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WORKING: Use It Or Lose It

If you’re like lots of workers, you lost some vacation time at the end of the year. A Harris Interactive survey at the end of last year found many people forfeited some of their accumulated vacation time simply because...

January 25, 2012
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WORKING: Just One More Thing...

A job interview is as much about you your potential new employer selling you on their organization as it is about you selling yourself to them. Our work and career guru Brandon Smith says there’s some essential...

January 18, 2012

Signs Your Boss Doesn't Like You

Does your boss like you? And what if he or she doesn’t? What could that mean for you and your career? Simply put – really bad stuff could be in store for you. The horror stories I have heard from those whose bosses didn...

January 12, 2012
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WORKING: The Performance Review

With the new year comes the annual gauntlet of performance reviews for many companies and employees. Many managers see them as one more task on a likely overloaded to-do list, and many employees dread going through the...

January 12, 2012
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WORKING: Where's Your Career Going?

It seems like a pretty easy question: What do you really like to do? But in the context of your job (and more broadly, your career), lots of us find it difficult to answer. Our career expert Brandon Smith says that’s...

January 4, 2012

Setting Inspirational Goals for 2012

‘Tis the season for goal setting, at least that has always been the case for me this time of year. In fact, my wife turned to me last night and said “so, what are your goals for 2012?” Before I share with you my...

December 29, 2011

What If You Had Only One Year To Live?

What if you had only one year to live? I know… what a depressing thought, but hear me out. Let’s just say, solely for argument’s sake, you were told that your days were numbered and you only had a year left. What would...

December 21, 2011

Have You Forgotten Who You Are?

Have you forgotten who you are? I’m not talking about the forgetfulness that accompanies a long night out or the foggy haze that results from pulling too many sleepless nights in a row. I’m talking about who you “really...

December 21, 2011
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WORKING: Career Derailers

As the year draws to a close, it’s time to think about those New Year’s resolutions. (OK, I admit, I haven’t figured any out yet, either.) Maybe there’s something in your working life that could use some attention....

December 20, 2011
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WORKING: Managing Your Online Self

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...

December 20, 2011

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