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They say you spend over a third of your life working, so you might as well love what you do. Whether you are loving every second of work, searching for a new career, or just trying to make the workday a little more bearable—Reader’s Digest is here with the tips, tools, and strategies to help you get to work.

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7 Tips You Need for Changing Careers in 2023

Some people stay in the same career, while others pivot several times. Here's how to know if it's time for you to change careers and how to approach it.

13 Things FedEx Drivers Won’t Tell You

Warning: FedEx drivers can choose to skip your house.


23 Email Etiquette Rules You Still Need to Follow

Email etiquette rules change as fast as technology—make sure you stay on top of them!


How to Use AI to Get Your Next Job, According to Career Experts

Using AI job search tools can help optimize the hunt—and get you hired. Here's how to make artificial intelligence work...


Say Hello to the New Quiet Quitting: Rage-Applying

Some people quit, others quiet quit and still other rage-apply hoping for a better job. Here's what it is and...

I Quit My Job and Turned My Side Hustle into a Six-Figure Business—Here’s How

If elevating a side gig into a lucrative career is on your job vision board, consider these tips—and you just...


16 Good Habits That Will Improve Every Aspect of Your Life

Learn how to adopt smarter strategies to develop good habits, and you'll have a lifetime of peaceful, productive days ahead

How Habit Stacking Trains Your Brain to Make Good Habits Last

Get acquainted with habit stacking, a new way to form habits that's easy and effective enough to have everyone singing...


17 Things to Say in an Interview to Land the Job, According to Hiring Managers

This is your chance to show them that you're the ideal candidate. Here's what to say in an interview if...


12 Polite Habits Job Interviewers Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead

I’ve Been a Hiring Manager for 12 Years—Here’s Why You’re Not Getting Hired

These tiny mistakes can make the difference between getting the job and getting cut, especially in a tight job market....

190 Best Team Names for the Ultimate Team Building at Work

Coming up with great team names should be a team effort, so we're here to offer a hand


How to Write a Sick-Day Email—Plus Templates to Use When You’re Under the Weather

When you feel miserable, it’s hard to craft the perfect sick-day email. We’ve done the hard part for you, so...


New Survey: This Is the No. 1 Happiest Job in the World

Rising wages, job security, a sense of purpose and work-life balance—the happiest job has it all!


How to Read Faster—and Understand What You’ve Read

For the days when time is not on your side, here's how to read faster without missing a thing


50 Work-Life Balance Quotes to Celebrate Healthy Boundaries

These work-life balance quotes will motivate you to live your life the way you want—both at work and at home

What Not to Say When Asking for a Raise—and 7 Things to Say Instead, According to Negotiation Experts

Negotiating a raise is all about empathy, compromise and asking the right questions. We have info on what not to...


Are We Failing Our Teachers?

With poor working conditions across the country, our teachers are struggling


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The Best Way to Charge Your Device Will Make Its Battery Last Way Longer

Let's hope you'll never be stuck with a dead smartphone or laptop again.


11 New Business Etiquette Rules That Will Help You Get Ahead in 2024

Feeling clueless about modern business etiquette? To be successful in the workplace (both virtual and in person), these are the...


Lazy-Girl Jobs Are Trending with Gen Z—Here’s How to Find One

Lazy-girl jobs aren't actually lazy—and they're not just for girls. Here's what you need to know, according to career experts.


These 3 Most Commonly Misspelled Words Are Sabotaging Your Job Search on LinkedIn

Don't undermine your job search with a typo-ridden LinkedIn profile!


15 Red Flags That You’re Interviewing at a Toxic Company

When it comes to interview red flags, sometimes the writing is on the wall—and it isn’t even all that...


New Study: This Is the No. 1 Place to Retire in the U.S.

Can you guess which city earned the top spot for retirees? Spoiler alert: It's not in Florida!


5 Résumé Mistakes You’re Making That’ll Land You in the AI Black Hole

Most résumés today are filtered by algorithms, not humans. Here's how to navigate the AI résumé reader.

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107 Farewell Messages to Wish Co-Workers Well

It’s not easy to say goodbye! These farewell messages will help you find the right words for co-workers embarking...


More than 80,000 Office Chairs Are Being Recalled at These Top Retailers

In response to more than ten reported injuries, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall on 82,000 office...


This Is What a Job Interviewer First Notices About You

No matter how the job market changes, one thing is certain: Interviews are all about making a great first impression.


This Is the Best State for Work-Life Balance

The top state may surprise you.


This Is the Right Way to Approach a Salary Question in an Interview

It used to be taboo to ask about salary—while that's no longer true, there's a right way to go about...


What Is a Returnship?

For people who've taken a career break, returnships might be just the thing to get them up to speed.