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    4 Tips to Avoid Awkward Interview Follow-Ups

    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: NEXT: You Don’t ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    It's All About Value

    It's All About Value
    Businesses are obsessed with talking about value.  The conversation is focused on departments providing value, or people delivering value or processes creating value.  Don’t get me wrong…I’m not anti-value.  But in our fast-paced, real-time world, the definition of value is changing all the time.  And, if we don’t understand what it means, how can we work toward creating the value concept? ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Things You Should Stop Complaining About at Work

    Work isn’t perfect, right? But if you are lucky enough to have a job right now it pays to remember that millions and millions of Americans don’t think you have a thing to complain about. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nation’s unemployment rate is hovering around 10%. Even more troubling, The New York Times reports that ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Speedy Decision Making

    Speedy Decision Making
    Several months ago, I had the opportunity to hear Eamonn Kelly, author of Powerful Times, speak about current events and the impact they have on the world.  If any of you have the chance to hear him speak, I would highly recommend it. As he was talking, it occurred to me that his message was really about change.  How the world ...
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    False Security: Face Time With The Boss

    False Security: Face Time With The Boss
    I read this story today and shook my head. The headline (More workers choosing fear over flex time, experts say) is designed for clicks. The amount of data supporting this assertion is nonexistent (there is literally not a single statistic cited about the decrease in flex time usage). The issue is presented in the boring way it is always presented: no ...
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    5 Little Things That Make a BIG Difference as a Leader Part 4

    5 Little Things That Make a BIG Difference as a Leader Part 4
    4 Magic Words This is the fourth of a five part series about some of the little things you can start or stop doing that can make a big difference on how you are perceived as a leader. When I first started training new managers, we used a DDI program called “Interaction Management”. One of the program’s three “Key Principles” of ...
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    A-List and B-List Company Parties

    A-List and B-List Company Parties
    A reader writes: I am a "peak period employee" of a large company. Although I have worked 1000+ hours per year for them every year for the last decade, employees of my status are not invited to the annual holiday party. This is reserved for full-time permanent employees, and is usually a very splashy affair: evening dress, wine, dancing, etc. In ...
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    Change Doesn’t Happen on the Sidelines

    Change Doesn’t Happen on the Sidelines
    A few days ago I mentioned a post by Krista Francis on the subject of health care reform.  There was a part of the post that really struck me but I didn’t want to mention it at the time because health care reform is an important topic and deserved  our focus. What bugged me was the part about silence. I agree ...
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    Fool-Proof Pranks for the Office

    [photo:72632] Every year, April reminds us about the season for office pranks. Whatever type of funny business you choose for April Fools' Day, make sure never to cross the line and get yourself fired or involved in a lawsuit! Follow these guidelines when thinking up your practical jokes to protect your career, and possibly, your colleagues. - Consider the level of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    My Manager Complains About Me Online

    My Manager Complains About Me Online
    A reader writes: I'm having a problem with my manager. I work at a convenience store to help put me through college. She's hated me from the start, most people say it's out of jealousy, I learned to ignore it. Now she is discussing my work performance online with a coworker who is not even of management position. Never once has ...
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    Take a Break From Your Job Search

    6 Ways to Maintain Your SanityWhile Looking for Work They say looking for a job is a full-time job in itself, but that’s only partially true. Full-time jobs come with things like regular paychecks, benefits and a sense of pride and accomplishment. Compare that to the frustrating, tedious and mostly unrewarding task of finding a job, and it’s no wonder that ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Meeting the Company Standard

    Meeting the Company Standard
    In my spare time, I’m teaching a human resources class at a local university and we got into this discussion about graphic rating scales on performance appraisals.  If you’re not familiar, these are the 1-5 ratings given employees in various areas: quality of work, quantity of work, etc.  Many companies use them because they’re easy to administer. But I must admit, ...
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    Ask Why Your Predecessor Was Fired

    Ask Why Your Predecessor Was Fired
    A reader writes: I've recently started in a new role with a company I've admired for years. I'm excited about the job and before I started I felt inspired by the confidence shown in me by my new manager. Now that I've started, I've found that the reason the big cheeses were so keen for me to start was that the ...
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    7 Executive Resume Mistakes That Can Sink Your Job Search

    [photo:72554] If your job search strategy keeps running into a brick wall whenever you send out your executive resume or you are repeatedly receiving phone calls for lower paying positions that are below your capabilities, it may be time to re-examine your executive resume layout. One of the main things to remember is your executive resume is a strategic marketing tool ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Twitter is the New Tool for Job Seekers

    Twitter is the New Tool for Job Seekers
    Being in the job search is tough and as a job seeker you are not alone, especially with the more than 15 million who are out of work and in the job hunt. People don’t prepare for the job search although they should at least six months in advance. This provides you an opportunity to grow and build your network using ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Mastering the Art (and Science) of Thank-You Letters

    Mastering the Art (and Science) of Thank-You Letters
    After interviews, job seekers typically send nondescript, cookie-cutter thank-you notes: “It was a pleasure meeting you and I appreciate the time you spent speaking with me. I know that I can add significant value to your team,” but, these letters are often disregarded and turn out to be a waste of time. To ensure your letters stand out from the competition, ...
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    Can a Woman Leader Be Successful and Happy?

    Can a Woman Leader Be Successful and Happy?
    While I'm on vacation, here's a guest post by John Hersey. I'll bet the title at least got your attention. Many, women and men, believe they can’t. Equally, many have experienced failure while trying, but there is indeed a way for women leaders to be successful and happy. The question is: What makes women happy? A team of researchers spent five ...
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    Let’s Stop Blaming Lawyers For Business Decisions

    Let’s Stop Blaming Lawyers For Business Decisions
    You’ve heard it before either in the board room, an industry conference or webinar: someone heard from their legal team that they shouldn’t be engaging in some sort of new business activity. The latest version of this has been social media but it has come through the years with various regulatory and technological changes. We heard there were some pretty strong ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Cover Letters That Worked

    We talk about them all the time: cover letters. We share general tips, explore best practices, and warn of the most common cover letter mistakes. What we haven't done is give you specific examples of real cover letters that worked. Until now! HRPeople has tracked down five cover letters that helped job seekers land an interview. Sometimes, they even got ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Tips for Writing Cold Cover Letters

    10 Tips for Writing Cold Cover Letters
    by Kim Isaacs | Monster Resume Expert Most positions are never advertised. A cold cover letter is an uninvited inquiry to an employer, recruiter or other hiring manager regarding possible job opportunities. Cold cover letters' potential advantages include creating a job that didn't previously exist, gaining early consideration for a position that hasn't yet been advertised and expanding your network of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?