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How To Describe Yourself in One Word

How To Describe Yourself in One Word

Asking job candidates to describe themselves (or more specifically, to describe themselves in one word) is a pretty common personality-based interview question without a straightforward way to answer: it depends. According to Peggy McKee at Work It Daily, the answer depends on the position’s primary function, and the necessary qualities required to get the job […]

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What To Do When Your Boss Finds Out You’re Looking

What To Do When Your Boss Finds Out You’re Looking

What happens when your fear of being found job-hunting comes true?

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Go Ahead, Discuss Your Salary at Work

Go Ahead, Discuss Your Salary at Work

Many employees are surprised to learn that discussing your salary with coworkers isn’t illegal. Instead, the opposite is encouraged to help you negotiate a better salary.

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How to Deal with Lunch Break Interruptions

How to Deal with Lunch Break Interruptions

If you’re an hourly worker with an unpaid lunch hour, it can be frustrating to be routinely interrupted while on your break. Ask A Manager’s Allison Green recently advised someone with just that problem. Despite using a sign to signal being on his lunch break, a reader expressed that his coworkers often interrupted his unpaid […]

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How To Counter That Job Offer

How To Counter That Job Offer

What happens when you get an job offer that’s near perfect? You can either accept, decline, or negotiate to make it even better! How so? Glassdoor’s Amy Elisa Jackson explains how to counter without blowing the offer. In the article, Amy interviews Deepak Malhotra, the Eli Goldston Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School […]

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Why Hiring Managers Don’t Care About Your Degree

Why Hiring Managers Don’t Care About Your Degree

You’ve got a Masters Degree from a great university, and not much else! How can you make hiring managers see the value in your degree? A reader asks Alison Green on Ask A Manager, “I know it sounds whiny, but why does no one care about my degree? ”   Green wastes no time getting […]

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Should You Keep A Comfortable Job?

Should You Keep A Comfortable Job?

Your job has stagnated; you’re no longer learning new skills or expanding your resume. Are you hurting yourself by staying?

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Office Door Etiquette: Should I Keep My Door Open?

Office Door Etiquette: Should I Keep My Door Open?

Have you recently moved from a cubicle to an office? You may be wondering how to deal with external office noise and protocol when closing your door during the day.

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You Hate Your Boss. Now What?

You Hate Your Boss. Now What?

When dealing with a bad boss, your options are twofold: quit or make the situation more favorable. If quitting is out of the picture, the onus is on you to try and improve your situation. Once solution, according to Glassdoor’s Lillian Childress, is to simply ask your boss how you can do better: This strategy […]

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Just Started & Ready to Quit?

Just Started & Ready to Quit?

Did you know 31 percent of all new hires quit within the first 6 months on the job? That’s a surprisingly high number that comes down to three things: Employees not wanting to do the job they were hired for The job didn’t match the description they applied for They didn’t like their boss To […]

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