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Email

How to fix things when an email chain spirals out of control

Emails, Slack messages, and other forms of business communication can go wildly wrong when someone says something that could be misconstrued. Here's how to clear up — and avoid — misunderstandings.

Advice

Here’s how to be less anxious while waiting to hear back about a job

Waiting to hear back after a job interview can be an excruciating exercise in anxiety. To be less anxious about the wait, change your outlook.

Exit Interviews

How honest should you be in your exit interview about your reasons for leaving?

If you are tempted to give ‘honest’ reasons for leaving or negative feedback during your exit interview, here are the 3 best reasons not to do it.

Advice

11 celebrities’ best advice to their younger selves

Here are the best pieces of life and career advice celebrities and leaders like Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey would give their younger selves, so that we can learn along with them, and hopefully learn to see a pitfall before we fall into it.

Happiness

3 ways to tell if your relationship is ruining your career

Giving your best both at work and in love is a tough task for most people, and it's a big reason why work/life balance continues to be a pressing topic for many professionals. Is your relationship hurting your career?

Productivity

Why making mistakes is actually good for business

Failure, mistakes, mishaps — they all play a vital role in helping employees learn and grow. Here are 4 steps to changing office culture to embrace that growth potential.

Productivity

5 ways to take a work break — and none include your phone

The next time you need to take a break at work, choose an activity that is restorative so you feel refreshed and more prepared to tackle the rest of your day. Here are the top nine.

Productivity

The 9 worst mistakes you can ever make at work

Beware the behaviors that will sink you at work. If you don't pay close attention you may just be guilty of one — or all nine — of them.

Office Life

7 fool-proof ways to stay positive in a toxic workplace

There’s a lot we need to do as a culture to improve the workplace, and while generally speaking the workplace at large is moving in a more empathetic, positive direction, toxic environments still exist. So what can you do to remain positive if you find yourself in this type of situation?

Office Life

Here’s when it is — and isn’t — okay to quit your new, horrible job

If you've ever had a no good, horrible first day at your new job, a treasonous thought may start to tempt you — how soon is too soon to quit?

Office Life

Five rude emails you send without realizing it

Avoid these top 5 worst emails sins.

Weather

4 ways to prepare to work from home during a snowstorm

If you haven't heard by now, you're about to find out: A winter storm being described as a "bombogenesis," which is expected to create a "bomb cyclone," is heading for the East Coast. This is how to prepare to work from home.

New Year

4 anti-resolutions that you can actually keep in 2018

To address your bad old habits, consider pledging your allegiance to anti-resolutions this year. Here's a list of easy ones you can follow in 2018 to have a more productive, fulfilling career.

Office Life

4 tips for creating the perfect online web presence

What you do online is also important long before you get a job. How to curate your web presence so every recruiter who finds you wants to hire you.

Job Search

5 things you definitely shouldn’t do during your job search in 2018

With the new year come plenty of opportunities to get your job search right. Here's what you shouldn't do during your job search in 2018.

Productivity

These are the top 5 smart things that lazy people do

Five incredibly smart shortcuts and habits that will make your life easier and more productive, as learned from lazy people.

Bosses

4 ways to get back on your manager’s good side again at work

After a misunderstanding with your boss, here's how to make your actions speak for you when you need to get back on your manager's good side.

LinkedIn

5 ways you’re setting yourself up to fail on LinkedIn

Your LinkedIn profile might be one of the first things a recruiter sees about you, so don't make these mistakes.

Coworkers

How to rebuild burned bridges at work

Remember that time you told off your boss in front of everyone else in the department and then flipped her the bird for good measure? Here's how to recover.

Management

10 signs you’re a toxic boss

Just because you care about your work and your staff doesn’t mean that you always lead in the best possible way. Here's how to know if you're a toxic boss.

Office Life

These are the 4 new rules of OOO

In the new realm of working, where most assignments can be completed remotely and many are expected to check-in on vacation, have the rules of OOOs changed?

Office Life

4 things that won’t be good for your career during the holidays

The holidays are here, and people are ready for some much-needed time off. Here's what you shouldn't be doing when it comes to your career this season.

New Year

The guide to tying up professional loose ends before the new year

As the end of the year nears, you might spend some time over the holidays thinking about what you want to do for your career in the next 12 months.

Health

‘Tis the season to avoid pigging out at work

Between corporate gifts and holiday parties, it can be hard to avoid pigging out on all those free work snacks this time of year. Here's how to avoid it.

Advice

Three ways to stop creeping burnout

If you go about your day every single day without break or change in your routine, chances are good that burnout is just waiting to creep up on you.