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Ask A Boss

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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 Prepare for an Interview: The Ultimate GuideSpend twice as much time preparing than you think you need to.
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    ‘My Boss Is Passive-Aggressive!’Whenever your boss sulks or behaves like a child, that’s not your problem to solve.
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    How to Answer the 6 Most Common Job-Interview QuestionsThink about what your interviewer wants to hear.
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    ‘My Boss Is Having Sex in the Office!’You are not overreacting.
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    ‘How Should I Explain My Weaknesses in a Job Interview?’Do not say, “I’m a perfectionist” or “I work too hard.”
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    ‘I Was Tricked Into Being an Executive Assistant!’Talk to your boss as soon as you can.
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    ‘How Do I Explain Reasons for Leaving a Previous Job?’Here’s what to say if you were laid off, fired, or if you hated your boss.
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    ‘Should I Use a Job Offer to Get a Raise at My Current Job?’It’s not a good sign if the only way to get paid what you’re worth is to threaten to leave.
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    How to Quit Your Job — 10 Ways to Do It GracefullyWhen do you tell your boss? Should you be honest in the exit interview?
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    ‘I Hate My Boss, But I Love My Job!’Is working for a hostile boss doing you any professional favors?
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    How to Write a Thank-You Email After a Job Interview: Examples, Dos, and Don’tsAll your questions, answered.
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    ‘My Boss Sent Me a Friend Request on Social Media!’If it’s not too late: ignore her.
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    How to Make a Résumé Interviewers Actually Want to ReadHiring managers spend about 20 seconds scanning a résumé. Here’s how to get their attention.
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    ‘My Co-worker’s Kid Disrupts the Office Every Day!’The way you should speak up depends on how long you’ve worked at the company.
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    6 Ways to Not Hate Your JobSimple ways to reframe your negative thoughts about work.
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    How to Write an Impressive Cover LetterI’ve read thousands of cover letters. Here’s how to write a really good one.
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    7 Ways Job Interviewers Learn What You’re Really LikeBeyond interview questions, here’s what they’re looking for.
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    ‘My Boss Got Fired and Won’t Leave Me Alone!’When you no longer work for your boss, the relationship has to change.
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    Everything You Need to Know About Maternity Leave in the U.S.How it works, what your employer is required to offer, and more.
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    Job Interview Tips: How to Survive 10 Awkward SituationsWhat should you say when you don’t know the answer to a question? How do you explain you were fired?
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    ‘My Co-Worker Constantly Complains!’Ask her: “What are you going to do about it?”
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    ‘Am I Guilty of Age Discrimination at Work?’There’s a difference between ageism and real performance issues.
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    How to Ask for a RaiseWhen to ask, what to say, and how to know what your work is worth.
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    ‘A Co-worker Left Me an Anonymous Note … and a Pacifier’This person is not playing by the normal rules.
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    ‘I’m Afraid to Show Any Weakness at Work’The worst thing you can do when you’re unsure is hide it.
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    Ask A Boss: ‘Should I Point Out Job Applicants’ Mistakes to Them?’Either way, you shouldn’t feel bad about eliminating them.
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    ‘Does Networking Have to Be Slimy?’Done well, it can be rewarding.
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    Ask a Boss: ‘I Work From Home and My Mom Won’t Stop Talking to Me’Tell her what you need, not what she needs.
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    Ask a Boss: ‘My Manager Is a Jerk’Authority is not a permission slip to be cruel.
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    How to Master Office EtiquetteOur essential guide.
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    3 Networking Tips for Frustrated OverachieversAn easy guide for women who work hard.
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    ‘My Boss Loves Me But Hates My Co-worker’She may have a good reason.
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    15 Women Share Their Stress at WorkI’m burnt out! Do I deserve this promotion? My personal life is going to hell!
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    How to Deal With Sexual Harassment in the WorkplaceIf you’ve encountered any of these scenarios, here’s what to do.
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    ‘How Do I Explain Why I’m Leaving My New Job After Only Three Months?’Honesty is the best policy.
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    All Your Questions About Dating a Co-worker, AnsweredWhat do you do if you think your boss is having an affair with a co-worker? Can you ask an old date for a referral?
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    9 Bad Bosses, and How to Work for ThemIncluding: the poor delegator, micromanager, and the slacker.
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    12 Terribly Rude Co-workers, and How to Deal With ThemYour co-worker questions, answered.
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    ‘Does My Boss Expect Me to Work Too Much?’Sometimes it’s okay to disappoint your manager.
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    ‘My Company Won’t Fire a Bad Employee!’She’s one symptom of a much bigger problem.
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    ‘My Employee Sent a Rude Message About Me – to Me!’Even the best managers get vented about sometimes.
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    ‘My Nosy Co-workers Keep Asking About My Personal Life!’You don’t need to share everything with your colleagues.
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    5 Questions You Should Ask at Your Next Job InterviewYou’ll impress potential employers and find out if the job is right for you.
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    ‘My Co-worker Has Terrible Impostor Syndrome!’Are you willing to talk to her?
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    ‘My Employee Talks Behind My Back!’Start by talking to your co-workers.
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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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    ‘Do I Care Too Much About My Job?’Remember what you’re being paid to worry about.
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    ‘Is My Workload Insane, or Am I Bad at My Job?’It sounds like your boss is the problem.
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    ‘My Boss Is Pressuring Me to Get Pregnant!’This is a bizarrely widespread phenomenon.
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