40 Email Opening Lines That Are So Much Better Than “Happy Monday!”

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By Kat Boogaard – theMuse Do you know what I just spent way too long doing? Scrolling through all of my sent messages. I realized two very important (and slightly embarrassing) things: One: I send way too many emails. I mean way too many. Two: I start nearly every single one with “I hope you’re doing well!”… read more

Future-proof your career with peer feedback

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By Alexis Croswell – Ladders Peer reviews are an integral part of getting the whole picture when it comes to employee performance. And collecting peer feedback for performance reviews is becoming the norm. Here’s why. Ever wonder if you spend more time with your peers at work than with your non-work friends? (You probably do. But that’s… read more

7 signs that you’re actually a problem employee

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By Taylor Tobin via FAIRYGODBOSS – Ladders Problem employees aren’t always the blatant disasters we may assume. Sometimes, a more subtle brand of negative behaviors can turn a once-promising worker into a manager’s worst nightmare. When we think of “problem employees,” a few traits inevitably come to mind, including outright defiance to managers, poor performance… read more

How to empower employees in the workplace: A guide for support teams

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By Jessica Greene – Ladders The big advantage of empowering your coworkers to do the work they normally ask you to do is that it frees up a lot of your time. A good business is one where employees feel empowered by their bosses to do their jobs independently and find creative solutions to their… read more

These are the most common things people lie about on their resumes

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By Sheila McClear – Ladders GOBankingRates conducted a survey carried out by ConsumerTrack Inc. of 1,003 people to ask them if and why they lied on their resumes. Sometimes, resumes have to be… massaged. Tweaked to fit the job listing. Walked back a little. But none of the tooling around is a lie, right? As… read more

15 Bad Work Habits I’m Ditching This Year (and You Should, Too!)

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By Jaclyn Westlake -theMuse I used to love making big, dramatic new year’s resolutions. I’d promise to work out every day, stop eating junk food, or finally become fluent in Spanish. But eventually, I realized that I wasn’t so great at following through on my epic promises. So these days, I try to keep my… read more

One Super Easy Way to Make a Great First Impression at Your New Job

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By Stav Ziv – theMuse There’s so much to think about when you’re starting a new job. In fact, you’ve probably already made a list to help you make a great first impression at work and it might be looking a little long for your taste. But there’s one super easy and extremely important thing… read more