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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How Do You Solve a Problem Like Eyjafjallajokull?

    How Do You Solve a Problem Like Eyjafjallajokull?
    Several i4cp network companies are among those that have been cursing the name Eyjafjallajokull … that is, if they can pronounce it. The Icelandic subglacial volcano is still making headlines as we write this, with most EU flights resuming but the travel chaos far from over. The gigantic ash cloud produced by an April 14th eruptions shut down the skies over ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Asking HR to Explain Job Application Instructions

    Asking HR to Explain Job Application Instructions
    A reader writes: I've been looking for a position for a few months and I've found the advice on your site invaluable in my efforts. I am finding that often requirements for the submission of an application are written very vaguely and I want to make sure that I get them right. However, most of the online applications do not list ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Become an Approachable, Sociable Leader

    Become an Approachable, Sociable Leader
    What!!?? How to be a more approachable, social leader? Who cares? What the hell does being warm and fuzzy have to be with being a great leader? And another thing… if it wasn’t for all these damn people we have to work with, we might actually get some work done. Well, as it turns out, it does matter. While not a ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Common Grammar and Spelling Mistakes

    Common Grammar and Spelling Mistakes
    It’s hard enough to come up with the right words to sell yourself in a resume or cover letter, without the English language tripping you up. One little mistake in spelling or grammar can ruin an entire resume or cover letter. It’s not easy to remember all the rules of the English language. So here’s a little cheat-sheet to help you ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Ask for Vacation When There's Work

    How to Ask for Vacation When There's Work
    A reader writes: Summer's almost here, and I'm meant to be taking a week off for holiday. The trip is booked, it's been approved months ago by my boss, I've scheduled my requested time with an eye to our work cycle and done my best to get everything done and covered before I'm gone. However, two days before departure, my manager ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Handling Reference Abuse

    Handling Reference Abuse
    A reader writes: After a 45-minute phone interview with a small non-profit in another state, I was invited to interview in-person. The interviewer contacted me two days prior to the interview to request that I provide the following to her, in less than 24 hours: - Phone numbers for Find Out! [page] Wow. No, I don't think it was an intentional ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Can Common Sense Be Learned?

    Can Common Sense Be Learned?
    Can common sense be learned? Can you teach it to someone? Can you learn it from a course, book, coach, blog post, or some other method? First of all, it might help to agree on what is meant by the term “common sense”. Mirriam-Webster defines it as: Sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts. ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Overcoming Public Speaking

    Overcoming Public Speaking
    I hate public speaking. I know a few people that have told me in all honesty that they really love it. I have a feeling that these people have something wrong with them. One of the first public speaking disasters I was a part of was in high school. We did this competition called We The People and the culmination was ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Funniest Ways to Quit

    We’ve all been there — you’re sitting at your desk or laying in bed actively imagining the infinite ways you could tell your lunatic boss “I quit!” Throwing him your resignation, haphazardly stuffing a box full of your most precious desk knick-knacks, and high-fiving coworkers as you bound out of the office, never to return again. Dream all you want, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 9 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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 9 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 almost 9 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 almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?