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How to Move Past an Employer's Betrayal - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: I was laid off last week, along with two other employees, without advance warning or severance. I received a …

Psychology | Psychology

7 clear signs you're overthinking your job

While we all overthink decisions from time to time, there’s a point where constant ruminating takes a negative toll on your mental wellbeing.

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Cut-throat Manager Suing Me for Torpedoing Her Career - Workplace Coach Blog

being sued by a former cutthroat manager

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Interviewing in COVID Times - Workplace Coach Blog

How to prepare for a job interview in COVID times, from virtual interviewing to masks to new procedures

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Former Manager Says "Fire Them All"; Separating Fact from Fiction - Workplace Coach Blog

Toxic workplace; former manager slings mud; decide for yourself

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Can Our Manager Take Away a Promised Perk? - Workplace Coach Blog

Can a manager take away a promised perk? Should a manager do it? As an employee, what can you do?

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Operations Manager Rules By Intimidation - Workplace Coach Blog

operation manager rules by intimidation--what are your options--leave or prove it

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COVID Career Reset - Workplace Coach Blog

COVID changed you; change your career

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Can I Recover From My Supervisory Mistakes? - Workplace Coach Blog

How to recover if you make the classic new supervisor mistakes

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Hate Office Politics? Have to Work Under Your Underqualified Former Coworker? - Workplace Coach Blog

Office politics, you can choose not to play, and if so, you may be out of the game

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When Your Boss Asks You to Lie - Workplace Coach Blog

Maintaining your ethics when your boss asks you to lie. How to tell the truth and keep your boss happy at the same time--in the short run.

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You Lost Out; The Promotion You Felt Was Yours Went to Someone Else - Workplace Coach Blog

Dealing with career setback so they're temporary, not permanent & so you win the next promotoin

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You Worked for a Crook Who Fired You Abruptly? Don't Waste Time Badmouthing Your Ex-boss; Explore Your Legal Options. - Workplace Coach Blog

After years of hard work, you're fired abruptly for no reason, and he took advantage all along

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Love/hate relationship with my boss - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: My boss and I have a love/hate relationship. He’s a good guy and smart but rough around the edges. …

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Supervisor Confessed His Romantic Feelings for Me - Workplace Coach Blog

Supervisor stepped over the line when he confessed his romantic feelings

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How Can I Remain Neutral in the Cold War Between My Supervisor and Co-worker? - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: My co-worker, “Aly,” texts on her cellphone held under her desk, surfs the Internet, fakes going to the bathroom …

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Save Your Career From a Vindictive Manager's Targeting: Here's How - Workplace Coach Blog

Handling a bully manager without losing your job or reputation

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Turned Down for a Job Despite Being More Than Qualified - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: I’ve been looking for a job for two months without landing one.  It torches me that I’ve not even …

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Passed Over for a Promotion I Deserved - Workplace Coach Blog

Passed over for a promotion you deserved

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Don’t Take a Bad Job; Ask These ?s First & Reference Check The Supervisor - Workplace Coach Blog

How to choose the right job

Advice & Self-Help | Politics

Political fighting in my workplace scorches me. - Workplace Coach Blog

Political discussions in the workplace expose employee to backlash.

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I told a little white lie; my boss hasn't figured it out - Workplace Coach Blog

Ethics, lying and doing the right thing.

Psychology | Psychology

My Job Bores Me To Tears, But I Don't Dare Jump - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: For the last eight months, I’ve tried everything I can think of to make myself like my job. Nothing …

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Not Sure What I'm Doing That Ticks Off My Coworkers: Is It That I'm Fast & Young? - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: I like my job. I work hard and fast. I want to get ahead. This irritates two of my …

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My Boss Cheats Customers But I Don't Want to Lose My Job - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: Three months ago, I finally found an employer that would let me work between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., …

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Unemployment’s Ugly Sibling: Underemployment-What To Do If You're Underemployed - Workplace Coach Blog

You’re lucky to have a job, except you don’t feel lucky. Perhaps you work parttime but need full-time work. You …

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Employee Thought He Deserved the Job I Landed...Now Gunning for Me - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: I recently landed a dream job managing a department for a strong, growing company. On my first day, I …

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A Performance Improvement Plan Means Your Manager Plans to Fire You, Right? - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: I’m been ordered to call you. Nothing personal against you, but I’m not having any. For the last year, …

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My boss asked for feedback and I told the truth. Big mistake. What now? - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: After my boss made a presentation to staff that fell flat, he came into my office, closed the door, …

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Bad References Haunt You: 2 Steps You Can Take Right Now - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: Our company isn’t doing well, and my current employer needs to lay me off. I’m on good terms with …

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Targeted: New Supervisor Wants to Run Me Off - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: Note: this post addressed a question that came in through the Ask a Coach section of this blog. Two …

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Failing Grade in Office Politics - Workplace Coach Blog

Note: This post responds to questions posed in the Ask a Coach section of workplacecoachblog.   Question: I’m getting a failing …

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When Your Boss is the Bully & Has All the Power - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: Soon after I started a job as an HR generalist, my new peers came to me saying, “I don’t …

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Employee Threw Me Under the Bus - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: I’m a new supervisor and one of my employees threw me under the bus even though I’ve repeatedly helped …

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My Job Is In Jeopardy Over A Comment I Made to a Friend On My Own Time - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: When my company promoted me to supervisor, my best friend took me out for a drink. That night he …

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Caught Job Hunting During the Workday - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: This morning my boss discovered I was job hunting during the workday. I have no idea how he figured …

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Drama Queens & Kings: Office Politics on Steroids - Workplace Coach Blog

I work with two drama queens. “Arielle” is always sure I or others are out to get her and make …

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Office Politics and the Mudslinger - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: Those of us who haven’t been laid off returned to the office two weeks ago. I’m somewhat ostracized; this …

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The Dratted Typo: Does It Crash My Chance for a Job? - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: About an hour after I sent out a resume I sweated over for days, I noticed a typo.  I …

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Your Supervisor Wants to Squash You?: What Part of The Problem Do You Own? - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: Normally, my new employer’s office manager hires and supervises administrative assistants, but she was on a cruise in March …

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A Flashing Red Warning Light or My Fear? - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: I quit my former job in December, fearing that that if I didn’t leave, I’d be placed on a performance improvement plan. I took a month off and carefully screened prospective employers, looking for ones that said they believe in a healthy wor

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Freezing When Speaking In Public - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: I like to think things through before I speak, and I’m shy in public. This makes department meetings hard for me, as I feel put on the spot when our supervisor calls on me. Often what comes out of my mouth isn’t phrased as well as I’d like

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Four Mistakes That Could Cost You a Job - Workplace Coach Blog

You expected a job offer. You knew you interviewed well.  The interviewer shook your hand when you both stood up, said “great interview,” and chatted with you on your way to the elevator. Then, the form letter rejection. Would you like to kno

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Dishonest Former Supervisor's Bad Reference Haunts Me - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: After eight months of putting up with a problem supervisor, “Alex,” I quit a job I liked and left coworkers I enjoyed. Alex was sneaky and smooth, but he had charisma. He came on like he was your best friend and committed to honesty, but he

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What Do I Do Now That I've Been Furloughed? | Workplace Coach Blog

Join Dr. Lynne Curry as she helps several readers determine next steps after they've been furloughed and/or layed off due to COVID-19.

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Falling In Love With My Job and It's Messing With My Guy - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: Two life-changing events happened the first week of March, just before COVID-19 turned everyone’s lives upside down. I landed a terrific job and my boyfriend and I moved in together. For the first three weeks, everything seemed great.  My job

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Is What You're Doing Working for You? - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: When I interviewed in January for my current job, I knew there might be problems even before I met the supervisor. I’d run into a woman in the bathroom and when I told her why I was in the building and who I was interviewing with, she seemed s

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When the Absolute Wrong Person Reads What You've Written Online - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: When COVID-19 hit, my employer sent everyone home. I hadn’t liked my job, but staying at home proved worse. I ran out of toilet paper and the paper towel pieces plugged the toilet. I tried yoga but my cat sat on my face and my puppy ran around

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Rebuilding Your Career and Landing Jobs in the Age of COVID: Don’t Limit Yourself to Yesterday’s Jobs - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: One month ago, our company closed nine branches across the country. Everyone in my department and branch is looking for work. That means I’m competing with my former leads, supervisor and manager and younger candidates with superior technologi

Science & Technology | Social Media

LinkedIn Just Launched 'Featured,' and You Should Put It on Your Profile ASAP. Here's How.

LinkedIn quietly unveiled 'Featured,' which users should deploy right away on their profiles. It appears below users' 'About' and offers them a chance to more prominently show off articles, videos, web links and other media in which they've been featured

Business & Finance | Career Advice

Need to Find More Money? Consider These 5 Side Gigs

The author of 'Find More Money' shares the best ways to make money on the side.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

These 15 Behaviors Will Make You Almost Irreplaceable At Your Workplace

It doesn’t take a genius manager to recognize the almost irreplaceable people in his company. Employees who practice all or most of these behaviors are the ones that any company wants and can't afford to lose.

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

Using Cellphone For Work At Home Can Damage Marriage, Both Spouses' Careers - Study Finds

Business should apparently never be mixed with pleasure -- if it involves your cellphone. A recent study finds that using a mobile device at home for work purposes not only causes strain on a marriage, but it can also be damaging to both spouses' work li

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Is It Safe To Give Two Weeks Notice When I Quit?

Years ago we wouldn't think twice about giving two weeks notice when we were ready to leave a job. It was expected. Nowadays it's not always a good idea to give two weeks notice -- here's why!

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Never, Ever Give A Recruiter Your Salary Details -- Do This Instead

What should Miah say when recruiters ask her for her salary details? Here's a script she can follow!

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

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!

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

A Child Care Gap in the Résumé: Whether to Explain or Not

Though many women follow “don’t ask, don’t tell” when job-seeking after a child care gap, a study says it may be better to explain why they stayed home.

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What Happens When People Reveal Their Mental Illness to Their Boss?

This is the second part in a series about revealing mental illness at the workplace. The first part, "

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

A Strong Personal Brand Will Enhance Your Life, No Matter What You Do for a Living

The sooner you take control of how you define yourself, the sooner you can get on with achieving the most important goals in your life.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

How to Answer the Salary Question During a Job Interview

Your starting salary sets the bar for your future earnings, from overtime to raises and promotions, so it's important to get it right.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

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.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

​How Your Core Values Shape Your Life

When you are living life according to your core values, you feel more fulfilled and at peace. Your core values are the guiding principles that shape y...

Business & Finance | Public Relations

Elephant That's Always In The Interview Room: The Question

To the ear it may come off as the easiest question anyone could ask you. I don't know about you but until about a year ago that was my most dreaded question whenever going for interviews crossed my...

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Master Resume for Your LinkedIn Profile - Job-Hunt.org

Susan Ireland, Job-Hunt's Resumes Expert, describes how to create a master version of your resume to use as the basis of your LinkedIn Profile.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Don't Conduct A Job Search, Conduct A Company Search - Forbes

This is probably going to sound like pretty weird career advice, but if you’re looking for a new job, don't conduct a job search. Instead, conduct a company search. Let me explain. The best companies out there, the kinds of organizations you really want

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Hobbies, Passion Projects, Skills to Help Your Career: Glamour.com

Some people think passion projects are indulgences, something to squeeze in only when daily work is done. Others feel hobbies detract from on-job performance, preventing us from building skills we need now. But “hobbies are essential for healthy

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

What's Preventing You From Getting the Job?

The Squires Group staffing firm provide job search advice and discuss what you're doing wrong in your job search, as well as how to correct your mistakes.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Free online summer courses that will advance your career - Business Insider

Consider any of these 43 free online career-advancing course that you can start (and finish) this summer.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

10 Habits of Ultra-Likeable Leaders | Dr. Travis Bradberry | LinkedIn

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likeable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out before they ever

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

3 Signs Your Job Is Not Aligned With Your Purpose - mindbodygreen.com

A few months after college graduation, I found myself working as a middle school Spanish teacher. Despite the fact that I was pretty good at my job, I couldn’t shake the feeling that something wasn’t

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

7 Takeaways for Senior Talent Leaders from the White House Upskill Summit

In late April, nearly 200 employers, labor leaders, foundations, nonprofits, educators, workforce leaders, and technologists came together at the White House Upskill Summit, dedicated to helping develop and promote frontline employees.  

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Moptwo - Merz Newz - The 41 Best Resume Templates Ever

The 41 Best Resume Templates Ever: Writing a resume is hard enough—so we've made m...

Advice & Self-Help | Career

Job Hopping Is the 'New Normal' for Millennials: Three Ways to Prevent a Human Resource Nightmare

The average worker today stays at each of his or her jobs for 4.4 years, according to the most recent available data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but the expected tenure of the workforce's youngest employees is about half that. Ninety-one perc

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

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.

Business & Finance | Business

10 Tips to Help You Remain Sane While Running Your Business

Running your own business can be gratifying, but also stressful. Take this advice and take care of yourself.