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  • Embarrassing Moment At Work? How To Recover Your Dignity

    Embarrassing Moment At Work? How To Recover Your Dignity

    By Susan Ricker Everybody makes mistakes, and sometimes people find themselves in embarrassing situations. Your first instinct may be to hide until things blow over, but there are better ways to cope. Here are some ways to minimize the damage. Continue Reading

  • How Workers Waste Time [Infographic]

    How Workers Waste Time [Infographic]

    Employers need to stop blaming Facebook. At least if you believe the results of a new nationwide survey commissioned by TrackVia, the maker of a cloud-based application platform. The survey asked 300 workers to name their biggest time wasters. Only 5 percent respondents cited Facebook, Twitter or another... Continue Reading

  • Survey: Truly Strange Things People Do In Office Elevators

    Survey: Truly Strange Things People Do In Office Elevators

    By Susan Ricker Every job has its ups and downs, but riding an elevator seems like an unlikely source for stress. However, a 15-second ride may push some people's buttons. CareerBuilder's latest study of more than 3,800 workers nationwide reveals the most unusual and annoying behaviors workers have witnessed... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 10 Tips For Tackling The Toughest Workplace Conflicts

    10 Tips For Tackling The Toughest Workplace Conflicts

    By Jessica Harper Each employee possesses a unique set of attitudes, ideals, and beliefs that may differ from that of their co-workers. Sometimes, these personal differences can lead to conflicts in the office. Here are 10 tips for resolving workplace disputes: Continue Reading

  • 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: Continue Reading

  • How To Get Along With All Types Of Personalities

    How To Get Along With All Types Of Personalities

    Teamwork is crucial to most workplaces. As the saying goes, "A chain is only as strong as its weakest link," so it's important that each individual on a team understands his purpose, function and responsibilities in order for everyone else to do their work effectively. In her book "Personality Style at Work,"... Continue Reading

  • 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: Continue Reading

  • 1 In 4 People Fear Getting Yelled At By The Boss, Survey Finds

    1 In 4 People Fear Getting Yelled At By The Boss, Survey Finds

    Most workers get nervous before a big client presentation or an annual performance review. It's completely normal to feel a little anxious when heading into a major workplace event. But if something about your job or office triggers such a strong fear that it becomes debilitating, you may have a workplace... Continue Reading

  • Crazy Excuses To Escape Work

    Crazy Excuses To Escape Work

    What bugs you the most about your job? And what crazy excuses would you give to escape your office? These were the questions that the corporate research consultancy Wakefield Associates explored in an online survey of 1,013 office workers for Citrix, a Fort Lauderdale-based tech company. Continue Reading

  • 3 Reasons NOT To Suck Up To The Boss

    3 Reasons NOT To Suck Up To The Boss

    By Adam Alvarado The brown-noser.The behind-kisser.The groveler. You know who I'm talking about. There's always one, isn't there? Continue Reading

  • How To Burn Out By The Time You're 30

    How To Burn Out By The Time You're 30

    By Ben Fanning Think professionals don't hit job burnout until mid-to-late career? And that the typical professional with burnout already has a couple of kids and a massive mortgage before "the grind" finally gets them? Actually, burned-out careerists come in all ages and management levels. Continue Reading

  • First Day On The Job: 10 Ways To Make A Good Impression

    First Day On The Job: 10 Ways To Make A Good Impression

    By Miriam Salpeter When you land a job finally, the important work isn't over. It's essential to do your best to impress your boss and teammates right from the start. First impressions count; your supervisor and colleagues will judge you based on how you act and what you do from the very first day. It is much... Continue Reading

  • Are You Too Sensitive To Criticism?

    Are You Too Sensitive To Criticism?

    By Alina Dizik Criticism at work can affect every part of your life, adding stress during work hours and invading your thoughts outside the office. If you don't handle it well, negative feedback from your superiors and colleagues can ultimately derail your career. You can't prevent being criticized, but... Continue Reading

  • 1 In 7 Work Emails Is Gossip, Study Says

    1 In 7 Work Emails Is Gossip, Study Says

    By Ashley Lutz According to a new study, the average corporate employee sends 112 emails a day. And at least 17 of those are gossip. The Georgia Tech study by Eric Gilbert examined 600,000 emails from an Enron database and found that 15 percent of the infamous company's emails were "gossip." Gilbert defines... Continue Reading

  • Starting A New Job? 7 Essential Tips

    Starting A New Job? 7 Essential Tips

    By Kelly Eggers The first day at a new job is fraught with questions. Will it look bad if I can't remember everyone's name? When can I ask for my first assignment? Can I bring lunch from home? While the specific answers vary between workplaces, career coaches and recruiters say that there are a few basic... Continue Reading

  • 5 Things To Never Say To A Co-Worker

    5 Things To Never Say To A Co-Worker

    Getting along with co-workers is important. You never know when you'll need their help or support. Thus, staying on co-workers' good sides should be a priority. And yet, it amazes me how many people don't think before they speak. The following five things should never be said to a co-worker. Have you made one or... Continue Reading

  • How To Outsmart A Workplace Bully

    How To Outsmart A Workplace Bully

    By Donna Fuscaldo Bullying doesn't end on the playground. Workplace bullying is more common than you might think. According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, 35 percent of all adults in the U.S. experienced bullying at work in 2010. While bullies in elementary school and high school prey on perceived... Continue Reading

  • Get Ahead At Work, Even When You Don't Have Time To Shmooze

    Get Ahead At Work, Even When You Don't Have Time To Shmooze

    A while ago, I read a piece in the Wall Street Journal called "When Happy Hour Isn't An Option, Finding Time to Network." The author, Katherine Rosman, wrote that since she lived an hour from her job, she raced home just in time to get her kids to bed. But since she did this every night, she missed out on... Continue Reading

  • Work Driving You Crazy? You're Not Alone

    Work Driving You Crazy? You're Not Alone

    Yes, most of us are grateful to just to be employed in this miserable economy. But that doesn't mean our working conditions make us happy. In fact, 27 percent of employees say their workplace is not a psychologically safe and healthy environment, according to a new Reuters-Ipsos poll of 14,618 people in 24... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • What Your Sarcastic Employee Isn't Telling You

    What Your Sarcastic Employee Isn't Telling You

    By Vanessa Van Petten There's always someone in the office who is the "class clown" who gets everyone's spirits up by jokingly putting one person down. Sarcastically, of course. So it's not really mean behavior then, right? However, new research reveals that sarcasm is merely thinly-veiled meanness, a way... Continue Reading

  • 12 Tips For A Smooth Transition To Your New Job

    12 Tips For A Smooth Transition To Your New Job

    By Jennifer DePaul Congratulations! You just landed a new job. Go out, grab a drink and celebrate with friends. Maybe even treat yourself to a massage, nice dinner or a short vacation. Taking some time for yourself in between jobs is critical for optimal mental and physical function. Because let's be... Continue Reading

  • Mexican Manufacturing Facility Hosts Mass Wedding

    Mexican Manufacturing Facility Hosts Mass Wedding

    Standing beside her boyfriend of four years, in her empire waist, strapless white dress, Yasmin Guadalupe Romero Gameros could pretend that she wasn't in the cafeteria of the Plamex facility in Tijuana, Mexico, where she welds headsets full-time. She could, that is, if it wasn't for the 27 other spiffed-up... Continue Reading

  • How Do I Go Into Business With My Spouse?

    How Do I Go Into Business With My Spouse?

    I'm thinking about going into business with my spouse and want to come up with a checklist to make sure that it is a good decision. Continue Reading

  • Do You Know How To Deal With A 'Work Spouse?'

    Do You Know How To Deal With A 'Work Spouse?'

    By Anthony Balderrama The idea of a work spouse is nothing new. Workers have long been working overtime, especially once the recession kicked in. Now many co-workers spend more time together than they do with their own friends and families. Eventually these colleagues begin to resemble platonic significant... Continue Reading

  • Beyond Flirting: 10% Of Workers Have 'Made Love' At Work

    Beyond Flirting: 10% Of Workers Have 'Made Love' At Work

    It may be hard for some workers to fathom, but sex in the workplace isn't as uncommon as they may think. About a tenth of all workers responding to recent poll admitted to "making love" in the workplace, while nearly twice as many said they thought about doing it, according to Glassdoor, an... Continue Reading

  • 5 Tell-Tale Signs That Your Co-Workers Are Dating

    5 Tell-Tale Signs That Your Co-Workers Are Dating

    By Charyn Pfeuffer That "will they or won't they" tension can be palpable in the workplace. Although Jim Halpert and Pam Beesley of the hit series, The Office have done their best to bring the co-worker-with-benefits scenario to the mainstream, many companies (and fellow workers) still frown upon... Continue Reading

  • Could Your Cube Mate Be Your Soul Mate Too?

    Could Your Cube Mate Be Your Soul Mate Too?

    By Katilin Madden Is that a co-worker knocking on your office door, or is it love? Turns out, there's a good chance it could be both. Dating a colleague may be considered a faux pas at many companies, but that's not stopping workers from doing it anyway. According to a new CareerBuilder survey,... Continue Reading