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Liz Ryan

Liz Ryan

Contributing Columnist, Kiplinger.com
7 Holiday Office Party Blunders
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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 ling…
December 12, 2018
7 Ways Job-Seekers Sabotage Themselves
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7 Ways Job-Seekers Sabotage Themselves

There are several ways job-seekers can trip themselves up during the job search process.
January 22, 2013
8 Warning Signs You Might Get Laid Off
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8 Warning Signs You Might Get Laid Off

Many major U.S.
January 22, 2013
Myths and Realities of Employment Law
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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?
October 25, 2012
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Baby-Boomers, Here's Your Wake-Up Call
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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.
October 23, 2012
What's Your Interview Style?
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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.
October 17, 2012
4 Sticky Job-Interview Situations and How to Handle Them
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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…
August 16, 2012
Interviewer Asking for Your Facebook Password? Be Wary
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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.
April 30, 2012
Planning to Ask for a Pay Raise? Prepare First
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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.
March 27, 2012
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How to Handle Sticky Situations at Work
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How to Handle Sticky Situations at Work

Tips on navigating five difficult work scenarios with your manager.
February 29, 2012
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Social Networking for Job-Seeking Boomers
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Social Networking for Job-Seeking Boomers

Advice for seasoned professionals on how to benefit from social media during a job search.
February 29, 2012
7 Job Interviewer Pet Peeves (And How to Avoid Them)
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7 Job Interviewer Pet Peeves (And How to Avoid Them)

Advice on what not to do when interviewing for a new job.
January 17, 2012
How to Impress a Hiring Manager
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How to Impress a Hiring Manager

Make yourself stand out from other job candidates during and after the interview.
January 17, 2012
Is It Time to Resign?
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Is It Time to Resign?

Long gone are the days when many workers remained at one company through their retirement years.
January 1, 2012
7 Job Interviewer Pet Peeves (And How to Avoid Them)
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7 Job Interviewer Pet Peeves (And How to Avoid Them)

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…
January 1, 2012
Give Your Career a Boost in 2012
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Give Your Career a Boost in 2012

Advice on how to jump-start your professional life in the New Year.
December 20, 2011
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How to Survive the Holidays at the Office
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How to Survive the Holidays at the Office

Advice on how to navigate sticky workplace situations during the holidays.
November 18, 2011
Holiday Networking Tips for Every Stage of Your Career
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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.
November 18, 2011
6 Tips for Job Seekers Over 50
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6 Tips for Job Seekers Over 50

Advice for older workers on how to keep age from interfering with an effective job search
October 21, 2011
6 Ways to Stay Relevant in the Current Job Market
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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.
October 18, 2011
6 Bad Reasons to Stay in the Wrong Job
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6 Bad Reasons to Stay in the Wrong Job

Career advice on why you shouldn't stay in a dead-end position.
September 28, 2011
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Is It Time to Resign?
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Is It Time to Resign?

Advice on identifying when it’s time to jump ship and look for better career opportunities
September 28, 2011
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7 Tips to Help Size Up a Job Offer
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7 Tips to Help Size Up a Job Offer

For job-seekers on the hunt, seal the deal while getting what you need to grow professionally in the process.
August 26, 2011
How to Juggle Multiple Job Offers
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How to Juggle Multiple Job Offers

Tips on how to entertain several job offers without burning any bridges with potential employers.
August 25, 2011
Cautionary Tales: Three Job-Offer Jugglers Gone Wrong
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Cautionary Tales: Three Job-Offer Jugglers Gone Wrong

Here's what not to do when you get to the bargaining table.
August 25, 2011
7 Ways Job-Seekers Sabotage Themselves
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7 Ways Job-Seekers Sabotage Themselves

From over-speaking during an interview to not knowing your worth, it only takes a single misstep to ruin your chances of landing a new job.
August 18, 2011
9 Steps to Take If You Fear a Job Layoff
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9 Steps to Take If You Fear a Job Layoff

Think your job is on the chopping block? Don't get caught off-guard. Prepare yourself for the worst case scenario.
August 9, 2011