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  1. What to do if you are underpaid (Photo: iStockphoto)

    How to Deal with the Fact that You are Underpaid

    The stagnant, recessionary and mind-blowingly frustrating economy we’ve had over the last five years seems to be improving – the housing market is heating up, the Dow is reaching new highs, unemployment is going down and consumer spending seems to be on the way up. But is your salary? ...
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  2. Weston Clay

    NYC Book Events, Part 1: The Business Plan

    Editor's Note: This is the inaugural post in a 10-part series about homegrown entrepreneurs -- people who are trying to make their way in New York City by running their own business. ...
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  3. Improve Your Presentation Skills (Photo: iStockphoto)

    4 Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills

    Regardless of whether you are about to speak in front of a small group or to a crowd of hundreds, the keys to delivering a strong, clear and well-received presentation are the same. To combat stage fright and to mitigate the fear of failure (and embarrassment, shock and more embarrassment), a little extra preparation and thoughtfulness can really go a long way. ...
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  4. Know Your Secondary Reference (Photo: iStockphoto)

    Do You Know Your Secondary References?

    When conducting your job search, the message you deliver needs to be controlled. This is a critical time in which you must manage and maintain a positive brand presence. Communicate your unique selling proposition through your resume, your social media presence, your interviews and your references. ...
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  5. (Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

    So You Want to Be a Gallerina

    For the uninitiated in the art world, a gallerina is a gallery assistant, typically in a world-class gallery. The gallerina is polished, attractive and highly-competent. Looks count, but gallerinas are not empty-headed. ...
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  6. What to Do if Your Are Late (Photo: iStockphoto)

    What to Do If You Are Late for an Interview

    Ideally, you want to arrive at the interview a bit early. An early arrival gives you the chance to collect your thoughts, visit the restroom and polish your appearance.  A mad dash into the interview without time to spare is a major set-back. ...
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  7. Work Spouse (Photo: iStockphoto)

    4 Reasons Why Everyone Needs a Work Spouse

    With all the time you spend in the office away from your actual significant other, it’s only natural to develop close, intimate bonds with colleagues, peers and co-workers who share nearly every waking hour with you. ...
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  8. Using Astrology in Career Planning (Photo: Wikimedia CC)

    Should You Use Numerology and Astrology to Plan Your Career?

    Recently, a talk show had an astrologer and numerologist consult audience members about career-related information. It is intriguing, but would you trust career advice from an astrologist? ...
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  9. Claire Distenfeld

    Claire Distenfeld: From Art Degree to Upscale Boutique Owner

    Claire Distenfeld has been fascinated with design since, well, pretty much forever. The native New Yorker cut her teeth in the art world, first interning at a gallery and then at the New Museum. ...
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  10. First Job Mistakes (Photo: iStockphoto)

    5 Biggest Mistakes People Make in Their First Job

    Across the city, first-year professionals fresh out of school have started their careers, embarking on journeys that they hope will be filled with financial success and personal satisfaction. The harsh reality, however, of working full-time for the first time can be quite a wake-up call for the unprepared. ...
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