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4 Ways to Avoid Working With Jerks

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Does the boss post thoughtful essays on LinkedIn or the company blog? The good news is that as the job market improves, more workers are able to leave jobs -- or bosses -- that make them miserable.

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85% of Managers are Looking for This

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Write a blog. Start writing about issues in the industry where you seek a job, or even write a blog that focuses on positive events.

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How Your Oversharing is Hurting Your Career

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All you have to do these days to know some of the most intimate details of someone's life is to check out Twitter or Facebook or read the person's blog.

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How a Virtual Assistant Can Save Your Sanity

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This post originally ran in the Fast Track blog Technology has helped us be so self-sufficient that it can feel old-fashioned or sort of elitist to think we need someone to help us keep our calendar, book a flight or research a new customer.

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Learning the Art of Business Conversations

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This is opening part of a conversation where you talk about topics such as recent blog posts you've read, pop culture, sports or the weather.

2015 87

Research Proves Your Reputation Matters with New Colleagues

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Through your own blog, through Facebook or even through Twitter, post content that others in your professional world will find valuable.Answer questions when you can from others in your industry, or direct contacts to helpful sources.

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Apps to Consider When Job Searching

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This post originally ran on Intuit''s Fast Track blog When considering a job or career, you may turn to a personality assessment to determine what type of job you should have or what kind of employer would be a good fit.

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62 Words of Career Advice

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Here's my gift to you today: I'm not going to blog about Charlie Sheen. I'm not going to give you advice about how you shouldn't follow Sheen's career strategy.

2011 77

3 Things to Do While You Wait on a Job Offer

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Like newspapers, magazines or RELIABLE blogs. Last week I wrote a post about what parents can do to help their college graduates who have to move back home until they find a job.

2011 77

6 Ways to Handle Criticism at Work

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After a week lounging around on the beach, I'm back on the job and trying to catch up with my blog. So, here's the latest column I did for Gannett/USAToday: Unfortunately, criticism is a part of the working world. • A co-worker criticizes your contribution to a report. •

2011 77

Does it Help Your Career to Curse at Work?

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If you read some blog posts in this arena, salty language is favored by some of the most popular bloggers. For Lent this year, I've given up potato chips, french fries and swearing.

2011 77

Analysis: Honesty Can Backfire in a Performance Review

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It's important to note that Marinovic is skeptical about the value of performance reviews, just like others on this blog who have expressed frustration with this pervasive practice. When can telling the truth be counter-productive? During a performance evaluation.

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Why Laughter May be Critical to Career Success

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In a blog post in Psychology Today , Li relates a story of how he became interested in the part laughter plays in relationships while working on a project. There are certain jobs I've had that I didn't like.

2011 73

7 Tips to Boost Your Memory

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Blogs such as The Cynical Girl (by Laurie Ruettimann) have generated some entertaining -- and informative -- discussions about what older applicants should wear to an interview.

2011 77

How to Toot Your Own Horn Without Annoying Others

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I participate in several LinkedIn groups, and one question that caught my eye the other day was whether journalists should have a blog as a way to promote their personal brand. You may feel uncomfortable with the thought of calling attention to yourself by blogging or jumping onto Twitter.

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Do Workplace Etiquette Rules Need to Change?

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They may not be able to define what is considered bad manners, but they know the terrible behavior when they see an employee's email, text, tweet, blog entry, Facebook posting or YouTube video — or see someone trying to create one on the fly.

Use Social Pressure to Get a Slacker Colleague Back on Track

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I haven't posted on this blog in a while because I was taking some time off. I wasn't just slacking, I swear! I was busy eating my way through New York City and visiting the M&M store on multiple occasions.

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How Job Seekers Can Project a More Confident Image

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ve recently begun writing for Intuit's Quickbase blog. Even the most confident job seeker has a niggle of doubt every now and again. Even if it's only a twinge that wakes you up in the middle of the night, it's there. You're not alone. But there are ways to become more confident about yourself and what you bring to the table. Here's a story I did for Gannett/USAToday.com: If you’ve been out of work for a long time, self-doubt can begin to set in. Are you dressing correctly?

Does Your Boss Motivate You?

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read the rest on Intuit's Quickbase blog here. Heidi Grant Halvorson is associate director of the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia University Business School and a popular blogger on motivational science.

2012 54

Top Leadership Guru Marshall Goldsmith Offers His Secrets to Success

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That’s not being a phony,(read the rest on Intuit's Quickbase blog here ). I've been fortunate in my career to talk to a lot of really smart people. People who are not only really smart, but nice. Willing to share what they know, no matter how successful they become.

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How to Become a Thought Leader

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There are hundreds of moldy blogs that attest to the challenge of maintaining a lively, consistent following. He started a blog, “Occam’s Razor,” to share his day-to-day experiences and his expertise.

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How a Lack of Manners Hurts Your Career

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She also suggests taking a basic etiquette course and reading workplace blog posts and articles so "you will become familiar with how to avoid a lot of the major no- nos

2013 39

Are Extroverts Misunderstood?

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Sophia Dembling, author of The Introvert''s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World , says she noticed when writing on her blog about introverts that there was an "increasing hostility" by introverts, who claimed extroverts are "stupid and needy."

Why poor spelling and grammar hurt your career

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With the explosion of texts, instant messages, social media posts and blogs, they say that the writing rules first outlined in their book 10 years ago are more important now than ever. A couple of years ago I played the game Cranium for the first time.

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5 Bad Twitter Habits

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Don't always use the automatic "tweet" button on a blog post or story. I'll admit that when Twitter first started I thought it was a blast. I met lots of nice, cool people, who recommended great music, made me laugh and offered insights that made me stop and think.

How to Turn a Part-Time Job Into a Full-Time Gig

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Sharlyn Lauby , author of the HR Bartender blog , says that she believes part-timers can't just do their jobs and expect to get an offer of full-time work. I think lot of the career "snobbiness" from the last decade is about gone.

2011 39

How to Break the 24/7 Work Habit

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First, let me apologize to those of you who tried to read this story I did for Gannett/USAToday in an earlier blog post. No matter what I tried the post ran together, refusing to mark paragraphs, bullets, etc. Well, today is a new day, so I'm trying this again.

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7 Ways to Tell a Story That Makes Employers Crazy About You

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Read the rest of my story on Intuit's Quickbase blog Career experts often advise job seekers or networkers to “tell your story.” But what does that mean?

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4 Rude Networking Behaviors

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You probably don't know who you are, so it's a good thing you're reading this blog, because I'm going to tell you that your behavior is driving the rest of us nuts. I'm one of those people who has written many times about the values of networking.

How to Search for Another Job Without Your Boss Finding Out

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I think there are a lot of people looking for other jobs these days because they've been working really hard and holding onto jobs for a long time that they don't love," says Hannah Morgan, a career and job-search consultant who writes the Career Sherpa blog. I spent the holidays with family and friends, and the one subject that came up over and over again (apart from the discussion that we were all eating too much) was about jobs.

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Why Your Behavior Matters Now More Than Ever

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Fast forward to today, and we have Facebook and Twitter and blogs. When I was in junior high, there were these things called "slam books." These were notebooks that were passed around anonymously with a different person's name on each page.

2011 28

When You Shouldn't Compromise at Work

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This is not THAT kind of blog.) I don't know about you, but I yelled "idiots!" at least once a day when I watched the evening news and saw Congress spatting like a bunch of 5-year-olds over the last several weeks regarding the budget.

2011 28

Why You're Never Too Old to Launch Your Dream

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The website also features social media contact information, staff profiles and a blog Full writes. Workers over age 50 may only feel exhausted when they think of starting over.

2012 21

Do You Have What it Takes to Work in a Non-Profit?

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Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Do You Have What it Takes to Work in a Non-Profit? As Ive watched the disasters in Haiti and Chile, Ive been inspired by the hundreds of non-profit organizations that have poured into those areas, ready and willing to help.

Do You Have What it Takes to Work in a Non-Profit?

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Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Do You Have What it Takes to Work in a Non-Profit? As Ive watched the disasters in Haiti and Chile, Ive been inspired by the hundreds of non-profit organizations that have poured into those areas, ready and willing to help.

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Being a Hiring Manager Doesn't Give.

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Do You Know What Other People are.

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Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Wednesday, March 3, 2010 Do You Know What Other People are Saying About You? I even ranted about this very issue on my rant blog.

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How to Best Respond to a Bad Job Review

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If you receive criticism, pay attention to the feedback, says Alison Green, author of the Ask a Manager blog. You can make a bad situation worse when talking to your boss after a poor performance review. Think for a few seconds before saying anything.

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Is Controversy Good for Your Career?

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They get lots of "hits" on their blog, have thousands of Twitter followers and are very popular on Facebook. If you're determined to write offbeat blog posts, say outrageous things and post far-from-ordinary tweets, always ask yourself if you think your boss would be OK with what you've said or written, Levit says. I've been writing for newspapers since I was in high school. The reason I point this out is that I've had years (eons) to learn that what you put in print really matters.

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How to Become a Better Writer

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Many are asked to write for industry publications or blogs as a way to demonstrate their expertise, but poor writing can quickly undermine that effort. Chances are that you spend much of your day writing.

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