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Why you don’t want to be irreplaceable at work

Why you don’t want to be irreplaceable at work

Most people, including me, like to work so hard that we become irreplaceable. Unfortunately, there's one draw back: you're irreplaceable. Un-promotable. Not because you're not awesome -- it's because you've made it clear that no one can do your job bet...

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Business writing for parents [Medical]

Business writing for parents [Medical]

It may seem like a random topic, but there comes a point in time where parents have to stand up or protect their children through writing.Medical.When it comes to health, no one should fool around. First: talk with your caregiver. Can't get the result ...

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New Interviewing Trend — Are interviewees being scammed?

New Interviewing Trend — Are interviewees being scammed?

I've had my share of interviews. In this day in age, due to the lovely economy in my region, there's one job for every few hundred applicants. And I'm not joking. I was picked to interview for a part-time job for the state -- and I was told over 100 pe...

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SEO 101: Content and Crawlability

SEO 101: Content and Crawlability

If your content isn't updated frequently -- assume a minimum of twice a week -- then you will not rank high in search engines. Rankings in search engines are referred to as "organic" results.How you get higher organic reach is by making sure your websi...

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SEO 101: Overview

SEO 101: Overview

Marketing is ever changing. While I recommend marketing companies for your mass marketing needs, there are basics you can do yourself. You can set yourself up a nice foundation so that you don't have to pay a marketing company to begin from scratch. SE...

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5 Reasons hiring managers see you … and a warning flag

5 Reasons hiring managers see you … and a warning flag

You've been sending out tons of applications, but aren't getting any interviews. You're exhausted and disheartened from working so hard for ... nothing.  You may be well-qualified for a position, but it's possible you suffer from one of these thre...

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How hiring managers can ruin your company’s image

How hiring managers can ruin your company’s image

All hiring managers should see themselves as MORE than just a hiring manager, but as a PR professional. How you deal with applicants reflects directly on the company's image. If you're rude to your applicants, they will pass along those sentiments, whi...

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How to get the most out of your writer’s conference

As a writer, the most important thing you can do is network. The best way to network is through local writing/critique groups, but -- even more so -- writers conferences. These multi-day events will give you unyielding access to other writers of varyin...

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Why You Should Interview Your Interviwer

Why You Should Interview Your Interviwer

Interviewing isn't just about letting a potential employer see if you're a good fit for the position and the company, but about YOU seeing if the potential employer or company are right -- for YOU.Have you ever gotten a job that, once in it, you realiz...

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How to Interview with Confidence

How to Interview with Confidence

I am a freelance editor ( Portfolio ), but am also trying to get back into a company setting because I love helping businesses grow. I want to stay in the media/entertainment field, which includes publishing, TV/radio, etc.With this comes interviews. E...

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