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  • How to Manage Your Micromanager and Survive

    Micromanagers have to be in control of everything all the time, even the tiniest mundane details -- not exactly a great quality in a boss. While it is not pleasant for you, the worker, to feel that you have no autonomy, micromanagers are usually pretty stressed out themselves, either because they are under a lot of pressure from above or because they simply don't know how to delegate responsibility. You can, however, develop some working habits that will make your micromanager proud, and potentially cause him to loosen his grip.

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  • Some Companies Want SAT Scores From Potential Hires

    If you didn't wow your guidance counselor with your SAT scores, but still got into and graduated from college, you might have thought that the tyranny of the College Board had receded from your life. But not so fast: some big employers like Goldman Sachs or Amazon still ask candidates for their SAT scores, decades after the test. Why would companies put so much weight on tests you took before you could legally vote?

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  • 3 Benefits of Whole Foods' Open Salaries

    While some companies still cling to policies that bar employees from discussing their salaries, Whole Foods is one that actually allows and encourages you to peep your co-workers' salaries. Even if you don't want to disclose what you’re making (or not making) there are benefits to open salaries. Here are three.
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  • 4 Ways Boston's New Program Could Fix the Gender Wage Gap

    While recent data has shown that the gender wage gap isn’t as wide as we thought it was, there is still a gap. In Boston, for example, women make 83 cents for each dollar a man makes and in an effort to close that gap, the city is attempting a new, different method. Here are four ways this new program could actually work.
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  • Google Is Looking for 'Learning Ability' in Prospective Hires

    If you want to work at Google, forget about impressing them with your fancy college degree, in-demand major, or sterling GPA. According to a recent article in The New York Times, what Google is really looking for is the ability to learn.

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  • 3 Ways to Manage Your Difficult Boss

    Americans who work full-time may spend more time interacting with co-workers and managers than with their own family and friends. Their relationships at work, however, are far different than with trusted friends. When bosses are difficult people, workers often do not have the freedom to confront them or to demand to be treated with common courtesy. For those employees who are not lucky enough to work for polite people, these three strategies may help them maintain their sanity.

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  • It's Time Once Again for 'How Not to Do a Conference Call'

    AOL CEO Tim Armstrong has done it again: during a conference call to explain changes to staffers' 401(k) plans, he mentioned that some of the cost was because two AOL-ers had "distressed babies" in 2013.

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  • 10 Popular Twitter Hashtags for Job Seekers to Follow

    Hiring managers are beginning to veer away from conventional methods of advertising job vacancies, and they are, instead, turning to social media to locate qualified candidates. Their weapon of choice? A little thing known as a hashtag. See how hashtags are a candidate’s best friend when it comes to finding a job in today’s digital age.
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  • How to Make Your Boss Listen to Your Ideas

    Employees are the ones who come up with the best solutions to workplace problems. There are a number of reasons bosses don’t always want to listen (other than because you once suggested Beer Day and Do Nothing Day). So how do you get your boss to listen to your great ideas?
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  • Who Wants to Raise the Minimum Wage? The Answer May Surprise You

    Is raising the federal minimum wage rate beneficial to the economy or not? We'll take a look at who's for and against raising the wage and how level of education affects people's opinions.
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  • New Book Says Working Moms Can Have Their Cake and Eat It Too

    Going back to work after having a child can be a tough decision for many working mothers, because they fear motherhood means their careers have to suffer. A new book shows working that parenting and career success aren’t mutually exclusive.
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  • 7 Employee Perks at Tech Companies [infographic]

    Nowadays, most of us would be happy just to have health insurance and maybe some paid vacation, but it's still fun to read about some of the crazier perks available to employees of companies like Google and Twitter. Especially since, once you really dig in, it's pretty clear that some of these fringe benefits aren't all they're cracked up to be.

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  • What Do the Best Places to Work Really Have in Common?

    Lists of the best places to work are released every year -- sometimes a couple times a year -- and it seems like the same companies (like Google, for instance) appear on these lists over and over. As it turns out, workplaces that are consistently voted the best places to work have a few common elements.
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  • Apple Vows to Diversify Its Board With More Women

    Apple currently only has one female board member, Andrea Jung, former CEO of Avon Products, Inc., on its eight-member, all-white and male-dominant board of directors. Recently, however, the company announced that it was taking steps to change that.
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  • Why Being a Whistle-blowing Employee Is a Good Thing

    Many employees are discouraged to voice their concerns in the workplace, especially those that are not in managerial or upper-level positions. However, we’ll take a look at how speaking up can actually make you a valuable asset to your employer.
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  • Ready to Quit? It's Probably Because of Your Boss

    The recession caused many people to lose their cushy corporate jobs, and forced the newly unemployed to take on whatever job came their way, because any job was better than no job. Right? As it turns out, not really. We’ll examine how neglectful bosses are the cause of millions of employees ditching their jobs for bigger and better career opportunities.
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  • Social Media Marketer – Most In-Demand Job Skill of 2013

    If you’re looking to keep your professional skills current in 2014, then you might want to consider adding social media marketing to your list of credentials, especially since it topped LinkedIn's list of the hottest job skills of 2013.
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  • 3 Ways Social Media Can Make You a Better Employee

    Professionals utilize social media to enhance their candidacy, network, and online brand, but many people overlook the value it can bring to their current employer, too. Let’s take a look at how social media can make you a more valuable employee.
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  • Bill Gates Was Some Lucky Person's Secret Santa on Reddit

    Social media is one of the greatest ways to connect with loved ones and complete strangers around the world – so, why not use it for a nationwide Secret Santa gift exchange? That’s what many companies, big and small, have been doing across the nation to spread some good ol’ holiday spirit. You never know who you might get.
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  • Why One Company Decided to Nix Management Entirely

    What if your employer told you that you would have full control over your day-to-day functions and responsibilities at work from here on out? One brave company took the road less traveled and did just that. See what led to the decision to eliminate management and give employees full control of their lives and careers.
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