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Work Advice: How to stay out of a company war caused by an in-house love triangle

Reader: I work in a large company, under a manager who has had a long-standing affair with the company owner. The owner’s spouse also works for the company. The owner is divorcing the spouse and has moved in with my manager.
 
Most everyone sympathizes with the spouse, and I would say most of the employees, encouraged by other managers, are actively trying to get my manager to leave by ignoring requests, failing to complete work correctly and telling customers that errors are my manager’s fault. ...




​10 tips for Skype interviews: Practice makes perfect

As hiring managers become more comfortable with new technologies, Skype or videoconference interviewing is becoming more common.
 
Unlike phone interviews, more information can be gleaned from Skype interviews, making them increasingly popular alternatives to initial phone interviews. ...




3 Killer Job Interview Questions Entry-Level Candidates Forget To Ask

Before you say “thanks” and walk out the door, don’t miss a last chance to show your stuff and gather useful intel.
If you’re looking for an entry-level job, it can sometimes feel like you’re speeding through the interview process screaming, “Pick me! Pick me!” while trying to play it cool. ...




Top 10 Law School Resume Fundamentals

A shoddy resume could cost prospective law students their acceptance.

When applying to law school, LSAT scores, letters of recommendation, undergraduate grades and personal statements loom large. It's easy to overlook your resume among all the materials you need to submit. ...




Here's What Not To Wear If You Want To Crush That Job Interview

Dress to impress—that's the key to making a good first impression, especially during a job interview. Your outfit can make or break your chances of landing that job, so we asked experts to weigh in on... more


Job interview jitters are the worst. ...




Death From Overwork Is a Real Thing and It's Affecting Young Adults the Most

It's called "Karoshi."
 
A 31-year-old journalist in Japan is dead in the latest case of "death from overwork."
The New York Times reports on Miwa Sado, a Japanese journalist who worked for the country's state-run broadcasting network, NHK. ...




How to Write a Job Resignation Letter

If you're quitting your job, don't walk out the door without submitting a formal letter of resignation to your supervisor.A resignation letter may seem like a chore, but many employers require it as part of the exit process as proof that you are voluntarily terminating your employment. ...




3 Easy Ways To Relieve Anxiety Before Your Work Day

You feel yourself reaching out, half-asleep, hitting the snooze button with your eyes shut. But just when you think you can sleep for 10 more minutes, the feelings flood your mind—worry, restlessness, tension. You know you have a full day ahead of you, and the thought of dealing with certain colleagues, clients, or customers robs you of any peaceful moments you have left underneath the warm sheets. ...




Guy Kawasaki says every employee should unlearn this lesson after college

College can teach you a lot of important things, from how to conduct research to how to manage your time or learn a new subject quickly. It can be an important time of personal and professional growth.
But according to Guy Kawasaki, Silicon Valley venture capitalist and former Apple employee, there's one lesson most young people learn in college that they would be wise to forget. ...




The Benefits of Napping at Work

We all know the feeling of waking up for work and just not wanting to get out of bed. Either a late night, a heavy schedule or even the thought of leaving the warmth of the duvet, are just some of the reasons why getting out of bed for work sucks. ...