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  • 5 career skills you should master now if you haven't already

    5 career skills you should master now if you haven't already

    1. Write a solid cover letter: Writing a good cover letter is an art. By the time you hit your mid-20s, you should be able to compose a strong cover letter that leads to an interview where you can really show off your stuff. Address the cover letter properly. That means finding out the hiring manager's...

  • Sick of it: Work-related stress can deal a serious blow to your health

    Sick of it: Work-related stress can deal a serious blow to your health

    How's work, they ask. Work's work, you answer. After all, if you told them the truth, they might never ask you again. But work shouldn't be just "work." Granted, it doesn't have to be a day at the beach, but it shouldn't stress you out either, at least not all the time. But for many working Americans,...

  • Ill power: Courtesy, policy play roles in keeping coughing co-workers out of office

    Ill power: Courtesy, policy play roles in keeping coughing co-workers out of office

    Look at you, you Workplace Warrior. Sure you have a 102-degree fever and your throat feels like you swallowed a handful of forks but you have a job to do and you're going to do it, never mind the skyscraper of discarded tissues in your garbage can or the unending amount of phlegm in your voice...

  • Powerful peer: You can learn a lot from your respected co-workers

    Powerful peer: You can learn a lot from your respected co-workers

    Chris Silbar remembers being in awe of one of his co-workers at his first job. "When I say it out loud, it sounds like I was a stalker, but I wasn't," says the 42-year-old Dallas resident, who has worked in sales "up and down the supply chain" in construction materials. "I was this kid out of school,...

  • Interviewing skills: You need them, here are tips to get them

    Interviewing skills: You need them, here are tips to get them

    Work on your handshake: Don't offer up a flimsy or sweaty hand. Instead, when you meet with prospective employers or interviewers, offer a firm handshake, with one or two pumps from the elbow to the hand. It's a good way to illustrate your confidence and start the interview off on the right note....

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