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Why New Year’s Resolutions Do Not Work & What To Do Instead

Why New Year’s Resolutions Do Not Work & What To Do Instead

New Year’s Resolutions are notoriously hard to keep. Why? Cause we create them as a way to keep ourselves in-line, without much thought or planning as to why or how we’ll succeed. New Year’s resolutions often take the place of our nagging inner voices, telling us we need to be better. Forbes’ Liz Ryan suggests […]

Why Hiring Managers Don’t Care About Your Degree

Why Hiring Managers Don’t Care About Your Degree

You’ve got a Masters Degree from a great university, and not much else! How can you make hiring managers see the value in your degree? A reader asks Alison Green on Ask A Manager, “I know it sounds whiny, but why does no one care about my degree? ”   Green wastes no time getting […]

What’s the Policy on Office Holiday Parties?

What’s the Policy on Office Holiday Parties?

Are you dreading your office holiday party and already thinking of excuses to bow out? If your boss expects you to attend or you feel pressure to make an appearance, Ask A Manager’s Alison Green suggests you suck it up and get into the Holiday spirit. She says: “…There are other companies where you’re really expected […]

This Week In Careers: How To Update Your LinkedIn Profile

This Week In Careers: How To Update Your LinkedIn Profile

With 2016 coming to an end, now is the perfect time to review and update your LinkedIn profile to prepare for the coming year. Much like your resume, your LinkedIn profile should reflect the most up-to-date information, including any recent accomplishments or new responsibilities. Stuck on what to write? This could be a sign that […]

This Week in Career Advice: Improve Your LinkedIn Headline

This Week in Career Advice: Improve Your LinkedIn Headline

While we all know LinkedIn profile headlines are important — and that a boring headline can be just as deadly as a bad one — few of us actually know how to write a perfect headline that’ll make us stand-out among a sea of unremarkable candidates.

How to Deal with Lunch Break Interruptions

How to Deal with Lunch Break Interruptions

If you’re an hourly worker with an unpaid lunch hour, it can be frustrating to be routinely interrupted while on your break. Ask A Manager’s Allison Green recently advised someone with just that problem. Despite using a sign to signal being on his lunch break, a reader expressed that his coworkers often interrupted his unpaid […]

What To Do When Your Boss Finds Out You’re Looking

What To Do When Your Boss Finds Out You’re Looking

What happens when your fear of being found job-hunting comes true?

Office Door Etiquette: Should I Keep My Door Open?

Office Door Etiquette: Should I Keep My Door Open?

Have you recently moved from a cubicle to an office? You may be wondering how to deal with external office noise and protocol when closing your door during the day.

Should You Keep A Comfortable Job?

Should You Keep A Comfortable Job?

Your job has stagnated; you’re no longer learning new skills or expanding your resume. Are you hurting yourself by staying?

Just Started & Ready to Quit?

Just Started & Ready to Quit?

Did you know 31 percent of all new hires quit within the first 6 months on the job? That’s a surprisingly high number that comes down to three things: Employees not wanting to do the job they were hired for The job didn’t match the description they applied for They didn’t like their boss To […]