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How to complete a strong self-evaluation for your performance review

Is it time to do a self-evaluation for your performance review? We walk you through exactly how to write one, including what to highlight and what to avoid.
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How to answer “what are your salary expectations” in a job interview

Salary negotiation has gotten more complicated, even with the rise of pay transparency. We have three strategies for answering the question "what are your salary expectations" in a job interview, including how to gracefully avoid answering the question completely.
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What makes a good boss? How to be a good manager and leader

Do you want to learn how to be a good boss? Here are seven attributes for what makes a boss good and how to develop them in yourself.
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How to ask for a raise when you are underpaid

Learn how to determine if you are underpaid—and if so, how to ask for a raise to bring your salary to a fair market rate.
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Do employers have to disclose pay ranges to job candidates?

In some states, employers are required to disclose salary ranges to job seekers. Which states and what does this mean for salary negotiation?
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How to Manage Your Time and Prioritize Your Workload

Are you the kind of person who struggles to get a handle on your to-do list? Are you sometimes scared to even start a list because there are too many things to capture? Whether you’re trying to be more efficient, trying to get more done, or trying to find a way to...
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7 Common Remote Work Mistakes, and How to Recover

Looking for research? View PayScale’s Research and Strategy Guide on How to Set Pay for Remote Workers Millions of people around the globe are working from home right now in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Remote work under these kinds of circumstances comes with its own special challenges. Millions of...
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How to Work With Anxiety During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Millions of computer-bound professionals have suddenly found themselves working from home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, either by company mandate or through chosen social distancing. We’re all dealing with a “new normal” that can make our worries and anxieties go through the roof. So how do you find your focus, get things...
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31 Pi Day Inspirational Quotes From Mathematicians, Physicists and Scientists

Over 30 years ago, physicist Larry Shaw celebrated the first Pi Day on March 14. The date, 3.14, was meant to signify the first three digits of pi, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. In a bit of serendipity, March 14 is also Albert Einstein’s birthday. History.com notes: The...
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The 1 Thing That’s Better For Your Career Than Passion, According to Harvard

AnnaMarie Houlis via Fairygodboss You know what they say. “Love what you do, and you’ll never work a day in your life!” “Follow your passions!” “You only live once, so you might as well do what you love!” It’s ingrained in us from the time we’re kids. When we grow up, we...
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7 Things You Can Do to Make Your Workplace Better for Women

Unless things change, it will take 208 years before the United States achieves gender parity, according to the World Economic Forum. Women are less represented in government, popular entertainment, board seats and Fortune-500 leadership. Women also earn less than men — only 79 cents on the dollar, according to PayScale’s report on...
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You’ve Probably Already Guessed the Most Popular Employee Appreciation Gift

When it comes to employee appreciation gifts, according to a new survey from Robert Half, most workers would prefer that their companies say thank you with money. Per the survey, the most popular employee acknowledgement was cash, with 54% of respondents saying that’s how they’d prefer to be recognized. Next up: a...

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