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How to Get Through Work With a Hangover

'Tis the season for getting tipsy as our calendars fill with holiday parties, happy hours, and festive gatherings with family and friends. Chances are, you'll wake up one morning from one of these shindigs with the telltale pounding headache,...

8 Reasons Hiring Managers Haven't Called Back

It's one thing when you don't receive a reply from an employer after sending your resume and cover letter, but things get more personal when you don't hear back after a job interview. Waiting for a response is stressful and it's easy to let your...

How Can I Use My Network to Get a Better Job?

I have been working in a startup environment for 1.5 years, beginning a few months after I earned my BA. The company isn't profitable and I've been promoted from an admin role to a marketing role. I manage all marketing, consumer relations and...

POLL: How Much Would You Give Up to Work From Home?

Workplace flexibility is a luxury good in the United States. A number of top companies for women list working from home as a valuable perk to attract top talent, but 9-to-5 face time is still the norm. Since even job security for pregnant...

You’ll Never Get Paid What You’re Worth (and That’s OK)

You and I have fallen under the sway of a misled idea: that in order to advance our careers, we must persuade people to recognize our worth and then convince them to pay it. When negotiating salary or figuring out what to charge for a service,...

5 Test-Taking Skills to Boost Your Career

While exams can incite anxiety in many test-takers, I like taking computer-based standardized tests. They’re like video games where you win with vocabulary words, math tricks, and good reading comprehension. As a GMAT teacher, I won’t pretend...

What’s the Best Way to Ask for a Raise?

I’m currently at a point in my career where I would like to ask for a raise and/or more stock options (ideally both). I’ve heard extremely positive feedback from all my managers and peers and have been in my position for roughly a year. I have a...

Develop Good Chemistry With Your Boss

Your boss’s opinion of you matters. And while your performance should make up the bulk of that opinion, whether he or she likes you as a person certainly plays a part. Of course we’d never suggest batting your eyes at a higher-up, but you can win...

Drop Your Fake Work Persona Now

It’s easy to feel like you need to create a fake work persona — a contrived professional version of yourself. Not so. While letting your guard down can feel terrifying, it can help propel your career. When you feel comfortable in your own skin,...

9 Badass Women Who Had Not ‘Made It’ By 30

While “30 under 30” lists do a service highlighting the remarkable work and projects of the young, we’re reaching a cultural saturation point. These lists are so common, it feels like if you’re not Lena Dunham by age 25 you might as well pack up...

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