01.26.17
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Five Mistakes New Managers Make

Management training at most companies is a one-day seminar — if you’re lucky. As a result, a whole lot of new managers go directly from

01.19.17
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Three Paths to Quit Your Job This Year

Dream jobs don’t just fall into your lap; you have to go out and grab them. Sometimes, that means making bold moves, like quitting your

01.18.17
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How (and Why) to Write a Career Plan

Last Friday, I published an article entitled Does Spending Pennies to Make Dollars Really Make Sense? In it, I made the case that spending money

01.12.17
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Four Things a Hiring Manager Could Find Out About You

Few of us love looking for a new job. In addition to the stress of worrying about making a good impression, and the financial pressure

01.05.17
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How to Save a Job Interview That’s Going Downhill Fast

If you’re heading into a job interview soon, you’ve probably read a lot of advice on how to make a good impression on the hiring

01.04.17
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What I Learned From Working Remotely, and Why I Decided to Stop

A year and a half ago, I was presented with the enviable opportunity to leave my job and start working for a company remotely. At the

12.15.16
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Everyone Knows Fortunes Are Won and Lost at the Company Holiday Party

Want a promotion in 2017? The company holiday party is your time to shine. Most of us have a love-hate relationship with the annual office

12.08.16
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Almost Half of Job Applicants Don’t Follow Basic Directions, Say HR Pros

Were you one of those kids who always followed directions on classroom activities? If so, you probably had an advantage when you started your career,

12.01.16
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Three Things NOT to Do at Your Year-End Performance Review

The end of the year is performance-review time at many companies, which means that you’re probably reading this in between frantically reacquainting yourself with your

11.23.16
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Do Employee-Owned Companies Make for Happier Workers?

Your boss would love for you to feel like you have a stake in the company. After all, loyal employees put in longer hours, produce better

11.17.16
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Job Keywords: Should Your Resume Be Four Pages Long?

The job search process is mysterious, no matter which side of the conference table you’re sitting on. As a job seeker, the questions you ponder are

11.10.16
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Five Jobs Where You Can Work Part-Time and Still Have a Career

There are lots of reasons to want to work part-time, from launching your own side business to spending more time working on your hobbies. However,

11.03.16
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How to Salvage a Bad Day at Work

Ever have one of those days where nothing seems to go right? While factors beyond your control may have gotten things off to a bad

10.27.16
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Five Signs You Need a Career Change

Contrary to what you might have heard, no one is really sure how many careers the average person has in the course of a lifetime

10.21.16
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Five Jobs Where You Can Dress Like a Slob

A long time ago when the earth was green and internet startups were the newest thing, I had a boss who preferred a casual dress code.

10.13.16
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Five Careers Where Being Frugal Pays Off

Being frugal is an asset in any career path. After all, you never know when markets will shift and your occupation will go from in-demand

10.12.16
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Some Thoughts on Hating Your Job and What You Can Do About It

With the exception of about two years of my adult life (split into two periods), I have never actually hated my job. I’ve usually been

10.08.16
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Six Simple Skills Everyone Can Learn to Improve Their Earnings Potential at Work

The core message behind The Simple Dollar can be boiled down to five simple words, words that have been repeated many times on this site.