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One of the greatest predictors of your happiness at work is your relationship with your manager. So when you’re considering a new job, it’s important to know how you’ll get along with your new boss. This can be hard to assess in an interview when you’re working hard to demonstrate why she should hire you…. Read more »

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When a new person enters your work space, it can change the social dynamic and put you on edge. But it can also be an amazing opportunity for new ideas, new energy, and even a new friend. Though your natural response to a new coworker might be defensiveness and competitiveness, welcoming your coworker will make… Read more »

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  The holiday season can be a very tricky time in the workplace. All those holiday parties, gift exchanges, feeding frenzies, and other holiday celebrations can get in the way of normal work activities, resulting in a significant loss of productivity. They can also make your colleagues who don’t observe the same holidays uncomfortable. Don’t… Read more »

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Getting the best opportunities at work isn’t just about completing your to-do list every week. Managers value your personality and attitude nearly as much, and sometimes that’s what really counts when it comes time to assign someone to lead a choice project or get a coveted promotion.   Here are 7 qualities of a good… Read more »

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Motivation is a rather tricky feeling. Some days you feel it, and other days you can’t grab a corner of it no matter how hard you try. You stare at the computer screen, willing yourself to type, create, develop, and instead you find yourself simply going through the motions, barely caring about the work you’re… Read more »

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  Applying for a job can be stressful. You can find yourself caught between optimism about the jobs you’ve applied for and stress that you may not get a job at all. There are many things you should do when you apply for a job, but there’s an equally long lists of don’ts. That’s because… Read more »

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In today’s world of information overload, in a job search **who** you know can be just as important as **what** you know!   Many people believe that networking during a job search means calling everyone and asking them for a job. People associate networking with being pushy and overbearing. Some people tend to hide away… Read more »

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If you’ve been at the same job for some time, it’s all too easy to just assume that a promotion will come along every year, like a bonus for time served. However, getting a promotion takes more than just doing your job well; you have to prove to decision-makers and leadership that you are ready… Read more »

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It’s late Sunday night, the end of your weekend. And you’re getting a sick, anxious feeling in your stomach again … because in less than 10 hours, you’ve got to wake up, get out of bed, get ready for the day, and head into work. Into the office … a place where you feel increasingly… Read more »