should Sales Performance Management be Pay-as-You-Go?

    Should Sales Performance Management be  Pay-as-You-Go?
    Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), the leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM), announced today the industry's first "pay-as-you-go" pricing option for its Sales Performance Management suite, the Monaco release. With the new option, customers can get the full-featured, best-of-class SPM solution suite with low entry costs, through monthly subscription. "While conventional pricing models require substantial up-front investment, Callidus' new pay-as-you-go model ...
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    Office Extremes: How Flexible Should Our Work Schedule Be?

    Office Extremes: How Flexible Should Our Work Schedule Be?
    The Human Services and Public Health Department of Hennepin County, Minnesota, has taken the idea of a flexible work schedule to its logical extreme: Hennepin County is practicing what's called a results-only work environment, or ROWE, which gives everyone in a company the freedom to do their job when and where they want, as long as the work gets done. The ...
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    Are We Starting to Care Less About Money?

    Are We Starting to Care Less About Money?
    A new survey by the advertising and marketing firm Ogilvy & Mather suggests we might be: Among the study’s key findings is that “having it all” is an unrealistic goal with 75% of those surveyed saying they would rather get out of the rat race than climb the corporate ladder – and instead, 76% said they would rather spend more time ...
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    April Fools' Day: Fool-Proof Pranks for the Office

    [photo:69068] April Fools is just around the corner, and that means you've either got a nefarious prank up your sleeve, or are planning to take some PTO to avoid being pranked. Whatever type of funny business you choose for April Fools' Day, make sure that you don't cross the line and get yourself fired or involved in a lawsuit! Follow these ...
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    6 Ways You Could Be Kidding Yourself In Your Career

    When it comes to your career, do you lie to yourself? The answer is most likely ‘yes.’ In an article I read by Sam Sommers, a professor of psychology at Tufts University, he explains how and why we like to kid ourselves. He explains: “People do this all the time. We bend the facts to fit our self-image, perpetuating a ...
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    US House Passes Tax Breaks for New Hires

    US House Passes Tax Breaks for New Hires
    Despite doubts among many US lawmakers that it will create many jobs, the House on Thursday passed legislation giving companies that hire the jobless a temporary payroll tax break. The measure passed 217-201 on a mostly party-line vote. The bill also extends federal highway programs through the end of the year. [widget:logged_out_become_a_sales_pro] Some Democrats feel the approximately $35 billion jobs bill ...
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    Car Salesman Shot During Test Drive

    What started as a routine test drive ended in violence Saturday for a Lithia Toyota car salesman who had less than two weeks on the job. Robert Joe Johnson, 32, is recovering from a bullet wound to the abdomen after he was shot in a parking lot off East McAndrews Road during an alleged carjacking. Johnson needed surgery for his wound, ...
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    Want a Chance to Win $500 Just for Using SalesHQ?

    Frequently Asked Questions: SalesHQ's Spring Is Greener Promotion Do I need to register more than once? No How do I increase my odds of winning? Simply sign into your SalesHQ account once a day through March 31, 2010 to be entered again to win. If you allow your browser to save your log-in information, you will need to click "Sign out" ...
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    Take a Break From Your Job Search

    6 Ways to Maintain Your Sanity While Looking for Work They say looking for a job is a full-time job in itself, but that’s only partially true. Full-time jobs come with things like regular paychecks, benefits and a sense of pride and accomplishment. Compare that to the frustrating, tedious and mostly unrewarding task of finding a job, and it’s no wonder ...
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    Tiny Salesman Gets Big Payoff

    Eight-year-old Sawyer Mays says he wants to be a scientist when he grows up. He'd make a good salesman, too. A few weeks ago, Mays earned a sizable commission from one of Mom Christy Hall's co-workers for successfully selling her minivan. Marty Kershner, assistant property manager at Providence Hill, recently purchased a new vehicle but hadn't sold her old one. For ...
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    Beware of Scams in the Job Hunt

    Beware of Scams in the Job Hunt
    In depressed job markets, where job hunters vastly outnumber job openings, there are people who try to profit at desperate job hunters' expense. There are "headhunters" who charge for access to a "hidden job market." There are Web pages that charge searchers to see "top-dollar" job opportunities. There are scam artists who present job offers that are attempts to steal your ...
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    Auto Sales End 2009 with Uptick

    Automakers ended a dreadful 2009 -- the worst U.S. sales year since 1982 -- on a positive note: Sales rose 15.1% in December compared with a year ago, reports released Tuesday show. Even with the improvement late in the year, 2009 industry sales fell 21.2%, to 10.4 million, compared with 2008 as the recession took its toll, according to Autodata. Among ...
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    Economy Loses More Jobs, Unemployment at 10 pct.

    The economy lost more jobs in December and the unemployment rate was unchanged, as a sluggish economic recovery has yet to revive hiring among the nation's employers. The Labor Department says employers cut 85,000 jobs last month, worse than the 8,000 drop analysts expected. A sharp drop in the labor force, a sign more of the jobless are giving up on ...
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    6 Technology Trends That Will Change How You Do Business in 2010

    Out with the old and in with the new! The past decade revolutionized how we do business but there is plenty more to look forward to in 2010. Below is a sneak peak of coming attractions to get excited about. 1. Phone Liberation 2. Cloud Computing 3. The End of Paper 4. The Battle for Local 5. Social Spending 6. Mobile ...
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