6 Career Mistakes to Avoid in 2019

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By Maurie Backman – Glassdoor (originally on The Motley Fool) The beginning of a new calendar year is a good time to reflect on the previous 12 months and devise a plan to improve things going forward. Whether you experienced a few career mishaps this past year or progressed as expected, it never hurts to strive… read more

8 Signs You Should Quit Your Job

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By Lindsay Tigar – Fast Co. Many professionals examine their career in a harder, more critical way as the New Year starts, prompting them to reconsider how they’re pacing. Most of the time, this includes determining whether they should stay loyal to their employer—or start the process of applying elsewhere or going freelance. Most Americans… read more

If your boss does these 3 things, they have a personal problem with you

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By Taylor Tobin via Fairygodboss – Ladders But what if you suspect that your boss just straight-up doesn’t like you? In many cases, these fears can be dispelled by observing your boss’s behavior. Plenty of professionals at all levels have walked away from a less-than-perfect conversation with their supervisors believing that their bosses must have… read more

6 honest mistakes that can get you fired

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By Travis Bradberry – Ladders People get fired all the time for seemingly innocent mistakes. There are so many things that can get good, hard-working people fired. Honest mistakes often carry hard-hitting consequences. A recent study from the ePolicy Institute surveyed more than 300 companies and found that a third of them have fired employees… read more

12 expert tips to make 2019 your most productive year yet

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By Lydia Dishman – Fast Company As a nation, we’re obsessed with getting stuff done. There is an endless supply of advice from time management experts, productivity evangelists, and thought leaders who have managed to hack their way into the 24-hour day and wring out the maximum output into each waking moment. Productivity software alone… read more

Want to sound smarter? Master these 7 grammar tips

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By Kelly Laffey – Ladders Poor writing can make others think you aren’t intelligent. Don’t get caught up in miscommunication. Master these simple tips. As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. But you don’t have to work… read more

4 ideas for becoming a mentor in 2019

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By Lindsay Tigar – Ladders There’s never a wrong or right time to become a mentor—but January might be a great starting point since many people are in the mindset to make moves. While, truly, helping other people has never gone out of style, one of the biggest trends in the workspace currently is mentoring…. read more

The secret of successful teamwork: Forgiveness

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By Gustavo Razzetti – Ladders A culture of forgiveness promotes self-awareness, vulnerability, and empathy – it promotes experimentation, not perfectionism. Those three simple words define a successful team, according to LinkedIn’s co-founder. “We are allies” is more than a motivational team motto — it’s a reminder of the need for a true partnership. Each team… read more

A bad job with a Good Boss is Better than a Good Job with a bad boss

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By Brigette Hyacinth – LinkedIn My boss made a mistake on a project we were working on and instead of owning his mistake, he said it was my fault. I sat through that meeting feeling shocked and disappointed. Although this happened a couple of years ago. I remember the details quite well. When we left… read more