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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 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Answers to the "Are You an Average American?" Quiz

    Answers to the "Are You an Average American?" Quiz
    Wondering how you stack up against the average American? Think you’re totally statistically normal? By “average,” we mean how closely do you match U.S. Census data and other statistics retrieved from national polls. The more closely you match the most common answers to the census the more you are like an “average” American statistically. Of course we’re all individuals, right? And ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 8 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 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Deal With a Rejected Coworker

    How to Deal With a Rejected Coworker
    A reader writes: I moved to my current role in late November last year. Many of the other employees have known each other for years and socialize together out of work. In principle I prefer to keep my work and personal lives separate, but I will go to lunch from time to time and to the 'yay we met our targets' ...
    Published about 8 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 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    HR Secrets You Don’t Know About

    HR Secrets You Don’t Know About
    Human Resources. A real department of mysteries. Are they your advocate? How do they really decide if you're right for the job? And why can't you ever get a straight answer out of them? A lot goes on behind the closed cubicles of HR. Curious? Take a peek at a few insider secrets about how HR really functions to better understand ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 8 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 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    10 Career Lessons from Mom

    10 Career Lessons from Mom
    Oh, mothers. They catch us when we fall, console us when we're feeling down, and offer us advice – whether we want it or not. As children, we were told to never talk to strangers, look twice before crossing the street, and remember that sharing is caring. But did the Mommy-isms really stop there? We may have flown the nest for ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 8 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 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Spot a Selfish Boss

    How to Spot a Selfish Boss
    If you've ever worked in an office environment — and as an HR professional you probably have — you've probably dealt with some kind of bad boss. Micromanagers, control freaks, and selfish tyrants ruin lives at all levels of organizations, their destructive powers wreaking havoc in on their subordinates. In fact, employee-employer relations are major stressors for even the savviest HR ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How to Use Someone Else's Contact for a Job

    How to Use Someone Else's Contact for a Job
    A reader writes: My question is about using a contact that is a few degrees removed from me personally. She is an executive at an organization where I recently applied for a job with whom my godmother briefly worked several years ago. My godmother instructed me to remind the executive who she was and ask whatever questions I wanted to ask ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Real Reason for Exit Interviews

    The Real Reason for Exit Interviews
    Employee engagement continues to be an issue for organizations. There’s constant conversation about being over-worked and under-paid. We all realize times have been tough but now is the perfect time to examine some of your processes to ensure your business remains healthy. A couple days ago, I wrote about on-boarding – the beginning of a person’s career. Today, let’s talk about the end of ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Are Online Application Processes Avoidable?

    Are Online Application Processes Avoidable?
    A reader writes: Is there a way to get around what seems to be some very ridiculous online application processes? Redundant questions (like what grade school you attended, and major declared!) make me want to put a shoe through my computer screen. I'm applying for positions that demand skilled labor and have whipped up some pretty attention-getting letter and resume material ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?