Results tagged “co-workers”

Career Center Blog | Get your co-workers to stop their $#%& swearing

Swearing has always been around, and for good reason. It helps to blow off steam and, indeed, is sometimes the only fitting response to a situation. But there is a time and a place. And that place should really not

Career Center Blog | How getting organized can boost your career

Happy Monday! Jan. 13 is "National Clean Off Your Desk Day," and January is "Get Organized Month" -- so what better time than now to start 2014 right by spending a little time getting yourself and your desk organized? Getting

Career Center Blog | 5 tactics for dealing with office jerks

I'm always surprised by how often I'm asked for tactics to deal with people who are jerks at work. Given the number of times I'm asked that question, it makes me wonder about our basic understanding of proper office behavior

Career Center Blog | Listen your way to a successful career

You keep your qualifications current, you work diligently and you are willing to pay your dues. Should be enough to succeed at any job, right? Well, it's a start. You also need to be easy to work with. Because the

Career Center Blog | 30 ways to annoy your co-workers

You don't (usually) get to choose your co-workers -- yet you do have to spend considerable amounts of time with them, and you have to get along with them. Sometimes dealing with problem co-workers is your biggest job challenge. And

Career Center Blog | Coping with the co-worker from hell

Last week's post talked about tips for surviving the boss from hell. Unfortunately, bosses aren't the only people who can make your working life hard to bear. An awful co-worker can make each day ... well, awful. Here are the

Career Center Blog | 3 things to consider before jumping ship

For the past several years, many workers in the Puget Sound area have been reluctant to give up their jobs, given the difficulties others have had finding work since the Great Recession. In a slowly improving economy, however, more people

Career Center Blog | Stop working when you're on vacation!

As crazy as it may sound, many people work during their vacations. You know who you are. You check email and voicemail. You call in every day. You might even bring work along with you. No doubt you have good

Career Center Blog | The 7 sources of workplace power

People need power. Power means survival, and we are all hard-wired to gravitate to and want power. Even you. In most modern lives, nowhere is power more important than in the workplace. What? You don't think you have power at

Career Center Blog | How to love a job you hate

Sure, the economy is getting better -- slowly. The key word here is "slowly." Getting a job can still be tough. Therefore, if you happen to already have a job, you should feel lucky. Right? Right. In theory. But what

Career Center Blog | Are you giving enough to others in your network?

This past holiday weekend, amid the carnage of the crowded dinner table, most of us celebrated the good things we have in our lives and gave thanks to the important people who make it all worthwhile. In the spirit of

Career Center Blog | Can Seattle's sick leave law restore balance to office life?

Can you feel the change in the air? That magical time that brings us all together and reminds us of our shared humanity? Yes, cold and flu season is now upon us, so you'd better start decking the office halls

Career Center Blog | Summer work attire: flip-flops, tube tops and Speedos, oh my

With so much rain and gray all fall and winter, an early spate of sun and warmth is all we need around here to go a little crazy. You know what I mean: Shorts as soon as the temperature hits

Career Center Blog | Four easy ways to build community at work

From a social standpoint, office settings can make for some pretty awkward encounters. [Flickr photo by naotakem] Sure, employers try their darnedest to bring teams together with company picnics, holiday parties, and other morale events. But as anyone who's




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