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A week ago TuesdayApril 24marked Equal Pay Day.
That's how much further into the year the average woman
must work to earn as much as a man earned by the end of the previous year, according to
Washington Post writer Amy Joyce. Yes, it's 2006, and women still earn only 77
cents for every dollar men make. See what Joyce says about
being the time for women to get even. Then visit the WaterCooler Blog to read about similar issues for women in the technology sector.
Sometimes workers go from one bad situation to a worse one,
writes Amy Joyce in a recent Washington Post article, because they were so excited for a
new opportunity. When you're trying to show why someone should hire you, don't forget that you
have to do a little careful shopping, too. Check out warning signs in the interview.
Next time you think your job is tough, change places with a teacher.
That's what Newsweek columnist Anna Quindlen did. "I handled three classes, and
by the time I staggered out the door, I wanted to lie down for the rest of the day," she
writes. Quindlen calls for higher pay for teachers, saying, "They made us. We owe them."
Catch career coach
Lily Whiteman's six pointers on how to impress interviewers, and stand
out from the competition,
which she offered in a recent Internet chat on landing
federal jobs. Already mastered these tips? Then be a mentor, and pass them on to new grads.
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May 17 American News Womens Club.
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