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Is Your Boss Bringing You Down?

Ever had a coworker you just couldn't stand? Your dislike probably biased you when it came to judging their work, right? Well, imagine what happens when it's the boss who dislikes someone. If your boss has a bias against you (whether it’s...

8 Reasons Why You Didn't Get That Promotion

Promotion season at the office can cause a wide range of emotions — euphoria for those who received one and bittersweetness for those who are happy for their promoted colleagues but feel left behind because they didn't get one. Not getting the...

Ask for It: Negotiate the Salary You Deserve

Recently, I got a call from a lawyer who’d just informed a client she was raising her fees.  He was not happy, but grudgingly agreed to the increase. She went into a tailspin of self-doubt. “I feel terrible,” she moaned. “My fees are fair. I’d...

6 Ways to Win People Over

Before there was “The Power of Positive Thinking” and “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” there was Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” arguably one of the first self-help bestsellers in history. Since Carnegie first...

Help! My New Boss Hates Me

I’ve always had managers who liked my work, but my old boss left a few months ago and her replacement just doesn't seem to like me. She gets along well with my coworkers, but nothing I do seems right with her. She seems annoyed when I try to talk...

How Do I Know When It’s Time to Go?

Two years ago I was hired to be a content writer for a small agency. The company has grown tremendously since then. But the only people executing the contracts are myself and a couple college interns. We've reached the point where there are more...

How We Did It: 6 Mid-Career Reinventions

One of my journalism professors once asked our class: What is your goal as a reporter? Some wanted to be foreign correspondents. Others wanted to edit magazines. My answer? I want to join the White House press corps and have the president call on...

Ask for Career Advice and Get It

Even capable, career-driven people need a leg up from time to time. Whether it's job advice from a former manager, a couple of industry tips from a colleague, or a pep talk from a friend, feedback and encouragement are crucial stepping stones to...

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