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Stress is Making You Micromanage, Which is Making Everything Worse
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Are you a micromanager? You will probably say no. Maybe you self-deprecatingly call yourself a “control freak.” Or just “hands-on.” You just “care too much.” And it’s true: You do feel a certain need for a sense of control over your work. You are responsible, after all–perhaps more responsible than some of your coworkers or direct reports. You’re afraid of mistakes and
Your Five-Month Guide to Getting a Promotion
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Landing a promotion (and the raise that will likely come with it) are career goals that most of us aspire to sooner or later.  But you can’t just pop into your boss’s office, declare yourself ready for a higher-level role, and expect to hear, “You’re right, dammit! Promotion approved!” In truth, actually asking for a promotion is the final step in a
Mooch Screws the Pooch: Scaramucci's New Media Company Apologizes for Insane Holocaust Poll
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Maybe you knew that Anthony "Mooch" Scaramucci, founder of Skybridge Capital and very briefly an assistant to President Trump, had started a new media company - or, maybe you didn't. But even if you didn't, chances are you're going to hear about the Scaramucci Post now: That's because Mooch and his “millennial-first media company” have gotten into hot water over an
Your WiFi is Now Vulnerable to Hackers. Here's What You Should Do.
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Happy Monday: A vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol - which is used by nearly all routers and devices to encrypt your WiFi traffic - has made pretty much anyone with a device that uses a WiFi connection at risk of being hacked, according to a new paper written by security researcher Mathy Vanhoef. The so-called "KRACK attack" - which can happen
How to Identify a Toxic Culture Before Accepting a Job Offer
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Many recent graduates have indicated that they would accept a significant pay cut in order to work for a company that they felt had great values, culture, and leadership. With such a high premium on these traits, employers have been repositioning their recruiting materials to put them front and center, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to tell which are really living these
Six Ways to Pull Yourself Out of a Work Slump
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Sometimes it’s more than just a case of the Mondays. When you don’t want to go to work on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday–or any day–you could be in a slump. Luckily, it’s not uncommon,  and it is something you can fix, says Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer at CareerBuilder. “Fifty-five percent  of workers feel they have a job, not a career,”
From Multi-Tasking to the Bathroom: Survey Reveals What People Do During Conference Calls
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Forty-five percent of workplace meetings in the U.S. are conducted via conference calls, with more than 90 percent of employees taking part in at least one conference call every week, according to a recent survey conducted by Communications-as-a-Service company Voxbone. Voxbone offers on-demand virtual numbers and SMS services for businesses in more than 60 countries. As part of a rebrand, the
These Are the Secrets From 'Best Places to Work' Any Company Can Use
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Perhaps few things can make your workplace feel more inadequate than those annual “best places to work” lists. They list posh benefits, campuses with dry cleaning services, and training programs that give employees leadership experience. How is a smaller company with a smaller budget supposed to compete? The good news is that there are ways to take cues from what
Looking For a Job? Cut These 5 Things From Your LinkedIn Profile Now
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Keeping your LinkedIn profile updated is an essential part of a job search. It’s  often the first resource recruiters and hiring managers turn to when they want to learn more about you. But because they have so many candidates to look through, their attention spans don’t last long. “LinkedIn Data shows you only have five to 10 seconds to impress
This is The Script to Follow When You Ask For a Really Big Raise
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It’s hard to ask for a raise, and it’s even harder to ask for a big raise. Money in our society is too often the measure of our self-worth,  which makes hearing “no” sting more than it otherwise should. So unless you’re completely confident discussing your compensation–and most of us aren’t–you can find yourself not knowing what to say during raise conversations, especially when