Top 10 Career Posts of 2013
What was on your mind this year? If you’re like most of us in the working world, it was a combination of professional ambition, terror of unemployment, and need for distraction — which we often satisfied by reading stories about celebrities’ professional ambition, terror, distraction, etc. Certainly, PayScale Career News‘s top posts seem to indicate that’s where our interest lay.
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Lots of people were curious to find out what happens to workers when the boss (and her brand) tank. There also might have been just the teeniest bit of schadenfreude involved in our interest in the decline and fall of the queen of butter.
Did you make any of these career-killing statements in 2013?
Do not twerk at work.
Arrogance and selfishness and incompetence, oh my — the worst things you can do for your career are also bad news for your life and relationships outside of work.
At some companies, you do not actually have the right to grow the facial hair of your choosing.
Your co-workers and friends are inundated with messages from recruiters, but you’re like the loneliest wallflower at the dance. Here’s why.
True toughness means never giving up on your dreams or surrendering your power.
We’ve all had that sinking feeling that our career is going nowhere. Sometimes, it’s just a bad day. Sometimes, it’s time to move on.
Here’s how to make sure you’re never part of the one club you never want to join.
Unsurprisingly, bad bosses make for unhappy workers. You don’t have to love your boss, but if you don’t have a decent working relationship with him or her, you won’t last long at your job.
Here’s hoping that 2014 is a year of good bosses, great jobs, and career stories that help us be our best selves, in the workplace and out of it.
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