How to Deal with Negative Coworkers All Day

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Even if you love your job, negative coworkers can make you dread coming in every day. It can be exhausting to deal with a constant onslaught of negativity, bringing down your mood and harming morale throughout the team. Luckily, there are things you can do to handle negative coworkers. Here are four examples of issues… Read more »


5 Tips to Keep You from Making a Bad Hire

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The interview is one of the most critical parts of your hiring process. It gives you a chance to learn more about the candidates, filling in information that simply wouldn’t fit on a resume. However, if you don’t handle the interview properly, you may be setting yourself up for a bad hiring decision. When you… Read more »


Owning Up to Your TRUE Strengths and Weaknesses

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When looking to further your career, or looking for a job, conventional wisdom advises that you should examine your strengths and weaknesses. All too often, however, we don’t do this. This is a real mistake because it can actually set us up to fail when we overestimate our capabilities. This is a common error, according… Read more »


Read to Lead

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You may be working now in some management position, or looking for a job with management duties. Either way, business consultant John Coleman says you can really help yourself by reading more, especially by reading more widely and more deeply. People in business are reading less than they used to, he says. And this is… Read more »


Keeping Up With Change

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If you are considering a career change or even a new job in your field down the road, you need to start preparing now for the new kinds of skills you will need. That’s the advice from three business analysts, Leonard Schlesinger, Charles Kiefer and Paul Brown. They believe it takes about 1,000 hours of… Read more »


Handling a Bad Co-worker

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What’s that old saying? “Work would be great except for the people”? Sadly, that phrase is too true too often: co-workers really can make one’s work life miserable. If you’re stuck in a cubicle farm or facility with a “bad” co-worker, read below for some tips on how to cope. Act fast. Don’t tolerate the… Read more »


Why We Fudge the Truth at Work

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Human resources is a people business. You have to deal with employees in a number of different ways, from dealing with routine administrative activities to performance issues. As a result, knowing how to communicate effectively is important. And finding out what is really going on in a situation is critical. Sometimes that becomes difficult, because… Read more »


When It’s Time to Let a Goal Go

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Setting goals can be a potent way to help you succeed, to make progress. But, from time to time, it is also necessary to take a look at the goals you have set, to evaluate them, to see if they are still doable, and still what you want to do. Depending on your progress, you… Read more »


Tips for Better Public Speaking

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If you have to give a presentation or make a speech – and many of us will do so at least once in our careers – take note that you need to pay as much attention to the pacing, intonation and timing of your speech as you do to the content. Jerry Weissman, a leading… Read more »


The Jobs Are Still Out There

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Although the economy is growing, it’s doing so very sluggishly, with unemployment  still hovering around nine percent. For every job available, there are about four unemployed people, according to statistics. The news focuses relentlessly on layoffs and the long-term unemployed. As unemployment remains high, people become anxious about job security and the stability of their… Read more »