03.22.17
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Looking for New Work? Five Key Things You Can Do Beyond Sending Out Resumes and Applications

It’s an almost automatic response. You need a job, or you’re unhappy at your current job. What do you do? You start applying elsewhere. You

03.17.17
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So You Want to Make More Money? Seven Core Pieces of Career Advice I Wish I Knew Starting Out

Several years ago, I had the chance to work closely with an intern I’ll call Chris. Chris was quite good at the tasks we gave

03.16.17
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Three Reasons to Cut or Change Your Commute

The average American commute is now 26 minutes each way, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That means the typical U.S. worker now spends almost an

03.11.17
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How to Write a Great, Simple Business Plan for a Small Side Business

Several weeks ago, I wrote an article on starting a side business as part of my larger 31 Days to Financial Independence series. In that

03.02.17
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The Art of the Email Auto-Reply (and 10 Ways to Have Fun With It)

Americans tend to behave like they’re being naughty when they take vacation, as if five workdays off in the middle of summer were stolen cookies,

02.25.17
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12 Strategies for Maintaining Focus While Working at Home

I’ve been working from home on at least a regular basis for more than a decade, and on a full-time basis for nearly a decade.

02.23.17
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Why Coworkers and Politics Don’t Mix

When is political chatter appropriate in the office? As Trent explains in a recent Reader Mailbag column, never. This is true even if you’re reasonably

02.16.17
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Three Tax Traps for Freelancers (and Three Perks, Too)

There are many benefits to freelancing, but it’s sometimes hard to remember that when tax time rolls around. That’s because, unlike regular employees who pay taxes

02.15.17
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Five Ways to Give Yourself a Raise

If you got a huge raise at the end of the year, consider yourself lucky. A deluge of data both new and old show that annual

02.09.17
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Five Things to Take Off Your Resume in 2017

If you’ve been out of school for a while, your resume has probably evolved along with your career. That’s as it should be, but while

02.05.17
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Don’t Be the Kobe Bryant of Your Office

I recently came across a collaborative research paper that caught my eye. The authors posed an intriguing question: Can business learn anything from the world of

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