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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 about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Tricks to Telecommuting Success

    In a century where convenience is the standard form of measurement, telecommuting is growing in popularity. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2005, more than 11 million people worked from home — that's about 8 percent of the U.S. population! And what's not to love about telecommuting? When you can work from the comfort of your home, skip commuter ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    True Work Romance Stories

    True Work Romance Stories
    Finding a romantic partner on the job represents the ultimate blending of your work and personal life. And some people are more successful at navigating this junction than others, as evidenced from the 60-plus Monster members who told us about their brushes with office romance. Many found spouses, while others came away with heartache, and the need to change jobs. These ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Resume Critique Checklist

    Resume Critique Checklist
    Resumes normally get less than a 15-second glance at the first screening. If someone has asked you to review his resume and you want to help him ensure it gets read - or want to know if your own is up to par - be sure you can answer yes to the following questions: h2. First Impression Does the resume look ...
    Published about 9 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 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Workplace Halloween Costumes to Avoid

    Workplace Halloween Costumes to Avoid
    Dressing like a terrorist this Halloween season is probably not going to get you a promotion. In fact, costumes that are in poor taste might even get you in career hot water if you wear one to an office party or Halloween bash where you might see some of your not-so-close coworkers or managers. And your actions could even get others ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Is the HR Business Partner Model Killing Your Career?

    Is the HR  Business Partner Model Killing Your Career?
    The current trend of outsourcing transactional HR to services centres may be creating a future talent crisis for HR professionals. Back in the 1990’s, when I began my HR career, I started off by looking after flexitime, recruitment administration, childcare vouchers, staff welfare and manpower planning. I knew if I knuckled down and got to know the technical elements of my ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    The Art of Persuasion in Your Job Search

    The Art of Persuasion in Your Job Search
    Persuasion is a subtle art--brute force doesn't often work well. And this is especially true for a job seeker, who is using interviewing skills and a resume to try to persuade hiring managers and recruiters to hand over something that a lot of people are competing for (that great new job). Here are some persuasion tricks and techniques you can use ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    5 Ways to Really Tick Off Your Employees

    A recent survey from Adecco Group North America highlights the increased dissatisfaction workers in America have with their employers. According to the survey: 54% of employees plan to look for a new job as soon as the economy turns around. Sentiment is even stronger among younger workers. Of those ages 18-29, 71% say they are likely to look for new ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Worst Workplace Distractions

    The Worst Workplace Distractions
    If you think it's getting harder and harder to concentrate at work, you're not alone. Experts say workplace distractions are so widespread that even managers who extend their workday hours cannot avoid disruptions by colleagues, which come in the form of project requests, meeting reminders, last-minute or changing demands, emotional breakdowns, and even expressions of love. Read the story [page] Chances ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Stalk Your Way to a New Job

    Stalk Your Way to a New Job
    The internet has made stalkers out of all of us. You know exactly what I'm talking about. But instead of stalking your ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend, consider using your newfound detective skills for more productive (i.e. less emotionally jarring) purposes, like snagging the job of your dreams. Interested in a company and need to find a person to contact? Google away. Trying ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Free Business Cards for HRPeople Members!

    Free Business Cards for HRPeople Members!
    HRPeople has partnered with VistaPrint to provide free business cards to all of our members. You can pick from a library of templates or design your own card, choose the contact information you want to include and have your business cards in just a few days! Invite your friends and colleagues to join the site so they can get their free ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +19
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    How to Follow Up After an Awkward Interview

    How to Follow Up After an Awkward Interview
    Have you ever left an interview knowing something went awry? It can happen for a variety of reasons: Your gut tells you that this is not where you want to work, you had an uncomfortable exchange with the interviewer, or you forgot the interviewer's name altogether. Here are tips for following up after different awkward interview situations: You Don’t Like the ...
    Published almost 7 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 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    When Job Interviews Go Sour

    When Job Interviews Go Sour
    Josh Linkner wanted to fill the account director position within his company. He thought he had the right candidate for the job after interviewing an experienced applicant three or four times. But he had noticed she asked questions like what title would "I" receive, or how much money will "I" get. This "ego driven" questioning worried Linkner, the founder and CEO ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Importance of Resume Focus

    The Importance of  Resume Focus
    Lack of focus is one of the most common errors people make on their resume, but a strong focus is critical to showing the employer that you match his or her needs. Your resume must clearly show: a) What makes you valuable b) How you will help potential employers Identifying Unique Value Proposition Most resumes don’t represent the living, breathing person ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The One-Page Vs. Two-Page Resume Dilemma

    Resume length is one of those issues that vexes job seekers. Will an employer skip my resume if it's two pages? How can I cram everything into a one-page resume? Which one is more widely accepted? So we asked a panel of experts to weigh in on the matter: “Should you have a one-page resume or a two-page resume?” Here’s ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?