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In today’s global business landscape, companies are finally starting to realize the importance of having a diverse workforce. As iHispanic reports, a 2012 American Express Open Forum poll indicates that 63 percent of top executives believe that establishing diversity programs would make their companies more competitive. This is good news for minority jobseekers, but it brings up an important question: How do you make it...

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You’ve been working hard lately, and your work has been exceptional. You know something? You deserve a raise. But how do you get one? As Padma Ganeshan-Singh writes in a terrific PayScale article called “7 Tips to Help You Get That Raise,” seeking out the pay bump you deserve means doing some homework, making a case, and having a contingency plan. Read on to see...

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Adrian Granzella Larssen serves as editor-in-chief of The Daily Muse, and having worked as a writer and an editor, she has a lot of experience with missed deadlines. Sooner or later, we all mess up, and whether it’s due to illness, someone else’s error, or our own mismanagement of time, it’s essential to fix the situation and move forward. In a great post titled “What...

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According to an old adage, work isn’t supposed to be fun. That’s why they pay you to show up! But if you ask Laura Brounstein, the special projects director at Cosmopolitan magazine, it is possible to have fun at your job. In an interview with Business Insider, she shared with writer Jacquelyn Smith “8 Ways to Have More Fun at Work.” Read on and learn how...

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A filter is a beautiful thing. It’s what keeps us from saying whatever pops into our heads, and according to Diane Gottsman, an etiquette expert who runs the Protocol School of Texas, it’s an especially valuable tool in the workplace. Gottsman recently spoke to Laurie Merrill of the Arizona Republic and shared seven “job-saving tips” everyone should learn. Many have to do with thinking before...

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Some days, the work never stops coming, and you can barely keep your head above water. You find yourself looking at your watch and saying, “Is it really 6 p.m. already?” Other days, you’ve got nothing on the proverbial plate, and the minutes drag and drag. What should you do on these slow days? According to Jayson Demers of Inc.com, these days are blessings in...

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Changing jobs is never easy. Even if you’re trading a bad situation for one you suspect will be much, much better, you’ve got to break ties with your existing company, and that means writing a resignation letter. As Scott Dockweiller writes in an informative post for the Daily Muse, the first step is sitting down for a face-to-face chat with your boss, but after that,...

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It used to be that “brands” only mattered when it was time to buy a TV or box of cereal. Now, in today’s hyper-competitive digital world, we’ve all got to be brands ourselves. What does this mean? According to Nerdwallet.com writer Yesenia Rascon, a personal brand amounts to “all of the aspects that make an individual unique.” It’s what makes you you — and it’s the...

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