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5 Ways To Really Annoy Your Co-Workers

5 Ways To Really Annoy Your Co-Workers

By Kelly Gurnett If you work in a typical office environment, you share your space with one or more coworkers. And that means you need to learn how to play well with others. Because being stuck in the same space for eight hours a day with people who basically amount to perfect strangers requires a certain... Read More »

Younger Bosses Managing Older Workers: Increasingly Common, And Rife With Conflict

Younger Bosses Managing Older Workers: Increasingly Common, And Rife With Conflict

By Susan Ricker The corner office may now belong to someone younger than you, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. Thirty-four percent of U.S. workers say they are older than their bosses, and 15 percent say they work for someone who is at least 10 years younger, noting a shift in the correlation between... Read More »

Survey: Bullies Are Overtaking The Workplace

Survey: Bullies Are Overtaking The Workplace

By Debra Auerbach Most workers, even those who love their jobs, would probably say their job has caused them stress at some point. Throw in job insecurity, an increased workload and intensified pressure to perform, and stress levels can hit the roof. While some workers release stress in positive, healthy ways,... Read More »

Stop People From Gossiping About You

Stop People From Gossiping About You

By Andrea Murad Not all conversations at work happen around a conference table or at a formal meeting. The more juicy chats tend to occur around the water cooler, at happy hour or in the hallways. No matter the culture or employees' happiness levels, every office has gossip. Read More »

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. Read More »

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... Read More »

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... 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 »

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: 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 »

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,"... 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 »

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... Read More »

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. Read More »

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? Read More »

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. Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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