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Small talk your way to success

Learning to feel comfortable when you meet new people takes time. Yet few other skills are as socially important. With a little ...
Tags:  Communication Skills, Networking

Breaking the family legacy

Regardless of the profession, many times growing up we are influenced by those around us – parents, siblings, aunts, uncles -- and ...
Tags:  Career advice, Life after college

Dealing with interruptions

If you have a difficult time getting your work done or meeting project deadlines, the last thing you need is interruptions. Here ...
Tags:  Productivity

How to handle forced change

There are few among us who do not know someone who is not dealing with the effects of the financial crisis. ...
Tags:  Career advice, Job loss

Ten Steps for Setting Goals Your First Year on the Job

Now that you’re officially a full-time working adult you need to determine what your personal and professional goals will be for your ...
Tags:  Goal setting

Learning Your Way Around a New City

You’ve graduated from college and have accepted a great job with a great company in a new city. Now you need to ...
Tags:  Relocation, Life after college

Should you join an Alumni Association?

After you graduate, you’ll want to stay in touch with so many people you met during your college days. Your alumni association ...
Tags:  Career strategies, Life after college

Office romance

Are you in the 46% of employees who hook up? Read on for the twelve tips on making office romances be successful.
Tags:  Management, Co-Workers, Office romance

The boss from hell

For anyone who has ever worked for a boss who is mean and insensitive, they know what it’s like to have a ...
Tags:  Management, Job stress, Team Leader

Woman lacking confidence

Women can be their own worst enemy when it comes to advancing their career because they operate from a different ...
Tags:  Women at work, Women owned businesses, Self-esteem, Women co-workers, Women and office politics

Contemplating a career change?

If you want a new career, go for it. And here are twelve steps to help make your career change a ...
Tags:  Career advice, Career strategies, Leaving a job, Looking for work

Management, Difficult co-worker, Job misery, Job stress, Health

Job stress could be damaging your health. Find out how, and learn the steps you can take to stay below the boiling ...
Tags:  Management, Difficult co-worker, Job misery, Job stress, Health

Office party at the spa

Mixing business and pleasure can have a positive effect on you, your team, your customers and vendors – as long as you ...
Tags:  Management, Reputation, Co-Workers, Expenses, Socializing

Temp worker

Temporary jobs can be internal opportunities to work on short-term projects or your chance to explore a variety of jobs with several ...
Tags:  Starting a job, Career success, Working mothers, Temporary job

Complaining co-workers

Did you know they do surveys on employee’s biggest gripes? Here’s what they found out and some tips on how to handle ...
Tags:  Management, Reputation, Difficult co-worker, Job stress, Complaining

Candidate on a telephone pre-screening interview

Seven interviews to get one job? Who would have thought? However, employers have different ways of doing things. And that may mean ...
Tags:  Interview Skills, Telephone screen interview

Out of control temper

When your temper gets out of control, you need to know how to manage it. Here are five steps to help you ...
Tags:  Reputation, Office behavior, Temper

Employee with depression

Feeling depressed can be a simple passing phase or it can be an overwhelming, life dampening problem. Know what is going on ...
Tags:  Job stress, Depression

Racially diverse men

Understanding what the EEOC is and how it can benefit you is a very important part of business life.
Tags:  Job stress, Discrimination, EEOC

Working at home

To stay productive when you work at home takes discipline and lots of determination, especially if you want to keep your boss ...
Tags:  Productivity, Working at home

Employees using core communication skills

Communication skills can make you or break you. Find out how you can develop your skills so that you can ensure your ...
Tags:  Communication Skills, Management, Co-Workers

Evaluating a co-worker candidate

Here’s your chance. Your boss has asked you to interview a candidate to replace a co-worker. Be prepared to ask the right ...
Tags:  Interview Skills, Co-Workers, Job candidates

Employee using advance communication skills with boss

You’re telling your boss about a great piece of news and he throws a wrench in the works by adding some bad ...
Tags:  Communication Skills, Management, Co-Workers, Communication style

Woman losing her mind from too much work

When the workload gets so bad that you're going down for the count, it's time to kick into survival mode. Instead ...
Tags:  Management, Job stress, Too much work

Gen Y meeting with Boomer

If you’re a Nexter working for a Baby Boomer, don’t despair. Generations really can work together if they communicate and respect each ...
Tags:  Management, Baby Boomers, Gen Y

Asking what can be done to improve service.

If you think of customer service, there's no better application of the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would ...
Tags:  Communication Skills, Job success, Customer service

Offering constructive criticism

Constructive criticism can be just as difficult to deliver as it is to hear. That is, unless you know how to provide ...
Tags:  Communication Skills, Co-Workers, Communication style, Customer service

Employee dealing with unfair criticism

At some point, you've probably had to deal with people who criticize you for one reason or another. But what happens ...
Tags:  Communication Skills, Management, Job stress, Co-Workers, Constructive criticism

Latch key kid

Many working parents are at a crossroad about what to do with their children while they are at work. Having a plan ...
Tags:  Job stress, Working parents, Children

Two women at unpleasant meeting

Hostile co-workers are so not fun to deal with. Like maybe you’d rather have a root canal. It’s important to ...
Tags:  Difficult co-worker, Job stress, Hostile employees

Employees commiserating about company merger

How you deal with a merger at your company has a lot to do with being able to keep your job, vs. ...
Tags:  Job stress, Mergers

Think you might have some ideas management would like to hear about? If you want to advance your career, it’s time to step up and communicate.

you might have some ideas management would like to hear about? If you want to advance your career, it’s time to step ...
Tags:  Management, Career success, Recommendations

Employee talking to a co-worker in a different time zone.

Phone meetings are a critical part of doing business nowadays. Learn how to master important phone techniques and increase your productivity ...
Tags:  Phone calls, Cultural differences, Conversational style, Productivity

Women negotiating

Negotiations don’t have to involve pitting one person or team against another. With insight and compromise you can get what you want.
Tags:  Communication Skills, Job offer, Small business, Productivity, Negotiations

Woman and man talking at conference

By doing some advance planning, you can create a mighty amazing sound byte about yourself.
Tags:  Communication Skills, Elevator speech, Career success

Two men at desk

Finding the right mentor is all about finding someone you look up to and who is willing to work with you to ...
Tags:  Mentor

Angry chef with knife

Workplace jealousy is not uncommon due to the competitive nature of the work environment. However, knowing how to balance the benefits of ...
Tags:  Communication Skills, Difficult co-worker, Job misery, Competition, Teams, Jealousy

Businessman at meeting

Whether you have a good or a bad boss, they hold a special place in our work life. Knowing how to handle ...
Tags:  Career advice, Management, Job stress, Generations at work, Collaboration, Teams

Businessman talking to boss

If you would like to be able to challenge your boss’s ideas without the risk of losing your job, consider these five ...
Tags:  Communication Skills, Management, Job stress

Business meeting

Here are four ways that older Supervisors can use to help themselves deal with their younger employees.
Tags:  Management, Baby Boomers, Generations at work

Woman in cubicle

Would you want your boss working in the cubicle next to you? Some bosses have moved in next door to their employees ...
Tags:  Management, Cubicles

Mail symbol on keyboard

As much as we would like to believe that it’s nobody’s business what we tell others, if an employee chooses to commit ...
Tags:  Management, e-mail, Employee privacy


If you work for a boss that agrees to everything and then dumps the work on you, you need to know how ...
Tags:  Communication Skills, Career advice, Management


"Going Postal" has become a euphemism for workplace violence because of a history of homicides by post office workers. But would you ...
Tags:  Reputation, Job stress

Man showing hostility

If you feel your current work environment is filled with hostility, you need to read further to determine if it fits the ...
Tags:  Job misery, Health, Stress

Millenial Woman, Boomer Man at office

If you’re a millenial or a baby boomer, find out how closely linked the two generations really are.
Tags:  Communication Skills, Conflict resolution, Millenials, Baby Boomers, Generations at work

Talking with co-workers

If you’ve ever found yourself rambling on and on much longer than you should, you may have wandered over into the Drone ...
Tags:  Communication Skills, Career advice, Difficult co-worker

Men with attitude

Understanding the difference between assertiveness and aggression is important to developing good work relationships so you can advance your career.
Tags:  Career advice, Reputation, Difficult co-worker


Are baby boomer and Xer parents raising a generation of weaklings who can't make a decision without first calling home to ask?
Tags:  Job offer, Career advice, Reputation


If you’re a frequent business traveler looking for a good reason to get on that plane just one more time, here is ...
Tags:  Job stress

Professional image

Creating a professional image in order to advance a career is a matter of working on both the audio and visual portion ...
Tags:  Reputation, Communication style, Professional appearance

Businessmen with globe

To understand today’s businesses, employees need to understand today’s world. That is why staying on top of current events is important to ...
Tags:  Career strategies

Men with bull horn

Listening is an art that most people think they have mastered, but which few really have. Here are some tips for improving ...
Tags:  Communication Skills

Woman smiling

There’s really no secret to being persuasive, it’s just a matter of understanding how to be credible in order to convince those ...
Tags:  Reputation

Woman procrastinating

Are you stymied by procrastination? Unable to start that project that you know needs to get done? Here are five things to ...
Tags:  Job stress, Productivity, Procrastination

Group of workers

More and more businesses are joining the ranks of the “service economy” requiring them and their employees to adapt to the changes ...
Tags:  Salary levels, Management

Man, dog, laptop

So you want to bring your dog to work. It’s happening more and more lately. Just be sure you understand the proper ...

Magnifying glass

Think you can run away from an annoying boss or performance issue by transferring into another department? Think again. Organizations evaluate internal ...
Tags:  Reputation, Performance reviews, Internet profiles

Office study marketplace declines for their industry

If you are working in an industry that has taken a hit lately, you may want to consider taking your skills and ...
Tags:  Job loss, Job stress, Looking for work

Swimming coach

Thinking of hiring a career counselor (or coach)? Be sure you know what to look for before making a commitment.
Tags:  Career strategies, Coaching, Job counseling, Career success

Diploma and mortar board

If you are considering obtaining your MBA, here are six reasons why now is the time.
Tags:  Career strategies, MBA

Woman multitasking

Multitasking is not new, but it can become overwhelming as the world around us seems to spin faster and faster. Learn how ...
Tags:  Texting, Productivity, Multitasking

Presentation skills guy

Speaking in public still tops the list as the number one fear. So to help presenters get over that hurdle, here are ...

Meeting at conference table

Did you ever wonder how any work ever gets done in your company? Does your day dissolve into a blur of ...
Tags:  Reputation, Job stress


Negotiation skills are highly valued and not always easy to develop. Consider these four points next time you need to negotiate to ...

Fork in the road

Deciding to work in non-profit can be a rewarding decision. Find out what you (and everyone else) need to know about choosing ...
Tags:  Career strategies, Looking for work


Ever wonder why all that money is being deducted from your paycheck? Here is a quick overview of what it all means.
Tags:  Salary levels

Stuffed e-mail inbox

Managing e-mail can sometimes feel like we’re managing the unmanageable. And that’s why following these ten tips can help control e-mail madness.
Tags:  e-mail, Career success, Productivity

Employee after company merger

A merger or acquisition can have a major impact on employees placing them in a situation of work limbo, wondering if they ...
Tags:  Job stress, Mergers & Acquisitions

Compass for setting career goals

Career success can be defined in many different ways by many different people. However, the one thing that everyone can agree on ...
Tags:  Career success, Goal setting

Woman, in thought

Grappling with the decision of whether or not to accept a counter offer? Ask these four questions before making a decision.
Tags:  Compensation, Career strategies, Leaving a job, Counter offer

Team Leader communication to employees

Giving constructive criticism can be difficult. However, using these eight principles of how to communicate can make it more likely that the ...
Tags:  Communication Skills, Co-Workers, Team Leader, Communication style

Elevator speech

By learning to offer a compelling summary of you or your company in the time it takes to be on a short ...
Tags:  Reputation, Elevator speech, Career success, Branding

Boomer and Gen Y at work

Differences aside, we are all people, with different viewpoints and life experiences. Understanding those differences and learning to communicate with each other ...
Tags:  Management, Baby Boomers, Generations at work, Co-Workers, Gen Y, Gen X

Outstanding guy with great reputation

Getting a reputation for something you have done and consciously building a reputation can be two different things. Be sure to take ...
Tags:  Career strategies, Reputation, Branding

Man completeing expense report in hotel room

Traveling on business can be tricky when it comes to determining what a reimbursable expense is and what it is not. A ...
Tags:  Business travel, Expense reports, Expenses

Career sabotager looking evil

Sometimes we say or do the wrong things and wind up damaging our reputation and our career. Learn how not to shoot ...
Tags:  Career advice, Difficult co-worker, Job stress

Men standing in line to collect unemployment insurance

If you are unemployed and wondering if you should apply for unemployment benefits, here is some basic information you need to know
Tags:  Laid off, Fired, Benefits, Unemployment insurance

Woman who has a great peer network

Networking with peers – colleagues at an equal level – can offer employees an opportunity to brainstorm career ideas or a chance ...
Tags:  Career success, Networking

Employees at office party

The office holiday party is not the place to misbehave. You can have a good time while still maintaining your professionalism.
Tags:  Career advice, Reputation, Office behavior

Mentor and employee

Mentors are seasoned professionals who can provide the kind of support that budding professionals need to help guide their career. And finding ...
Tags:  Career advice, Management, Career strategies, Job counseling, Mentor


Dealing with conflict between others means being a mediator in order to help them through their issues. Here are four steps that ...
Tags:  Reputation, Mediation, Conflict resolution, Co-Workers

Workers on a break

Self promotion is about being visible. Here are twenty ways to build a successful career by actively and visibly -- promoting yourself.
Tags:  Career strategies, Branding

Employee confronting badly behaving cubicle neighbor

Working in a cubicle does not have to be an unpleasant experience, if all cubists follow the proper rules of cube etiquette ...
Tags:  Office behavior, Co-Workers, Cubicles

Bored employee, stuck in a job

For anyone who has felt stifled by the day-in and day-out routine of their work, here are some ...
Tags:  Job satisfaction, Dead end job

Woman being talked about

Office politics got you tied up in knots? Learn how to deal with them in a diplomatic way.
Tags:  Office behavior, Office politics, Job stress

Woman who can't stand her co-worker

Working with someone you don’t care for can be difficult. However, sometimes it’s just part of the business ...
Tags:  Difficult co-worker, Office behavior, Job stress

Husband and wife wearing boxing gloves

Talking to your spouse about your job and the people you work with can be healthy or not ...
Tags:  Marriage problem, Boss relationship, Relationship issues

Caption Test.

Although women publicly speak out against the glass ceiling, and say they want to get ahead, the truth ...
Tags:  Women co-workers, Women and office politics

College graduate ready to look for a job

Matching a college degree to a real world career isn't always that easy. The important thing is to ...
Tags:  First job, Looking for work, College degree

Compensation report

Thinking of asking for a raise? Then read further to understand the process behind determining the value of ...
Tags:  Interview Skills, Compensation, Salary levels

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Asking for a Raise

Asking for a raise seems simple enough until you realize that just asking probably won’t get the job done. Be sure you can present your boss with the right justification to give you what you deserve.

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Tags:  Compensation, Management, Pay increase
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