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    Rejuvenate Your Resume

    Rejuvenate Your Resume
    In a competitive job market, we have to do everything we can to make our resumes more attractive to hiring managers. This can be difficult for older workers, who fear that even if there's no bias (subconscious or conscious) against job seekers on the mature side of 40, a resume may make them look "overqualified" for the positions they want. Here ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Stop Toxic Managers Before They Stop You

    Stop Toxic Managers Before They Stop You
    You've been there. We've all been there. The manager who bullies, threatens, yells. The manager whose mood swings determine the climate of the office on any given workday. Who forces employees to whisper in sympathy in cubicles and hallways. The backbiting, belittling boss from hell. Call it what you want: poor interpersonal skills, unfortunate office practices, but some people, by sheer, ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Legal Landmines for Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors During Bad Economic Times

    Legal Landmines for Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors During Bad Economic Times
    "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" is not only the name of a popular song from the 1960s, it also describes the feelings of most employers who, because of competition, business costs or our current bad economy must reduce the size of their employment budget. By the time an employer has to "downsize," the economic factors driving that decision have already ...
    Published about 5 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 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Y Stay: Employee Retention of Generation Y

    Y Stay: Employee Retention of Generation Y
    “I quit,” a statement most employers do not want to hear coming from their employees. Employee turnover is costly to any organization in that it calls for recruiting replacements, training those replacements, and bringing productivity back to an optimal level. However, this becomes increasingly important by the year 2014. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that by 2014 we will ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 5 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 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Do You Have a Work Spouse?

    Do You Have a Work Spouse?
    Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. George Bush and Condoleezza Rice. Stacy and Clinton. Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy. Whether in real life or reel life, work spouses are out there. You've seen them, right? Or maybe you're in such a relationship: Two people who spend most of their working hours together, behaving like a married couple. But despite subtle overtones of ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Your Interview's Tomorrow! Know What to Do?

    Your Interview's Tomorrow! Know What to Do?
    Even if you have less than a day before your job interview, you can outshine the competition with a little preparation. The following four tasks will take you about four hours (plus five minutes) to complete, and you'll walk into the interview confident you'll be successful. Conduct Basic Interview Research Find out as much as you can about the interview. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The Best Email Greetings and Sign-offs

    The Best Email Greetings and Sign-offs
    On an infamous episode of Sex and the City, Samantha receives a present from her boyfriend, accompanied by a card signed, “Best, Richard.” Despite the kind gesture of the gift, she’s incensed at what she perceives to be a flippant and impersonal salutation. “Ugh,” says Miranda. “‘Best’ is the worst.” Gulp. That’s how I’ve signed my emails for years. I thought ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Catch Their Eye with a Captivating Cover Letter

    Catch Their Eye with a Captivating Cover Letter
    You've circled the ad in Sunday's paper and loaded your resume with punchy verbs. Your dream job is in sight, but you're not ready for the job hunt until you've crafted the perfect cover letter. The cover letter is your chance to give the powers-that-be more than just your name, rank and serial number. But if you don't pay attention to ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Avoid the Top 10 HR mistakes!

    Avoid the Top 10 HR mistakes!
    1. What you don't track once you could pay for twice. For example, having to compensate departing employees for unrecorded-but used-vacation time. Develop a system for tracking time off and be sure to use it. 2. When you don't "keep up with the Jones's" in terms of pay and benefits, you could lose your best employees or prospective hires. Know ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +3

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?