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Worklife Round-Up for July 23rd, 2018

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This week we have articles on job seeker fibs, values, work friendships and losing your temper at work.


Job Seeker Fibs, Embellishments, Fabrications and Outright Lies – StyleDispatch conducted a survey of fashion industry recruiters and hiring managers regarding background checks and corresponding candidate fibs/embellishments/fabrications/lies. This post deals with the latter. Why is this important? The Internet has given recruiters unprecedented access to job seeker information. Checking, for example, a candidate’s salary history or education credentials can be done quickly and cheaply …


8 Values You Should Communicate In Every Job Interview

While the current talent shortage means that you might be getting random calls from recruiters-trying to sweep you away from your current company-it doesn’t mean you should give a marginal effort to your resume and interviews. Here are eight values we think should be communicated.


This is the real secret to protecting your work friendships

Eva (not her real name) and I left sticky notes on each other’s work stations. “Meet me at the wine bar.” It was as if we’d intuited the well-established Gallup finding that, basically, everything is better when you have a best friend at work.


When Productivity Becomes Counterproductive

A version of this article originally appeared on Forbes. Sign up for my newsletter to get my articles straight to your inbox. One life coach says she’s “very passionate about personal productivity.” Hundreds of others call themselves productivity and time management “experts.” Among thousands of business buzzwords, productivity is perhaps the most established and the most coveted.


It’s never OK to lose your temper at work – here are 3 ways to calm down, fast

Stress can cause you to react emotionally – and you need to manage your emotions at work. In order to get a handle on your emotions, identify what is causing you stress. Then you can take a few simple steps to calm down quickly and regain control.



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