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Professional Books That Can Recharge Your Career

Spring is a time of renewal, so why not recharge your career by reading some of the following professional books, which cover a wide range of topics that address today's essential technology and business trends? For example, one book focuses on getting the most out of your work teams, while another explains how to proactively use disruptive technology to "attack" change in your organization. A... Read More >


IT Certifications Can Boost Your Career

IT certifications are increasingly serving as potent career-boosters for today's technology professionals, according to a recent survey from CompTIA. The accompanying report, "HR Perceptions of IT Training and Certification," indicates that most tech pros have at least one certification. However, HR and business executives have traditionally been unsure about the true value of these certificates,... Read More >


Careless Work Conversations Can Cause Big Problems

They field your calls. They deliver your mail. They keep your office warm in the winter and cool in the summer. They even clean out your trash can and the mess in the kitchenette. They are your company's support staff—the receptionists, mailroom clerks, facilities crews and cleaning teams who work hard to make your work life easier and more pleasant. Too often, however, these employees are... Read More >


11 Tips for Giving a Great Speech

Does the prospect of making a public presentation send you into a state of panic? If so, then you're far from alone. In fact, three-quarters of people suffer from speech anxiety, which means that it's the most common phobia of all. That said, most employees and managers who are considered key contributors within their organizations and industries will need to make a speech from time to time, and... Read More >


Ten Facts You Should Know About Telecommuting

While the number of U.S. telecommuters represents only a small percentage of the overall workforce, the trend is clearly on the upswing. Still, given that half of American employees hold a job that's compatible with a telework schedule, there's plenty of room for improvement. Managers and senior executives (most famously Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer) often present obstacles to telework, citing the... Read More >


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