By Debra Auerbach
In a perfect world, you and your boss would have similar personalities, agree on everything and get along 100 percent of the time. In the real world, you're not always going to click with your manager. While not being BFFs with your boss doesn't always cause problems, there are some warning... Read More »
"Hi QT. Hope ur hvn a GR8 day! RU coming out 2nite? TML so we can goss. TTYL!"
While you might be scratching your head trying to decode that sentence, it's an example of what a typical text message written by a teenager might look like. Texting has become the main form of communication for many teens,... Read More »
By Seth Fiegerman
NEW YORK (MainStreet) - If you spend enough time searching for jobs, all the postings start to blur together thanks in part to the common phrases that seem to pop up in every listing. Read More »
By Robert Half International
Job interviews are stressful. Being peppered with questions about your employment history, the skills you possess and how you'd handle hypothetical work situations is hard enough. You don't want to compound the challenge by making an easily avoidable mistake, like showing up... Read More »
Let's face it, when presented with a new project at work or opportunity to fill in for someone, we're motivated to say, "Yes!" Perhaps it's out of fear, perhaps it's for job security, but whatever the reason, saying yes actually prevents us from focusing on what we really need to accomplish. When we say yes... Read More »
Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder
Being humiliated or cursed out can feel especially demeaning in a work environment. Unfortunately, human resources experts say that today's high stress work environments make these types of unprofessional altercations more likely.
"There are plenty of reasons why people... Read More »
Imagine a room with two people giving presentations on a problem the company is trying to solve. Here's how a man and a woman might introduce their plan to the group:
He: "I have two solutions to this problem. The first is..."
She: "I know that all of us feel uncomfortable with this project, and don't... Read More »
Written by CareerBuilder for AOL
You might consider Mark Jeffries a modern-day Cyrano de Bergerac ... if you want to woo a new boss or potential client, that is.
In his new book, "The Art of Business Seduction: A 30-Day Plan to Get Noticed, Get Promoted, and Get Ahead" Jeffries shows readers how to reinvent... Read More »
Lizandra Vega, author of 'The Image of Success: Make a Great Impression and Land The Job You Want'
After months of seeking out jobs, hundreds of revisions to your resume, and going to every networking event you can, you've finally landed an interview. After brief small talk about how bad the traffic was or... Read More »
From Meryl Streep's icy authority in Devil Wears Prada to Steve Carrell's hilarious ineptitude on The Office, the big and small screens are bursting with stories of hellish bosses. Unfortunately, some of these characters exist in real life, too.
If you're working with a difficult boss, Lilit Marcus, founder... Read More »
Chris Brogan, author of "Social Media 101"
Writing e-mail seems to be a recurring topic of mine. I receive about 600 messages a day at present, and most of these require an answer. Some e-mails get a faster response, and some take days. Here's why there's a difference (plus a few more ideas). Read More »
Nance Guilmartin, executive coach and communication expert
When was the last time you were driving down the digital highway and felt like you were shot by words?
It happens without warning. You're scanning e-mails and suddenly you're triggered by someone's words or a tone you sense -- or even see; the... Read More »