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Negotiating a Raise: Best Practices for Software Engineers
By Pat Brans
Feb 17, 2016
If you've been working at a particular job for a while, you might be thinking that it's about time you got paid more for your efforts. But usually it's not as easy as just saying, 'Hey, Boss, can I have a raise?' How do you translate your desire to earn more into the reality of a larger paycheck? Pat Brans provides guidelines for putting together your negotiation strategy and preparing for success at the bargaining table.
How to Negotiate a Job Offer
By Pat Brans
Feb 2, 2016
Unless you're a professional athlete or a movie star, you're unlikely to get a job offer with payment expectations beyond your wildest dreams. But you also shouldn't approach a potential employer with hat in hand. If you want the job and you're qualified for it, you have something to offer in exchange. Pat Brans explains how to approach the bargaining table with confidence and walk away satisfied—and hired.
Getting Started with Office Sway
By Patrice-Anne Rutledge
Jan 7, 2016
In this chapter from My Office Sway, you discover how to create a free Sway account, create and import Sways, and explore Sway navigation.
Customizing a Pivot Table in Excel 2016
By Bill Jelen, Michael Alexander
Jan 5, 2016
This chapter from Excel 2016 Pivot Table Data Crunching covers how you can use many powerful settings to tweak pivot tables. These tweaks range from making cosmetic changes to changing the underlying calculation used in the pivot table.
The Next Step Beyond the Macro Recorder in VBA Programming
By Tracy Syrstad
Jan 5, 2016
Don’t rely solely on the macro recorder to teach you VBA programming; it’s meant only as an introduction, and you can’t rely on it for more advanced programming methods. Tracy Syrstad, co-author of Excel 2016 VBA and Macros, provides 10 macro recorder tips that will take your VBA programming skills up a level or two.
Working with Pictures in PowerPoint 2016
By Echo Swinford
Dec 31, 2015
In this chapter from My PowerPoint 2016, learn how to insert and format pictures in PowerPoint 2016. Specific topics in this chapter include inserting pictures, cropping and resizing pictures, formatting pictures, compressing pictures, and creating a photo album.
Working with Fields and Forms in Word 2016
By Faithe Wempen
Dec 22, 2015
This chapter from Word 2016 In Depth delves into the technical nitty-gritty details that govern fields and shows you how you can select, insert, modify, and format fields to accomplish a variety of document-creation and formatting tasks. Even if you don’t end up working manually with fields very often, this is not wasted study! The more you understand about how fields really work, the better you will be able to troubleshoot problems that may occur, or to tweak an individual field’s options to fit an unusual formatting need.
7 Steps to Follow When Someone Delegates Work to You
By Pat Brans
Dec 15, 2015
Whether your boss hands you a task, a co-worker asks you to share responsibilities, or one of your kids needs assistance with a school project, being available and willing to help is just part of everyday life. Knowing your powers as a delegate can make the process easier. Pat Brans explains how to accept (or refuse) tasks with aplomb. With his seven-step plan for delegate success, you can be sure of finishing any task well and on time.
Excel 2016 VBA and Macros: Referring to Ranges
By Bill Jelen, Tracy Syrstad
Dec 11, 2015
This chapter from Excel 2016 VBA and Macros shows you different ways of referring to ranges, such as specifying a row or column. You’ll also find out how to manipulate cells based on the active cell and how to create a new range from overlapping ranges.
Customizing Excel 2016
By Bill Jelen
Dec 9, 2015
This chapter from Excel 2016 In Depth walks you through examples of customizing the ribbon and discusses some of the important option settings available in Excel.
Working with Text in a Microsoft Office Application
By Patrice-Anne Rutledge
Dec 2, 2015
This chapter from Easy Office 2016 shows you how to add text to any Office application, including the option to select a font style and size; change text color; or apply bold, italic, and underlining to your text.
Sorting Data in Microsoft Excel 2016
By Tracy Syrstad
Nov 30, 2015
You’ll often need to sort your data in Excel, whether it be numerically, alphabetically, by color, or by icon. In this chapter from My Excel 2016, you’ll learn the various ways of sorting data, allowing you to view data from least to greatest, greatest to least, and even by color.
Managing and Sharing Office Files
By Joe Habraken
Nov 24, 2015
In this chapter from Office 2016 In Depth, you'll learn about the Office file formats used in each of the Office applications. You'll also learn your options for managing and sharing files.
Customizing the Office 2016 Applications
By Paul McFedries
Nov 23, 2015
In this chapter from My Office 2016, you learn about customizing the Office 2016 applications, including working with the application options and customizing the interface.
Building Basic Formulas in Excel 2016
By Paul McFedries
Nov 11, 2015
This chapter from Excel 2016 Formulas and Functions takes you through some formula basics, including constructing simple arithmetic and text formulas, understanding the all-important topic of operator precedence, copying and moving worksheet formulas, and making formulas easier to build and read by taking advantage of range names.
Predictive Analytics with Microsoft Excel: Working with Seasonal Time Series
By Conrad Carlberg
Oct 1, 2015
This chapter from More Predictive Analytics: Microsoft Excel takes a look at how to decompose a time series so that you can see how its seasonality operates apart from its trend (if any).
Five Steps to Delegating Successfully
By Pat Brans
Aug 13, 2015
No matter how smart, focused, and hard working you are, you can't do everything by yourself all the time. Sometimes you simply must delegate tasks to other people. Nobody is born knowing how to delegate; as with any other skill, delegating well takes thought and practice. Learn from Pat Brans how to delegate any kind of task successfully.
Video: Predictive Analytics with Excel: Smoothing Constant and Exponentiation
By Conrad Carlberg
Jan 23, 2015
In this excerpt from Predictive Analytics with Excel LiveLessons (Video Training), Downloadable Video: Exponential Smoothing and Autoregression, Conrad Carlberg takes a look a exponential smoothing.
Working with Records in FileMaker Pro 13
By Tim Dietrich
Jan 5, 2015
In this chapter from FileMaker Pro 13 Absolute Beginner's Guide, explore and work with the Filemaker database. You change, add, and delete records; navigate through records and layouts; and much more.
How Search Marketing Works
By Mike Moran, Bill Hunt
Dec 12, 2014
To maximize the number of searchers coming to your site, however, you must take specific actions to attract visitors to your site from search sites. That’s search marketing. This chapter from Search Engine Marketing, Inc.: Driving Search Traffic to Your Company's Website, 3rd Edition explains why search marketing is important, why it is difficult, what search marketing is, and how to get started.

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