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Career Advice Aug 10 2012

Ten Ways to Manage Your Way to Failure

It's one thing to have a bad boss. It's an entirely different story when your bad boss is just one of many at your firm. That could indicate a deeper cultural problem, suggesting management practices at your company could use an overhaul.

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Career Advice Jul 18 2012

Online Personal Branding Increases Your Hireability

If you want to be successful in today's hypercompetitive job market, you must differentiate yourself from other candidates. One way to accomplish this is to create an your own online brand.

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Career Advice Jul 11 2012

Blood, Guts and Commissions

The job of the medical device salesperson is exciting and fast-paced, and can be lucrative for those who succeed. It is also intense, both physically and mentally, requiring long hours, constant training and the ability to perform well under a different kind of pressure than most salespeople face.

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Career Advice Jul 03 2012

Why Selling Drugs Will Never Be the Same

The art of selling pharmaceuticals has shifted drastically in recent years, and not just because of the economic slowdown and more strictly-enforced regulations. Drug reps have evolved from influencers to educators, resulting in a pared down workforce with very different responsibilities.

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Career Advice Jun 28 2012

Six Tips For Firing Your Best Friend

Being the boss who sends employees packing isn't ever easy, but lots of people in this economy are willing to fire folks--depending on who is on the firing line.

What Would You Do?

Answer the question and see how you match up with the rest of the FINS community.

You've just been offered your dream job, but... you have to fire your best friend on the first day.


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Career Advice Jun 28 2012

Hands Off the Customer! Clinique Tells Sales Staff

The big makeup and skin-care brand has redesigned its selling space in department stores, creating an environment where consumers can experiment with new products without interference from a salesperson.

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Career Advice Jun 26 2012

It's Not What You Know, It's Who You Know

According to a new survey from Right Management, the talent management and outplacement arm of ManpowerGroup, most employees believe job performance isn't the leading factor in career success.

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Career Advice Jun 21 2012

The Stupid Stuff Recruiters Ask Job Candidates

Did you hear the one about the hiring manager who asked about her former lover? How about the woman who conducted the interview barefoot? FINS decided to turn the tables and asked job candidates about the stupidest things hiring managers asked.

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Career Advice Jun 20 2012

Goodbye PowerPoint, Hello iPad

Small businesses are increasingly using iPad apps to make sales presentations, citing the flexibility, portability, intimacy, and an element of the unexpected as all being good for sales.

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Career Advice Jun 19 2012

Groupon Resumes Hit the Street

The daily deal site has become a less popular place for job seekers as the slide in its stock price has potential hires questioning its ability to keep growing.

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