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    How to Deal With a Lazy Boss

    How to Deal With a Lazy Boss
    A reader writes: I believe that my boss sets a poor example. Our offices are adjoining and during the day I hear her playing video games on her iTouch, making phone calls about mortgage refinancing and car loans, using Rosetta stone software. Sometimes when I stop by her office she has her Kindle or iPad open to the latest book she ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Inappropriate Job Application Question

    Inappropriate Job Application Question
    A reader writes: A close friend applied for a job through their online resume/cover letter submission link. Then the company emailed him and asked him to fill out a separate application (which was not on their "apply now" link from their own site, but whatever). Most of the information the form requests was already answered on the resume and in the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Beat the Toughest Interview Question

    How to Beat the Toughest Interview Question
    “Where do you see yourself in five years?” We all know the question. So why are we still stumped when someone asks this granddaddy of a ridiculous interview question in our interview? Here’s why – because most job seekers believe it has no relevance. The reason? No company can (or ever will) guarantee an employee a job for five years. But, ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Relationship Hurting Your Career?

    Relationship Hurting Your Career?
    No one ever said managing a career as an HR professional was easy. Throw a relationship into the mix and you’ve got career suicide, right? Wrong. While we’d all love to forgo a day of work in exchange for a fun-filled day with our significant other, having a strong relationship doesn’t mean your occupational goals have to suffer. It’s quite the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    My Favorite Interview Question

    My Favorite Interview Question
    Years ago I found an interview question that I really liked. One that told me a lot about candidates. I forget how I discovered it, but once I did I’ve been using it ever since. The question is: Tell me about a time you had to work with someone you did not personally like. I think one of the reasons it’s a great question ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Only Hiring Beautiful Job Seekers?

    Only Hiring Beautiful Job Seekers?
    We’ve all probably heard it before — if you’re attractive you’re more likely to get the gig. Most of us tend to disregard this assumption and emphasize the importance of skills, experience and drive. If beauty trumped all, we think, then the world would be doomed. A civilized society focuses on good character not good looks, right? But what if we ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How Dating Rules Can Help You Get a Job

    How Dating Rules Can Help You Get a Job
    When I lost my job, the last thing I needed was a blank social calendar and empty bed. There's only so much disappointment one girl can take. This modern-day Dorothy wanted to click her heels and have the perfect profession and pillow pal land right into her lap. Was that too much to ask? Maybe not. Monster contributing writer Nicole Williams ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Quit

    It’s always exhilarating to quit a job you hate. You think of all the perfect ways to tell your boss to shove it — but have you thought about the consequences? Do you know what you’re going to do after the big event? Are you prepared to just leave your job? Pause before you take any action. Go ahead and ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Overcome Job Interview Nerves

    How to Overcome Job Interview Nerves
    A reader writes: I have approximately ten years of administrative and clerical experience. On the other hand, I interrupted the career trajectory in order to pursue a baccalaureate degree. Now that college is over, I am rusty with interviewing (my skills are not due to temporary assignments). During the couple of interviews I have received, if an EMT read my physiology, ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Transgendered Coworker Using the Right Bathroom?

    Transgendered Coworker Using the Right Bathroom?
    A reader writes: I have a question of how/if/when transgendered coworkers get to be treated as such in the workplace. Specifically, there is a man in our office (widely known as such) who wears women's clothing, hairstyles, shoes, makeup, etc. every day, and refers to himself as "she". Some women in the office have been claiming that his use of the ...
    Published about 7 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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Why it Pays to Follow Up in Your Job Search

    Why it Pays to Follow Up in Your Job Search
    Many job seekers miss the one step that can land them an interview and the job they are applying for. Sure, they send in their resume or application. They may even send additional information requested. But many of the unemployed simply fail to follow up with the employers to whom they apply. Why follow up? 1. Consideration. Care to guess how often an ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Sex Blogger Fired From Day Job

    Sex Blogger Fired From Day Job
    A 37-year-old mom and blogger was fired from her part-time job working at a nonprofit, when her boss became aware of her blog, The Beautiful Kind. TBK wrote about sex advice, porn reviews and discussed her own sex life. "They said they were concerned about bad press — but did they really just disapprove of her lifestyle?" While she writes anonymously, ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Does Age Come Between Coworkers?

    Does Age Come Between Coworkers?
    A reader writes: I am 22 years old, I have a degree and I am a Marketing Coordinator for a franchise. Now I work with two coworkers and my boss, all of who are in their mid 30's. My boss has proven to be a great boss, until now. The two coworkers I work with have known each other since they ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How to Avoid Your Boss' Going-Away Party

    How to Avoid Your Boss' Going-Away Party
    A reader writes: So my horrible boss is finally leaving (and the villagers rejoiced). She's doing it in a remarkably unethical way (we're going through some restructuring and she's submitting all her plans as if she's staying: once they are approved, committing the company to certain things that give her more flexibility, she's going to quit before the ink is dry), ...
    Published about 7 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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Deal With a Crazy Recruiter

    How to Deal With a Crazy Recruiter
    A reader writes: I saw a blind ad (no company name provided) and sent my resume and introductory email. Within an hour, I received an email expressing interest by a recruiter followed by a voicemail. The initial email said “your resume is great.” I sent an email to the recruiter and asked if I could have the name of the company ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Climb the Corporate Ladder

    How to Climb the Corporate Ladder
    Who doesn't think about getting that promotion? We all want to be our own boss someday, but before we can rule the hive, we have to tough it out as a lowly worker bee. These days, moving up is less like climbing a ladder and more like picking your way through a maze. There are many ways you can move your ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    7 Free Web Alternatives to Photoshop

    7 Free Web Alternatives to Photoshop
    Tired of going through trial versions of Adobe Photoshop? Frustrated by the limitations of common accessory programs like Paint? You're not alone. Adobe Photoshop may be the holy grail of photo editing software, but that doesn't mean you've got to break the bank to produce high-quality photos! The Internet has spawned some amazing open source photo editing programs that'll get the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?