Author: christinam

Christina Majaski is a freelance writer, editor, and digital content pro for more than 11 years. Her work includes creating and editing content for popular publications focusing on parenting, personal finance, law, business, careers, and many others. Christina lives in Central Minnesota with her daughter Chloe and her best dog friend, Monty.

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What Not to Leave Behind After an Interview

When you’re interviewing for jobs, it’s important to be remembered. Oftentimes employers must weed through stacks of resumes and cover letters after days of interviews with prospective employees whose lists of experiences, training, and skills are all painfully similar. In these instances, the right Leave-Behind can become a valuable tool in giving...
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3 Reasons Interns Are Not Entry-Level Employees

Aside from the ongoing debate whether internships are legitimate opportunities for students to gain valuable work experience or just opportunities for companies to obtain cheap labor, another question being considered is whether or not interns are entry-level employees. (Photo Credit: Victor1558/Flickr) Internships have long been thought of as a great way for...
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Slacker vs. Creative: Why You Can’t Work 9 to 5

Although there are probably thousands of people working 9-to-5s who will tell you they don’t particularly enjoy their jobs, research indicates that creative types struggle with the standard workday more than regular employees. And then there are those who just have a difficult time working at all. Are you too creative for...
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5 Signs That No, You Do Not Have Great Multitasking Skills

Out of all of the skills printed on resumes, multitasking is probably the most overused. It is rare that an applicant will admit that he or she is unable to manage more than one task at a time, but unrealistic to believe that the entire job-force has great multitasking skills. Here are...
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5 Ways to Survive a Boring Friday Afternoon at Work

Sure, it’s Friday and we are super duper glad and TGIFing everyone sometimes as early as Thursday. But, sometimes, those last few hours of work make the best day of the work week, downright painful. Here are 5 ways to survive a boring Friday afternoon at work. 1.  Leave the Fun Tasks...
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How Not To Act When You Don’t Like Your Coworkers

Very few workplaces are without occasional bickering and drama amongst co-workers. The reality is, if you spend that much time with anyone, you are likely going to start becoming annoyed by any number of pet peeves or idiosyncrasies. Although most of us are pretty good at refraining from throat punching people we...
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10 Most Obese Professions: Our Jobs May Be Making Us Fat

Medical issues aside, it has become pretty clear that maintaining a healthy weight involves healthy eating and exercise. There is another element however, that may be contributing to our weight issues and you may be surprised to find out what it is. Your profession may be making you obese. And surprisingly enough,...
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10 Crazy Workplace Rules You Won’t Believe

Every workplace needs some rules. They are what prevents employees from clocking in late, getting drunk at their desks, and for the most part, they are designed to ensure productivity. However, sometimes rules cross the line into absurdity. Reddit recently asked its users for examples of absurd rules that were enforced in...
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How to Deal With Difficult Co-workers

Imagine walking into your office each morning, and it’s glowing with sunshine, birds are chirping, and your co-workers break into a flash mob and start singing “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”. And then everyone hugs until skipping to their cubicles. Unfortunately, this isn’t the environment of most offices. There always...
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10 Signs You Love Your Job

At a time when it seems that more people are taking jobs out of necessity rather than passion, it may be difficult to imagine that people exist who really love their jobs. While you may not refer to your job as your BFF or dream of your cubicle each night, you may...
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Employee of The Year: Chinese Journalist Interrupts Her Wedding to Cover an Earthquake

Just when you thought you had made the ultimate sacrifice for your job by skipping lunch, someone like Chen Ying, a news reporter in China, goes and ditches her own wedding to cover a massive earthquake that hit the city of Ya’an. In her wedding dress, no less. Here at PayScale, we...