Four Signs You Have a Workplace Nemesis

In “The Office,” many awkward moments arise due to Michael Scott’s intense hatred of mild-mannered HR representative Toby Flenderson. While most of us would never resort to Michael Scott-level shenanigans, many people can relate to having a workplace nemesis. “Nemesis” may sound like an intense word — but a nemesis doesn’t have to be an…

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Is it Okay to Quit your Job on the Spot?

People in unhappy work situations sometimes fantasize about quitting in some dramatic fashion—perhaps with a sendoff involving fireworks or rude gestures flung at managers and coworkers alike. Do you want to quit your job on the spot? Is it a good idea? Business Insider spoke with four career experts to get their take on leaving your job in…

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How to Apply for a Job with the Competition

There comes a time in your career when the company you work for just doesn’t do it for you anymore. You don’t feel the same thrill you once did when you see your employer’s logo first thing in the morning, and your willingness to hang around the office after working hours is rapidly declining. If…

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7 Reasons Colleagues May Hangout Without You

Are you wondering why your colleagues at work hangout without you? No one likes feeling left out. Unfortunately, when every happy hour and lunch outing shows up in your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds, it’s never been easier to feel excluded. If the fact that everyone at work seems to be hanging out without you is getting you down, it…

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6 Ways To Check That Your Career Skills Are Still Competitive

In the day-to-day rush to get everything done at work, one important task can easily fall by the wayside: Keeping up on your own skill development. It’s easy to fall into a rut and overlook or ignore new and emerging skills you’ll need to keep pace with the industry and advance your own career. A…

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The 5 Traits You Need to Watch for When Building Your Team

Most startups launch as solo businesses or with a very small staff. The environment is family-like, with employees who know each other well and understand what makes their fellow team members tick. When companies take off and find success on a larger stage, it becomes necessary to add to the team, sometimes significantly in a…

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Uber Does Damage Control Amid Firestorm, But Is It Enough?

As far as good weeks and bad weeks go, this one couldn’t get much worse for Uber. The ride-sharing service has felt the heat of worldwide attention since Monday when news broke that executive Emil Michael said he would like to spend $1 million investigating journalists. The goal? To “dig up dirt on its critics…

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4 Reasons Why Veterans are Great Recruiters

While leading teams of corporate recruiters and then recruiting teams in retained executive search, I’ve studied traits of some of the best recruiting professionals in the world. Some recruiters are naturally gifted at building relationships, yet they have a flat spot when it comes to assessing candidates with a high degree of rigor. Other recruiters,…

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Tired of Being Micromanaged? Advice for Managing Through It

If you are thinking of leaving your company, the odds are your manager has something to do with your decision. If you perceive your manager as a relentless micromanager, you may also perceive that you have no alternative but to quit. A micromanager is driven by his or her own insecurities, and tends to be…

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Networking Do’s and Don’ts at Summer Events

Effective networking at summer events is best saved for those who are adept at reading a room and nuanced in relationship-building, otherwise it may prove counter-productive. Understand that people are gathering together during the summer to celebrate, socialize, and enjoy the outdoors and special occasions, and they often leave their “professional psyche” behind. Few are…

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