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Phone Screen Interviewing Tips

While I was looking for employment after being laid off, I spent a lot of time on phone screening interviews.  The phone screen is officially the first step of the interviewing process, and while it’s not a face to face interview, it’s important to take


Manage Your Manager

Although I haven’t been working long in the grand scheme of things, I’ve held four corporate jobs and have had seven managers.  It wasn’t until my current manager who introduced me the practice of managing my manager.  Now this, I never learned in business school. 


Don’t Do This When Sending Spreadsheets

One of my pet peeves is when I receive an improperly formatted spreadsheet from coworkers that’s not screen friendly or printer friendly.  I get especially annoyed when someone sends me a spreadsheet to print out to bring to a meeting five minutes before it starts. 


Why I Don’t Decorate My Cubicle

One day I had a meeting with the executive director of my group and as I looked around his office, I told him that I noticed that his office was very plain.  I asked why he didn’t dress it up with pictures and the sort. 

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Culture Up, Compliments of Work!

Search your company’s intranet site to see if it partners up with local cultural attractions, such as museums and the like.  Chances are, if your company is a sponsor or a partner, you might get to go for free, and even bring a limited number

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Visualize the Work That Lies Ahead

It’s Monday morning and you’re wondering where the heck the weekend went.  Face it, two days of rest just isn’t enough.  It was all just a blur and the Friday 5 o’clock whistle seems so out of reach.  The best way to tackle the so

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Go Easy on the Speaker Phone

The speakerphone, one of the smartest and most annoying features of the telephone.  While it’s great that you can be lazy and not hold the handset to your ear, it can be annoying to others around you.  Here’s some advice: Move the call into a

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Headphones at the Workplace

An emerging and somewhat accepted office behavior that’s been spreading through the corporate landscape is the use of personal music devices.  After all, many people listen to music while they study and it helps them concentrate, so why not at work?  Look around the office