Communication

Is Texting Okay At Work?

Is Texting Okay At Work?

It depends on your boss

It's not always obvious how to communicate important information if you never see your boss in person. Read More »

5 Sneaky Ways To Get The Recognition You Deserve At Work

5 Sneaky Ways To Get The Recognition You Deserve At Work

Don't get swept under the rug

It’s easy to come off as obnoxious when making a direct plea for recognition you think you deserve. Here's how to do it without looking like a jerk. Read More »

When To 'Reply All'

When To 'Reply All'

Did everyone really need to read that?

Before you send that email, ask yourself: Do I really need to 'reply all?' Read More »

Here's What You Should Put in the Subject Line of Work Emails

Here's What You Should Put in the Subject Line of Work Emails

The email subject line is the first thing that recipients see and therefore the most important part of an effective work email. Read More »

7 Ways To Lose Your Boss' Trust

7 Ways To Lose Your Boss' Trust

Surefire ways to seem unreliable

How happy you are at work depends a lot on your relationship with your boss. Read More »

5 Mistakes Smart People Make At Work

5 Mistakes Smart People Make At Work

Good work does not excuse temper tantrums

Think intelligent people are always good co-workers? Think again. Smart people are prone to serious mistakes that can have lasting career implications. Read More »

How to Kill Your Career in Cleveland in 3 Emails or Less

How to Kill Your Career in Cleveland in 3 Emails or Less

'Devil Wears Prada' plays out over spurned LinkedIn request

The head of the Cleveland Job Bank might have to return her IABC award after her private lambast on LinkedIn turned into a public meltdown. Read More »

The Best Kind Of Interviewee Is An Active One

The Best Kind Of Interviewee Is An Active One

Make it a conversation, not an interrogation

Breathe life into your interview by taking an active role. Here are ways to demonstrate your capabilities by employing the classic skills of a sales call. Read More »

Soft Skill: Accepting and Learning From Criticism

Soft Skill: Accepting and Learning From Criticism

We need to have a talk about your job performance

Knowing how to take criticism well is an important quality and if you respond by shutting yourself down, you are removing a chance to learn and grow. Read More »

Soft Skill: Team Player

Soft Skill: Team Player

Remember: Co-workers are people, too

Unless you're self-employed, a one-man band or a superhero, you probably work as a team. Here's a roundup of resources to polish your team-playing soft skills. Read More »

Talk The Walk: Good Communication To Pass Along [QUOTE CARDS]

Talk The Walk: Good Communication To Pass Along [QUOTE CARDS]

Good communication makes or breaks a workplace

Communication is comprised of three things: speaking, listening and understanding. Read More »

Soft Skill: Good Communication

Soft Skill: Good Communication

Step one: Stop insulting your boss's ties

Outside of relationships, there's no place where good communication is more key than the workplace. Read More »

Soft Skills Every Millennial Should Learn

Soft Skills Every Millennial Should Learn

Gen Y expert Dan Schawbel has advice for his generation

The author of 'Promote Yourself' emphasizes the importance of soft skills and resilience. Read More »

How To Bounce Back From A Negative Performance Review

How To Bounce Back From A Negative Performance Review

Deal with your emotions first, then move on to the reasons

A bad performance review stinks, but it isn't the be-all end-all; you can return stronger from it. Read More »

Add Storytelling To The Interview Process

Add Storytelling To The Interview Process

Connect with the interviewer by telling a story

Color your interview with stories to make yourself memorable. Read More »

Want to Quit Your Job? There's an App For That

Want to Quit Your Job? There's an App For That

Avoid confrontation with your boss by sending a text

A new iPhone app lets you text your resignation. Read More »

Make A Brilliant First Impression In Just 3 Seconds

Make A Brilliant First Impression In Just 3 Seconds

Your appearance and body language speak volumes

Impressing a hiring manager or potential business partner in the first moments of your encounter is crucial. Read More »

Telling Your Boss About A Co-Worker's Inappropriate Office Behavior

Telling Your Boss About A Co-Worker's Inappropriate Office Behavior

There's a difference between tattling and telling

Five ways to tell when it's clear you should talk to your boss about a colleague's behavior. Read More »

3 Keys To Selling Just About Anything, Including Yourself

3 Keys To Selling Just About Anything, Including Yourself

Selling ice cubes to Eskimos and other core techniques

Look for the pain point and figure out how what you offer can help. Read More »

4 Travel Tips For A Breezy Business Trip

4 Travel Tips For A Breezy Business Trip

Traveling for work shouldn't give you anxiety

Whether it's your first or fifteenth business trip, traveling might still feel irksome — but it doesn't have to be. Read More »

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