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Be Yourself! Hiding Who You Are Is Bad for Your Career

While you might want to tone down your jokes or tame your sarcasm in the workplace, keeping your character professional and appropriate, you should never pretend to be someone you're not. Authenticity in the workplace is crucial. Contrasting personalities, differing histories and diverse backgrounds are not only expected, but encouraged. ...




Should You "Find Your Passion"? Stanford Psychologists Say No

When Steve Jobs delivered his commencement speech to Stanford University’s class of 2005, he instructed them to find their passion. “You’ve got to find what you love,” Jobs said. “If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. ...




Why Workplaces Need to Be Fairer to Working Dads

Each year around Father’s Day, some businesses take a moment to express well wishes for the working dads among the staff. Unfortunately, that sensibility is too often short-lived.
 
Seventy-three percent of U.S. working fathers say there is little workplace support for fathers, according to a new survey from Promundo and Dove Men+Care. ...




The Rise and Fall of Working From Home

The permanent telecommuter is going extinct.
 

Last year, Richard Laermer decided to let his employees work from home on a regular basis. "We hire adults, they shouldn't be tied to the office five days a week," said Laermer, who owns a New York-based public relations firm. ...




7 Ways Job Interviewers Learn What You’re Really Like

When you’re interviewing for a job, it’s easy to wonder how the standard hiring process — a résumé screening, job interview questions, and a reference check — will tell an employer what you’re really like. How are employers able to figure out whether or not to hire you based on such limited contact with so many different candidates? What do they think about and watch for during a job interview, but never say out loud?
 
The truth is, to some extent it’s a crapshoot. ...




8 Retirement Planning Red Flags

Spotting oversights in your retirement plan early can lead to years of financial stability.
 
If something doesn’t seem right in your retirement savings strategy, the best time to figure out where improvements could be made is now. Catching pitfalls early can help you secure a comfortable retirement later. ...




Want to Boost Your Productivity? Change How You Think About Time

Seeing where your hours really go can help you accomplish more that matters.

If you're feeling stuck and like you can never accomplish quite as much as you want to, maybe your thinking style is partly to blame. At the 2018 Watermark Conference for Women in Silicon Valley, Laura Vanderkam shared some simple strategies that can help you revise misconceptions you may have about time and rethink your approach to time management. ...




11 Tips to Ace Your Next Job Interview

Okay, you’ve wowed your potential employer with your résumé and cover letter. Now, they actually want to talk to you — over the phone, via Skype, or in person.
 
You can rest assured, you’re definitely qualified for this job. ...




The Best Career Advice You’ll Ever Read

Whether we want to or not, most of us spend a significant amount of our waking lives working. Those who write to Heather Havrilesky, the writer behind the Cut’s advice column Ask Polly, are thinking deeply about work-related issues and how to spend their time. ...




How to Succeed When You're the Oldest Person at Work

"How long has your show been on the radio?" asked one of my much younger bosses recently. I wanted to answer: "Longer than you've been alive." The flippant reply would have allowed us to pretend for a little while longer that I'm not old enough to have given birth to her without scandal, but it would not have helped build professional rapport. ...