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Roseanne Barr is at it again

June 28, 2018
After Barr’s late-night, highly inappropriate, racist tweet (which I refuse to repeat here) sparked a social media fire storm, ABC canned the reboot of her popular “Roseanne” show. Several more stations took repeats of the old show off the air. I’m not sure why the world is so shocked.

Easily talk about your performance

June 27, 2018
If you are interviewing for a promotion at work or preparing your self-evaluation for an upcoming performance review, you may need to answer behavioral interview questions. Use the STAR format to guide you.

7 questions to ask your mentor

June 27, 2018
A mentor can provide you with insight you can use to make decisions about your career, develop career-advancing skills, and improve in areas you are falling short. But only if you make productive use of the time you get to spend with him or her.

Make going back to work easier

June 27, 2018
It’s summer, and hopefully, you have a vacation and some long weekends planned for fun and relaxation. Ensure that when you return to work, you are as productive as ever by following these tips.

To connect, stop being a one-upper

June 27, 2018
Resist the urge to compete with people you are meeting for the first time—and focus on connecting with them instead. Here’s how.

One hand on deck

June 8, 2018
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Save face with a customer

May 23, 2018
Sometimes customers have unreasonable demands or circumstances out of your control infuriate them. Other times, however, your actions alone cause their outrage. In that case, take accountability—and apologize. Here’s how.

4 reasons to book that vacation

May 23, 2018
If you’re feeling any of the following, it’s a sign you need to disconnect from the job and enjoy a summer vacation.

Headphone etiquette at work

May 23, 2018
Wearing headphones at work is a great way to cut out noise and distractions so you can focus on the task at hand. Follow these tips to wear them without hurting workplace collaboration or communication.

Responding to annoying networkers

May 23, 2018
What should you do when an overly aggressive networker won’t leave you alone? Use these tips to encourage the person to back off.
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