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Coming out of the Closet at Work

How will your coworkers react? Will your job still be safe? Are you coming out because you want to, or do you feel obligated to do so? Is it practical to come out on...

Meeting Manners

It is safe to say that Woody Allen wasn't referring to business meetings when he said, "Eighty percent of success is showing up." A great deal more is required to produce a successful meeting--preparation, organization,...

Gender Communication Differences and Strategies

What can your organization do to create more equality for men and women? The first step to creating equality is understanding the different strengths and styles that different genders bring to the work table....

How to Turn a Seasonal Retail Job into a Permanent Position

If you have ever worked in retail, then you probably know that most seasonal employees are not kept more than a few months. Once a peak holiday season (Christmas and back to school) is...
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How to Leave Your Job Gracefully

People hold an average of four jobs during their twenties. By the time you're 30, leaving a job should be old hat. You'll be numb to the awkwardness and anxiety of announcing your "resignation"-right?...

Ten Things to do if you Really, Really Hate Your Job

1. Begin focusing on what you want instead of how much you want to escape. When you find yourself sharing the latest horror story, stop in mid-sentence and say, "What I want to have is..." 2....

How To Make Yourself More Marketable

In the context of job hunting, "marketability" refers to several things. First of all, it refers to how desirable a candidate is for employment consideration; on other words, what he or she is worth...

Tips on Presenting Your First Paper at A Conference

Conferences are where the latest discoveries, technologies and science are first announced, and being accepted to present your work at a conference is a vital step in your career. (Sometimes it?s even a condition...
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Surviving Office Politics At Your New Job

Whether you are just starting your first job or your 10th job, you will find that office politics is consistent in all companies. Office politics is something that is inherent in any company you...

Can Your Personality Get You Fired?

Job candidates rarely admit to being fired for poor performance... and they might just be telling the truth. A Harvard University study found that for every dismissal based on failure to perform, there are...

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