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Are You Too Smart for Your Job?

Every now and then, we all get the urge to change jobs. This is only natural. When contemplating whether to make the bold move of jumping ship, though, there’s a lot to consider. As Jessica Stillman of Inc. writes in a helpful Daily Muse post, you can sometimes improve your situation by simply adjusting your attitude, not hitting the want ads. Other times, you’ve to get...

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21 Aug 2014
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Stay on Task With These 4 Productivity Tips

The modern American workplace is filled with distractions. Even if you’re the type of person who keeps your head down and tries to stay on target, you’ve got text messages, IMs, and email alerts to contend with, and then there’s chattering coworkers and the constant chance someone will call a meeting. What’s a well-intentioned employee to do?

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20 Aug 2014
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How Lack of Diversity Is Bad for Business

At Fortune 500 companies, top leadership continues to be overwhelmingly “pale and male,” Sylvia Ann Hewlett writes in a post for Bloomberg.com. People of color hold a mere 11 percent of top leadership positions, while women account for only 5 percent of CEOs. There are even fewer openly LGBT professionals heading up major corporations. What this all means, Hewlett writes, is that for many ambitious workers,...

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19 Aug 2014
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Fight Stress With These 5 Unconventional Methods

Stress is everywhere. It’s a constant, and even if you could rid your life of surprise hiccups, like broken-down cars or unexpected visits from your in-laws, certain stressors, such as jobs and bills, would inevitably remain. The key, Jessica Stillman of Inc. writes in a post for the Daily Muse, is to “rewire how we respond to [stress] to minimize its negative impact on our lives.”

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18 Aug 2014
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Can Loving Your Job Be a Bad Thing?

For many of us, the ultimate goal is finding a job we love. Wouldn’t it be amazing to wake up in the morning and genuinely be excited about going to work? You’d think so, but according to a new study by Ide Katrine Birkeland, a PhD student at BI Norwegian Business School, passion for work can actually be bad for you.

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15 Aug 2014
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Unhappy at Work? Here’s How to Approach Your Boss

If you’re not completely satisfied with your job, rest easy — you’re not alone. At some point, we all come to feel discouraged and disengaged, and while that’s often a sign we need to move on and find something new, there are sometimes ways we can tweak our existing jobs and rectify the situation. How do you do it? According to freelance writer, editor, and...

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14 Aug 2014
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3 Ways to Make a Great Second Impression

Everyone knows the importance of a good handshake and a polite greeting. First impressions are crucial, and they can make or break a job interview or professional meeting. But after that, entrepreneur and former marketing exec Daron Pressley writes in a post for Black Enterprise, second impressions can be just as critical. What does he mean? Second impressions are made during the actual conversations that...

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13 Aug 2014
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How to Handle Being Fired: 5 Great Tips

You hear a lot of talk about the economic recovery, but if you’re one of the nearly 3 million Americans who lost their jobs in July 2014, you might not believe the hype. And even if you’re still gainfully employed, you never know when the ax might fall. As Micha Kaufman reports for Forbes, “layoffs still plague millions of Americans,” and sooner or later, you may...

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12 Aug 2014
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For Hispanics, Post-Recession Recovery Remains a Struggle

The economic recovery America is enjoying following the Great Recession hasn’t affected all segments of the population equally. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s July 2014 job statistics, the unemployment rate for Hispanics is 7.8 percent — well above the national average of 6.2 percent.

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11 Aug 2014
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How to Score Big at Your First Job

Everyone starts somewhere, and even if your first job isn’t one you plan on keeping for years and years, it can be a valuable experience that informs everything that follows. That’s according to Lauren Berger, founder of the website Intern Queen and author of two books, the most recent of which is called “Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and...

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08 Aug 2014
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