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Climbing the ladder

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...

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...

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...

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...

Should I Not Have Posted That?

How to Manage Your Personal — and Professional — Reputation Online

Is an Attitude of Gratitude Holding You Back?

I believe in gratitude. I am deeply grateful for my family, our good health and the fact that, by all accounts, we live an exceptionally privileged life with everything we need — more than we need, in fact. I take nothing for granted: I am...

Stressful Situation at Work? Don’t Sweat It

No matter how much you love your job, stress at work is inevitable. In fact, job pressure is the top cause of stress for Americans, according to a 2013 American Institute of Stress study. But how you handle yourself under pressure or in a bad...

How Can I Separate My Work and Social Lives?

I work in a small credit union as a temp with a close friend who has been watching me closely at the office. How do I keep work separate from social? I know she is just trying to help me become permanent, but it can be stressful. — Marie, New...

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