Deleting the Mumbo Jumbo And Negotiating Without The Ambiguity

Precision in speaking is as important in work settings as precision in writing. Master this simple yet powerful way of bringing clarity of speaking to the everyday task of negotiating requests, and you will be more effective at getting things done.     Making a clear request Saying, “Can you get this done for me?,” while waving a sheaf of...

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Whitney Leipzig of PopChips on Why Even Managers Are Truck Drivers at Start-Ups

Whitney Leipzig is the northeast marketing manager at PopChips (http://www.popchips.com/), a manufacturer of healthy, delicious, and all-natural bags of chips for people to snack on. In this video Whitney talks to NEXT for Women about the process of going from a start-up to a success. She states some very important steps that include: doing what needs to be done, making...

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Interning Has Its Benefits

  An opportunity to gather real world experience and a chance to build your professional network. As I am wrapping up my internship with NEXT for Women, I realize that not only did I gain valuable experience with concepts and ideas relevant to my field of study, but I also learned the importance of extensive research, gained experience in writing...

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Measure Your Smiles

Measure your smile? That’s right. Women leaders and North Americans doing business abroad should be aware of how often and under which circumstances they show those pearly whites. Why?   As Carol Kinsey Goman, PhD. writes in Ten Body Language Mistakes Women Leaders Make, if a woman leader wants to appear credible, influential and sure of herself, she must understand the nonverbal...

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Inside The Mind Of A Confident Job Seeker

You know that friend who’s holding out for the perfect job, that candidate who seems perfectly relaxed in the waiting area, or the roommate who says she nailed her interview? Maybe you’re one of those people, but more likely, you’re wondering how they’re so confident, and how you can be that way, too. Let’s get inside the head of a...

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Find the Intersection of Passion And Profit (spreadsheet included!)

You’ve seen the above diagram before, right? And you thought to yourself, “Yes! That makes perfect sense. I’m on the road to career enlightenment! Except… I don’t know what fits inside that magical Venn diagram.” Before you head back to square one, I’ll give you an actual method (yes, there’s even a spreadsheet involved) to get yourself on the road...

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Tweet It! Finding Employment In 140 Characters Or Less

  Twitter long ago outgrew its juvenile roots as a monument to celebrity narcissism. What was once a forum for mind-numbingly mundane proclamations (“just brushed my teeth!! mmmm minty!!!!”) has become a new source, a marketing tool and even a leader of revolutions. The little social media that could has become a very big social media indeed, one that has...

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