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October 23, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Bad email habits to break today

Impress your bosses and co-workers — and make friends in the workplace — by using good email etiquette. Here’s how to break those annoying email habits that are unwelcome pretty much everywhere.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: communication, etiquette, office politics

October 21, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Informational interviews: How to not ask for a job

To get the most out of your next informational interview, follow these rules about keeping the focus on the company or overall industry — and don’t ask about a specific job opening.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: career change, etiquette, informational interview, LinkedIn, networking

October 20, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Get through the dreaded panel interview like a pro

Many companies are changing their hiring practices to bring others into the process. Because of time constraints, this often means holding group interviews instead of individual job interviews. To be successful in panel interviews, follow these six tips.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: communication, etiquette, interviewing, job search

October 16, 2014 at 1:00 AM

5 tips for fighting job burnout

Burned out at work? You don’t have to stay that way. Take charge of your life at work and at home.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: conflict, morale, motivation, stress

October 14, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Is seasonal work worth adding to your resume?

This may be one of the strongest years for seasonal hiring in more than a decade. But is it wise to include temporary retail work on a professional resume? These tips can help you decide.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: contracting, experience, resumes, seasonal hiring

October 13, 2014 at 1:00 AM

20 things that could be ruining your promotion opportunities

Wondering why it has been so difficult to move into a management position? The obstacle holding you back from moving up in your career is most likely YOU. Here are 20 things that could be ruining your promotion opportunities.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: career advancement, management, promotions, skills

October 9, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Take (smart) risks to build your career

Risk-taking is scary but, in the long run, sticking with a “secure” status quo may be even riskier. Here’s some advice on how to cope with the fear.

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

October 7, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Get to know a company’s culture before you say yes

You may seem like a good fit on paper for a new job, but will you really thrive in this new environment? Find out what you can do to research corporate culture to discover the best match for you.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: communication, LinkedIn, management, morale, office politics

October 6, 2014 at 1:00 AM

4 ways to determine whether your skills are transferable

One of the questions I’m often asked by job seekers is how to figure out if their skills are transferable to other industries. Here are four steps to help you find out.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: career change, career planning, interviewing, job search

October 2, 2014 at 1:00 AM

45 quick tips for banishing workplace stress

Job got you down? You’ll find help on this list of 45 tips for coping with workplace stress.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: conflict, morale, stress, work/life balance

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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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