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Open Thread

This Open Thread is Working for the Weekend

Hell, when aren’t we working? 

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Photography

Persephone Postcards: My Office

Wish you were here?

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Ladyguides

Ladyguide: Resume Tips

I read a lot of resumes. And I spent a lot of time perfecting my resume. As it turns out, I actually know a lot about resumes. (This was surprising to me, too.) Because it’s job hunting season, I thought I might throw out a few helpful tips (and pet peeves) when it comes to […]

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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread is At Work

Anyone else do the Friday-Sunday shifts? 

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Feminism

Sneaky Sexism Can Go Away

What? What’s that? Oh, what, you are sniffing sexism but you can’t prove it? You’re working in sneaky sexism land.

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You Complete Me Internet

Dispatches from Ladyblogland Are Dressing Up

If you’ve been putting in overtime at work like I have and just haven’t been able to pay attention to what’s going on in our little corner of the Internet, here’s what you might want to read:

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Hardly Working

On this lovely Friday, as many of us look forward to the weekend ahead, I thought I’d ask a positive work-related question: what is your favorite job you’ve ever had?

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Reader Challenge

Positivity Challenge Week 8: The Job Search

It’s possibly one of the most demoralizing things that can happen. Whether it’s downsizing, firing, end of a contract, or other reasons, losing a job can be stressful to your mind and body, your finances, and your relationships. On top of the stress of losing your job is the pressure to find another one and […]

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Reader Challenge

Positivity Challenge Week 7: Staying Positive at Your Non-Ideal Job

Think big. Don’t settle. Find your passion. Get your dream job. Follow your bliss. For many of us, those messages are thrown at us from a young age. We’re made to believe that we can do great things and that we shouldn’t settle for anything less. And then we’re saddled with tens of thousands in […]

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Work

The Four REAL Reasons Working in an Office Sucks

Look, working in an office can be terrible and soul crushing, but not always for the most obvious reasons. I don’t like the popular notion that everyone who works in an office is a soulless, dead-eyed drone. There is such variety in industries and workplace types that encompass “office work” that it’s impossible to generalize […]

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Work

Women in Academia: Getting Back to School

Since graduate school application deadlines are coming closer and closer, and since the prospect of starting graduate school can be daunting, especially for students who have taken time off between college and grad school, today let’s talk about getting back to school.

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Perspectives

Help Wanted: Unemployed Lessons #3

It’s the third and final installment of Help Wanted, in which we try to direct some helpful lessons at hiring managers and interviewers on some basic, tactful behavior that can help make the hiring process way more beneficial for candidate and employer alike.

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Op Ed Work

ACS is a Broken System

“Both ACS and the DA are doing everything possible to protect children’s lives … [W]e are very concerned that today’s indictments of social work staff may discourage excellent, idealistic individuals from taking jobs helping our society’s neediest and most vulnerable children.” This was a statement that ACS (New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services) released […]