Writing/Editing

How to use subjunctive verbs

July 27, 2016

Determining when to use subjunctive verbs—“I was” or “I were” constructions—can be confusing.

Self-Assessment

3 tactics to getting back on track

July 26, 2016

It is better to realize you are stuck and unable to move forward on a big task than it is to avoid it.

Outlook

How to get the email response you need

July 25, 2016

Sometimes the email response you need is not the one you get.

Organizing

She keeps the office ticking … and fed

July 22, 2016

Marie Boker is the director of first impressions at Phelps, an integrated marketing communications agency in Playa Vista, Calif. She was downsized from another agency almost 20 years ago, but when that company was acquired by Phelps soon after, she got a boost.

Admin to Admin

5 tips to stand out at work

July 20, 2016

We all want to make a good impression at work. It’s paramount to our success that we give dedicated thinking time to how we are accomplishing that goal.

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The right habits to landing that promotion

When trying to land a promotion, it is vital to watch all of your workplace habits. Your higher-ups notice what you do around the office, and bad work habits could cost you.

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Break the clock to convey your dedication

What would you think of someone who left the office at exactly 5:00 p.m. every single day, not a minute sooner or later? Maybe that they had made a habit of keeping a very close eye on the clock, unwilling to spend a moment more at work than they absolutely had to. A "work to rule" employee like this comes off as less engaged and dedicated than someone who sometimes departs 10 minutes later—or even earlier—so try to shake up the routine.

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