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Bosses play favorites when they’re hiring people. (Photo Courtesy of Michael Lokner via Flickr.)

WORKING: Playing Favorites

Joshua Stewart - Friday, October 14, 2011 - 7:01am

Perhaps we all suspected this already. But now we know: bosses play favorites when they’re promoting people. A recent survey showed bosses admit that it happens, and that it often doesn’t result in the best person...

How do you decide between two job offers? Brandon Smith guides us this week. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Patterson via Flickr.)

WORKING: Deciding Between Two Job Offers

Joshua Stewart - Friday, October 21, 2011 - 8:46am

It’s a nice spot to be in: you’ve been interviewing for jobs and now two companies have made you an offer. An embarrassment of riches, really, especially in this economy. Ah, but both of these companies are part of the...

Brandon says, have a plan BEFORE you go back to school. More, on this week's Working segment. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Patterson.)

WORKING: Back To School

Joshua Stewart - Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 9:23am

“I’m going back to school.” It’s a pretty common thing to hear these days from people who are looking for work (or more work or different work). Even undergrads are doing it, foregoing those first few years of working...

This week from Brandon: how to help your kids avoid catching your stress. (Photo Courtesy of Michael Lokner via Flickr.)

WORKING: Stress And Your Kids

Joshua Stewart - Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 10:23am

You make it home at the end of a hard day at work, and you’re feeling the strain of an important deadline looming. But for the sake of the kids, you put on a happy face, laugh, play and bury the stress so they won’t be...

We've been putting it off, but now we're finally talking about overcoming procrastination. (Photo Courtesy of Michael Lokner.)

WORKING: Don't Put It Off

Joshua Stewart - Friday, November 18, 2011 - 9:31am

If you’re a procrastinator, then you’re doomed to constantly delay doing things you need to finish, right? Perhaps not. Even though we often use that label – “I’m just a procrastinator” – there are reasons we put things...

Brandon Smith explains how a holiday job can be a step up. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Patterson via Flickr.)

WORKING: Holiday Jobs

Joshua Stewart - Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 8:56am

Now is the time for all you holiday elves to grab that part-time work for the next few weeks, whether it’s in retail, package delivery companies, or other businesses that have extra work around the holidays. You might...

Our work guru Brandon Smith answers a question from a blog reader this week. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Patterson via Flickr.)

WORKING: Sharing Praise

Joshua Stewart - Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 9:24am

When a customer or client sends some well-deserved praise your way at work, you might want to share it with your boss. And maybe the next boss up the chain, too. But should you? Our workplace expert Brandon Smith...

(Photo Courtesy of Tim Patterson via Flickr.)

WORKING: Do What You Love

Joshua Stewart - Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 10:11am

Do what you love. Sounds like decent advice for a fulfilled life, right? But how practical is it? Brandon Smith explains why he thinks it’s a valuable suggestion and how you can make it happen in this week’s Working on...

(Photo Courtesy of Tim Patterson via Flickr.)

WORKING: Workplace Flexibility

Joshua Stewart - Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 10:05am

Having a little flexibility at work is becoming a big draw for potential employees. A recent Harris Interactive survey showed that more than half of workers factor in the workplace’s flexibility when considering an...

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WORKING: Managing Your Online Self

Joshua Stewart - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 2:03am

Before you post that latest presidential election poll on Facebook and comment on how your candidate is doing, consider this: Your current (and maybe prospective) bosses could read that. And they might not share your...


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