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Gender, Competitiveness and Career Choices

Gender differences in education and labor market outcomes, though greatly reduced, have remained ubiquitous. To understand gender differences in these outcomes, psychological attributes are commonly discussed as potential explanations. While the last decade saw a flurry of laboratory research documenting gender differences in psychological attributes, there has been no satisfactory direct evidence linking them to education and labor market outcomes. To address this gap, this paper examines how education is associated with a measure of competitiveness, which is an attribute for which large gender differences in the laboratory have been widely documented (see Croson and Gneezy, 2009 and Niederle and Vesterlund, 2011). Through in-class experiments we collected data on the competitiveness of high school students which we merged with information about their subsequent education choices. With this data we demonstrate that competitiveness significantly correlates

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Freelancing as a Career Option

Freelancing as a Career

Freelancing as a Career

Home bound workers can either consider telecommuting or freelancing. While telecommuting may keep you out of your home for some hours a week, online freelancing is a good way to make money if you are forced to stay at home. For example, homemakers, part-time students, retired folk, or others who wish to supplement their income from jobs or businesses can all consider freelancing.Freelance Skill Sets.

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Create a good impression in your new job!

Congratulations! You’ve just been appointed to your new job.
Now the real work begins.It is important from the beginning to convince your new employers that, in selecting you, they have made the right choice.
* Demonstrate that you are highly-motivated and eager to get started.

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Build your career

One of the key components of success in any career is continually expanding your knowledge and skills related to your chosen profession. However, it is one thing to understand the importance of developing your potential, and it is another to fit continuing professional education into an already busy schedule.

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Breaking The Myths About Career Networking by Sherri Edwards

Networking is often a misunderstood concept. The development of a strong network requires making connections that will sustain more than a simple introduction. Those connections, and the support required to maintain them, are the necessary ingredients to developing a network. An initial meeting or contact with someone does not establish a connection unless there is follow-up of some kind. The follow-up must suggest a genuine interest in developing a mutually supportive relationship.

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