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What to Do If You Have Imposter's Syndrome

On The Job

No matter how successful you may be in your career, it's not unusual to feel like an imposter. Imposter syndrome" is a real thing, and I've met many (very successful) people who have it.

2020 130

3 Ways to Deal With Toxic People at Work

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If you're like me and would like to begin 2020 by eliminating negativity from your life, then you're going to have to deal with those people at work who get on your last nerve. You know exactly who I mean: the colleagues or bosses who love to manipulate others or are uncivil.

2020 130

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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.

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 220

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 195

Tips for Getting a Job When You Have a Criminal Record

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I wrote the following story on how those with a criminal record can get a job, but these tips apply to any job seeker -- highlight transferable skills, network and be prepared to talk about what you can bring to an employer.

2019 130

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

Employers No Longer Disqualify Those With Criminal Backgrounds

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From July 2007 to July 2008, more than 10,000 people left Las Vegas as the unemployment rate in the metro area skyrocketed to more than 12 percent and home prices plunged by 30 percent. It was a grim time.

2019 130

4 Interview Tips to Help You Get the Job

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If you want to be successful in finding a job after you graduate from college, be prepared to do some homework. You thought your homework days were over? Not so, say hiring managers and other experts.

2019 130

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 182

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 142

The Greatest Gift to Give Workers This Year

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By now, most people have heard of the Secret Santa. He's the guy who passes out $100 bills to those in need. He often finds these folks at thrift stores, bargain aisles or anywhere else there is someone just trying to make ends meet. He knows they need some extra kindness at holiday time.

2019 130

You Need This to Be Happier and More Successful at Work

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More employers are beginning to focus on "emotional intelligence" when making new hires and when deciding who is ready to be promoted.

2019 142

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 163

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 152

5 Holiday Gift Ideas for Co-Workers

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It's that time of year again -- trying to figure out what to get a colleague for the annual gift swap (besides that giant bottle of booze in your grocery's discount aisle). Or, perhaps you want to get something for that great co-worker who has helped you out more times than you can count.

2019 130

Is Your Job About to Become Obsolete?

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Trade wars. Labor strikes. The rise of automation. Those are the things that are most worrisome for the U.S. economy and the employment outlook, along with the decline in manufacturing, retail and government jobs.

2019 142

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 210

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 195

Help Your Career by Learning the Art of Persuasion

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Have you ever tried to persuade someone to do something at work -- give you a pay raise, let you take on a new project, adopt a new system -- and you fail miserably? There's a reason for your lack of success.

2019 142

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 177

Does Your Workplace Have Unconscious Biases?

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It’s estimated there are more than 150 identified types of unconscious bias. These types range from the natural tendency to surround ourselves with others who are similar to us to forming assumptions and stereotypes about others.

2019 130

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 189

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 177

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 186

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 202

Study Reveals the Havoc Caused by Liars and Cheats

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It may start one day with a bit of deception on your part. You're late getting a report done, so you plagiarize some obscure white paper so that you can turn it in on time, but never mention the work is not entirely yours.

2019 142

‘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.

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Before Criticizing Team Members, Take a Look in the Mirror

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Have you ever walked up to a cash register to pay for your Yoo-Hoo and there are two clerks bad-mouthing a manager or another worker? It doesn't seem to matter where -- banks, convenience stores, doctor's offices -- there always seems to be some grumbling about someone else.

2019 152

4 Things Your Boring Presentation is Missing

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There's a reason so many people have their heads bowed during a presentation: They're either asleep or playing "Words With Friends" on their phones. This is a broad generalization, and my apologies to those who really are listening to the speaker.

2019 142

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 189

The Best Way to End a Job Interview

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"Is there anything else you'd like to add?" This has always been the question I ask last in an interview, and it usually produces some great results. Sometimes people will say, "No, I think we've about covered everything." and then jump in with some new information.

2019 171

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 177

Why Temping Can Be a Great Career Move

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Sometimes careers can take an unexpected tun, but it's how you handle it that can determine whether it's a turn that is beneficial, or one that leads you into a career dark hole. Let's say you get laid off unexpectedly. Or, you have recently graduated and you cannot get a job in your desired field.

How to Impress a Company So You Get Hired

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Job seekers currently looking for their full-time dream job may find the road to success begins by landing one of the hundreds of thousands of seasonal jobs available this holiday season.

2019 130

4 Steps to Being Happier

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When my children were babies, I knew exactly what I would do if I won the lottery: Hire a nighttime nanny. That's because my kids couldn't seem to get the hang of sleeping through the night, and I was beyond exhausted.

2019 182

10 Signs Your Best Employee is About to Quit

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When you're the boss, there are days when your life seems like one big dumpster fire. Then, there are the days when it feels like everything is going right and you and your team can take on the world. Those take-on-the-world days happen because you have a great team, right?

2019 152

Do This One Thing to Ensure You Always Have a Job

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Amazon recently announced that it plans to spend $700 million to retrain 100,000 employees in an effort to help its workforce adapt to a world using more automation and new technology. Retraining will focus on moving more employees into tech-savvy roles.

2019 152

Dear Employers: It's Time to Stop Treating Applicants Like Crap

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I was not surprised 10 years ago when many job applicants told me of their frustration when employers refused to even acknowledge their applications or let them know where they stood in the interview process.

2019 152

Here are Some Great Part-Time Gigs for College Students

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Decades ago, it wasn’t unusual to find college students earning extra money waiting tables or working at the local mall while on holiday breaks from school.

2019 130

Should You Follow Up After an Interview?

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You may be feeling great after a job interview and believe a job offer is just around the corner. Then, nothing. Silence. No phone calls or emails from the hiring manager. Now your worry kicks in. Did you say something wrong in the interview? Have they already hired someone else?

2019 163

10 Great Gift Ideas for Coworkers

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While it seems like everyone should be in a jolly mood around the office because it's the holiday season, there is also a lot of stress. And here's some reasons why: Do you buy the boss a gift? What should you get your "work spouse"?

2018 189

3 Ways to Change the World from Your Cubicle

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I'm fed up, and I know many of you must feel the same. I'm fed up with the name-calling, the finger-pointing and the yelling. I wish I could wave a magic wand and make it all go away, but I can't. What I can do is think about how I behave every day and hopefully do a little better.