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Five Things People Do to Hurt Their Careers -- And How to Stop Doing Them

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.19.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

These days, the barrier to advancing is more likely to be self-constructed. That's right: Your own worst workplace nemesis is you.

"Happy Talk" Job Search

Roger Wright | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

The next time someone gives you a piece of Happy Talk advice on finding work, ask yourself: "What if I thought differently about finding work?" Then listen for your own unique answer. Not the expert answer.

The 19 Essential Rules For Workplace Bathroom Etiquette

GSElevator | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
GSElevator

No long conversations at the urinal (a simple "Hey man" or nod is acceptable). And, absolutely no talking between stalls.

How You Handle Sick Days Tells Your Boss A Lot

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

Martyrdom is good for those with saintly aspirations but if you've chosen a career in business, I'm guessing that's already a pretty unlikely goal. If you're not in a condition to come to work, please stay home.

Why Passion Is Not Enough

Alex Pirouz | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Alex Pirouz

Since writing my first book "Unlock the Passion Within You" back in 2009 I've been fortunate enough to share my message with many business owners across the world on the importance of passion for life and business success.

7 Things I Learned in Trying a New Career

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Gratitude is the answer to nearly every question. I haven't had a situation yet where I couldn't apply gratitude. It is the great equalizer of the heart. It allows you remember what matters.

6 Negotiating Lessons From the Trenches

Scott Uhrig | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business
Scott Uhrig

You have an opportunity to learn as much about the job, company and your prospective boss during the negotiation phase as you've learned up to this point.

Valuable Lessons Learned in the "Rat Race": Corporate America Revealed

Roshell Rosemond | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business
Roshell Rosemond

In my pursuit of success in corporate America, I found that the game-changers were well versed in a different code: one that was unwritten. I made it my business to glean the lessons along the way and found these invaluable few to be most essential in the proverbial rat race.

Redefining Career Success: A Simple Framework

Scott Uhrig | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business
Scott Uhrig

Think about your current job -- how does it stack up across the parameters of the framework? Most important, think about your next job -- how will you decide what's most important to you?

Your Career - Paved Road or Tall Grass?

Dina Vardouniotis | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Dina Vardouniotis

Imagine a time in your career when the road ahead seems seems perfectly clear. Free of obstacles, your goals are obvious, the plans predictable and the effort to achieve them almost, well effortless.

Advice To A Young Man Who Wants To Go Places

Ryan Holiday | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Ryan Holiday

You're scared but overconfident, clueless but eager to learn, just glad to be given a shot and you don't want to screw it up. I tried to think of a few things I wish I'd been told when I was just starting, things that would have saved me some tough lessons.

Why Can't I Get the Job?

Roger Wright | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

Do any of the following 10 reasons sound familiar? Perhaps you've noticed some changes since the last time you looked for work? If so, you're right. Things have changed!

What to Do When You Have No Idea What You Want to Do With Your Life

Michael Price | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Michael Price

Today, there is more opportunity than you can imagine and there's no excuse to waste your time doing something you have no interest doing. If you're stuck and in a rut, look no further than towards your aptitude.

Learning From Mistakes: Three Lessons to Clear the Path to Success

Zach Overking | Posted 08.31.2014 | College
Zach Overking

No one starts out successful. Success is an experiment that comes with plenty of trial and error; it is built as you learn from mistakes along your path to personal and professional development.

3 Tricks Companies Commonly Use to Scam Employees

Michael Price | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Michael Price

If you've worked in corporate America you're likely familiar with some of the scams employers use to screw employees. This article isn't necessarily for you. This article is for recent college grads or anyone for that matter that is new to the workforce and getting their first "real job."

16 Reasons Why You Haven't Gotten a Raise or Promotion

Michael Price | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Michael Price

You've been a loyal employee. You put in the extra hours and you kissed the bosses rear, so why haven't you gotten a raise yet? Here are 16 reasons why.

How to Succeed in Business: the First Steps

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.

10 Easy Tips to Take You from College to Success in Jobs, Love and Life

Nell Minow | Posted 07.29.2014 | College
Nell Minow

Graduation speakers generally leave out specific, practical information about the steps you need to take to move from the world of school to the grown-up world of work and relationships.

4 Steps to Getting the Job of Your Dreams

Michael Price | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Michael Price

There should be no peak and valley, and no mountain too high that you will not cross.

Job Success Starts With a Cup of Joe

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Stacy Slotnick

Invest in your experiences no matter how insignificant or unimportant they may appear at first.

Most Managers Don't Realize They Are Caught in a Vicious Cycle

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

We find that the vast majority of managers -- even most under-managers -- spend a lot of time on people management. The real problem is how most managers spend their precious management time.

4 Outside-the-Box Career Tips for College Grads

John Egan | Posted 07.14.2014 | College
John Egan

Whether you look at this year's job market for college grads as great or gloomy, it's important to keep in mind that a diploma doesn't automatically translate into employment. College grads must do the work to get the work.

10 Reasons You Need a Digital You

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Joanne Tombrakos

The reality is, no matter who you are, business professional to entrepreneur, CEO to salesperson, your digital you opens doors, creates new connections and keeps you marketable and relevant. It deserves your time.

The Current Career Model is Broken. Can We Fix It With Vomit-Flavored Jelly Beans?

Alyssa Frank | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Frank

Do you know someone who's miserable in their profession? Someone who, upon arriving at work, transforms from an animated human into a lifeless cog?

A Final Lesson for Grads: Learn the 22 Keys to Career Success

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Gene Del Vecchio

If your boss needs results by Friday, deliver them Thursday. If she asks for two good solutions for some challenge, give her four great ones. Over-delivering is key.