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Climbing the ladder

How Do I Present a Long, Windy Career on a Resume?

“I am 57 years old, and I'm concerned that my resume goes back too far and may be too long. When the high-tech company I worked for went under, I returned to school, got a master's degree in education and began teaching. I worked in the inner...

How to Manage Any Manager

If you’re like most people, you probably have frustrations with your boss. If you’re lucky, they’re only occasional; if you’re not lucky, they might be daily. But whether it’s a boss who always cancels meetings or doesn’t respond to your emails,...

Uh or Um? Which You Choose May Matter

It's no surprise that we evaluate each other by the way we speak. But new research finds something as simple as the choice between “um” and “uh” can affect how we're perceived, particularly at work. According to research by the University of...

5 Reasons to Stop Working So Hard

A recent poll of 1,000 Americans by Good Technology found that 80 percent worked, on average, an extra seven to eight hours a week outside the office each week. Sure, the company behind the study, a provider of technology that makes our mobile...

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...

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...

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...

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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