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When You Get Your First Paycheck From A Company, Examine It For Inaccuracies

Getting your first paycheck from a new job is exciting. Before you get too eager to go out and spend it, take this opportunity to double-check it for any problems sooner rather than later.

Who Was Your Mentor And How Did You Find Him Or Her?

Finding a mentor can help you get ahead in your career. If you’ve been lucky enough to have a mentor, tell us, how did you find that person?

Career Spotlight: What I Do As A Coffee Roastmaster

I appreciate a good cup of coffee. I’m no connoisseur — I don’t fuss over my brewing method, but that I have a “method” at all says something. The pursuit of a perfect cup of coffee has become increasingly common outside of coffee shops, with people carefully selecting their beans and brewing methodology to make their morning coffee bloom with flavour. That’s all fine on a kitchen counter, but how do you bring that same sort of dedication to a large scale operation?

Your Last Two Weeks: How To Leave Your Job Gracefully

It’s the final stretch: You’ve quit your job, and now all that stands between you and a different life are those two weeks of notice. Use this time to tie up loose ends and take care of the little details that will make it easier to leave your old job behind and focus on your new one.

Stop Using The 'Sandwich Method' To Give Feedback

The “sandwich” method of feedback, where you squish criticism between compliments to smooth it over, is played out and everyone knows it. Most of us cringe when we hear someone suggest it, and even when it works, it’s obvious. Adam Grant, author and professor, says it’s time to just give it up, and we agree.

EnhanCV Builds Good Looking, Easy To Customise Resumes For Any Job

Web: You already know your resume should look good, stand out from the pile and be customised for every job you apply to, but doing all of that isn’t easy. EnhanCV can help make sure your resume is suited for the job you want, and optimise it to get through applicant tracking systems and screening robots.

Killer Interview Question: Have You Used Humour To Get Out Of A Sticky Situation?

Having a sense of humour can often help you remain sane under pressure and even diffuse tension in difficult situations. This week’s KIQ wants to find out how you have applied humour in a work environment.

Before You Agree To Work For Free Or Cheap, Remember How Much You've Invested In Yourself

Working for free can sometimes be a good idea if you’re able to pick up valuable skills you can’t get elsewhere. But, other times, when people ask you to do something for free or negotiate down to a cheap price, it’s just an insult you shouldn’t take.

The Three Strategies We Use To Deal With A Job That Requires 24/7 Attention

In an ideal world, you shouldn’t have to hear from your boss once you clock out. For some jobs, especially salaried positions, that may be a pipe dream. When a job demands attention at all hours, we tend to have three ways of dealing with it.

Porn Tab Fiasco Highlights Why You Should Get Better Acquainted With Your Work Computer

Earlier this week, a US politician running for Congress posted a screenshot on his campaign’s Facebook page. Normally, this wouldn’t raise an eyebrow, but his screenshot was of his web browser which clearly showed opened tabs for “IVONE SEXY AMATEUR” and “LAYLA RIVERA TIGHT BOOTY”. Take a wild guess on what kind of content he was looking at.

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