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    ‘My Boss Keeps Guilt-Tripping Me for Leaving My Job!’You haven’t done anything wrong here.
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    ‘Is It a Bad Idea to Work at the Same Company As My Boyfriend?’You have to commit to keeping any issues in the relationship out of the office.
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    How to Be a Good InterviewerYou need to know what qualifications you’re looking for, and how to assess them.
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    ‘Is It Just Me, or Was This Job Interview Full of Red Flags?’The reality is that job hunting is aggravating.
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    ‘I’m My Boss’s Favorite, and It Sucks!’It’s not cool for your boss to complain to you about a co-worker.
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    ‘I Keep Getting Rejected for Jobs I’m Perfect For!’There are lots of reasons why qualified candidates get turned down.
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    ‘My Boss Wants to Change My Job, and I’m Not Happy About It!’It’s okay to push back, especially when you feel this strongly.
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    ‘My Co-worker Keeps Fighting With Her Husband in Our Shared Office!’When you share work space, you have to be thoughtful about how your personal life affects others.
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    How Much Severance Pay Am I Entitled To?Everything you need to know to negotiate the stressful world of severance pay.
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    ‘My Boss Lectured Me About Arriving On Time and I’m Furious!’When you’re working overtime, it can be tone deaf for your employer to nickel and dime you about what time you’re getting in.
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    How to Give Constructive Criticism Without Making It AwkwardIf it’s done well, giving feedback at work doesn’t have to be unpleasant.
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    ‘I Feel Awful About Giving a Bad Performance Review!’If you’re doing your job well, sooner or later someone isn’t going to like you.
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    How to Answer ‘Why Are You Interested in This Position?’ in a Job InterviewThis is usually one of the first questions asked in an interview, and you shouldn’t wing your answer.
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    ‘I Have Zero Motivation to Do My Job’Ultimately, it all comes down to who you want to be professionally.
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    What to Do If You Were Just Laid OffThere are steps you can take to decrease the amount of time you’re likely to be out of work.
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    ‘My Boss Is Insecure and Petty!’Even if she never turns on you, you still can’t trust her.
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    How to Write an Out-of-Office MessageToo many people share too much information.
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    How to Shut Down Gossip at WorkIt helps to decide if the rumors are helpful or harmful.
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    How to Ask for More Vacation TimeThis is (a) something people do, and (b) a request that’s often granted.
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    How to Answer ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ in a Job InterviewThere’s a simple way to approach this question.
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    ‘I’m Allergic to the Birthday Cake My Co-workers Gave Me!’Food allergies at work are the worst.
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    ‘My Co-workers Won’t Stop Talking to Me in the Bathroom!’If you allow people to interrupt you, you’re teaching them that their behavior works.
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    ‘I Had a Great Job Interview — Why Haven’t I Heard Back?’It’s really impossible to tell from the outside what might be going on.
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    ‘Is My Co-worker Trying to Sabotage Me?’There’s only one good to way to disarm her.
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    I’m Treated Like a Boss But I’m Not One!This is rarely the right thing for your career.
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    ‘My Boss Found Out I’m Job Hunting!’Will this be awkward? Yes, probably.
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    Should I Tell My Boss Everyone’s Mad at Her?She’s following up with people too soon and too often.
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    ‘Will I Get a Better Job If I Pretend I’m a Bad Assistant?’If your coffee tastes like sludge, you’re probably not going to be the default coffee-maker for long.
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    What to Do If You’re Paid Less Than a Male Co-WorkerHow to raise the issue, step by step.
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    How to Negotiate a Salary After a Job Offer: 6 Tips to Get More MoneyThe safest time to bring it up, what to say in two sentences, and more.
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    How to Ask for a RaiseBefore approaching your boss, here’s everything you should know.
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    What Salary Should I Ask For? How to Figure Out Your Worth.Don’t trust salary websites.
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    ‘I’m Scared to Tell My Boss I’m Behind on Work and Need to Ask for Help’You are not a bad person for letting this happen. You fell down because you are human.
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    ‘I’m Ashamed of My Work History and Want to Make a Career Change at 40’You have a bunch of things going for you.
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    ‘Should I Feel Guilty Leaving Work for a Job Interview?’Your first trick should be: dentist appointments.
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    ‘Should I Quit My Boring, Well-Paid Job?’Take a look at what you’ve accomplished.
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    ‘I’m Trying to Fire a Bad Employee and the Entire Office Thinks I’m a Bad Boss!’The most powerful way to combat office gossip is to be very open about how you manage.
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    ‘How Do I Announce My Pregnancy at Work?’It’s okay if your plans aren’t set in stone yet.
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    ‘Should I Quit My Job If I Don’t Get Better Projects?’Delicately tell your boss she needs to act if she wants to keep you.
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    ‘I Hate Talking to My Co-workers in Person!’You might prefer email, but sometimes a face-to-face is unavoidable.
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    ‘My Boss Wants Help With Her Dating App Profile!’You need to set boundaries, and talk to her boss.
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    35 Gifts for Every Type of EmployeeWhen you’re the boss giving gifts to your team, you can find thoughtful things for each person without playing favorites.
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    Rules for Celebrating the Holidays at WorkWhat should you do if a co-worker hits on you at the office party? Do you have to give your boss a gift?
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    How to Survive the Office Holiday PartyFirst of all, do you really have to go?
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    How to Write a Perfect Resignation LetterTo leave on good terms, you should have a face-to-face conversation first.
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    ‘My Co-worker Is Always Out Sick!’You don’t necessarily have all the facts.
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    How to Write a Cover Letter That Will Get You a JobI’ve read thousands of cover letters in my career. Here are all the elements of an actually good one.
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    10 Impressive Questions to Ask in a Job InterviewTo show employers you’re exceptional, and find out if it’s the right job for you.
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    ‘My Best Friend at Work Is Bad at Her Job!’It’s actually better for her if you don’t help her so much.
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    Are Informational Interview Questions Even Useful?Do not ask, “Will you hire me?” And it depends entirely on your approach.
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