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WORKING: Long Hours

That 12-hour workday is bad for the balance in your life, sure. But it will pay off eventually, right? Maybe not. “Working long hours is actually really, really bad for your career,” says Brandon...

November 4, 2013

WORKING: Keep This To Yourself

Many of us think of the human resources department as, well, a resource. They are people who can help us when we’re having trouble at work or with our benefits. Workplace consultant Brandon Smith...

October 21, 2013

WORKING: Bouncing Back From Failure

The Braves and Falcons have experienced some very public failures at work this week. How do you bounce back after you blow your big work project? “You can usually reclaim your position within 12...

October 14, 2013

WORKING: Learning From The Shutdown

The federal government shutdown continues this morning. Our Working guy says compromising in Congress, like in any workplace, has to be about putting yourself in the other person’s shoes. “You should...

October 7, 2013

WORKING: Self-Employed Stigma

People who are entrepreneurs or who have been self-employed bring a lot of skills to the table when they apply for jobs. “Self-starter, innovative, you can wear multiple hats. You’re not gonna ever...

September 30, 2013

WORKING: Encore Careers Encore

A mid-50s government worker is nearing retirement and looking for a lower-paying job with less responsibility. She has been applying for jobs that fit the bill, but no one will hire her, even though...

September 23, 2013

Ask Dr. Sandy: A Dark Side of the Night Shift

If you’re a woman, and work the night shift, listen up! A new study found women who worked the night shift for 30 years or more had twice the risk of getting breast cancer. Why this link?...

September 18, 2013

WORKING: Unconventional Networking

Are you tired of the same old job-fair networking routine? Posting constant updates on Linked In? Always being ready with the short elevator pitch to give people over coffee or at events? Our career...

September 16, 2013

WORKING: Encore Careers

Encore careers. Second acts. Reinventing yourself. Whatever you call it, the idea is that older workers decide to jump ship in their careers and try something completely different. Sometimes those...

September 9, 2013

WORKING: Appreciating Your Boss

We spend a lot of time talking about dealing with -- or getting away from -- bad bosses during our regular GPB Radio conversations with Brandon Smith. Often, that’s prompted by a question from a...

September 2, 2013