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Give it to me straight

A major concern on every employee’s mind is not what their boss or supervisor says, but what they choose not to say. I am referring to subtle critiques of performance and behavior and personal feelings about your demeanor or attitude that bosses might decide to keep to themselves.…

The specter of silence in the workplace

Every now and again, the massive A/C unit that pumps cold air throughout my colleagues’ workspaces shuts down. With its deafening hum silenced, the workplace becomes scarily quiet. Every sniffle, every snuffle, every cough and sneeze, every laugh and every sigh can be heard across the cubicle jungle.…

How to get a leg up in your next interview

Before the age of Myspace, Facebook, Google, and the Internet, job seekers had to go into interviews relatively blind. With only their resume and perhaps a vacancy announcement in hand, the 20th century job seeker had to go into interviews without much knowledge about the person interviewing them and without the convenience of being able to troll corporate websites for important information about a company’s mission or current operations.…