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5 Steps To Speaking Up Powerfully When You Feel You Can't

Every year, I work with scores of professionals from all walks of life who come with one key problem – they can't speak up for themselves or assert their boundaries. In many cases, their boundaries are non-existent, which translates into their allowing anyone to do anything they wish to them. ...




Age Discrimination Law Protects Job Applicants

Court ruling gives a boost to older adults looking for work
 
Older adults are protected from even subtle forms of age discrimination when applying for jobs, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, dealing a victory to job applicants who increasingly are victims of recruiting tactics that effectively prevent older candidates from being considered. ...




What To Do If You're Harassed At Work — And HR Isn't Helping

All your options, whether you're discriminated against for your sex, race, religion, age, or disability.
Human resources is usually the first place people go when they're harassed or discriminated against at work, but HR reps work for the company, not the employees, and don't always have your best interests at heart. ...




Would You Answer These 100 (Controversial) Job Interview Questions?

How much personal information are you willing to reveal to a hiring manager?
 





At first, I thought it was a job scam. A joke. But, a little research proved it was legit. Companies are doing this thing referred to as a, "Snowflake Test. ...




Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Work in Your Downtime

Americans are known workaholics. We rarely bat an eye at working more than 40 hours per week, or skipping a few vacation days for the year, or answering emails from home on a Saturday.
 
Working when we should be unwinding helps us get stuff done, right? Not really. In fact, while you might feel like you’re “getting ahead,” you may actually be harming yourself, your company, and the U. ...




How To Nail Your Skype Interview

Congrats! You received an invitation to interview for your dream job. But wait...It’s over Skype? Fear not. As a career coach to millennials, I’ve prepped my fair share of clients for virtual interviews. One client, Sandra, was so nervous about the prospect that she wanted to ask the company to do it over the phone instead. ...




The List: 7 Ways to Celebrate Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and all around the Smithsonian Institution, the museums are celebrating the achievements, aptitude and sheer awesomeness of women in both the arts and sciences.
1. If you don’t know your Grace Hartigan from the Harlem Renaissance or Miriam Schapiro from the suffrage movement, take time this month to educate yourself by taking the “Women in Art” tour at the American Art Museum. ...




Uber Drive and Deliver Pizzas On the Way to Work: 15 Awesome Side Jobs

If you need extra income, you’ve probably considered getting another job. So what should you look for? What are the best second jobs?
 
If income is the most important consideration, you need good hourly pay, because your time is limited. ...




Every 401(k) Question You Were Afraid To Ask, Answered

Understanding your 401(k) shouldn’t be impossible. With help from a certified financial planner, we’re showing you how to keep up with your daily Starbucks order and save for future retirement.
 


You probably heard the financial term 401(k) thrown around during employee orientation, but had little to no idea what it actually stood for. ...




Career advice: how to chair an academic meeting

Keep it briefSome meetings are more marathon than sprint but a sensible rule is that if you need sustenance, you’re probably doing something wrong. All the evidence that we draw on when discussing student learning should apply equally to meetings. ...