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  • Office Talk: When the Boss Talks About You
    It may feel like you're back in seventh grade. Two people in another room are talking about you. Instead of the popular girl and your best friend discussing your new haircut, your boss and your co-worker are discussing your job performance. And it's legal.
  • 4 Ways to Be More Likeable at Work (and in Life)
    If you need a little help in the likeability department, then look no further. Here are a few tips to get you on your way to a more career-friendly personality.
  • Even Recruiters Make Hilarious Mistakes

    Think about the worst job interview of your life, the one in which you spilled your coffee, couldn't even think of a placeholder answer for several questions, and developed an odd new twitch that now surfaces whenever you're nervous and out of your depth. Take comfort in this: at least you never sang a song to your dog.

  • How After-Work Drinks Help Your Career (If You're Careful)

    Socializing with co-workers gets a bad rap. For every story lauding the benefits of networking with your colleagues, you'll find three that tell you that even being in the same room with co-workers and alcohol can tank your career. So how do you get the best out of those after-work happy hours, without dealing the worst?

  • 3 Tips for Working Parents to Negotiate Flex-Schedules
    Flexible work arrangements have made returning to work a viable option for mothers who want to continue their careers, post-baby. Here are some tips for working moms to negotiate their way to flex-schedule freedom and, hopefully, get closer to achieving work-life balance.
  • Wanting It All Can Leave Working Moms Feeling Empty, Unless…
    Is the pursuit for family, career, and freedom really worth it? If you’re a working mom, you know that the quest to have it all is an endless battle that often leaves women feeling burnt out and unsatisfied in the end.
  • Pantene Encourages Women in Business to #WhipIt Good
    Women in business have been asked to break through, lean in, and now to whip it, thanks to a new Pantene commercial from the Philippines that illustrates the blatant double standards that exist for women in the workplace. Let your hair down, ladies. It’s time to rock out as women take yet another giant leap toward closing the gender gap.
  • 5 Ways to Completely Ruin Your Career at the Company Holiday Party
    A little booze never hurt anyone, right? Well, if you’re talking about boozing at the company holiday party, then you’re absolutely wrong. We’ll show you what to do if you care to obliterate any chances you have at a thriving career … ever.
  • Your Busy Co-workers Are Stressing You Out

    Feeling the heat at work? It might be your colleagues' fault. Working with people who rush around and convey an attitude of perpetual busyness elevates our stress level, according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal.

  • How Social Media Is Making Us All Narcissists [Infographic]
    If you're like most of us, your social media feeds are infested with selfies. Let's call it like it is: social media is bringing out the narcissist in all of us – and, boy, is it ugly.
  • Should Employees Be Allowed to Surf Social Media at Work?
    Social media can be a great escape for those times when work becomes overwhelming or downright boring. Not surprisingly, many companies are reluctant to encourage what they see as time-wasting on the part of their workers. Is it ever OK, then, for employers to limit their employees' use of social media at work?
  • How Not to Look Ugly on a Webcam [infographic]
    Virtual interviews and teleconferences are growing in popularity in the business world, so it’s essential that professionals know how to properly present themselves on camera. Here are a few simple, yet vital tips on how not to look ugly on a webcam. No, seriously: take notes.
  • How Personal Decisions Can Cost You Big Time Professionally
    We all know that personal and professional don’t mix, but what happens when it accidentally does and it costs you your job? Find out how to keep your personal life from negatively affecting your career.
  • The Case for Being Friends With Co-workers

    When it comes to personal relationships in the workplace, many career experts say you should be like a contestant on a reality TV show -- in other words, not here to make friends. But although socializing with colleagues can have its downsides, there are plenty of benefits to making friends at work.

  • 3 Tips for Dealing With a Sneaky, Manipulative Co-Worker
    Proving yourself to your boss is hard enough. Add those manipulative co-workers to the mix and you have yourself an impossible situation – or do you? We’ll examine how to identify who those wheeler-dealer colleagues are and how to effectively deal with them so that you can shine bright in your career.
  • Why You Should Call in Sick

    It's cold and flu season, and everyone in your office is sick. You can tell, because they're hacking and coughing in every cubicle and common area in your office. If only they'd stay home. Of course, when you fall ill, thanks to the fact that everyone at your company works when they're sick, you'll come in, too. And the cycle goes on.

  • 3 Business Lessons They Don't Teach In School (But Should)
    Learning from books is valuable but will only get you so far in life. The "school of hard knocks" is an effective teacher, and offers different lessons than in the halls of academia. Both sets of lessons are valuable and even necessary in the workplace. Here are some hard-knock lessons that universities should consider adding to the curriculum:
  • Working Parents, Want More Time With Family? There's a Law for That!
    Working parents might be able to breathe a little easier the next time they need to take time off of work to make it to their kid’s soccer game, thanks to The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013.
  • To Persuade People, Tell Them a Story
    Once upon a time Mr. Smith showed the CEO of Proctor & Gamble a PowerPoint presentation, but the CEO never looked at the pretty pictures on the big screen. That's because the CEO was more interested in what Mr. Smith had to say.
  • 4 Resiliency Lessons When Work Is Tough
    Work isn't always easy. Difficult bosses, difficult clients, and feeling trapped at work may lead to depression and other health problems. Building resiliency helps you maintain both physical and psychological health.