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February 15th, 2008

Pimping Bookmarks: How to create a better workspace

If you spend hours a day in your workspace, you’ll need to make it as efficient and comfortable as possible. Here are some great articles that can help you accomplish that:
10 Ways to Relaxify Your Workspace by Steve Pavlina
Tips for your office from Design Psychology
Do Cubicles make workers more productive? from WiseGeek
Improve Your Cubicle Life […]

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February 8th, 2008

3 Relationships You Must Have in the Office

If you’re working in an office building, you get to interact with so many people throughout the day.  If you’re telecommuting, this is still possible, although to a lesser degree.  With all the people you meet, here are the 3 essential office relationships to cultivate:
The ally.  This is like your office best friend.  He or […]

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February 6th, 2008

Pimping Bookmarks: How to Get Promoted

Congratulations - you’ve been promoted!  Well, not yet, but in case you’re eyeing a promotion, you might want to go over these articles for some great tips on climbing the corporate ladder without falling down:
20 Ways to Get Promoted in the Tech Industry at Infoworld.com
10 Ways to Get a Promotion (General Tips) at MSN Career […]

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January 22nd, 2008

How to stop office bullies, the bloodless way

Remember that big kid who would stomp on your sandcastles when you were 5 years old? Guess what, he graduated and moved into your office. Quite possibly next to your own cubicle. However, unlike sandbox politics, you can’t just cry and hope that your preschool teacher notices you. Here are some […]

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January 17th, 2008

Get your career in the fast lane. Write a book. Seriously.

Do you think that all it takes to get promotions, raises, and job offers is confined within the four walls of your office cube? The title says it all. Writing a book is a great, albeit uncommon, way to get your name and reputation out there.
Now, before you cringe while remembering how difficult your […]

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January 11th, 2008

Pimping Bookmarks: Office politics

Water cooler gossip.  Promotion wars.  With all the backstabbing and mind games going on, most offices seem like a living, breathing soap opera.  You could almost hear some voiceover saying “Like sands through the hourglass, so are the workdays of our lives.“  If such office drama is familiar to you, you might benefit from the […]

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January 4th, 2008

Pimping bookmarks: Quitting Your Job

Sometimes, you need a fresh start.  Whether you’re seeking greener pastures or you feel suffocated in the workplace, you’re bound to consider leaving your current job at least once in your career.  Here are some tips on what to think about and how to quit gracefully:
Dealing with professional burnout without quitting your job at The […]

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January 3rd, 2008

15 Signs that You’ll be Fired

You see your position being advertised on JobStreet.com or the newspaper classifieds.
Your coworkers keep asking you “If, theoretically, you’ll resign or be fired for whatever reason, may I have your cubicle/chair/lamp/pencil holder?”
The IRS or the FBI come to your company building looking for you.
For some reason, your coworkers have stopped inviting you to staff meetings.
The […]

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December 28th, 2007

Pimping Bookmarks: Dealing with the boss

Your boss could be like your best friend or your worst enemy.  Here are some articles that will help you survive any relationship turmoils with your boss:
A 6 Step Guide on How to Earn the Love of Your Boss
Top 7 Ways to Make Your Boss Hate You
How to Suck Up without Looking Like You’re Sucking […]

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November 30th, 2007

Thinking like management

Brian over at TheJobBored has an interesting post entitled “How to think like management (and how doing so can help your career)”.  I thought I’d share it with you, since it raises some very interesting points:

Know management’s pressure points.
Anticipate and offer solutions.
Understand the interpersonal.
Talk to your boss.
Make your boss look bad.
Make your boss look  good.
Anticipate […]

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