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What does it take to make an employee leave a job voluntarily, in a tough economy? A bad boss.
If you want to have a successful career, what you do when you're not at work could be just as important as what you do when you're in the office.
Unemployment is slowing improving, but that doesn't mean that workers' fear of getting laid off is also on the decline. The best way to achieve job security these days is to make yourself essential personnel in the eyes of your boss.
What is it about the office environment that brings out the mean girl (or boy) in some people? Years after we've graduated from high school, we still sometimes have to put up with juvenile behavior from our coworkers.
Younger workers generally expect to put in a few years before ascending to management roles. For Gen Y, however, it's been a long wait.
Designer Robby Leonardi's talent is too huge to be expressed in anything other than 8-bit graphics. His interactive resume looks more like a Super Mario-style game than the standard CV, and it's getting a lot of attention from retro game lovers on the internet.
Regardless of what generation we're part of, we all heard the same thing in school when we were growing up: "The jobs of tomorrow don't even exist yet!" What most of our teachers failed to mention is that the majors of tomorrow are probably being invented as well.
Students at the University of California at Irvine received an email earlier this week from their Career Center, offering advice on "How to Ace That Job Interview." Several were sufficiently peeved enough to forward the email to Jezebel, citing the sexism of the images within.
It's harder to avoid frenemies at work than it is in your personal life. The combination of forced proximity and the natural interdependence of colleagues trying to get stuff done makes them almost impossible to avoid.
How often do you check your email? If you're like most of us, you read that sentence, laughed nervously, and checked to make sure your smartphone was where you left it. In other words, the vast majority of us check our email way, way too often for productivity (or sanity).
Most of the big news in our Generations at Work data package is about Baby Boomers and Millennials. The former can't retire; the latter can't start their careers. But what about Gen Xers, the erstwhile slackers and marginally employed baristas of every workplace trend article of the '90s?
Confidence is important, whether you're interviewing for a new job or trying to get promoted at the one you already have. Even if you're completely happy where you are on the corporate ladder, being confident will help you persuade other people to support you, which is essential for getting buy-in for your projects and achieving your goals. But what if you're not a naturally confident person?
The average number of people who apply for any given job is 118, with only 20 percent of those applicants being awarded an interview, according to a Forbes article. If you want to secure your chances at being part of that 20 percent, then be sure NOT to follow these 10 pieces of job hunting advice.
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