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Take on that ever-growing to-do list with these easy tips.
In a time when many companies are cutting back, there are still those that give their workers generous salaries and treat them to enviable extras, as Fortune discovered in compiling its annual list of 100 Best Companies to Work for. Dust … Read More
You know the drill: you’ve been sitting at your desk all day at work, hunched over your keyboard and staring straight ahead at your monitor. Even if your work station is set up with flawless ergonomics, sitting for long stretches is … Read More
You’ve landed that job interview and have polished your resume in preparation. But what should you do once you are face to face?
When the conversation turns to the elephant in the room, it’s good to have a strategy. Here’s how to get what you want without seeming pushy or coy. Also, find out how to best present yourself in an interview.
If you’re too busy stalking exes from high school to get anything done, consider disabling your Internet access for eight hours. The free Freedom application keeps you from Googling your day away (and you can always reboot if you can’t … Read More
Emails are key to communication in the office. Yet, as a rule, they are badly written. So by consistently sending sharp, well-composed electronic messages, you will make yourself stand out from the crowd. Take careful note of the … Read More
Before you show up for that job interview, don’t just dryclean your best suit. Take these simple first steps and you’ll boost your chances of landing an offer.
1. It may sound obvious, but double-check your social networking … Read More
It doesn’t matter what you do for a living; it’s all sales. It’s making people feel good about doing business with you. You meet me. My voice is firm and sunny. I’m smiling. A smile is a primal thing, mighty past words.
1. The … Read More
Study these common poses so that you can send the right message.
If you suspect you may be laid off, or the moment has arrived, follow these guidelines for making the most of the situation.
Exasperated with his vacuum, James Dyson took some cardboard, kitchen scissors, and duct tape and patched together his first bagless machine. With some trepidation, he switched it on. “There were no explosions, no blasts of dusty air,” … Read More
We asked 17 pilots from across the country to give us straight answers about maddening safety rules, inexplicable delays, the air and attitudes up there—and what really happens behind the cockpit door. What they told us will change the … Read More
There are more than 50,000 job-related websites in the United States, according to Fortune, which picked six sites and created “a curator’s guide to job-related content” so you won’t have to make your job search any more difficult … Read More
1. Say a cheery “Hello!” in the morning. Do you plod into the office, eyes down, shoulders slumped, and immediately start work? If so, you’re likely to find that co-workers ignore you (at best) or avoid you (at worst). Get into the habit of… Read More
Lifehacker.com asked readers which e-mail phrases they’d like to see banished—or at least improved. A selection:
1. “We need to …” “Translation: XYZ needs to be done, but … I’m not actually going to come out and directly tell … Read More
If you’re like many people, shortly after lunch your head begins buzzing, your concentration plummets, your eyes droop and the top of your desk begins to look as cozy as a feather mattress. Here are 13 ways to stay awake at work:
1. … Read More
With about 5.5 trillion emails sent each year, an amount that increases by 40 per cent annually, this electronic form of communication has become a major source of stress. A study by the University of Western Ontario found that managers … Read More
The Internet has made it easier than ever to make and maintain relationships with your customers. You only need to spend a little time developing the knowledge and familiarity with social networking tools to see an immediate (and free) … Read More
Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic strip, asked visitors to his website to describe their job in one sentence. Here are some responses from his site and from our readers.