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Workplace Survival and Success

Here are resources that will help you survive and succeed at work regardless of what your job is. Topics covered include: dressing for work, getting along with others, office politics, office romance, advancement, and managing employees. Also learn how to deal with personal issues that can affect you at work.
  1. Dressing for Work (5)
  2. Getting Along With Your Boss and Co-Workers (15)
  3. Managing Employees (3)
  4. New Job / First Job (5)
  5. Office Etiquette (5)
  6. Performance Reviews (3)
  7. Personal Issues at Work (16)

The level of professionalism you demonstrate can help your boss decide whether you are worthy of promotions and raises. Follow these dos and don'ts and your boss will realize what a wise decision he or she made by hiring you in the first place.

Planning for Career Success
A successful career is within everyone's reach, however it is you define success. Following these simple tips will help you achieve success and satisfaction.

Office Party Stories
Share your office party stories - tell us what happened at the office holiday party that caused raised eye brows at work the next day

Have You Ever Made a Mistake At Work?
Have you ever made a mistake at work? What did you do about it? Did you tell your boss or did you wish your error would just disappear? Please tell us what happened.

Poll: What Gives You the Most Job Satisfaction?
Poll asks What Gives You the Most Job Satisfaction

Calling in Sick to Work
Calling in Sick to Work isn't an easy thing for many people to do. Find out when calling in sick to work is the right thing for you to do.

Career and Job Related Issues and Voting
Find out how some of the issues being discussed by the candidates will affect your career.

Electronic Monitoring at Work
The American Management Association conducted a survey about electronic monitoring at work. The survey looked at whether employers used electronic monitoring to find out about employees' use of the Internet and telephone at work. Here's what the respondents to this survey had to say

Give Yourself the Competitive Edge
To be competitive in today's workplace you need certain skills. The important skills discussed in this article will give you the competitive edge that will help you succeed.

How to Ask for a Raise
Do you think you should get a raise? Will your boss think so too? These tips will help you increase your chances of getting the raise you deserve.

How to Deal With the Unexpected
The saying “nothing ever goes as planned” is as true in the workplace as it is anywhere else. When crises arise, knowing how to deal with them will help you gain favor in your boss's eyes. This article presents some typical scenarios and useful tips.

How to Get Fired
You'd be wise to do the opposite of what this article tells you to, if you want to keep your job. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, I tell you what to do to raise the ire of even the nicest boss, and send you straight to the unemployment office.

Mistakes at Work
You've made a mistake at work and now you don't know what to do. You wonder whether to tell your boss or act like nothing is wrong. Here's what to do if you make a mistake at work.

Office Politics
Office politics allow some people to be rewarded for behavior unrelated to doing a good job. Do you work hard but don't see the same rewards? When all you want to do is get your job done, office politics can be a rude intruder. Learn what you can do about this.

The Positive Side of Negativity
Is negativity in the workplace all that bad? It only is if it's meant to be destructive instead of constructive. Find out how to take your negative feelings and turn them into something productive.

Rules for Dealing with the Holiday Season at Work
The holiday season can be a very tricky time as far as the workplace is concerned. Here are rules to help you cope with the holiday season in the workplace so you look good, no one is offended, and everyone has a good time.

Surfing the Net on Your Boss's Time
Using your company's computer to access the Net may be fast, but you may lose in the long run. You don't know who's keeping track of where you go online and your email may not be as private as you think. You'd be wise to just wait until you get home.

Top 10 Career Books
Looking for a gift for someone? The books listed here make great gifts for those who want to achieve career success. And who doesn't? Get a book for someone faced with the task of choosing a career for the first time or for someone making a career change. You can also find something for someone who is climbing the proverbial corporate ladder....

Take This Job and...Never Mind
Throughout your career you will at times be stuck in a job you dislike but can't leave due to circumstances beyond your control. Find out what you can do to make the best of the situation, fix what's broken, or learn to deal with what you can't fix.

Topics to Avoid Discussing at Work
There are some topics that shouldn't be discussed at length in the workplace. Personal problems and controversial issues are among them.

Ways to Make a Good Impression at Work
Here are tips to help you make a good impression at work. Impressing your boss can lead to promotions and raises.

Why You Should Have a Mentor
Having a mentor -- someone to show you the ropes -- is beneficial to career growth. Find out why you need one, how to get one, and how to work with one.

Bad Behavior That Can Make You Lose Your Job
Your behavior after work can harm your job or career. Find out what things you should refrain from doing.

Gifts for Bosses, Co-Workers, Friends and Relatives
Whether you need a gift for someone launching his or her career, trying to succeed at work, or for your boss or co-workers, you'll find it here.

Gifts Under $25
Coworker Gifts that cost under $25 - Gifts for your coworkers and boss that cost under $25

Office Gifts Under $50
Office gifts that cost between $25 and $50

Excuses for Calling in Sick to Work - What Excuses Have You Given for…
Excuses for calling in sick to work

Career Lessons Learned in 2010 - 2010 Career Lessons
2010 was a tough year for career news. However there was some news from which were able to take some very valuable lessons.

My New Year's Resolutions
What are your New Year's Resolutions for your career? Share your career-related resolutions.See submissions

John McCain and Barack Obama on Job and Career Related Issues
As American voters we should be voting for the candidate -- either John McCain or Barack Obama -- who we feel will best serve us as citizens of the U.S. Rather than voting for the person we like best, we should vote based on how the candidates stand on the issues important to us. Let's look at those issues that could affect your job and career.

5 Reasons You Should Take Your Boss's Feedback Seriously
Your boss just gave you some feedback you think is pretty unfair. Find out why you shouldn't ignore it.

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