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Would you like to become an orthodontist and learn how to prevent and correct alignment problems in teeth? Read this article to find out how to become an orthodontist.

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Becoming a mortician means helping grieving family members as they arrange for their loved one's funeral. Learn about how to become a mortician from this article.

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You'd like to become an insurance agent, but don't know what training is necessary. Learn about how to become an insurance agent in this article.

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Since you were a little child you wanted to become a firefighter. Let this article help you find out how to become a firefighter.

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With the love of the game and a little training you can become a high school football coach.

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You were just called back for a third interview with a prospective employer, and creating an effective portfolio will enhance your chances of getting the job. Learn about how to make a portfolio from this article.

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It's advisable to turn down a job offer gracefully with both a phone call and a letter. Learn how to turn down a job in this article.

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Who knew that a single word (well, kind of) could loom so large in the legal profession? BigLaw represents the pinnacle of the field, but new law school grads are rapidly discovering that it's getting increasingly harder to reach.

By Linda C. Brinson

Everyone knows crab fishing is one of the deadliest jobs on the planet. But do you ever wonder how the cameramen are faring, while they film all that dangerous work?

By Clint Pumphrey

Some people like to stay in. Others want to get away every chance they get -- if they can afford it. What if you could travel the world and get paid for it? Sound too good to be true? Here are 10 careers designed to satisfy anyone's wanderlust.

By Stephanie Watson

If you cringe at the thought of sitting in one spot all day, then take heart. You don't have to be a cubicle dweller. One of these career fields may be the answer you seek.

By Victoria Vogt

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Managing your personal relationships on a social networking site is difficult enough; but when you add coworkers to the mix, it becomes even trickier. So, how do you handle your coworkers on Facebook?

By Nicholas Gerbis

Ever had a meeting that seems to combine a first date and a job interview? You have if you've ever tried to sell a potential client on your product, your company or yourself. These five tips will help you get through meeting new clients without breaking a sweat.

By Dave Roos

Unemployment can cause stress, but some jobs are stressful, too. The next time you find yourself sweating over some deadline, remember that some people get paid to risk their lives -- or save the lives of others -- every single day.

By Linda C. Brinson

Everyone has to deal with work deadlines, but they don't have to run your life. No, really. Here are five tips that anyone could use to help get everything done on time.

By Ed Grabianowski

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Meeting a new boss is a bit like going on a blind date -- an uneasy mix of anticipation and anxiety. You don't know if you'll hit it off, and you have to learn whether your boss is insecure and needy, or confident and energetic. But what if your boss doesn't know what he or she is doing or, worse, is just plain bossy?

By Craig Haggit

Even great bosses occasionally act like jerks. However, if you repeatedly find yourself feeling demoralized after interacting with your superior, chances are you're dealing with an unfair boss.

By Gerlinda Grimes

Difficult people abound in life. But when those individuals affect your workplace, it can really make life miserable. The good news is that there are some things you can do to deal with challenging co-workers effectively and maintain sanity within your place of business.

By Colleen Cancio

There are many ways to promote your business acumen online. But you have to be careful to maintain a polished image. What's the best way to appear professional on the Internet?

By Nathan Chandler

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If you know one of your fellow employees is being dishonest, you may be forced to handle it yourself. But how will you deal with it? The answer depends on how dishonest your coworker has been.

By Jonathan Strickland

Giving a presentation is a task many people dread. Yet, it's a necessary skill in today's business world. Here are some tips to help you look poised and confident during your pitch.

By Josh Briggs

You like your supervisor pretty well, and you know he's got a Facebook account. But your friend told you it's a bad idea to get too close to the boss. Can adding him as an online friend harm your working relationship?

By Jonathan Strickland

Spending time on your favorite social networks may seem like fun, but it can also be a boon to your career. Sometimes instead of you finding a new job, the new job finds you.

By Stephanie Crawford

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If you've been monitoring the first 100 days of the Obama administration, you know a little something about the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The case of unequal pay for men and women in the workplace continues to plague society in the 21st century.

By Cristen Conger

It's a job-seeker's nightmare paradox: Cram as much information about yourself in as few words as possible. See expert advice for how to write a resume that will land an interview.

By Jane McGrath