Tips to Get Ahead
decisions

Make the Best Decision for You

When confronting a major decision, you most likely seek an outside opinion first.  You might be considering quitting a job, buying a house or breaking up with a boyfriend.  Naturally, you ask the people who know you best for ...

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Tricks Your Mind Plays and How to Fight Back

Every day, our minds play tricks on us. Are there dots in that grid above? Did you remember to turn the curling iron off this morning? What did your colleague really mean when they said you were “tough”? We analyze ...

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Accepting Praise Graciously: First, Stop with the “No Big Deal”

I’ve noticed a trend recently, and unfortunately it’s a stereotype we can pile on women specifically. To illustrate it, let me give you a few scenarios: Someone stops by your office at work. They thank you for your ...


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Make the Most of Your Mistakes

You’ve heard the saying before: “Nobody’s perfect.”  There’s no avoiding the fact that you will make mistakes, and unfortunately, you will make some of those mistakes at work.  They could be big or small blunders, b...

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Combatting Envy in Your Career

When I first decided to change careers, I had this bad habit of checking Facebook every morning as soon as I woke up.  I was temporarily working retail and applying for grad school, so I had a lot of extra time on my hands to ...

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Get the Job Title You Deserve

It may just be a name on paper, but your job title has a hidden, symbolic value.  Think about your job title now — does it adequately reflect your experience and contribution to the company? A recent article from Angela ...


your career

Is Career Coaching Right for You?

If you’re ready to change careers or move up within your current company, a career coach may be something you’ve considered.  You can turn to family or friends for advice, but often an outside opinion is helpful. Eilene Zi...

Grammar

Why Good Grammar Matters

Grammar: some of us are good at it, while others need a little more practice remembering the rules.  As a former journalist and now a writing graduate student, good grammar has always been a must.  If I lacked grammatical ski...

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Stop the Potty Mouth in the Office….and Everywhere Else

CareerBuilder isthe source for job search information, and is the authority for behavior in the workplace. They know what they’re talking about, kids. So I’ll trust them when they release a study like this one. A ne...


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Avoiding Distractions at Work

We’re expected to get the bulk of our work done at the office, but a new study suggests that the office is now becoming one of the worst places to get work done.  Phone calls, e-mails, meetings, “quick questions” —...