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When to NOT Answer a Call from a Recruiter

The other day I was in the zone! I was laser focused on writing a high-impact, succinct, and ATS-friendly resume for a client with a very high-powered career in a fast-changing, highly complex industry. My mind was bearing down to.....

Ace your video interview

Video screening interviews are now a major ingredient of the hiring process.

Saving Eployees from Embarassing Your Brand (and themselves) on Social Media

Elaine Varelas provides tips on how to deal with employee indiscretions on social media and what should be included in a corporate social media policy.

Bay Area companies with unlimited vacation time

Vacation days are a precious, limited resource for most U.S. workers, with our paid time off planned around special events, holidays and travel. For some Bay Area employees, counting vacation days is a thing of the past. They’re at tech companies and startups, such as VMware, Prezi and Evernote, that entice employees with unlimited vacation

Dressing down to look the part

It’s not unusual for companies to require business casual or professional attire, forcing employees to invest a portion of their earnings in dressing the part. But what happens when your employer asks you to dress down? Tiffany recently started a new job as a relocation specialist for a San Francisco corporation. Since there had been no

Every Home Improvement Question Answered Right Here

Most homeowners have had the thought of improving their home at some time in their lives. However, when the homeowner is inexperienced, home improvements can seem tough to accomplish. Continue reading to learn great advice that will help get you on the right path with home improvement. Before starting any...

These Canvas Baskets are Made of 'Steele'

In peak construction season, some companies will pick up 50 baskets at a whack; every new job that comes through, they get a new basket, since they really get a beating.

Calling on all academics to stand up for academic freedom

A new report highlights the use of violence, coercion, and threats to silence scholars around the world.

Elsewhere in Science, 17 July 2015

Smart lakes … 21st Century Cures Act … Museum faces closure threat... Psychologists enable torture... Eye on the prize … Tough advice... Working Life

Glassdoor names highest paying companies, cities for sales jobs

Corporate and account sales workers earn an industry average of $80,000 per year, according to a recent report from Glassdoor, but some Bay Area companies are paying much more than that. Cisco, Symantec and Salesforce were named among the 10 highest paying companies for sales workers. Cisco employees take home the most of those three,

When leaving early costs you

Carolyn W. is an exempt, salaried therapist at a San Francisco-based social service agency. She typically works 50 to 55 hours weeks including evening and weekend hours to meet the needs of her patients. Last week, Carolyn (whose name has been changed to protect her identity) says she left work nearly two hours early after

Editor's note

Science Editor-in-Chief Marcia McNutt responds to readers

The space roboticist

Vandi Verma is one of the few people in the world qualified to drive on Mars.

Invitation Etiquette

Peter Post delves into business meal or event invitation etiquette, starting with the most important manner:Responding right away to the invitation. Then make sure you know the who, what, when, where, and why of the invitation.

Managing work stress

Ask any manager about stress at work and you are likely to hear how many projects they are working on with a reduced headcount while keeping pace with the new norm of “doing more with less.” Stress often becomes part of your day and the signs of handling more stress usually occur when lunch is […]

A Peace And Love Story of Customer Service Excellence

Do you have a morning routine? Maybe your routine is to go to Starbucks each morning before work. Or maybe your routine is to stop by Caribou, Tim Hortons or Dunkin’ Donuts. One of the places I have enjoyed going...

Cold emails and hot coffee, part 4

So you’ve researched alternative career options, sent cold emails, and gone on informational interviews. What's next?

Rebuilding Trust with Your Manager

Elaine Varelas provides tips on re-building trust with your manager after you are caught doing something behind their back.

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