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Open plan offices make employees miserable and distracted | Metro News

Open plan offices make employees miserable and distracted

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Ten Things Recruiters Look For In Your LinkedIn Profile

What are recruiters looking for when they visit my LinkedIn profile? Here are ten important things!

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Learn how to start a career as a copywriter for less than $25

Have you ever wondered if your writing hobby could actually become a career? Learn what it takes to be a copywriter, land clients, and build your portfolio.

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19 high-paying jobs with tons of openings and room for promotion in 2018

LinkedIn broke down some of the most promising jobs of 2018, and a lot of the occupations are engineering gigs.

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6 Ways to Manage Employees' Bad Habits

From showing up 10 minutes late, to wasting 10 minutes on Facebook, these responses will help keep your team in line.

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Ten Signs You're Interviewing For A Fake Job Opportunity

Larry had a sneaking suspicion that he might be "interviewing" for a job opportunity that didn't exist -- and he turned out to be right! Here's how to tell a fake job opening from a real one.

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Why Do Women Bully Each Other at Work?

Research suggests that conditions in the workplace might be to blame.

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This Is the Best Time to Post on LinkedIn (the Answer Will Surprise You)

With 500 million members in 200 countries, determining the best time to post on LinkedIn can be tricky. Here's what to do.

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8 Ways to Schedule Job Interviews While Working Full-Time | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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You Really Could Have a Legitimate Business in a Week

If your great idea solves problems, the rest is mostly filling out forms online. You can knock it out in a few days.

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6 Things to Never Say in a Job Interview | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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3 online businesses you can run from your couch - MarketWatch

To help couch potatoes start a business, we’ve identified three online business ideas with moneymaking potential.

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The Founder of LinkedIn Says Too Many of Us Are Using the Site All Wrong

While it could seem natural to decline a Facebook friend request from a stranger, the dynamic on LinkedIn is much different.

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Want Something? Asking in Person Is 34 Times More Effective Than Email

Sometimes it's worth it to leave your desk and talk face-to-face.

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    Cool Job Alert: American Girl Is Hiring a Historian

    The company is looking for a researcher to verify the historical accuracy of its products.

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    Our obsession with personal branding reveals a dark truth about the future of work

    Personal branding probably won't help you get a job. But it is making us all more accepting of an increasingly dehumanizing job market.

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    Why Local News Anchors All Have the Same Look - Racked

    The faces on your TV may have been surgically altered for a distraction-free experience.

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    Guy Documents His First Week Of Work At Target, And It Couldn’t Get More Hilarious

    If you thought that working at a retail store is boring, we've got news for you. Well, actually Tumblr user kimpossibooty does. He recently uploaded a very detailed and hilarious story about his first week working at Target, and it is pure gold.

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    What Makes People Feel Upbeat at Work - The New Yorker

    Maria Konnikova writes about how to create a positive work environment. Research shows that it involves not telling people to be positive.

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    So how much do freelance writers actually make?

    Everything you ever wanted to know (and some you didn't) about what freelance writers make.

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    Why Managers Are So Bad at Recognizing Good Ideas - The Atlantic

    In most settings, criticism tends to dominate. For any idea or book or movie or what have you, the question that people discuss is what’s wrong with it, why it didn’t live up to expectations.

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    The 50 Best Places to Work in 2016 | Inc.com

    The 50 companies on our inaugural roster show you how to create a culture to find and keep the very best employees.

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    Working Remotely Makes You Happier and More Productive

    Remote workers also feel more appreciated.

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    30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

    Creative marketers are always in demand. To land your next job, recruiters suggest handing over an example of your prowess. To get started, consider this list of inventive opportunities.

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    18 Unprofessional habits that could cost you your job - Business Insider

    Your bad workplace habits will undoubtedly annoy your boss. Worse yet, they could get you fired.

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    6 Things Your Boss Honestly Wishes You Would Do (Or Not Do) With Digital Marketing - Forbes

    She’s looking at you again. Your boss. Glaring? Admiring? It’s hard to tell. She’s thinking something. You wish you knew what. What does your boss honestly think about your job performance? Are there things that you could do better? Results you shou

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    7 Things You Must Do To Maximize The Value Of Your LinkedIn Profile - Forbes

    You’ve done all the hard work to create a stellar LinkedIn profile. Now, complete these 7 actions to maximize the value of your efforts.

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    Before You Quit Your Job, Try These 10 Strategies

    Got a case of the Mondays every day? You can always quit your job -- but first, try these strategies to make work more enjoyable or earn more money.

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    How to stop a colleague from taking credit for your work - Fortune

    Is a coworker taking credit for your good work? The real question may turn out to be whether you're working for the wrong boss.

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    21 signs you're about to be fired

    Most people are at least somewhat surprised when they hear the words "you're fired." Some are even shocked.

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    The Art of the Out-of-Office Reply - The New York Times

    It’s August, and vacationers’ email auto-responses are coming in left and right. From the poetic missive to a simple “nope,” saying you’re not working has become its own art form.

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    Making A Case For Joy In Your Job

    Must you be unhappy in your job? This isn’t being productive—and it certainly isn’t being happy. It’s just being busy. And being busy hides us from being present.

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    Being Laid Off Hurts, But It's Not the End of the World | Emma Goddard

    It took me longer to find a job than it did to hold one. That was the first thought I had when I learned my company decided to shut down U.S. operations just six months after I started my first full-time position.

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    43 free career-advancing courses you can take (and actually finish) this summer

    Yes, summer is the perfect time to relax and recharge. But, it's also the perfect time to pick up a few new skills. Put that relaxed brain (and work schedule) to good use!

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    The 6 Worst Things You Can Call Yourself On LinkedIn

    It's hard to find words that say how wonderful we are. Perhaps we shouldn't try so hard.

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    Here Are the 25 Best Cities for Jobs

    New York does not make the cut.

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    10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance | TIME

    Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople successful and others not?

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    How to beat jet lag, from a CEO with an insane travel schedule

    From Microsoft chairman and Virtual Instruments CEO John Thompson who has insane travel schedule.

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    What (Some) Silicon Valley Women Think Of Newsweek | TechCrunch

    Tech has some issues. You read trade pub stories about sexual harassment and assault allegations so often it's absurd. Newsweek, which just discovered there..

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    Best Jobs in 2015 - 25 Best Jobs in America for 2015

    We're not saying you should give up on becoming Ben & Jerry's chief flavor developer/the person who spritzes Jamie Dornan with Evian in between takes, but there's probably a dream job out there that's just a little more…realistic.

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    The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

    Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular. If you’ve ever had jetlag, then you know how persistent circadian rhythms can be. This natural — and hardwired — ebb and flow in our ability to feel alert or sleepy has important implications for you and your employees.

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    The words to delete from your resume ASAP

    What are your least favorite resume words? My own is "utilize" — there isn't a single instance I can think of where it would be inappropriate to substitute "use." Every time I read "utilize" on a resume I always feel like the writer is trying to be unnecessarily fancy.

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    Amazon glitch leads to rush over 1p 'bargains' in UK - Telegraph

    Businesses fear they could go bankrupt after a software error led to items being sold for a fraction of their worth on Amazon

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    Cost-Benefit Reality Check: Does Your Business Have Any Business Taking Out a Loan?

    Before you sign on for a small business loan, you need to make sure it's the best plan for your business.

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    How Did Megyn Kelly Get to Be So Successful?

    The anchor of Fox News Channel's The Kelly File shares what it took for her to get to the top. Want to hear more from her in person? She'll be at Cosmo's Fun Fearless Life Weekend. Buy your tickets at FunFearlessLife.com.

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    What I Wish I'd Known About Running a Startup

    I knew building a startup would be hard. I knew it would be slow. But these are the things I wish I could've predicted.

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    The best advice in business: 40 execs reveal their secrets to success

    We’ve gathered wisdom from those who have rocketed up the corporate ladder and helped others climb with them. Here, some valuable lessons on how to lead well, achieve more, and have fun doing it.

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    How to (Professionally) Miss a Deadline

    It happens to the best of us. Maybe accounting didn’t get you the numbers on time. Maybe the design work you thought would take you four hours is taking more like 14. Maybe Taco...

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    Feel Like an Imposter at Work? You’re Not Alone!

    The good news about imposter syndrome is it's entirely in your head. The bad news? It could be interfering with your career. Here's how to overcome it.

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    Highly educated, unemployed and falling behind

    In the upside-down, topsy-turvy world of jobs these days, even an advanced degree can't protect some Americans from tumbling down the economic ladder.

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    Americans prefer male bosses, even though women are better for business - Quartz

    A new Gallup poll found that American men and women prefer a male boss to a female one. Though the popularity of women bosses has improved since the 1950s, it hasn't changed much in this century. Instead, the number of people who say they prefer men has

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    Successful People Start Before They Feel Ready

    If you want to summarize the habits of successful people into one phrase, it’s this: successful people start before they feel ready.

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    Did Starbucks start a pumpkin boom?

    Ever since Starbucks (SBUX) introduced its famed pumpkin spice latte about a decade ago, pumpkin sales have skyrocketed. It's led to the increased popularity of pumpkin-spiced everything, including spicy pumpkin beef jerky and pumpkin beer.

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    Top New Women Leaders in Technology: Glamour.com

    Meet the top young women leaders who are changing the face of technology.

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    eBay and PayPal are splitting up | The Verge

    Citing a "rapidly changing global commerce and payments landscape," eBay has just announced plans to separate its business into two distinct and independent companies: eBay and PayPal. Spinning off...

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    CrowdStreet grabs $800K for its real estate crowdfunding site | VentureBeat | News Briefs | by Kia Kokalitcheva

    Crowdfunding has opened up new funding models for everything from hardware gadgets to philanthropy. So why not real estate?

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    When Your Big Business Idea Stalls, Ask These 3 Questions

    It can be tough to determine if you're really onto something. After conducting a gut check, seek the advice of others.

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    Alaska Reporter Shows How Not to Quit a Job - NBC News.com

    Some people just give their two weeks' notice when they quit their job. Others give a notice that will be remembered for much longer than two weeks. An Ancho...

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    5 Rules For Surviving Cubicle Life

    How to make cubicle life better for everyone: no one envisions a cubicle as the holy grail of places they’d like to spend their waking hours. While you can love your job to the moon and back (well, maybe just to the moon), sometimes the cubicle life can get down right intrusive.

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    How To Know If Your Dumb Idea Will Change The World | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

    Box SVP Sam Schillace shares how he quickly and cheaply experimented on an app no one wanted--that became the basis for Google Docs.

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    80% of Americans took a week's vacation in 1976. Just 56% will in 2014.

    In Australia every full time worker is guaranteed four weeks of paid vacation each year. In Japan, it's 10 days. Canada? A minimum of 10 days of paid vacation. Here in the U.S.? Zero.

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    Infographic: Half Of Creative Workers Don't Start Their Jobs Until After 9 A.M.

    Lazy! For all our talk about flex time and the freedom (and insanity) the Internet gives us to work at any time of the day, the traditional 9 to 5 workday, with a break at noon, is still going pretty strong

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    75% Of Ikea’s Catalog Is Computer Generated Imagery!!!

    You could have fooled us. Wait, actually, you did. The best special effects are often the ones you never notice--which may make Ikea the most skillful special effects studio in the world. The Swedish furniture company has been aggressively ramping up its use of computer generated imagery in their catalogs. Ikea's first CG photo was a Bertil pinewood chair in 2006. By 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported that 25% of their products were CG. Today, that figure has ballooned to 75%.

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    Life is getting easier for 17 million freelancers!

    Companies and groups are starting to fill the benefits gap for freelance workers, offering access to disability and other insurance that can make project work a little more secure.

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    How the Lego company found success in the digital age — by going back to basics

    Legos have been successfully entertaining kids for years — but the company was threatened by the arrival of the digital age. It wasn't until the company refocused on the bricks that it began to grow again.

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    If You Want To Be Rich, Don't Get An MBA - Business Insider

    The richest people in the world are entrepreneurs who do not have MBAs, argues Mariana Zanetti.

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    Powerful people have a distorted perception of time - Quartz

    Maria Konnikova, writing in the New York Times, made the point recently that there’s much more to poverty than just a shortage of money. Being poor, she said, brings with it other abstract deficits, most notably a lack of time. She quoted Sendhil Mul

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    8 Reasons Why Work Is Sometimes Just Like High School

    It's funny, isn’t it? We grow up, leave high school, go onto college, and then join the ranks of other working professionals, but do some ever really graduate emotionally? After a few years in the real world, it becomes clear that the office where you spend your days is just like the educational institution where you spent your teenage years.

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    The Strong Link Between Your Self Image and Business Success.

    The vast majority of business people focus on tactics to be successful - strategy, marketing, sales and systems. Yet after doing this religiously for ten years still often complain that they have not achieved what they had hoped. Is there something more t

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    5 Top Industries For Starting A Business

    Have an independent streak? If you’re an American, chances are you do. The U.S. consistently leads developed countries around the world in the rate of entrepreneurship, and 25 million people were in the process of starting or running a new business

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    Starting a Business: The Idea Phase

    You know you want to start a business, but what do you do next? Here's how to find the perfect idea for your business.

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    Movies At Work: An Untapped Motivational Method?

    It may seem like an excuse to slack off, but showing movies in the office has been proven to boost morale, retention, and productivity.

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    Failing To Negotiate Your First Salary Could Cost You Half A Million Dollars

    Members of Gen Y are missing a huge opportunity to increase their pay: They are not negotiating their first salaries.

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    Ask The Experts: How Can I Deal With Having 3 Demanding Bosses?

    One demanding boss is enough. Three is a nightmare. An overwhelmed assistant writes in for help managing her managers.

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    6 Signs Your Coworker Has A Beef With You And What You Can Do About It

    The writing is on the wall: your relationship with your coworker is heading south, fast. Here's how to fix it before things turn completely sour, or...

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    Work Driving You Crazy? Here Are 5 Ways to Keep Your Sanity.

    Here are five things you can consider deleting from your daily routine that will make you saner, more productive and more efficient.

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    Make Every Day "Bring Your Dog To Work" Day

    Here's how to create a pet-friendly office environment that works for everyone.

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    The 10 Most Powerful Women in Technology Today

    According to James Brown, it’s a man’s world. But historically, the tech world has been notably bad in this field in general. The good news is that with a number of strong, smart women taking on leadership roles with good pay grades at high profile IT and social media companies, the tides seem to be turning slowly.

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      The Art of Business Pitching Has Changed. Are You Onboard?

      Presentations are changing, becoming more visual, but the pictures can't do all the talking. Real money allocation also speaks strongly to investors.

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      My Year At A Standing Desk And Why I'll Never Go Back

      Fast Company Web Producer Cia Bernales made the switch to a standing desk a year ago. She shares why she's never going back to a regular office chair...

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        Why Working More Than 40 Hours a Week is Useless

        Research shows that consistently working more than 40 hours a week is simply unproductive.