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A Shorter Work Week May Make You a Better Worker

Working a shorter week would likely make most people feel happier and even more productive, experts say. But research suggests it may also help boost employment rates. Mexican telecom billionaire Carlos Slim — the second-richest person in the...

Americans Are Staying in Jobs Longer -- But is That Good or Bad?

There’s a widely held belief that Americans are less loyal to employers than they were in prior eras. And with pensions virtually extinct and job security close to nil, who can blame them. But the truth is employees stick with the same job longer...

The 7 Biggest Mistakes Managers Make

Managers receive remarkably little training, given how important the role is to a team’s success and how many people managers interact with daily. In fact, the vast majority of managers end up in their jobs because they were good at something...

My New Staff Resents Me — What Do I Do?

I recently started a new job where I manage a department of five people. One person on my team applied for my role but didn’t get it — and I’m getting the sense that he and the rest of the team resent me for it. How do I smooth things over and...

How to Earn an Extra $1 Million Over Your Career

Workers who negotiate a small increase in their salary every three years can achieve far more than a pat on the back, a new study finds. They could also earn an extra $1 million over the course of their career. Consider two workers: Jim, who...

Create a Career You Actually Want

When I was working on my MFA at Emerson College, I looked at every person with a writing career the way some women in their 30s look at babies: Oh, look at that one! And, I want my own! I was in my 20s at the time, but I wasn’t dreaming about...

How to Nail Your Next Job (Before You Even Apply)

Gold watches and pensions can be filed under “career fairy tales” these days. In fact, just surviving a round or two of layoffs is considered a happy ending. In a tough economy and an increasingly competitive job market, it may feel like you...

Build Networking Into Your Daily Routine

There’s something about the word “networking” that just turns people off. It sounds so clinical; so cold. Many people think of it as asking for a favor before they’ve gotten to know a person. But really, when people say “networking,” they’re...

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