On The Job

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

On The Job

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 151

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 194

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 219

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.

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

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 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 182

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

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

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 141

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 Say "Good Job" Without Saying "Good Job"

On The Job

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 176

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 151

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 194

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

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 209

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 176

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

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 151

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 170

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 151

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 176

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.

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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 151

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

3 Ways to Overcome Toxic People at Work

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Many people look back on "toxic" relationships in their personal life and wonder how they could ever be so dumb. They cannot believe they let the other person take advantage of them, destroy their self-esteem and make them feel so isolated from people who truly cared out them.

2019 130

‘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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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 181

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

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 141

The 3 Things You Must Do Before Leaving an Internship

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Many internships are drawing to a close as students head back to school. But before anyone leaves an internship, there are some things to do that are critical (beyond snagging a few free pens and a coffee cup with the company logo): 1. Meet with your boss.

2019 130

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

Why Others Consider Your Email Response to Be Rude

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"Far too many poor decisions rest on knee-jerk responses. Don't let fast emails become the enemy of good decisions." This is some of the advice in Dianna Booher's new book, "Faster, Fewer, Better Emails." Booher addresses how some emails are too long -- and how some are too short.

2019 141

Study Finds the 3 Actions Taken by the Most Productive Managers

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It's a familiar complaint among managers: They aren't as productive as they would like to be because they're constantly interrupted by the demands of others.

2019 130

How to Get Through a Job Search Without Losing Your Mind

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When you decide to begin job searching, it can be sort of exciting. You envision yourself in a new job, full of possibilities. Then you start slogging your way through job ads online, realize you need to write a resume and a cover letter -- and you decide to watch "Friends" reruns instead. I get it.

2019 141

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.

7 Signs You're a Workaholic

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For most workers, the days of clocking out at 5 p.m. and never thinking of work again until the next morning when we clocked in at 9 a.m. are over. Texts and emails keep us tethered to the job, not to mention the "quick phone call" to the office when we're supposed to be on vacation.

2019 153

What You're Getting Wrong When You Apologize

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Today, social media is sure to blast the news far and wide when a top leader makes a mistake, whether the person is in the private sector or public life.

2018 193

3 Steps to Take When You No Longer Like Your Job

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Sometimes you accept a job and are really excited about it. But as you spend more time in that job, you start to lose some of that enthusiasm. Before long, you feel stuck. It can be difficult to finally admit to yourself that you're not happy with a job you thought was a good fit.

2018 220

5 Ways to Return From Vacation and Not Be Totally Bummed

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I've been away from my office for about 10 days for a work conference and some vacation time. Over the years, I've interviewed many experts on how to return to work from time away without feeling completely overwhelmed and even a little depressed.

2019 130

Is Your Workplace Toxic?

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Is your workplace toxic? A survey of 9,000 tech workers by Blind finds that more than half of those surveyed believe they are indeed working in a toxic environment.

2019 141

It's Time to Complain

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Conscious complaining. This isn't a term that I was familiar with until I found it in Pamela McLean's new book, "Self as Coach, Self as Leader: Developing the Best in You to Develop the Best in Others."

2019 130

You Hate Your New Job -- Now What?

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With a low unemployment rate, some employers are pulling out all the stops when it comes to recruiting workers, such as offering perks and higher salaries.

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