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TidyDown

Laid Off? Clean Up!

Nobody, of course, wants to lose their job—especially when it was “nothing personal.” But it happens: one day you’re employed, the next day you’re sitting at home watching reruns on The Game Show Channel. Life isn’t fair, as the saying goes: wear a helmet. There’s no point being Pollyanna about it, but there’s nothing to

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YesThankYou

Is Accepting Praise Part of Getting Hired?

You’re in the middle of your second interview. You’re feeling positive about things, but the job isn’t yours yet. The interviewer mentions some high, difficult goal you achieved in a previous position. Instead of saying thank you, or giving more background on you resolved the issue, your response is to treat it like it’s no

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InterviewerJerk

How to Avoid Getting Hired by a Jerk

Most of us have, at least once, worked for a Class-A jerk. Maybe you’ve just quit working for one. Maybe you’re working for one now. In any event, you don’t want your next job to have that sort of boss…but how do you know beforehand? It’d be nice if we could look at a person

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goodhabits

Lost Your Job? Now’s the Time for New Habits

Experts will tell you that when you suddenly find yourself without a job, you should still keep up the routines you had when you were employed: go to bed at a reasonable hour, get up and dressed as if you were going to work, and the like. It’s good advice; we’ve offered it here on

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10 Tips to Better Networking

Some people seem born to network. They love working the crowd, meeting new people, and pressing the flesh. Others–perhaps the majority–are uncomfortable with the idea. But in this day and age, networking can be a key to making the sale. “That’s great,” you say. “But I’m not in the business of selling.” Don’t you believe

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laidoff

How to Handle Losing Your Job during the Holidays

Losing your job is always crushing; losing your job during the holidays–especially when you didn’t see it coming–can be emotionally crippling. It’s not just the idea of losing money in the midst of the buying season, although that is certainly bad enough. It’s also the feeling of isolation, like everyone around you is Santa Claus

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