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A Professional’s Guide to Asking for Your Old Job Back (Without Begging)

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A Professional’s Guide to Asking for Your Old Job Back (Without Begging)

You’re a few months to a year into what you thought would be your dream job. You left a perfectly good job in order to take this one because you thought it would be a better opportunity. But now that some time has passed, it’s clear you were dead wrong. Not only is this not the job of…

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4 Sneaky Ways to Figure Out How to Get on Your Boss’ Good Side

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4 Sneaky Ways to Figure Out How to Get on Your Boss’ Good Side

When you ask people for advice on how to get on your boss’ good side, the first thing they probably recommend is sucking up. Kidding. Maybe. No, the first thing a good friend would suggest is asking your boss about her work style, and then aligning it with your own. That’s not a bad suggestion—in fact, having that…

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How to Throw a Work Event That Doesn’t Suck

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How to Throw a Work Event That Doesn’t Suck

We’ve all been to lifeless work events. You know the ones—big on the conference ballrooms, sparse on the hors d’oeuvres. It’s easy to see why some events flop. What’s more difficult is figuring out how to throw an off-duty soirée that’s a hit. The key is to think more about the people attending the event…

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How to Cut All of Your Emails in Half (So People Actually Read Them)

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How to Cut All of Your Emails in Half (So People Actually Read Them)

When it comes to emails, I tend to be pretty wordy. I live with an intense fear of coming off as too direct or cold, and there’s something about all of those extra words, niceties, and (embarrassingly) exclamation points that make me sound a little warmer and friendlier. But, here’s the thing: I’m ultimately wasting my own time—along…

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This Is How You Ask Your Boss for Professional Development Budget

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This Is How You Ask Your Boss for Professional Development Budget

You somehow missed the class on navigating Excel spreadsheets. You don’t know how to read HTML. You don’t have the first clue how to fix or even size a photo in Photoshop. While not integral to your daily role, these things keep popping up, and you groan inwardly every time they do. You see, you…

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Don’t Panic: 9 Articles to Help You if You’re Second-Guessing Your New Job

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Don’t Panic: 9 Articles to Help You if You’re Second-Guessing Your New Job

So many of us have been there. After dry cleaning all of your best suits, taking time off work to perfect your resume, and participating in several rounds of interviews, you finally land an awesome and exciting new job. Only “awesome and exciting” may be overstating things a bit. You’re barely a month in and…

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Here’s What Hiring Managers Really Think When They Stalk You Online

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Here’s What Hiring Managers Really Think When They Stalk You Online

When you apply for a job, hiring managers are scoping you out to determine if your experience, skills, attitude, and personality traits prove you’re a perfect fit for their open role and company culture. And to do that, they do what all of us do when we need information: They turn to Google. So, whether…

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Make it Count: 3 Ways to Make Your Online Class Worth It

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Make it Count: 3 Ways to Make Your Online Class Worth It

The first step is over: You’ve signed up for an online course. Now what? First of all, kudos to you for taking the initiative. With so many subject areas to choose from and talented professors to study under, we have our fair share of options today—particularly when it comes to advancing our careers. Perhaps you’re ready…

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