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Find the Hidden Career Potential In Your Dead-End Job

Find the Hidden Career Potential In Your Dead-End Job

How to see the value in every position

There's no such thing as a dead-end job. There are only dead-end attitudes. Read More »

Say Goodbye Forever to Email and Get More Done

Say Goodbye Forever to Email and Get More Done

Dysfunctional cultures confuse email with actual work

WordPress.com has abandoned email as a form of communication and productivity has soared. Here's one employee's take of why Read More »

Why We Won't Need College in 15 Years

Why We Won't Need College in 15 Years

Some things just outlive their usefulness.

Some things outlive their usefulness. A traditional college education is fast becoming obsolete. Read More »

3 Worst Mistakes To Make When Changing Careers

3 Worst Mistakes To Make When Changing Careers

Test your ideas by talking to people and get out of your head

Many people grapple with how to make a successful career change and make a few common, avoidable mistakes. Here are three errors you should watch out for. Read More »

How To Get Successful People To Answer Your Emails

How To Get Successful People To Answer Your Emails

By Reggie Hall Jr. If the Internet were a real place, most emails would be the equivalent of that shady guy trying to sell you items from his kiosk at the mall. He's annoying. He doesn't give a crap about you. He wastes your time. And that foreign lotion bottle he extends to your terrified nostrils doesn't... Read More »

What Makes A Great Cover Letter

What Makes A Great Cover Letter

In a job market that's more competitive than ever, it's critical that your cover letter stand out. With the advent of online job postings, you're competing with a more global and wide-ranging group of people, so consider the content of your cover letter carefully. And never submit a resume without one-that's a... Read More »

5 Things Never To Say To Co-Workers

5 Things Never To Say To Co-Workers

By Jenny Treanor If you're lucky enough to spend the day surrounded by co-workers whom you consider close friends, count your blessings. Not everyone has the good fortune to work side-by-side with those whom they connect with on the deepest personal level. For most of us, co-worker relationships are pleasant,... Read More »

Things You Should Leave Off Your Resume

Things You Should Leave Off Your Resume

By Leslie Anglesey Your resume may only be a single page, but it's a potential minefield when it comes to your career. On one hand, you want enough information so the employer sees what a stellar candidate you are. On the other, you don't want to step into any pitfalls that will give the hiring manager reason... Read More »

4 Traits Of Extraordinary Bosses

4 Traits Of Extraordinary Bosses

By Brad Lomenick Let's be honest: you don't want to fail. But if you're a leader, you've more than likely failed at one point or another. One of the most prevalent reasons for failure is the lack of the essential elements needed to lead now and well. Here are four traits you must possess if you want to succeed... Read More »

More Employers Demand Twitter-Like Brevity On Applications

More Employers Demand Twitter-Like Brevity On Applications

By Jen Glantz The days of lengthy cover letters and bulleted resumes are fading as employers ask job applicants to present their case in a modern and challenging way -- by describing themselves and why they are a perfect fit for a job in 150 characters or less. Borrowing from the style of Twitter (which maxes... Read More »

5 Things Yoga Can Teach You About Job Hunting

5 Things Yoga Can Teach You About Job Hunting

By Amber Erickson Gabbey When you're in the deep trenches of job seeking, the last thing you're likely thinking about is yoga. You probably have more pressing issues to deal with. Perhaps you're worried about how to pay next month's rent or can't shake that the dreadful feeling you'll never find employment... Read More »

How Long-Term Unemployment Could Help Your Career

How Long-Term Unemployment Could Help Your Career

By Sarah Li Cain Google any news article and you'll find horror stories of people being unemployed for six months or more. You'll mostly likely read that they suffer from depression, have anxiety issues or are even suicidal. Kind of bleak, isn't it? While long-term unemployment isn't something to be taken... Read More »

4 Unforgivable Mistakes In Networking

4 Unforgivable Mistakes In Networking

Marian Schembari By Marian Schembari Hopefully you know by now that networking is the only real way to land your dream job. But are you doing it right? Last week, I experienced the ultimate networking experience. Let's say hello to Ginny. Ginny emailed me a week ago. Her subject line was, "I think I love... Read More »

How A Job Can Be Like A Dysfunctional Relationship

How A Job Can Be Like A Dysfunctional Relationship

Your job may remind you of a dysfunctional relationship. Read More »

3 Ways To Act More Confident

3 Ways To Act More Confident

If you first build your confidence -- and do it in a way that is both sincere and natural -- then you can take just about any step you want. Read More »

Nice People Shouldn't Work In This Industry

Nice People Shouldn't Work In This Industry

By Cassie Nolan Employers love to put nice people in customer service positions. Especially if they're authentically nice people -- I'm talking about the kind it's impossible to get mad at because they're just naturally so dang polite and pleasant. It's obvious that they genuinely want to solve everyone's... Read More »

8 Ways to Make Sure Your Application Gets Seen

8 Ways to Make Sure Your Application Gets Seen

By Anna Pitts Applying for jobs is a challenging task, one made all the more difficult when you know your recruiter has dozens of other applicants to consider. Instead of getting lost in the crowd, here are some things you can do to fast-track your resume to the front of a long queue: Read More »

7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating at Work and Get More Done

7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating at Work and Get More Done

By Jude Bijou It's normal to procrastinate at work. Usually we do it because we're avoiding a task that's unpleasant or daunting. And, in truth, procrastinating isn't really a serious problem until it starts to interfere with your performance at work. If you're feeling worried, fearful and stressed out, or your... Read More »

What Telecommuters Need To Learn From Yahoo's Ban On Work-From-Home Jobs

What Telecommuters Need To Learn From Yahoo's Ban On Work-From-Home Jobs

By Danny Rubin This past Tuesday morning, a Yahoo employee probably sat down at his home office, checked his email and promptly spit his coffee into the air. That's because his boss, Marissa Mayer, announced through a company memo that, starting in June, staff can no longer work from home. Read More »

One Mistake That Keeps You From Building Strong Relationships

One Mistake That Keeps You From Building Strong Relationships

By Ben Drake Let me let you in on a little secret: Everything you do is judged by the people around you. Unfortunately, people tend to judge only what they choose to see. For example, if you're late to work, the automatic judgement might be that it's because you're irresponsible and can't manage your time.... Read More »

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