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Play our brain-burning thesaurus game

September 7, 2022 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

If you’re someone who likes words, a thesaurus is a wonderful thing. Here’s a little exercise we’ll call “reverse thesaurus.”

“Are they funny?”

September 7, 2022 Categorized in: Internal Communication

We recently heard of one of the boldest new-hire onboarding documents ever.
When too many collaborators create a disorganized report, get it back under control using styles.

Fired from ‘The Facts of Life’!

September 7, 2022 Categorized in: Personal Development

Here’s writer and humorist Andy Borowitz on being hired to scribe for the ’80s sitcom “The Facts of Life.”
Asking for expense reimbursements can be awkward. Writer Stacey Lastoe addresses some of these tricky situations.
Setting goals and reaching for them, striving to improve, working on yourself: These are all good things. But planning can actually bring missteps.

Phone interviews are their own beast

September 7, 2022 Categorized in: Phone Skills

Phone interviews signify the start of your tryout. There are plenty of tips for giving a great phone interview—research the company beforehand, ask questions, take notes—but they can be fairly obvious. Here’s a few pointers that you may need reminding about.

LinkedIn or Linked Out?

September 7, 2022 Categorized in: Personal Development

There’s no shortage of people telling you that if you don’t at least have a profile set up on LinkedIn, then you’re practically invisible. But do you really need to be there? Of course not. And here’s a few reasons why.
Once in a while, you have a gauntlet day: a day that you dread upon waking. You dread it because there are obligations stacked up like towering blocks. Here are some tips to help you soldier through.
In a 2019 CNBC article, author and consultant Gary Burnison cited some Harvard Business School research on how our choices in declining or avoiding invitations—both social and professional—have significant interpersonal effect.
According to one survey, 57% of American employees admit to swearing at work. But where is the line between swearing as harmless workplace banter and swearing as harmful, unlawful harassment?

Hit the snooze button in Gmail

August 3, 2022 Categorized in: Personal Development

Snoozing Gmail can be used to remind you of important messages that you need to reply to or act on.
If you discovered the navigation pane in Microsoft Word, which makes moving around and rearranging documents organized with heading styles very easy, you might think you have to live without it in Google Docs. You don’t!