Advancement

Develop 9 traits to be more than an assistant

February 2, 2017

One-fifth of the world’s population work as assistants, but how many have locked down not just job security but a career arc that’s always moving upward?

Personal Development

Why artificial intelligence is no threat to your job

February 2, 2017

Yes, automation can work wonders, but not quite for everything—including what matters most.

Personal Development

Trouble talking to strangers? Script it out

February 2, 2017

Try this the next time you’re in a situation where the choice is either to stand awkwardly in a corner or go up to someone and start chatting.

Personal Development

6 tips to knock out the first-day jitters

February 2, 2017

While you made it through the hiring process, day one presents a whole new set of challenges that can cause anxiety among new employees.

Difficult People

‘I just … can’t … stand him!’

February 2, 2017

When your relationship with your boss is bad, you do have some power to make the situation better.

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Avoid making these 9 LinkedIn mistakes

Being active on LinkedIn has be­­come a career essential, but it can be a challenge. Kim Brown, Syra­­cuse Uni­­ver­­sity Career Services, spends a lot of time reviewing LinkedIn profiles and noticed people make these common mistakes.

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‘Everyone loves me’–but is that always a good thing?

So you get along great with everyone and everyone has nothing but good things to say about you. That's terrific, but it can also have a double meaning. Ask yourself: Is my nature so generous and so kind that it actually keeps me from getting what I want out of my career and my life? If nobody out there hates you, it might be because you're too hesitant to step on any toes in order to ever grab the brass rings you secretly dream of—or even notch the smaller daily victories won by people who dare to offend and alienate once in a while.

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