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What to Do When Faced with Office Politics August 27, 2008

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Ever worked in an office that made you feel like a politician under attack? Welcome to the urban worker jungle. Yes, my friend. Politics is everywhere, including your work desk, cubicle or that tiny space that you call your working area. It’s breathing on your neck, inhaling the air around you, even sharing your coffee break. So how do you survive office politics? Here are tips to help you keep your wits… and your job:
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Is Your Boss Playing Favorites? What to Do If You’re Not on the Receiving End August 27, 2008

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There will always be favorites – children, siblings, friends, even employees. Good if it’s you, too bad if it isn’t. And now your boss has his own anointed one. How do you deal? More importantly, how do you handle it, especially if it’s affecting your chances for career advancement? Here are tips on what to do:
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How to Face and Manage Nasty Officemates August 27, 2008

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No matter how perfect your job may be – it pays well, your boss is nice, you’re doing well, etc. – it can still be made bad by a few of your officemates who are unpleasant, rude, meddlesome and just plain jerks.  Before you lose your sanity, learn how to cope with nasty officemates and toxic co-workers.  Here’s how:
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Protecting Yourself Against Sexual Harassment August 22, 2008

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Sexual harassment can happen to anyone but no matter what, nobody deserves to be harassed or made uncomfortable.  To protect yourself, do the following:
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Sexual Harassment in the Philippines: What It Is and What You Should Do August 22, 2008

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Sexual harassment can be a tricky thing to prove.  While it’s a recognized threat in the workplace, very few are willing to come out and complain.  Find out what you can do about sexual harassment in case it happens in your office:

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8 Best Ways to Kill Your Career August 22, 2008

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Sometimes, the worst enemy you could have is yourself.  There are times when we ourselves are to blame with the things that go wrong with our careers.  If you’re planning any time soon to self-destruct or wish to make sure your co-workers don’t forget you or just want to get fired, here are the best, tried-and-tested ways to sabotage your career:

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10 Tested and Proven Ways to Get Fired August 22, 2008

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Had enough?  Want a reason to quit?  Here are ways you can give your boss enough reason to give you the boot:

1. Be lazy.
Don’t work.  Show up late.  Take long lunch breaks, cigarette breaks and bathroom breaks.  Sleep on the job or sneak out to go shopping when the boss isn’t around.

2. Don’t get involved.
Teamwork?  What teamwork?  You’re a lone wolf and you like working alone.  When a project comes up, don’t volunteer.  If you get assigned to a group, groan, complain and be uncooperative.  Say you’re too good for this stuff.

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7 Things that Every Employee Must Do for Career Advancement August 22, 2008

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Many people see getting hired as the be-all and end-all of their efforts.  This is unfortunate.  Now that you have a job, the next best thing you should do is grow in it.  Really – if you’re working as a clerk right now, would you still want to be slaving away in the same job 5, 10 or 20 years later while your colleagues are getting advanced to supervisory and managerial levels?  Here are ways you can take control of your job prospects and pave the way towards a real advancement in your career:

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5 Creative Ways for Effective Job Hunting (While You’re Still Employed) August 22, 2008

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Job hunting doesn’t have to start after you’ve left your job – it’s quite legal (and okay) to search for greener pastures even while you’re still employed.  Maybe you no longer feel satisfied with your job, just want a change of working environment or a better pay or maybe you feel that the company is going to do a belly up any time soon.  Whatever your reason, here are 5 creative ways you can go job hunting even while you’re still working:

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Tips on Avoiding the 6 Most Common Interview Mistakes August 22, 2008

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The mistakes you make during an interview can be small and negligible or they can be large and legendary.  Either way, they can prevent you from landing that dream job.  Avoid the most common interview mistakes that have cost others potentially rewarding jobs by using these tips.

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