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    Distinguishing Business from Hobby

    Distinguishing Business from Hobby
    One of the things I do in my spare time is make jewelry. My first job out of college was a commercial artist and, after getting away from art for several years, I'm channeling my creative side into jewelry making. It's also a relatively inexpensive way to feed my bling habit. Sweet. But when I started making jewelry, my immediate inclination was ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Social Recruiting Tools Matter

    Social Recruiting Tools Matter
    Back from the #socialrecruiting summit and I had a great time. While I may be a bit biased, I think the speaker lineup was fantastic. I saw quite a few tweets during the summit taking about how difficult choosing between two concurrent speakers was. If we make that choice easy on you, we’re probably not doing our job! And the people ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Ways to Get a Great Reference

    Many people think of their list of references as an after-thought, something employers only look at after you dazzle them with your killer resume and stunning interview skills. But references can actually help you get your foot in the door, if they carry enough weight. Big names and impressive titles can grab the attention of potential employers. Most industries are ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Stressed? There's an App for That!

    Stressed? There's an App for That!
    Ever wished you had access to your therapist 24/7, without the high price tag of all that supervised navel gazing? Well, help is on the way in the form of what some psychologists are calling "mobile therapy" — applications you can download to your cell phone to help you track and manage your moods between therapy sessions. Dr. Margaret Morris, a ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Friends and Colleagues

    Friends and Colleagues
    Over the years, I’ve come to the conclusion there are three kinds of people in my professional life. And it’s important to understand where these kinds of people fit in your life, or otherwise you can find yourself in some sticky situations. The first are the ones I call “hang out at the bar” people. These are the people you immediately click ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Why Chocolate Does a Body Good

    Why Chocolate Does a Body Good
    “Here’s to feeling good all the time,” declares Kramer in one of my favorite episodes of Seinfeld. He’s smoking and drinking when he says it, but for those of us on a more positive health path, there are plenty of other ways to do just that (or at least get close). Consider endorphins, the chemicals that transmit information from one cell ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Banned From Eating Lunch Together?

    Banned From Eating Lunch Together?
    A reader writes: My sister works in a local government office. Most of the time, she eats lunch alone at her own desk, but sometimes she will eat with some of her coworkers in one of their cubicles. Recently, one of the coworker's supervisor came to them during lunch and told them that her supervisor ("Betty") asked her to come tell ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Save an Interview Gone Wrong

    How to Save an Interview Gone Wrong
    Everything was going so well. Your professional handshake was met with a warm smile from the hiring manager. The interview started off with some small talk that segued into some skillfully answered questions. You can already see what your desk is going to look like. Then, as suddenly as a lightning strike, the interview takes a turn for the worse. Whether ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    When Managers Won't Listen to Feedback

    When Managers Won't Listen to Feedback
    A reader writes: I work at a fast food place. I took the job because it was literally the only one I could get: I have a college degree and some professional experience, but not much, and I really needed a job. I've been promoted here, and that's good, and up until now the place has been very tolerable and even ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Coworker Keeps Staring at My Chest

    Coworker Keeps Staring at My Chest
    Employees hitting each other, a coworker wetting his pants, and now this -- is it just me or have the letters really taken a more bawdy turn around here lately? In any case... A reader writes: I just started a fantastic job working as a legal assistant to General Counsel for a small (60 employee) company. I absolutely love my work, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Best Women-Run Blogs

    The Best Women-Run Blogs
    There are millions of blogs out there — how do you find ones worth your time? Sure, the number of Twitter followers is a good gauge of popularity, but there are plenty of exceptional reads flying under the radar. Whether writing about career advice, female empowerment or daily drama, here’s a list of 10 women-run blogs we love. 1) Penelope Trunk’s ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Can I Ask My Employer to Lay Me Off?

    Can I Ask My Employer to Lay Me Off?
    A reader writes: I work for a major financial services company. I no longer wish to work for that company but don't want to just resign. The company has been laying workers off and is planning more layoffs. I don't want to feel like a sitting duck. I also want to leave and focus on a non-competing business that I recently ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Report: One in Three Regret Posting Personal Information on Social Networking Sites

    Report: One in Three Regret Posting Personal Information on Social Networking Sites
    Shopping site Retrevo learned that around 32 percent of people who post on a social networking site regret they shared information so openly. Users who post criticism about workplaces, co-workers, friends, political views, and other controversial topics often don’t consider the possible severity of these posts.The report focuses on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and other social networking sites popular among internet users.  Specifically, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Handling Inappropriate Coworker Behavior

    Handling Inappropriate Coworker Behavior
    A reader writes: I found your blog while searching for help with a very uncomfortable and embarrassing problem. My co-worker has started wetting himself during work. I'm not kidding, this is not something to joke about as it could be a sign of serious health problems. He wears beige colored pants and around the middle of the day, when he stands ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Employee Hit Me, Manager Won't Do Anything

    Employee Hit Me, Manager Won't Do Anything
    A reader writes: I work as a supervisor in a call center-like environment. Technically I am a low level manager, but I am essentially powerless. My job is to keep work flowing to our operators consistently from our various sites and be the communication hub between our sites, keyers, my superiors and our outsourcing company. I am supposed to be listened ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    8 Happy Hour Rules to Remember

    8 Happy Hour Rules to Remember
    At the end of a hellish day, it can be fun to go out and have a few with your favorite coworkers. But drinking with your office mates isn’t like drinking with your friends on the weekend. The same rules just don’t apply. No matter how laid-back your office may be, your actions always reflect on your professional persona. So what ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Building Bridges on the Way Out

    Building Bridges on the Way Out
    Last week’s jobs report had some good news.  Fewer initial jobless claims were filed.  Hopefully this means that unemployed people are getting jobs.  Or employed people are finding new jobs (creating openings for the unemployed). With any job change, there always comes the “do I or don’t I” decision about sharing your employment experience.  You got it, how to handle the ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Typing Test Interview

    Typing Test Interview
    A reader writes: I'm job hunting again and recently had a really embarrassing experience during an interview. The interview was for a job in the industry I work in, but in a very different role. The day before the interview I read up on the company and the industry and I went into the interview feeling fairly confident. When I got ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Network and Keep Your Current Job

    How to Network and Keep Your Current Job
    A reader writes: I've worked at a very small non-profit for nearly 2.5 years. It was my first "real" job out of college and I've learned a ton. I'm ready for a new challenge because I've realized that I will never move up within this organization - it's simply too small and there's nowhere to go! I had a preliminary interview ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Job Search With Help From Friends

    Job Search With Help From Friends
    Mention being out of work to a friend and they’ll be the first to emphasize that you do have a full-time job — looking for a job, that is. And they’re right. Looking for a new job can be just as time consuming as working nine to five. But there is one major difference and that’s making the transition from working ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?