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How To Spot An Office Gossiper

It’s often difficult to be yourself completely in an office and people often wear a mask in their workplace to maintain a level of professionalism. That’s not a bad thing, but some of these people may be wearing a mask to hide the fact that they’re pathological gossipers. How can you pick them out when they’re hiding in plain sight? There are some ways to identify them.


Tuesdays At 2:30PM Is The Best Time To Schedule A Meeting

We’ve established that Tuesdays are the most productive day of the week, so it makes sense that a meeting on Tuesday would be best for a productive, useful meeting. And right after lunch is the best time. Tuesdays, 2:30PM local time, is your ideal time, based on a survey that collected over two million responses.


Negotiate Salary Based On What You Do, Not Who You Are

You’ve heard the words “your worth” in the context of income, and if you’re anything like me, it makes you cringe. It implies there’s a price on your value as a person, but the phrase refers to the work you do, not who you are. Writer Libby Kane points out that this is an important distinction when it comes to negotiating.


Find Purposeful Work With The Joy-Money-Flow Model

“Follow your passion” isn’t always the best advice, and that’s partly because it’s so limiting. Instead of looking for a single path to success, Chris Guillebeau recommends looking for work that overlaps in three areas: Joy, money and flow.


Is Courage The Key To Boosting Productivity?

Working harder and putting in extra hours sounds like the logical path to increasing productivity. But time is finite and we only have a limited pool of energy to expend in a day. Work too hard and you risk wearing yourself out. So how can you be more productive without overworking? Courage may be the answer.


How To Talk To Your Boss About Your Workload

In an ideal world, you’d have a perfect amount of work to fill your day. But let’s be real: The odds that you’ll just show up and be met with the exact right number of tasks are slim. It’s a lot more likely that you’ll (at least at times) feel overwhelmed, underutilised or downright bored.


Should You Ask Your Boss For Feedback Before Your Performance Reviews?

You shouldn’t wait until your next performance review to find out if your current boss is happy with how you’re tracking at work. It pays to ask for feedback early. Here’s why.


Don't Schedule Lunch Meetings Unless You Plan To Provide Lunch

Few things irritate office workers more than booking a meeting right over lunch. Sure, it may be the only time most people’s calendars are open, but that’s probably because everyone’s trying to get out of the office and have a meal. The solution is simple: don’t schedule lunch meetings unless you’re buying lunch.


Killer Interview Question: Where Does Your Boss Think You Are Right Now?

You tell your boss that you have to pop out for a medical appointment but you’re really going to an interview for a new job. You thought you got away with it until the hiring manager for the new role calls you out on it. This week’s KIQ wants you to be honest.


Everything You Need To Know About Picking Good Job References

You know you’re nearing the final stretch of an interview process (and that it’s looking good for you) when a potential employer asks for references. If you’re not prepared, though, you might be left scrambling at the last minute to find a good reference. Who do you ask and what’s the best way to reach out?


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