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    When to Go with Your Gut at Work

    When to Go with Your Gut at Work
    Ever get a hunch but can’t put your finger on why you feel the way you do? Perhaps it’s the way a coworker reacts to your proposal, or a strange feeling that your boss isn’t happy with your performance. Not everything can be worked out with a pro and con list. Much of working with people is following your intuition. And ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Job Offer Drama!

    Job Offer Drama!
    A reader writes: I recently applied for a position in a company. A few months ago, I had interviewed for a different position in another division within the same company and received an offer. I reflected on where I wanted to go with my career and what I am presently working on and decided that this was not an opportunity that ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Top HR Resume Keywords

    Top HR Resume Keywords
    You'd think getting a job in Human Resources would be easier since you’re an HR pro. You already know the tricks and tips to getting an interview, you’re an ace at answering questions and you know how to schmooze with the best of them. Unfortunately, the stakes are higher because of your professional background — which is why making your resume ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Nobody Likes Role Playing

    Nobody Likes Role Playing
    There. I said it. No one wants to participate in role play exercises. In fact, I think the only people who actually like role plays are old school instructional designers (I try to avoid them when I design) and far too many HR pros. Sure, people suggest role plays all the time. But recommending a role play and raising your hand to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Office Email Etiquette — Before You Hit Send

    Office Email Etiquette — Before You Hit Send
    If you’ve ever begged IT to stop a sent email in its tracks, or wasted an entire morning sifting through an unruly inbox, it might just be time for an email refresher course. In this age of BlackBerry-toting professionals connected by email around globe, it's crucial to abide by the written (and unwritten) rules of email communications. You don’t want to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Mac vs. PC: Which Works Best for Your Office?

    Mac vs. PC: Which Works Best for Your Office?
    It says a lot about our society that one of the most contentious pop culture debates is between buying a Mac or a PC. Not between which sugary cola is the best, or if a light beer has “great taste” or is “less filling,” but what computer one should work, play, and — in some cases — live on. Not that ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Tape-Recording Job Interviews

    Tape-Recording Job Interviews
    A reader writes: I have two related questions that I'd be interesting in getting your take on: First, is it common for interviewers to record the interview so others can listen to it who would be affected by the hire but were unable or uninterested in interviewing? Would that be helpful, do you think, to the hiring process, or just nerve-wracking? ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    4 Career Lessons From Television

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vagueonthehow/ / CC BY 2.0 1. Once More With Feeling The Show: Glee Like any other classic tale of geeks banding together in the face of adversity, the outcast characters of Fox's Glee made drama and singing cool again. An aspiring Broadway starlet, the captain of the football team, the head cheerleader, and the lowest of social misfits on the school ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    6 Outrageous Hiring Practices

    From the downright crazy, to the just plain fun, hiring practices sure are getting interesting. Some companies turned to virtual reality to recruit new employees, while others weeded out weaklings by raising the stakes – literally. But do some of these new hiring methods cross the line? Are HR departments taking advantage of a sour economy and desperate job seekers? ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Scandalous Workplace Affairs

    Workplace romances are hardly uncommon. After all, you're probably clocking in more hours at the office than at home. It's easy to develop close on-the-job relationships that can take a romantic turn. But what often starts as a titillating romp in the supply room can quickly turn into a train wreck, endangering your career and your future. Are you willing ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Speaking in a Foreign Language

    Speaking in a Foreign Language
    A reader writes: I would like your feedback on a common occurrence in our store. Sometimes a couple of customers will walk in whose native language is other than English. However, these customers do speak English quite well but choose to speak in the other language while they are being directly waited on by our employees. If they are trying on ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    What Stupid Interview Questions Really Mean

    If you’ve been in the workforce long enough, the same inane questions will continue to creep up in interview after interview. What is your greatest weakness? Where do you see yourself in five years? You know, the small-talk questions that fill up just enough time between the really important questions. But all those meaningless questions actually have a purpose. That’s ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    What Do Reference Requests Mean?

    What Do Reference Requests Mean?
    A reader writes: I know you've answered a plethora of questions regarding references.... but. I had a phone interview last week with the person who would be my hiring manager (VP of Marketing). It went very well, and she invited me into the office for an on-site interview. The on-site interview entailed interviewing with first the Marketing Director, followed by the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Ways to Improve Your Commute

    5 Ways to Improve Your Commute
    The average commute time for workers in the U.S. is 24.4 minutes each way, but for many of us the journeys to and from work are really much longer — or at least they seem that way. But at the same time there’s relief. While most people haven't noticed their commutes getting noticeably shorter, the recession and resulting high unemployment rates ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Is Prejudice Holding You Back?

    Is Prejudice Holding You Back?
    Albert Einstein once said: “Common sense is the set of prejudices we acquire before the age of 18." And our prejudices are formed by our early experiences and influences:the culture we live in, the type of schools we attend, the friends we have, our significant adults-parents, teachers, relatives. It all helps to fix in us an idea of what is ‘normal.' ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Explain Depression to Prospective Employers

    Explain Depression to Prospective Employers
    A reader writes: I have bipolar depression, and I am starting to interview for jobs. I recently graduated college but my grades suffered toward the end of my education because of bipolar depression. It affected me for one year before I was diagnosed. I am now starting the job interview process and wondering what to say about my GPA dip, and ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How To Build a Better Home Office

    You did it! You’ve negotiated with your boss or embraced your entrepreneurial spirit and the home office is yours. Think of all the time you’ll save on the commute, the extra hours you’ll punch in, and the flexibility you’ll enjoy. You’re ready to kick back and… oh, work. Remember, even with all the promises of work-at-home grandeur, there are just ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Calling a Coworker Who is On Vacation

    Calling a Coworker Who is On Vacation
    A reader writes: My husband called a co-worker Tuesday night after 10:30 pm and talked until almost midnight about business. This person was also on vacation. This was not an emergency call and I feel, regardless of whether the co-worker kept the communication going, that my husband was out of bounds in making this call. Please advise. It totally depends on ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?