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3 Basic Business Behaviors You Learned Growing Up for Successful Businesses

Think back to that very first job you so desperately wanted to get in order to start your career. You most likely tapped into your network of friends and family to see if they had any connections. You certainly answered help wanted ads. You sent out resumes, followed up with calls and emails. ...




Job Search Etiquette: Interviewing While Employed

While in the market for a new job, you will always appear to be a stronger candidate when you are a valued asset to a team - even if it is a team you plan to leave. Arriving to an interview “unemployed” may raise a red flag and potentially pose some cause for concern. ...




Do You Need a New Job or a New Career?

How to Decide Whether to Change Jobs or Careers
 
Sadly, many studies show more workers hate their jobs than like them. When you dislike your job it can negatively affect everything else in your life. After all, you may spend at least half your waking hours at work each day. ...




Are You Being Bullied at Work? Here’s What to Do

If you’re having trouble motivating to go to work in the morning, you might hate your job — or you might be the victim of workplace bullying. Anyone can be a bully at work, whether it’s a boss or a co-worker or a client. If you’re a target, it’s important to recognize your situation and respond appropriately, in order to minimize the damage to your psyche and career. ...




That Time I Stopped Explaining Myself—and Then Got Everything I Wanted

I like to explain myself. At length. I will talk forever if that's what it takes to be understood. I explain myself to grocery store cashiers and waiters and Uber drivers and strangers on Twitter. I explain myself to dogs.
 
I am unnerved by coded, stilted, incomplete conversations that end with words like "It is what it is. ...




Going Back to Work When Your Kids Start School

Dealing With Practical Matters When You Go Back to Work
 
Some parents decide to take a hiatus from work when their children are born. They plan to return to work when their children have all started school. Some wait a little longer, perhaps until their children are old enough to be home alone after school. ...




If you’re serious about hiring a diverse staff, try actually posting your job

Last week, Emily Bell wrote a column in The Guardian examining the diversity (or lack thereof) in the hiring at high-profile digital startups like Vox, FiveThirtyEight and the First Look verticals. She noted that in setting off on their own to build new visions of what the industry could be, the likes of Ezra Klein and Nate Silver were just repackaging a lot of the same problems that have plagued our industry for years in terms of adequate newsroom representation of women and journalists of color. ...




Diversity in the Workplace: Benefits, Challenges and Solutions

Diversity in the Workplace: Benefits, Challenges and Solutions
 

 
Workplace diversity refers to the variety of differences between people in an organization.
 



 

That sounds simple, but diversity encompasses race, gender, ethnic group, age, personality, cognitive style, tenure, organizational function, education, background and more. ...




7 Careers that Exemplify Patriotism

You know that you love your country, but you're not sure where that love is going to take you. Politicians, lawyers, and police officers all play their part in furthering or protecting American interests; can there be other professions that accomplish the same? This article details the top 7 occupations for individuals who can't get enough of that red, white, and blue. ...




How to Make the Most of your Non-Dream/Temporary Job

Are you working a job that you just can't stand, but a better opportunity hasn't come along yet? Is the job a stepping stone that you must take before you start your real career, or is it just the best existing option that puts food on the table?
The American dream is a beautiful concept, but oftentimes you'll come across impediments that must be conquered before it can be fulfilled. ...