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MBA Students: Choose Your First Marketing Job Wisely

“What internship (or full-time) offer should I take?” “What’s the right first step now that I’m finishing up my MBA?”
The life of an MBA student is demanding. Managing the classwork and interviewing process today is much harder than when I was an MBA student. ...




What To Do When You've Lied on Your Resume

You've lied on your resume, or stretched the truth a little or a lot, and now you're worried. Can you get caught? What happens if an employer finds out that your resume or job application isn't accurate? What do you now?
Lying on your resume is a bad idea for many reasons, not the least of which is that you’re likely to get caught. ...




7 End-of-Summer Survival Tips for Work-from-Home Moms

Summer can be complicated if you work from home. Day camp, swim lessons and school reading assignments may have now run their course, and the kids may be spending more hang time around the house—aka your office. Here, our experts weigh in with smart practices to help make the final weeks of the season work for you. ...




Work-life “balance” is a myth. That doesn’t mean you’re doomed.

Ironically, the frantic pursuit of a full life can leave us feeling stretched thin and unfulfilled.
 


If you’re striving for work-life balance, you’ll never get it, argues Stewart Friedman, a noted author and adviser to global leaders who inspires “rock star adoration” among his students at Wharton. ...




Using tech to boost workplace productivity

Workplace productivity is declining and has been for the last few years.
During the first quarter of 2018, output per hour worked fell by 0.5%, according to data published by the Office for National Statistics.
 
Productivity is the backbone of all businesses, without it; there would be no product to sell. ...




Pets in the Office: What's the Best Policy?

Office pets might strike some controversy, but if there's a decent policy in place that accommodates both ends of the argument, you should be able to avoid issues.
 
Working with animals is a dream for some, and you don't have to be a zookeeper or vet to do so. ...




21 Ways You Can Earn The Respect Of Others

You want to be respected, but you’re not sure how this whole thing works. The key here is to stop focusing on you, and start thinking about others. How can you help others? How can you inspire change, growth, and innovation? When you think about the people you respect deeply, what do they do differently from the average person? While you’re thinking about that, here are some of my own tips:
 
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Strategies for Women to Negotiate a Higher Salary

Negotiating salary isn’t easy, and it can be especially difficult for women. In general, women are less likely to ask for more money when they are offered a job and more likely to stay in a lower paid job. Reasons vary, but some of it involves being uncomfortable discussing salary and being hesitant to ask for more. ...




How to Make a Travel Break Sound Like Work Experience

After losing a job at a struggling company, an executive plans to recharge with a few months of travel and adventure. But how should he portray that on his résumé when he re-enters the job market?
 

I’m a mid-50s guy who was recently laid off from an executive job at a struggling company. ...




In Just 11 Words, Billionaire Richard Branson Gives His Best Career Advice (It Came From His Mom)

Mother knows best
 




Richard Branson is a force of nature.
In addition to being an actual knight, he is the founder of the Virgin Group, which now controls more than 400 companies. His net worth is $5 billion, which puts him seventh on a list of the wealthiest British billionaires. ...