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Microsoft Excel Tips and Tricks You Need to Use Pivot Tables

Picture this: Your new boss needs to present her annual budget to the executive team for sign-off, and she’s asked you to format her Excel spreadsheet so it looks sharp. What do you do? You try to piece together the key learnings from past Excel training sessions. But if your mind goes blank, don’t fret. Administrative professionals often need to format reports, and we’ve got the Excel tips and tricks you need to get the job done.

Benefits of Employee Recognition — and 12 Affordable Options

Did you know that employee recognition can be one of the best forms of retention? And if you are concerned about losing top talent, a little recognition can go a long way. Both employees and your business can reap numerous rewards.

Resumania™: Sum it Up and Skip the Objective Statement

There’s no rule that you have to include an objective statement in your resume. In fact, it’s far better to write a professional summary. Leading off with a carefully crafted, targeted overview of your most impressive and relevant qualifications is far more likely to attract a hiring manager’s attention.

How to Tip the Salary Scale in Your Favor When Negotiating Your Legal Job Offer

I remember my first real experience with “negotiations.” I was 18 years old and had my eyes on a used 1981 Toyota Celica. My dad went with me, taking the lead on negotiating the purchase price. It all seemed very simple to me – we told the owner the amount we were willing to pay, discussed it a bit, and very soon I was proudly driving home my new wheels.

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