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When (and How) to Reject LinkedIn Connection Requests

Facebook may have stretched the definition of “friend” to include even your second cousin’s chiropractor. But users of professional networking site LinkedIn seem to go even further, approving virtually anyone who asks to be a “connection.” Since...

How Do I Fire a Popular Employee Without the Staff Hating Me?

I need to fire our office manager. It’s a mix of issues all related to attention to detail and organization. I’ve clearly warned her and put her on a performance improvement plan, which she hasn’t passed, so I’ve got my documentation in order....

7 Common Career Mistakes That Can Hold You Back

At some point in your career, you’re likely to feel like you’re in a rut. Maybe you took a job for the money thinking that it’s temporary and five years later, you’re still there. Or you’ve signed on for a position you were told was one thing and...

I’m Ready to Start My Dream Career

“I have been in my field for over two decades and I’m ready to start my dream career, but I’m not sure what that looks like exactly. I’m obsessed with organization and budgeting, but without a hardcore financial background, I’m unsure what type...

5 Cities With the Happiest Workers

The employment situation is looking up and, according to new research from career website Glassdoor, some cities are doing better than others in terms of the happiness of workers and the prospect of being hired. The U.S. housing market created...

What Your Boss Won’t Tell You (But You Should Know)

Have you ever noticed that when people are promoted to a management position, their whole perspective on workplaces issues often changes? That’s because, as managers, they see things that they might not have been exposed to as employees. As a...

A Brand-Name Employer Doesn’t Always Help Your Career

Household names. We all know them. Walmart, Target, Bank of America, Nike, Coca-Cola. And nowhere is this more true than when it comes to the job market. Why work at a small marketing agency when you could be at Digitas on Park Avenue? Who wants...

Changing the Ratio: Meet 11 Trailblazing Women in Male-Dominated Industries

Californian Nancy Pelosi did it in 2007 when she took the gavel from Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert’s hands. Sandra Day O’Connor did it more than three decades ago when she put on her black robe and took a seat on the Supreme Court. And in...

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