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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Make Meetings More Interesting

    How to Make Meetings More Interesting
    Meetings can be deadly, especially if they feel unproductive. Listening to your boss drone on and on about things that don't affect you just isn’t a smart use of your time. So how can you make your boring meetings more productive? Research shows that increasing activity and creativity in meetings helps increase brain activity and alertness. Everyone's happier when you make ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Negotiating a Job Offer to Keep Existing Job

    Negotiating a Job Offer to Keep Existing Job
    A reader writes: When a business comes under new ownership and employees receive offers to keep their current jobs, can one negotiate? In this case a larger company has purchased a small business. I'm managing my expectations and trying not to count on even being offered my current salary. However, when I took this job I took a substantial pay cut ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Last-Minute Interview Prep Tips

    Last-Minute Interview Prep Tips
    Interviews can be pretty intimidating, so it's understandable if you put off prepping for the big day because of nerves. Lucky for you, we've put together a cheat sheet of last-minute interview prep tips, whether your interview is tomorrow afternoon — or two hours from now. Procrastinators, rejoice. You still have a chance at that job! 1. Dress Code Looking the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Proactively Emailing a Prospective Employer

    Proactively Emailing a Prospective Employer
    A reader writes: I'm applying for a job in research at a big university, and a career coach gave me the following advice: in addition to submitting my resume and cover letter through the online system, I should also have my current boss (principle investigator) email the hiring manager with a short and sweet "hey, my assistant applied for the position ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Calling Out an HR Lie

    Calling Out an HR Lie
    A reader writes: I recently applied for a city government communications position for which I was perfectly qualified. They asked me last minute to fly out for a four-person panel interview and even went as far as rearranging the panel date so that I could make it, even after I suggested an initial Skype interview at their original time to ensure ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Why You Aren't Getting Hired

    Why You Aren't Getting Hired
    Frustrated by unemployment? Job hunting is tricky business. Getting hired is a subtle mix of the right qualifications, enough experience, interview chemistry, and a dash of luck. Assuming you're making all the right moves and avoiding the really obvious job seeker mistakes, there are a few points to consider that could be your ticket out of unemployment. Get out of your ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 7 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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Is Technology Making You Bad at Your Job?

    Is Technology Making You Bad at Your Job?
    Technology is a beautiful thing. Most of us can’t imagine doing our jobs without it. But sometimes, overindulging in email, texts, and social networking might actually hinder your performance. We’ve identified five ways your iPhone, BlackBerry, Facebook and that endless information superhighway are actually making you worse at your job. Instant message is twisting your words (and making you lazy) Remember ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Denied an Internal Promotion

    Denied an Internal Promotion
    A reader writes: Recently, my manager decided to introduce a new position that would be in between my current position and his position, basically someone to make sure the daily job functions of me and my coworkers get done at the company's computer support desk. This position was opened to both internal and external applicants, and he encouraged both me and ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 7 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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 7 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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +1

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?