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12 Tips for Coping With a Lousy Work Environment

Unless you’re one of the lucky few, you probably don’t wake up every day super enthusiastic about going to work. That’s why they call it “work,” after all. If they didn’t pay you, you wouldn’t show up. That said, some jobs are more soul-destroying than others, and sooner or later, we all find ourselves in situations we truly dread. If your morning begins with a stomachache...

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07 Aug 2014
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3 Reputation-Killers to Avoid at Work

Everyone makes mistakes, but some gaffs are worse than others. According to John Brandon of Inc., there are certain snafus that can actually ruin your good name, and in a great Daily Muse post called “3 Surefire Ways to Kill Your Reputation,” he shares excellent tips on what not to do at your place of employment.

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06 Aug 2014
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Will Latinos Rescue Detroit’s Economy?

In Detroit, Latinos might not have much in the way of political power, but they do have numbers. Over the last 20 years, Tony Castro reports for Voxxi.com, the city’s Latino population has risen from 28,473 to 48,679, and it’s still growing. This is significant, since the city’s overall population has fallen 26 percent since 2000, as the unemployment rate has tripled.

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05 Aug 2014
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Improve Your Conversation Skills With These 4 Tips

Is there a difference between “hearing” and “listening?” There sure is — at least according to professional-development expert and WordSmithRapport founder Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq. In a terrific Black Enterprise post titled “Listen Up: 4 Ways to Improve Every Conversation,” Mariama-Arthur explains that listening entails being “actively engaged in the conversation” — something that’s tremendously important in the workplace. Merely listening is bound to make meetings...

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04 Aug 2014
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Learn to Love Your Job With These 3 Steps

In the professional world, people often feel the need to choose between happiness and success. That’s according to Laura Garnett of Inc., who’s penned a great piece for the Daily Muse titled “3 Simple Ways to Love Your Job (Any Job).” As Garnett writes, many of us sacrifice joy in order support a family or live the lifestyle we feel the need to live. “Being...

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01 Aug 2014
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4 Tips for Discovering Your Niche

What are you good at? It sounds like a simple question, but there’s more to it than you might imagine. Think beyond the easy answers — “plumbing,” “creating spreadsheets,” “processing invoices” — and consider what you really bring to a job. Top-ranking CEOs are able to do this, and that’s part of the reason they earn the big bucks.

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31 Jul 2014
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Career Mistakes You’ll Regret In the Long Run

As far as water metaphors are concerned, bestselling author and career expert Rick Smith prefers oceans to ponds. When we think about our careers, he says, we need to imagine we’re paddling across the Atlantic and not get caught up in short-sighted thinking. In a terrific Forbes post called “5 Career Mistakes You Will Regret in 10 Years,” Smith warns of five ways that failing to take...

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30 Jul 2014
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What Work Environments Should You Avoid?

Like most Americans, you probably feel the need to work, and in this tough job climate, you might be tempted to take anything that comes along. But don’t do it! That’s according to China Okasi, who’s written a great post for Madame Noire titled “Bad Work Environments You Should Avoid.” Read on to see the four “land mines” she suggests you sidestep, lest you wind up...

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29 Jul 2014
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Awesome Job-Search Tips for New College Grads

In May 2014, U.S. employers posted 4.6 million job openings, the most since 2007. Despite the rise in opportunities, competition remains fierce, and many new college grads will face an uphill battle while looking for their first full-time jobs. Searching for work can be a long, frustrating process, but as Helen Evans, marketing manager of JobTonic.com, writes for SayCampusLife.com, there are ways to stay motivated...

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28 Jul 2014
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How to Ease Stress at Work

Stress has a funny way of finding you. Even if you’re someone who exercises, manages your time properly, and gets regular massages, you may find yourself feeling the pressure of day-to-day life. What’s a modern gay or gal supposed to do? In a great Daily Worth post (via the Daily Muse), Erinn Bucklan has outlined “6 Ways You’re Stressing Yourself Out (and How to Stop).”...

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25 Jul 2014
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