7 Body Language Tips for Winning 'The Job'

Adjust your attitude. The fastest way to insure a positive first impression  and this needs to be done before you enter the meeting room  is to strike a power pose. Stand with your feet at least hip-distance apart, hold your head high, pull your shoulders back, and stretch out your arms. Research shows that if you hold that pose for two minutes, you will feel (and be perceived as) more confident and competent as you walk into the interview.

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Tips for Staying Positive at Work

It's a lot easier to put on a happy face at the office when things are going well. But in lean times amid hiring freezes and an unpredictable future, it can be difficult to remain optimistic when you're on the job, especially when bad news about the economy is prevalent. Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want, has pinpointed several strategies to help anyone become happy. "Everything I say is based on science," she says. "The strategies I've chosen are supported by studies that have tested them." To start seeing your morning cup of coffee as half full, Lyubomirsky recommends that workers:

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Office Anger Management: How to Stay Calm When You're Fuming

We've all had those moments at work. A difficult client turns a productive meeting sour. Your boss berates you over something you can't control. Or everything on a project just goes wrong within one miserable half-hour period. You feel your blood pressure rising and your breath quickening. You want to pound your fists on your desk, punch your computer monitor, and hurl your phone out your boss' window.

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The 7 Bad Habits of Ineffective Job Seekers

As the old axiom goes, looking for a job is a full time job. Thats true whether youre conducting your search online or off. A job search on the Internet, however, exposes you to many potential distractions that are not found in the real world. Theres e-mail and browsing, chats and discussion forums, online poker and other games, and a host of other forms of entertainment, exploration and communication. And the key to job search success is to put them all aside. You must dramatically limit the time you spend on such activities and maximize the time you spend using the Internets job search resources.

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