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Liz Ryan

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Kiplinger.com

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December 2014

7 Holiday Office Party Blunders

Holiday office parties can be lots of fun, but they're also legendary for their ability to derail careers and inspire workplace derision that can linger for months. Keep in mind that you can let loose ...

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On The Job
October 2012

Myths and Realities of Employment Law

There are fewer "illegal" interview questions than you might think. And you may feel your workplace is hostile, but would a civil court judge agree?

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On The Job
October 2012

Baby-Boomers, Here's Your Wake-Up Call

The workplace has changed dramatically. These days, there's more to maintaining a career than your day job. Get another oar in the water, fast.

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On The Job
October 2012

What's Your Interview Style?

Here's a look at four distinct behaviors HR directors see all the time and how you can present yourself in the best light.

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On The Job
August 2012

4 Sticky Job-Interview Situations and How to Handle Them

The person you are supposed to meet isn’t in the office. Or they want you to dish gossip on your previous employer. Here's how to finesse such awkward moments.

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On The Job
April 2012

Interviewer Asking for Your Facebook Password? Be Wary

If a potential employer requests that you hand over your log-in information to social media sites during an interview, expect worse if you're hired.

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On The Job
March 2012

Planning to Ask for a Pay Raise?
Prepare First

Before talking with your boss, make sure you're presenting the best case as to why you deserve a salary increase.

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On The Job
February 2012

Social Networking for Job-Seeking Boomers

Advice for seasoned professionals on how to benefit from social media during a job search.

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On The Job
February 2012

How to Handle Sticky Situations at Work

Tips on navigating five difficult work scenarios with your manager.

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On The Job
January 2012

How to Impress a Hiring Manager

Make yourself stand out from other job candidates during and after the interview.

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On The Job
January 2012

7 Job Interviewer Pet Peeves (And How to Avoid Them)

Advice on what not to do when interviewing for a new job.

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January 2012

7 Job Interviewer Pet Peeves (And How to Avoid Them) - Slide Show2

When you get the call from a hiring manager about setting up an in-person interview, your chances of sealing the deal skyrocket -- from one out of 200 resumes to one out of five or six job candidates. ...

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On The Job
December 2011

Give Your Career a Boost in 2012

Advice on how to jump-start your professional life in the
New Year.

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On The Job
November 2011

How to Survive the Holidays at the Office

Advice on how to navigate sticky workplace situations during the holidays.

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On The Job
November 2011

Holiday Networking Tips for Every Stage of Your Career

Whether you're a new grad or senior manager, the holidays are an ideal time to perfect your business networking skills.

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On The Job
October 2011

6 Tips for Job Seekers Over 50

Advice for older workers on how to keep age from interfering with an effective job search

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On The Job
October 2011

6 Ways to Stay Relevant in the
Current Job Market

Tips for professionals -- just starting out or revamping their careers -- on how to remain competitive in today's working world.

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