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February 26, 2015 at 6:30 AM

Rethinking your career (and life) path

Are you stuck in a job that’s not for you? Here are steps for hunting down and sticking to your true career passion.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: career change, finding your passion, goals, morale

February 24, 2015 at 1:00 AM

Take charge of your destiny if layoffs loom

What an Oscar-nominated film can tell us about standing up to bosses, taking control of our careers and treating layoffs as new opportunities.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: career change, layoffs, office politics, relationships

February 23, 2015 at 1:00 AM

How to deal with a micromanager

Last week, I discussed ways to deal with a boss who is disengaged but amiable. This week, I’m tackling the subject of micromanagers. Here’s how to survive one.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: career advancement, conflict, management, relationships

February 19, 2015 at 1:00 AM

3 basic tips for brilliant boss management

Knowing how to manage your manager is vital to building a successful career.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: managing up, office politics, relationships

February 17, 2015 at 1:00 AM

How to find mentors for the modern day

Mentorships may seem like a hopelessly outdated concept to you, but career expert Lindsey Pollak spins it forward and shares three types of hybrid mentors who can help you advance your career.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: career advancement, mentors, networking, older workers

February 16, 2015 at 1:00 AM

How to deal with a disengaged but amiable manager

It’s never fun working for a bad boss. Surprisingly, most bad bosses won’t be mean bullies – they’ll be managers who are nice, but disengaged from the everyday work. Here’s what you need to know about dealing with these types of managers.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: career advancement, conflict, management, relationships

February 12, 2015 at 1:00 AM

Working around the workplace nemesis

When a “co-worker from hell” poses a real problem to your career and sanity, here’s what to do.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: conflict, morale, office politics, relationships

February 10, 2015 at 1:00 AM

How to master the art of the salary haggle

We’re not just recovering from the recession, we’re heading into boom times in 2015. Here’s how to shift your salary negotiation strategy to make sure you don’t miss out on the benefits you deserve.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: benefits, negotiating, raises, salary, work/life balance

February 9, 2015 at 1:00 AM

Tips to stand out (positively) during meetings

We’ve all seen it happen before: poor meeting etiquette. What many people don’t realize is that how they act during meeting can help — or hurt — their career. Check out these do’s and don’ts to earn more respect at work.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: career advancement, communication, etiquette, skills

February 5, 2015 at 1:00 AM

How to hold onto your job

The five secrets to keeping the job you love, or indeed, any job.

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Blog contributors

Karen Burns is the author of The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl, a career guide based on her 59 jobs over 40 years in 22 cities.

Randy Woods Writes about job-search tools, networking techniques and other tips to help you land your dream job.

Lisa Quast is a certified career coach, mentor, business consultant, former corporate executive and author based in the Seattle area.

Former contributors

Kristen Fife is a senior recruiter, career mentor, blogger and resume consultant.

Michelle Goodman is the author of "My So-Called Freelance Life" and "The Anti 9-to-5 Guide."

Matt Youngquist is the president of Career Horizons, a career counseling firm.

Natalie Singer is a Seattle writer, editor and small-business owner.

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