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How To Ask For A Raise And Get It

How To Ask For A Raise And Get It

Everyone could use something at work. Part-time workers want more hours. Interns want to be made full-time employees. Hourly employees want to be salaried, with benefits. But what most any paid employee can agree on, is that a bigger paycheck is always welcome. So, then, how do you reach that goal of earning... Read More »

What Stresses Out Workers The Most In 2012

What Stresses Out Workers The Most In 2012

By Cindy Perman Stressed out at work? Take a number. Nearly three-fourths (73 percent) of American workers are stressed out by at least one thing at work, according to Everest College's 2012 Work Stress Survey conducted by Harris Interactive. Read More »

5 Ways To Outsmart A 'Frenemy' At Work

5 Ways To Outsmart A 'Frenemy' At Work

By Robert Half International The old adage "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer" conveniently omits any reference to frenemies -- people who seem like an ally one minute and an adversary the next. You know the type: he happily collaborates on a project, but then claims full credit as soon as it... Read More »

Life Lesson: Don't Complain About Your (Famous) Co-Worker On Live TV

Life Lesson: Don't Complain About Your (Famous) Co-Worker On Live TV

Ranting about a co-worker should be done with care, especially when you're a broadcaster, and your co-worker is a much more famous broadcaster, and you're live on TV. But a sportscaster for an NBC affiliate in Jacksonville, Fla., Dan Hicken, turned one of those funny jibes -- the types anchors throw at... Read More »

Quiz: Can You Read Between The Lines When Your Boss Talks?

Quiz: Can You Read Between The Lines When Your Boss Talks?

By Susan Ricker As your boss walks by your cubicle, she casually mentions that the team is getting pizza for lunch. But you know that she's really saying, "Nobody's getting a raise this year." Understanding your boss's communication style will save you from sleepless nights of trying to decode her... Read More »

No. 1 Hidden Risk To Working From Home

No. 1 Hidden Risk To Working From Home

By Elaheh Nozari, LearnVest Working from home today? It could have a serious effect on your career. The Wall Street Journal recently reported the results of a new study that suggests employees who work from home or remotely may end up getting lower performance evaluations, smaller raises and fewer... Read More »

Is Your Boss Spying On You? Probably

Is Your Boss Spying On You? Probably

Whether or not you realize it, your company may be monitoring what you are doing on your work computer. Even if you think certain personal Web surfing or emails are innocent, if you're on a company-owned machine or network, that activity may be grounds for dismissal. Especially in this economy, where some... Read More »

How To Get A Promotion: 4 Tips

How To Get A Promotion: 4 Tips

It can be nerve-wracking to approach your boss about such a tentative topic, so it's best to go into the process prepared. Read More »

5 Ways To Annoy Your Boss

5 Ways To Annoy Your Boss

By Robert Half International Certain things you do endear you to your boss. And then there are behaviors that can drive him crazy. Here are some of the top offenses that could land you in the corporate hall of shame: Read More »

8 Stupid Networking Mistakes

8 Stupid Networking Mistakes

By Rebecca Thorman You know you need to network. But do you know how? Avoid these eight networking don'ts to build the best possible relationships for your career: Read More »

What To Say When You're Asked For 'Salary Requirements'

What To Say When You're Asked For 'Salary Requirements'

It's the worst part on the online application -- the "salary requirements" field. Here's how to handle the question without getting disqualified: Read More »

Secrets To Getting A Great Performance Review

Secrets To Getting A Great Performance Review

By Miriam Salpeter It's never too early to start earning a superior performance review. When you set goals and take steps to meet initiatives, you have a better chance of driving your own career. If you want a stellar performance review next year, start thinking about how you can make a positive impact at... Read More »

Are Black Women Expected To Be Pushier At Work?

Are Black Women Expected To Be Pushier At Work?

A white man who runs a company forcefully, with no sugar-coating or hand-holding, is considered a great leader. But when women and black men do the same, several studies have shown, people don't like them very much. So one might imagine that black women might face a double backlash if they aggressively take... Read More »

8 Hardball Negotiation Tactics To Get The Salary You Want

8 Hardball Negotiation Tactics To Get The Salary You Want

What's the best strategy to make sure you get paid what you're worth (whether by your boss or a client)? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council, an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of young entrepreneurs. Read More »

5 Tricks To Ace Your Performance Review

5 Tricks To Ace Your Performance Review

By Brian O'Connell When it comes to knocking a job performance review out of the park, it pays to be aggressive and to be your own public relations director. It's an uphill climb for U.S. workers, who increasingly see job performance reviews as a useless exercise, and one that doesn't necessarily... Read More »

The Do's And Don'ts Of Befriending Higher-Ups

The Do's And Don'ts Of Befriending Higher-Ups

By Kaitlin Madden Whether you work for a large corporation or a small business, you probably feel at least a little intimidated by your company's executive team. After all, they not only call the shots, but they essentially hold your job security and the future of your career in their hands. Read More »

How To Get Your Boss Fired

How To Get Your Boss Fired

By Donna Fuscaldo We've all had one: that ineffectual boss that rarely has a clue. But what if your superior crosses the line from annoying to toxic, making your work life downright miserable? Think you can't get him or her fired? Think again. Read More »

What To Do If You Don't Feel Appreciated At Work

What To Do If You Don't Feel Appreciated At Work

By Debra Auerbach Did you know that today, Friday, March 2, is National Employee Appreciation Day? And with so many employees working overtime, doing the work of three people and wondering if they'll get a raise this year, there is no shortage of employees in need of some appreciation. While this day... Read More »

Yes, Sir vs. Hey, Dude: Job Advice For Veterans

Yes, Sir vs. Hey, Dude: Job Advice For Veterans

By Jen Hubley Luckwaldt Veterans who decide to leave the military and transition to a civilian job know to expect some culture shock. But even the best-prepared former service members can find the differences between the military world and the private sector surprising. Read More »

Promotion Secrets: How The Corner Office Was Won [Infographic]

Promotion Secrets: How The Corner Office Was Won [Infographic]

The nation's job picture may be improving, but it still has a long way to go before workers can expect to get a rise in pay. Stagnant wages have been a component of the U.S. labor market for more than a decade -- long before 2008's economic crisis. That means an employee who wants to earn more money will... Read More »

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