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5 Tips for Starting a New Job Remotely

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Many companies have been great about keeping their job commitments to new hires or even interns in the midst of a global pandemic.

2020 196

How You're Showing Intolerance at Work

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The ongoing protests and calls for greater equality in our country are prompting many changes, from renaming buildings to large donations to diversity organizations. For many, however, these changes won't directly impact them.

2020 141

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Signs You Are Toxic to Others at Work

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Lately, we've all started taking a much closer look at toxic behavior in the workplace. People like Anna Wintour and Roger Lynch at Conde Nast are among those high-powered bosses who are being cited as intolerant and cruel.

2020 175

Why You Need to Be Worried About Your Job Now -- and What to Do About It

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If you're still employed, congratulations. But, also.be worried. It's a sad but true reality that even if you're employed right now, things are clearly not going to go back to normal anytime soon. A new study says that 30% to 43% of U.S. employees will not go back to their pre-pandemic jobs.

2020 149

How to Handle Going Back to Work After COVID-19

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If you're still working from home, you need to start preparing to return to your workplace. The thought may fill you with dread. Maybe you love working from home. Maybe you're scared of catching COVID-19 when you return to work.

2020 141

How to Jell With Your Boss

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It can be frustrating when you don't feel like you're on the same page as your boss. The result is that you've had some unpleasant exchanges in emails, or she ignores you in meetings. Maybe you've even heard that she's criticized you to others.

2020 197

No Job is Safe These Days -- the Warning Signs You Need to Heed

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With more than 36.4 million who have filed jobless claims as of May 9, as a result of the coronavirus, even those still employed might be a bit concerned about their job security. How do you know if your job might be in danger?

2020 141

How to Use Job Boards to Get a Job

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It can be frustrating to use the big job boards such as Monster, Indeed or LinkedIn if you feel like your resume is being dumped into a black hole, never to be seen by a human recruiter.

2020 141

6 Things to Learn from COVID-19 About Your Career

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By now, I believe most of you reading this have dealt with the COVID-19 virus in some way, even if you haven't been infected (and I hope you have not). Many of you are working from home, or are working abbreviated schedules.

2020 163

Why Everyone Should Be Looking for Their Next Job Now

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As job losses mount in the U.S.

2020 141

Unemployed? Transferable Skills are the Answer

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In the coming weeks and months you're going to hear a lot about "transferable skills." Transferable skills are those abilities that you can use in a variety of jobs: communication, organization and teamwork.

2020 157

3 Ways You Can Make a Difference During the Pandemic

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Right now, everyone has to step up. That's my mantra -- I've got to step up. Whether it's in my community, in my own family or in my job, I've got to do more. I can't be sitting by, working puzzles, watching "Tiger King" and and thinking someone else will do what needs to be done.

2020 149

5 Ways to Clean Up Your Social Media Presence

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When you're job searching, the advice is to "clean up your social media presence." But what does that mean, exactly? For example, when you were told to clean up your room as a kid, my hunch is that your version of "clean" was a lot different than your mom's.

How to Stand Out from the Crowd and Get Hired

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With more than 36.4 million people filing jobless claims as of May 9 as a result of COVID-19 , competition for jobs is fierce. But, there are still plenty of opportunities available.

2020 130

10 Smart Things to Do in a New Job

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It's natural to be a bit nervous on your first day of a new job. You want to make a good impression and not mess anything up too much. Chances are, you'll be fine. If you care enough about the job to be a bit nervous, that means you're going to try hard to do all the right things.

2019 218

Research: Facial Imperfections Impact Hiring

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Research shows that attractive people get paid more and are considered for more jobs, which I'm sure most of us consider unfair and discriminatory.

2019 188

The Best Way to Answer Questions About Strengths, Weaknesses

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What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? These are two very common questions asked in job interviews, and they should catch no job seeker off guard if they've prepared their answers. The problem for many applicants is that those answers aren't very good ones.

2019 213

Job Seekers: Make Sure You Understand an ATS Before Applying for Any Job

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If you've never heard of an applicant tracking system, you need to become very familiar with it if you're one of the millions of Americans who is looking for another job after losing yours in the pandemic.

2020 149

How to Benefit When You Get Blindsided by Criticism

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One day when I was on deadline frantically trying to complete a story, my instant messaging app popped up with something like: "Anita didn't check the database and now I'm having to recreate this work. sigh*" The IM was from my direct editor to another editor.

2019 242

All Job Seekers Should Know the STAR Method

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Have you ever heard of STAR? Not the kind in the sky, or the guy who played drums for the Beatles (that's Starr, by the way -- Ringo Starr). STAR is an acronym for situation, task, action, result. It's something that everyone should master, especially if they are interviewing for a job.

2020 141

5 Things You Must Do When Providing References

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Once an employer gets around to checking your references, you may be feeling quite confident that a job offer is coming your way. Hold on. According to an Accountemps survey , one in three candidates are removed from job consideration after checking with their references.

2019 227

How Your Failure Can Benefit You and the World Right Now

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One of the wonderful things that's happening right now is this "we're all in this together" mentality. But even now, when you fail, you're going to feel very, very alone.

2020 141

Become a Lifelong Learner or Risk Your Future

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Infosys President Ravi Kumar predicts that 75 million jobs "old" jobs will vanish by 2022, replaced by 135 million "new" jobs that will be created because of new technologies. As a result, he has some advice that no employee or job seeker should ignore: become a life-long learner.

2019 201

3 Ways to Stop Feeling so Overwhelmed at Work

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We're barely into 2020, and a lot of you are feeling overwhelmed at work. You had such great plans for this year. You were going to get organized. You were going to network with those in other departments. You were going to come up with an innovative idea and present it to the boss.

2020 161

Research Shows How to Be More Creative

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Is there anything more frustrating than to be told: "Come up with a really creative idea/solution to this problem. Oh, and we need it right now." Creativity often isn't something that you can turn off and on like a switch.

2020 164

3 Things To Do This Month for Your Career

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I'm looking at my garden, noting all the flowers that have started to die as we move into the fall season. It's not been below 80 degrees, but already one of my trees is started to lose its leaves.

2019 193

3 Questions Every Manager Must Ask

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Companies spend a lot of money -- more than $4,000 -- to bring on a new employee. Then, it costs more than $1,200 to train each new worker.

2020 149

Tom Rath: How to Create a Better Resume

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I recently had the chance to interview Tom Rath, who has written one of the most popular books ever to hit Amazon: StrengthsFinder 2.0. In this Q&A, he discusses how anyone can write a better, more compelling resume.

2020 157

10 Steps to Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

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There seems to be no lack of people touting their abilities online, whether it's starting a new business, leading a team or levitating while drunk. But there are also plenty of people who feel that no matter their success, they don't deserve it. They're frauds.

2020 141

Are Your Ethics Slipping at Work?

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You may never have heard of Potter Stewart, but he was the guy who retired from the U.S. Supreme Court, leading to Sandra Day O'Connor becoming the first female on the court.

2020 141

The Critical Element You May Be Missing in Your Job Search

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This seems to be the time of year when a lot of people are jumping ship for a new gig. People are seeking new challenges -- or feel unsettled by the current instability of their industry.

2019 208

5 Steps to Take When You Don't Know What Your Boss Wants

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Some people believe a micromanaging boss is the worst thing ever, but I'd have to say that a boss who doesn't communicate what he or she wants is also pretty bad. This is the boss who can't exactly tell you what he wants.

2019 193

‘Icarus Six Sixty Six’ VR Music Video Is A Heavy Metal Masterpiece

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Take a thrilling journey through a dangerous cosmos in an adventure set to a soundtrack from the musical mastermind behind Adult Swim’s Dethklok. Titmouse is one of those companies that seems genuinely committed to breaking the status quo in every project they produce.

2018 254

4 Ways to Handle Distracting Coworkers

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We all spend a lot of time at work, and some days it feels like a family get-together gone horribly wrong. You're tired of hearing about your colleague's bratty daughter. You don't want to be pulled into any more conversations about "Game of Thrones."

2019 188

How to Say "Good Job" Without Saying "Good Job"

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How many times a day do you say "Good job"? I know I say it a lot, and I'm tired of it. I sound like a broken record, and I'm sure the people I'm saying it to are equally bored. So, I Googled how to say "good job" in a bunch of different ways and I found the list below.

2019 175

3 Ways to Handle Nosy Co-Workers

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Believe it or not, some people don't like to talk about their personal life. I know, I know, this seems bizarre in a time when people post photos of themselves sitting on the toilet or reveal every detail of giving birth.

2018 200

Never Accept a Job Without First Doing This

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It's understood that when companies begin considering you for a job, they're going to do some thorough checking on your qualifications, references and even social media presence. But how deeply have you probed the company?

2019 162

4 Things Employees Need From Any Boss

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What happens when a worker doesn't trust the boss? They consider quitting, finds a new survey. At a time when employers are pulling out all the stops to find talent in a tight job market, this should be of great concern.

2019 184

Why You Didn't Get a Second Interview

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It can be pretty demoralizing not to get a second interview, especially since you believe you did so well in your initial interview. Don't be too hard on yourself.

2019 175

How to Stop Email From Running Your Life

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Well, here's a depressing statistic: people on average spend more than five hours a day checking their email, according to an Adobe survey. When you think of what you could get done in five hours a day if you weren't checking email -- well, it boggles the mind.

2020 130

3 Ways to Handle a Negative Coworker

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It seems like everywhere I turn, someone is always talking or writing about "times like these." Usually, it's not "times like these are so great." It's usually something like, "Times like these are so horrible."

2019 188

Need a Seasonal Gig? These May Be Just What You Want

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Last year was a blockbuster holiday season for retailers, but threats of trade wars and a volatile stock market may put a damper on consumer spending and that could translate into less seasonal hiring this year, one labor expert says.

2019 149

Why This 83-Year-Old Career Advice Still Makes Sense

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I've written before about how important it is to get along with others at work. You don't have to be besties, with your co-workers, but you do need to know what motivates them, what discourages them and how you can best help one another. To think you can go it alone at work and succeed is delusional.

2019 175