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    4 Ways to Get Killer Letters of Recommendation

    4 Ways to Get Killer Letters of Recommendation
    For many, attempting to get someone to write a letter of recommendation for school or a new job can be an extremely intimidating experience. Especially for those who fear rejection, don't easily accept compliments, or just don't like tooting their own horn. However, like filling out an application or writing a resume, getting someone to write a letter of recommendation is ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -2
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    How to Turn a Stranger into a Network Contact

    How to Turn a Stranger into a Network Contact
    Whether you're looking for a job or trying to advance your career, networking is very important (in a recent HotJobs poll, 57 percent of respondents said that networking was a factor in landing their most recent job). And networking shouldn't end when you log off of a social network or head home from a conference. Valuable contacts are on the perimeter ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +8
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    8 Ways to Spice Up Your Resume

    8 Ways to Spice Up Your Resume
    Career experts are unanimous on the importance of customizing our resumes for each new job we apply for. But for many of us, when it comes to revising our resumes, the first question is "How?" It's easy to get stuck in rut when you're working with material you know so well. So here are some ways to take a fresh look ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    10 Career Resolutions for 2011

    10 Career Resolutions for 2011
    Like the old saying, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life," it's never a bad time to start moving your career in a better direction. Here are 10 New Year's resolutions to help. Pay Attention in Class Treat every workday like a school day. Be sure you learn something and use it to make yourself more productive. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    2011 Temp Job Outlook

    2011 Temp Job Outlook
    When times get tough, temporary jobs are the first to go. And when times get better, temporary jobs are the first to reappear. So it’s good to hear that the pace of growth in the temporary staffing agency industry in the fall of 2010 was the fastest recorded since the industry began keeping statistics back in the mid-1940s. On a year-to-year ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Asking for a Raise Gone Wrong

    Asking for a Raise Gone Wrong
    A reader writes: I'm in the media world. I'm emphasizing this because it seems that every attempt at getting advice use it seems that every attempt at getting advice for any work-related issue ends with "Hey, it's media, the rules don't apply." Maybe you can help me. My boss is a monster. Exceptionally inappropriate, emotionally abusive, manipulative, etc. I've dealt with ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Announce a Demotion

    How to Announce a Demotion
    A reader writes: We have a manager who we are replacing due to performance issues. He's a long-time employee who has a lot of skills that are beneficial to the company but since his promotion to management a couple of years ago, he has not been managing his department. Rather, he continues to complete incomplete work of his employees, doesn’t motivate ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How Dating Rules Can Help You Get a Job

    How Dating Rules Can Help You Get a Job
    When I lost my job, the last thing I needed was a blank social calendar and empty bed. There's only so much disappointment one girl can take. This modern-day Dorothy wanted to click her heels and have the perfect profession and pillow pal land right into her lap. Was that too much to ask? Maybe not. Monster contributing writer Nicole Williams ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    New Employee Feels Awkward and Left Out

    New Employee Feels Awkward and Left Out
    A reader writes: My new job is about two months old. In that time, I have discovered that I love the job and the people, yet I feel left out because everyone in the office has a history (wonderful and friendly interpersonal connections). When they laugh and reminiscence with stories, I'm not quite sure what to do. If I am busy, ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    How to Make Friends In and Out of the Office

    How to Make Friends In and Out of the Office
    When we were younger, making friends was easy. School provides us with an instant pool of people our own age that we interact with on a daily basis, who are in the same boat we are. But once we leave college and enter the real world, finding friends can be a more difficult task, especially if you have to relocate for ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Two Weeks Notice Not Enough?

    Two Weeks Notice Not Enough?
    A reader writes: I have been working at the same company (my first post-school job) for about 2 years now, and I've been moderately to very unhappy for most of my time here for a variety of factors (different working style from my boss which has lead to clashes in the past, public belittlement if something goes wrong, a team that ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Managing an Employee Who Was Passed Over for Your Role

    Managing an Employee Who Was Passed Over for Your Role
    A reader writes: There are lots of posts online about "how to deal with being passed over." I am looking for perspective from the other side of the coin. I was awarded a GM role and have to work with someone who was passed over for my role. What is the best way to deal with this person? I am an ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Better Pay and Hours? Forget About it.

    Better Pay and Hours? Forget About it.
    A reader writes: I have been working at the same job going on four years and I am still part-time. This would not really bother me other than the fact that there are a few guys, younger than myself, who get better hours and better pay and haven't been there nearly as long as I have. It's not that I don't ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Handle a Surprise Phone Interview

    How to Handle a Surprise Phone Interview
    A reader writes: Is it customary to surprise applicants with a phone interview? I'm applying for an internal promotion with my current employer. I had an appointment to call my potential boss to ask questions about the position (this is standard practice at my company). HR told me I would have a phone interview Tuesday. When I called the boss today ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Initiative Is A Long-Term Philosophy

    Initiative Is A Long-Term Philosophy
    Scot Herrick at Cube Rules published a post recently titled Showing Initiative at Work is Way Overrated. I thought the post had an interesting twist. Hope you will check it out. Initiative means taking the first step in a series of actions. As a general rule, I think we all believe demonstrating initiative is important. But Scot's point was initiative doesn't ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Speak More Assertively

    How to Speak More Assertively
    If you deal with daily meetings and interactions with coworkers, you know just how important it is to speak assertively. But what exactly does “assertively” mean and how do you speak your mind without coming across as rude? These are important questions, as communicating effectively — not to mention politely — is pivotal to your professional success. The last thing you ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Get a Raise for Taking on More Work?

    Get a Raise for Taking on More Work?
    A reader writes: My coworker is leaving in two weeks, but my company has a hiring freeze and will not be able to hire anyone for some time, which the HR department has not specified. The head of my department is planning to ask me to take on some of my coworker's duties in addition to my regular, full time duties. ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Quit

    It’s always exhilarating to quit a job you hate. You think of all the perfect ways to tell your boss to shove it — but have you thought about the consequences? Do you know what you’re going to do after the big event? Are you prepared to just leave your job? Pause before you take any action. Go ahead and ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Backing Out of a New Job to Accept Another?

    Backing Out of a New Job to Accept Another?
    I have a feeling this one is going to generate disagreement. A reader writes: I recently accepted an offer with an organization and started this past week. Four days into it, another potential employer I'd interviewed with once (at the same time I interviewed for my new job) has asked me to talk with them a second time. While I like ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?