"14 Killer Interview Questions"

Whether you're hiring -- or hoping to be hired -- knowing the key questions (suggested by CareerBuilder), has gotta help: "Interviewing can be a tedious and stressful time. Which questions should you ask, which ones are appropriate? Are you going to pick the right person for the position? Below is a list of the top 14 interview questions hiring managers find most effective. These inquiries range from basic to complex and give descriptions of what the question accomplishes. Some of the questions are very straight forward and some are tricky ones that bring out the candidates personality and behavior without... Read more →

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"What do you put in that 'Salary Desired' box?"

Excellent question! And this blog post has good answers in the form of many [scroll down] helpful reader comments [scroll down]: "A friend of mine is looking for a new job. She has years of experience in the industry, great technical skills, wonderful contacts, and plenty to brag about. But like most of us, she's stymied when a job ad asks for a cover letter, 'complete with salary history and requirements.' A recent position opening added, 'The salary information is important! If you don't tell us what you want to be paid, we can't tell if we can hire you.'... Read more →

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"Five ways to be nice to your eyes"

Important advice for people who work with computers & read lots of documents: "Your eyes are the products of millions of years of evolution. Unfortunately, this means that they’re optimized for spotting prey across the savanna, not for peering at letters built up of little dots on tiny screens. In recent years, optometrists have come to recognize a complex of eye and vision problems they call Computer Vision Syndrome, or CVS for short. "When you spend your day looking at computer screens (especially poorly-maintained screens, or the tiny ones on mobile devices), your eyes strain, you blink less, and your... Read more →

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"Law firm employees walk to lunch, get fit"

Sounds like a very good idea to me. Does your firm have a similar program? "If a Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone PLC employee invites you to lunch, it's a good idea to wear comfortable shoes. [snip] "This late December walk was one of the monthly 'mystery walks' taken by co-workers at the firm. Those who take the extended stroll get to eat on the company dime when they arrive at the destination. "These calorie-burning outings allow attorneys, paralegals and support staff to bond and socialize, often fostering discussions that likely wouldn't occur in the office. "The firm enlisted the... Read more →

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How to provide constructive performance feedback

The job works well for everyone when you know how to give constructive feedback: "When you need to provide team members with feedback, it's usually a breeze when their performance is up to snuff. However, if an employee requires constructive feedback, it can be a delicate situation. Check out Tom Mochal's tips on how to approach these one-on-one meetings. [snip] "The purpose of performance feedback is to let team members know how they are doing and whether they are meeting your performance expectations. Performance feedback doesn't just mean telling people when they do something wrong. You want to make sure... Read more →

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