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    6 Gifts that Give Back

    6 Gifts that Give Back
    It's the most wonderful time of the year, right? But this year, for many families around the United States and the world, it's not wonderful at all. Make a difference in far-reaching places in need and even right here in the United States. Whether you're looking for a gift for the person who has everything, or you need a class project, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Gay Couple Loses Benefits With Move

    Gay Couple Loses Benefits With Move
    EAGLE, Idaho (AP) — What they didn't know before moving to Idaho could fill a house, and in many ways it does. The kitchen table holds stacks of legal papers. Medication bottles litter a nearby countertop. The two-story home Robert Ryan, 42, shares with his partner, Ralph Martinelli, 53, overlooks a quaint suburb west of Boise, a rural landscape of ruddy ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Do Unrelated Jobs Hurt Your Resume?

    Do Unrelated Jobs Hurt Your Resume?
    Do you have a lot of unrelated jobs on your HR resume? Many job seekers — mostly young professionals and career changers — worry that having dissimilar work experience can hurt potential job prospects. But is having several unrelated jobs on your resume really an issue? According to interviewers and hiring managers, the answer is not really — especially if leaving ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Bypassing HR for an Interview

    Bypassing HR for an Interview
    I'm working on an project where I spend a fair amount of time talking with people who are looking for work. It's interesting to talk with them because they invariably ask me, "How do I bypass the human resources department in the interview process?" Ouch! Is this the perception of HR? I flashed back to my days in the corporate world. ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Legal Implications of Negative Employee References

    Legal Implications of Negative Employee References
    What do you do when a soon-to-be former employee asks for a reference letter as he or she goes out the door? Does your company have a "no comment" approach to references for employees? Are there risks in giving someone a half-true recommendation? Some companies, fearful of discrimination and slander suits from former employees, will only verify dates of employment, salary, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Handle a Sabotaging Coworker

    Handle a Sabotaging Coworker
    We all like to think of our coworkers as friends, but what happens when you become the target of a coworker's dirty politics? Here are some strategies that can help you keep the peace without losing your edge, shared by fellow soldiers on the office wars' front lines. Take Precautions It is wise to have some good measures in place to ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    11 Office Ergonomic Tips for Easing Workplace Stress

    11 Office Ergonomic Tips for Easing Workplace Stress
    “No day in your working life will be so bad if you follow the right ergonomic techniques.” Usually, an employee working at the desk has a habit of working for longer hours without following proper ergonomic techniques. In order to avoid stress throughout the day and work with maximum alertness, you need to follow some ergonomic techniques. Ergonomic techniques are very ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Creative Ways to Deal With Unemployment

    Creative Ways to Deal With Unemployment
    When Erik Moser was laid off from his job in public relations in January 2009, he improvised to keep his finances afloat. He scaled back on eating out. He picked up a few odd jobs, like babysitting for his sister and dog walking for friends. He even got out of the lease on his Chicago apartment and moved back in with ...
    Published almost 6 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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Trouble Fitting in With Coworkers

    Trouble Fitting in With Coworkers
    A reader writes: I have been working at a software company for a little over a year now. I like the company, we produce a product which I like, the mission statement is very focused on making a difference in education, and the culture of the overall company is very relaxed and employee centered (jeans and free lunch!). In addition to ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Things I Learned From My Layoff

    10 Things I Learned From My Layoff
    I didn’t think it would happen to me. As a news producer for a television network, I reported on unemployment numbers daily. I was detached. Analytical. Objective. Then one day, without any prior warning, I was out of a job, and the subject of someone else’s news story. It’s not that I thought I was immune, or somehow above it ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    “Pods or Pits”? Office Design for Teamwork, Productivity, and Open Communication

    “Pods or Pits”? Office Design for Teamwork, Productivity, and Open Communication
    I work in an office that has three basic working spaces: Single offices for senior managers; shared offices for junior managers; individual “pods”, or cubicles, and open space “pits”, where teams are clustered together with no walls. An office furniture company offered to write a guest post for Great Leadership on how to use office design to foster better teamwork, productivity, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Getting Through a Group Interview

    Getting Through a Group Interview
    Group interviews are relatively easy if you work well in a team and are able to make your ideas heard in a crowd. However, they can be challenging if you have a quieter personality and prefer to keep to yourself. Regardless of how you feel about group interviews, there’s no reason you should treat them any different, in most respects, than ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Handle Sticky Situations in Your Cover Letter

    How to Handle Sticky Situations in Your Cover Letter
    Are you wondering how to deal with a sticky work history issue? Whether you were laid off from your last position, took time off to raise children or are looking to change careers, the cover letter is the perfect place to address potential red flags. One caveat: Keep the explanation brief. Writing a cover letter is an exercise in selling yourself, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Career-Ending Style Sins

    10 Career-Ending Style Sins
    While the world may be leaning toward more casual attire, there are still a number of fashion mistakes and faux pas you need to avoid regardless of the occasion or dress code. They include: 1. Wearing The Wrong Colors All skin tones are not created equal. The lime green or hot pink that you saw on the runways may look fabulous ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Four Ways to Quit Your New Job

    Four Ways to Quit Your New Job
    You're two days -- or perhaps only two hours -- into your brand-new job or internship when the horrifying thought hits you: "What have I done?" You want to quit, and fast. In fact, deep down you may already have decided to leave. Should you? The Risks and ‘Rewards' It's only natural -- and sensible -- to be concerned with how ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Top 10 Compensation Concerns and Solutions

    Top 10 Compensation Concerns and Solutions
    In these uncertain economic times, it is little surprise that HR professionals everywhere have major compensation-related concerns. Most specifically, the problem is money - the sheer lack of it. For too many businesses, profits are down, making it ever more difficult to meet payroll needs - never mind about raises for next year. lOMA's Setting & Managing 2070 Compensation Survey uncovers ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Workplace Humor Done Right

    Workplace Humor Done Right
    Joan Steffen worked in a high-pressure sales office. On one particularly stressful day, Steffen decided to lighten the mood. “The boss couldn't find something she needed, so she hollered, ‘That does it! I want everything in the office correctly labeled by tomorrow morning!’” Steffen explains. “So I labeled all her file folders correctly - and stuck small labels to everything else. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    7 Ways to Handle Your Dysfunctional Office

    7 Ways to Handle Your Dysfunctional Office
    Workplace dysfunction may be funny when you’re watching “The Office,” but it’s serious business when you’re trying to cope with it every day. The good news is that it doesn’t have to bring you down. Nobody says dealing with dysfunction is easy, but if you follow this advice, chances are you can at least stay above the fray: • Step Away ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +8

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?