Career Advice

Career Advice Dec 27 2011

The Risks of Violating the Chain of Command

When you disagree with management's practices or the business's decisions, can you voice your dissent without killing your career? Reporting issues to the boss can be a slippery slope. You should consider multiple angles to decide which path you'll take: silence, speaking up, or exiting altogether.

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Career Advice Dec 27 2011

Five Tips for Selling in the New Year

Conventional sales pitches are a thing of the past, says sales expert Jeffrey Gitomer. These days, personality is as important as presenting the pros and cons of your particular product or service.

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Career Advice Dec 22 2011

Finding a New Job in Just Two Hours

Unless you're unemployed, job-hunting eight hours per day is unrealistic. Luckily, two hours may be all you need.

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Career Advice Dec 22 2011

So You Want to Be a Sales Engineer

Behind every glamorous new software start-up are legions of folks who sell the company's products and services. Combining technical expertise and sharp people skills, sales engineers have become the unsung heroes of the latest tech boom.

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Career Advice Dec 20 2011

Some Companies Skipping Reviews

It's that time of year again: Many workers and managers are preparing for the dreaded performance review. But a few companies are deciding not to do them.

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Career Advice Dec 15 2011

A Start-to-Finish Guide to Post-Interview Follow Up

How you follow up after a job interview is critical as following up in the first place. An October survey of 1,000 hiring professionals found that 81% said follow up should happen within two weeks.

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Career Advice Dec 14 2011

The Best Places to Work in 2012

Looking for a new gig? Sausalito, Calif.-based workplace culture website Glassdoor.com has released its annual list of the Top 50 Best Places to Work in 2012. Among companies that ranked in the top 50 were Facebook, Google, Apple and Intel, and finance firms Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Career Advice Dec 12 2011

Ten Ways to Boost Your Career at the Holiday Office Bash

As most people have figured out by now, the annual holiday party isn't an opportunity to get sloppy drunk and paw your favorite co-worker. Office parties can, however, become an opportunity to advance your career.

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Career Advice Dec 07 2011

The Art of Selling an Annuity

With their retirement nest eggs shrinking, more baby boomers are buying annuities as a hedge against declining returns. Selling them requires insurance agents to probe an individual's appetite for risk before recommending a specific annuity contract to carry that person through retirement.

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Career Advice Dec 04 2011

We're All Media Companies Now and We're Hiring

As traditional media companies slash budgets and shed staff, many of their editors and writers are finding new opportunities directing content for retail, social networking and entertainment companies, among others.

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