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These are the 6 types of ‘mean men’ you should avoid at work


The rise of the “mean man” is an emerging problem in our country and our workplaces. Mean men are people with entrepreneurial characteristics that have been taken too far. Some characteristics of entrepreneurs include a need for achievement, drive, being action-orientation, a need for autonomy, a desire for high levels […]

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Workers with H-1B visas have had their salaries increased


Being a foreign worker in the U.S. on an H-1B visa has gotten more lucrative. That’s according to new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services data. If you overcome the hoops of immigration to work in the U.S. on this visa, you could earn an average salary of $80,000, a salary that’s up […]

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Here are 7 of the craziest interview questions


You network, hit the job boards, send out your cover letter, and finally get the callback. Now, comes the hard part: the in-person interview. Knowing how to sell your story to managers means knowing how to handle any curveball they throw your way. At some of these well-known companies, that […]

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How to make the most of informational interviews


You’ve pinpointed a new industry, company, or role. You’re excited to transition, but you’re not sure how. What would help you succeed? Information from someone who has gone before you. If you were a mountain climber, as other climbers come down the mountain, what would you want to ask them? […]

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How not to get scammed as a job seeker


When you’re desperate for a job, you may ignore clear red flags that a job is not all that it’s said to be. Some of us fall for these scams more than others. A new Wall Street Journal report found that job seekers under age 34 are particularly susceptible to […]

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4 ways to navigate a long-term career break and come out on top


Leaving work to pursue maternity or paternity leave, a sabbatical, or something else long-term can be a tough decision. Here’s what you can do before and during the process to ensure that your exit and re-entrance go as smoothly as possible. 1. Make sure you have a strong network Tami […]

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4 ways to stay afloat when you have more than one job


There are a handful of reasons why someone might have multiple jobs, with the need for extra cash or an outlet to express themselves through a side project high up on the list. Either way, running back and forth between part-time positions and events can be a huge stressor. If this […]

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Strangers know your social class in the first seven words you say, study finds


What we wear and buy are status symbols we can purchase to show off our economic success in the workplace. But a new study shows that there are others parts of us that give away our social backgrounds, no matter which purses, clothes, and cars we buy. For Perspectives on Psychological […]

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3 tips to become well-spoken


Want to become well-spoken? Here are three tips. 1. Make others feel well-heard We focus too much on what we should say next, formulating witty responses in our heads instead of giving full presence to the person talking. The art of listening is as important as the art of speaking. When the other […]

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7 working moms on what it’s like to pump breast milk at the office


First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby, then comes . . . the breast pump. Even as families take on more shapes and forms, many employers still don’t offer comfortable, beneficial, and respectful solutions for working women to pump their breast milk at the office. Depending on […]

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