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The Worst Possible Job Descriptions

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The language used to describe something can make a huge difference in our perceptions. Writer and fitness expert James Fell posted a request to “ badly explain your profession” on his Facebook Page. He described his own profession as: “I make ‘eat less, move more’ really complicated.” ” His followers didn’t disappoint. Fell gave me permission to share some of the best bad descriptions.

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What Homeland Security Wants You to Know About Workplace Violence

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Even though the recent attack in San Bernadino turned out to be terrorism rather than a general disgruntled employee attack, it still prompts us to ask the question, “Is my office prepared for an attack?” ” Now, this doesn’t mean that you need to panic.

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Team Building Activities That Actually Work

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I’m not a huge fan of team bonding activities, largely because I’m an introvert who hates games. Okay, not all games, but I don’t want to play volleyball or go rock climbing, or play flag football, and frankly, no one wants me on their team anyway.

2016 130

10 Interview Skills You Need to Get Hired (and How to Improve at Them)

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Even though most jobs don’t require smooth talking skills, getting through the interview often does. You don’t have to answer every interview question perfectly, but you can improve your interview skills. Here are 10 interview skills that will help you land the job.

2016 121

The Single Most Important Thing You Need for a Productive Team

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Every company wants high productivity. Some companies go to great lengths to figure out to hire people that work well together and put all sorts of perks in place to make people happier at work. Awesome.

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2016 127

Old Dog, New Tricks: Is It Too Late for a Career Change?

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One of my long time friends posted this on his Facebook, “Sitting here watching TED talks about creativity and education and wondering at what point in my life I went from being a truly creative person to just being a good test taker and hoop-jump-through-er.”

2016 122

10 Easy Ways to Make Yourself Happy in 2016

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Life can sometimes be tough, and January can bring that out in spades. Little things-like this morning I walked my son to school at 7:45 and it was still dark out. Talk about depressing.

2016 124

Your HR Manager Wishes You Already Knew These Things

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Most Human Resources people want to do the fun stuff in HR–developing people, training, supporting the business, etc. What do we spend our time with? These things. These things that you should already know–like the fact that it’s really, really, really important to be to work when your boss wants you there. If that means 8:00, it means 8:00, not 8:17, or 9:34. (If If your boss is all about flexibility, then cool.)

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New Year, New You: Guide to Taking Your Résumé Up a Notch

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A résumé is, first and foremost, a marketing document. It’s not supposed to be your entire life history, and it doesn’t include bad things, just good. Remember marketing. Would Coca-Cola make a commercial that highlighted the sugar content of its flagship product?

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5 Etiquette Tips for Your Holiday Office Party

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The company holiday party is, undoubtedly, coming up. That can mean anything from a potluck in the office to a fancy ball with dinner and dancing, but regardless, you need to behave properly. When one needs to behave properly at a function, to whom does one turn?

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2015 121

5 Things You Do that Drive Your Boss Crazy

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You’re ambitious and smart, and you have plans. You know your job well, and you work hard, so why does your boss hate you? Well, maybe not hate you, but it’s clear that she likes your coworker a lot more than she likes you, even though you’re clearly the better employee.

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2016 105

50 Most Surprisingly Flexible Jobs in 2015

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When you ask people what they look for in a job , they often say they want flexibility and a good work-life balance. Those jobs may seem few and far between, or limited to only a few industries, but that isn’t true. FlexJobs just released a list of the 50 most surprising flexible jobs in 2015.

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How to Pick the Best Holiday Presents for Your Employees and Clients

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The Halloween decorations are down, and the Christmas Trees are about to start popping up, which means it’s time for you to think about gifts , and parties. Business owners and managers often have large gift lists–for employees and clients–to fill. Figuring out what to get these people can be difficult , so I turned to expert gift giver, Ashley Wong, CEO and Founder of Gemnote , a company that specializes in gifts. Here’s what she said.

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Crowd Sourcing: What is the best interview question you have ever been asked?

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When you were a job candidate. what is the best question a hiring manager/HR person/other person on the hiring panel ever asked you? Why was it a great question? Answer in the comments or send me an email at evilhrlady@gmail.com. Looking forward to hearing your questions

New Law in MA: No Asking About Salary

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Everyone is talking about this. In fact, I’ve talked about it before. But, it’s worth looking at again, to understand why this law can possibly help with salary discrimination. Frankly, I don’t think it needs to be a law, but I do think it needs to become part of the culture.

2016 91

3 Creative Ways to Boost Your Career During Your Commute

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The average American commutes 24.5 minutes to work —that’s nearly an hour a day. Some may see their commutes as a hassle, but the truth is, a commute can be a great opportunity to dedicate time to activities you normally don’t find time for at home or work.

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  Why You Should Never Accept a Low-Ball Salary Offer

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No one starts to look for a new job simply because there’s a full moon or Netflix removed your favorite show. There’s generally a stronger reason, like you can’t stand your boss, there are no promotional opportunities at your new job, or you really, really, really deserve a raise.

2016 103

What Kind of Lawyer Should I Hire For My Job Problem?

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I get a lot of questions where the answer is, “you need to speak with an attorney.” ” Attorneys are expensive, and while some work on contingency, most employment law cases aren’t these big cash cows that you read about in the news. So, you’ll have to pay up.

2016 89

Science: Your Millennial Managers Are Destroying Morale

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Or maybe your Gen X-ers and Baby Boomers are destroying morale. Sometimes it’s hard to tell. As companies have switched from a seniority system to a meritocracy system , people who are better suited for management roles have landed in the senior roles. This is a great thing for business, but a recent study in Germany found a downside: Older workers don’t like working for younger managers.

2016 80

My Boss is Leaving the Company

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My boss told me she is resigning. She has given a month’s notice, says she is leaving for a position that will help her grow professionally and still seems to have great relationships with her peers and boss, so I do not think this is necessarily a sign of something wrong with the company. This change impacts me greatly because the department is just the two of us and we’ve worked so well together.

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Interview Questions Candidates Want You to Ask

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We talk a lot about questions hiring managers and recruiters should ask , but we never talk about the questions that the job candidates actually want to be asked. If you want to find the best people for your open positions, try some of these questions: “What makes you angry?”

2016 96

Exempt? Earning Less than $47,476? Your Life Is About To Flip Upside Down

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Everybody likes overtime pay, and starting December 1, about 5 million more people will be eligible for overtime. Yay!!! Except, when it starts happening to you, it’s not always the basket of joy the Department of Labor would have you think. One of my friends ran into this in real life.

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2016 87

5 Ways to Overcome a Bad Reference

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In an ideal world, all bosses would be fantastic , and the only bad references would be for former employees who deserved the bad reference. In the real world, some managers are mean and vindictive and will set out to destroy people who were great employees.

2016 107

How to Fire Someone and Have Them Thank You For it

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Firing is always horrible? Well, yes, it is. But sometimes it’s the right thing to do, and if you do the right thing in the right way, it can make everyone better off–even the person you just terminated.

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2016 89

Lazy? Is it Because You Like to Learn? Science Says Yes!

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Okay, new study comes out that says people who need to learn a lot tend to be less active than people who are currently happy with the state of their brains.

2016 90
2016 90

You? A Biased Interviewer? Of Course Not. Oh, Wait…

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Most people aren’t experts at conducting job interviews, so it’s no wonder we’re not perfect at it. In fact, we often stink. emphasisHR helped me out on putting together some biases that occur when we’re interviewing. It’s not the traditional spiel about diversity, although that plays a role as well. It’s actually some pretty eye opening stuff about mistakes you’re making when interviewing, just because you’re subconsciously biased.

2016 85

What Is the Meaning of HR Confidentiality?

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Want to know what confidentiality really means in HR? Human Resources practitioners online receive frequent emails from employees that say, “I had a problem, so I went to HR. I told HR, and they told my boss, and now my boss is mad at me.

2016 104

When Working From Home Goes Hilariously Wrong

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Political Scientist Robert E. Kelly was live, on the air, from his home, when his kids decided to see what dad was up too. What ensued is this hilarious clip with poor Dr. Kelly trying to talk about the very serious impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye. First, the older daughter comes in, then the baby, and finally, a frantic mother trying to get the kids out. I can relate.

Fired For Violating a Company Policy

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I was recently let go from a job due to accessing information on our system that I had been taught was allowed. HIPAA guidelines show no issue with getting this information because it was requested. I did break a policy (that I was unaware of), and the company did not wish to discuss the matter further. I had been an employee of the company for nearly three years with no other issues.

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2016 83

The Worst Possible Response to a Bad Glassdoor Review

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Do I have to disclose that I was fired?

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I moved across the country for a new job. Everything they told me in the interview was a lie. I was abused and bullied to the point of medical issues and having to see a therapist. After inquiring about short-term disability medical leave, just today, I was fired from that job.

2016 99

Connections Are Everything: Is Your Professional Network Hurting or Helping You?

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If you find yourself rolling your eyes every time you read one of those “networking is the best way to find a job” articles, the problem isn’t the career advice, the problem is your network.

2016 103

The Michael Scott Guide to Being Self-Aware At Work

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When you’re the boss, you can get away with a lot because people are used to sucking up to you. You may start thinking your jokes are funnier than they are, and that all your ideas are fantastic. Michael Scott, from The Office , was the king of cluelessly saying inappropriate things.

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What Happens When You Hire an Employment Lawyer?

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Let’s say your boss pinches your behind and makes crude comments about your skirt length. This is textbook sexual harassment, so you decide to sue. The good guy always wins, right? One might hope, but it’s not that always that simple.

2016 97

Can Anything Bad Happen When You Ask for a Raise?

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Why do we get so nervous when it comes to asking for a raise? The worst thing that can happen is that your boss says no, right? And then you’re no better off than you were before asking. Except, sometimes, asking for a raise can go south and jeopardize your relationship with your boss.

2016 105

The Most Popular Lies Recruiters Hear Every Day (and Why You Should Avoid Them)

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If you think you’ve heard it all, you’re either a therapist or a recruiter. (Of Of course, sometimes people treat their recruiters and HR people in general like therapists, but that’s another post.)

2016 99

8 Ways to Gain Respect from Your Coworkers

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Some people just walk into a room, and every eye and ear are immediately tuned into them. Is it magic? Doubtful. In reality, that person has worked hard over the years to gain the respect of the people who work around him. You can gain respect as well.

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2016 97

Can’t Remember Anything? Blame Your Shared Office Space

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We are all about collaboration and teamwork (and let’s be honest) saving money, so open office plans are extremely popular. Your coworkers are always available to share ideas, and in the case of a hotdesking environment, you can easily move to sit next to someone who can help you with your current project. And yet, lots of us hate it. And it turns out that we’re not just whiners. There are serious downsides to the open office.

2017 68

Want Engaged Employees? Try Team Building

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Having a cohesive team is critical to the success of your department–and your entire company. Why is this? And how can you do this? To answer these questions, I interviewed Strayboots CEO Ido Rabiner over at Cornerstone, Inc.’s ’s ReWork blog.

2016 88

5 Things You Should (Almost) Never Tell Your Boss

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In an ideal world, you should always have an open and honest relationship with your boss. In the real world, we’re human, and our bosses are human. And sometimes humans don’t know what to do with a bit of information.

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