10 Ways to Make Your Boss Think That You Are Indispensable

10 Ways to Make Your Boss Think That You Are Indispensable

Being indispensable to your boss does not only mean that you will feel exhilarated, but provides you with security, too. In today's competitive world, people want to feel indispensable and not fear that they will lose the jobs. Bosses and managers value such employees, but it all starts with making a good name for oneself. We all know this, but still wonder 'How can I become indispensable without being exhausted?'

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How to Successfully Negotiate a Salary Raise

How to Successfully Negotiate a Salary Raise

Many people find themselves working in the same job for several years at a pay rate that does not reflect what they truly think their work is worth. While there's nothing wrong with waiting a while for your employer to give you a raise, at some point it may be necessary for you to directly ask for one. If you find yourself in the position of needing to negotiate a salary raise, here are the steps you should take to ensure the process goes smoothly and creates as little tension as possible with your employer.

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PODCAST: How to Become the Boss That Nobody Will Leave

PODCAST: How to Become the Boss That Nobody Will Leave

If you are a mid-level manager you need to listen to this podcast. Scott Love shows managers how to be the boss nobody will leave.  With over 20 years of empirical research, he gives managers tactical ideas to lead in a way that increases employee retention, reduces turnover, and attracts high achievers.  He is a successful entrepreneur, professional keynote speaker, the author of Why They Follow, and is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Email etiquette: the art of communicating effectively for work

Email etiquette: the art of communicating effectively for work

Emails: we send hundreds of them every month and hope that they reach their intended target, conveying the messaging we plan. However, a poorly constructed email might mean that what you are trying to say gets lost, or not read at all. There is an art to writing and composing a professional email. Here are some tips to get you started. 

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Thoughts on Fitting Into Your New Company Culture

Thoughts on Fitting Into Your New Company Culture

You’ve submitted your resume, aced the interview, landed the offer, passed the background and drug screenings, received your start date and are now ready to take this company by storm. You have secured your “seat at the table”. You are in the position to show then prove that this company made the right decision by bringing you onboard. You have every intention of owning this role. You are qualified. You are credentialed. They know it, they hired you.

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Jason Nazar from Comparably Talks Culture & Salaries

Jason Nazar from Comparably Talks Culture & Salaries

Jason Nazar is one of the most active tech entrepreneurs and investors in southern California, and is a popular contributor for Wall Street Journal, Forbes, INC, Fortune, and Business Insider. Currently he is co-founder/CEO of Comparably, an online platform that monitors the job industry and makes workplace compensation and culture dramatically more transparent. Prior to Comparably, he founded Docstoc -- the largest small business content site with over 50 million members -- today he joins the podcasts to chat about building a company culture and also salary negotiation tips.

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How 'The Office' Changed The Way We Work In Offices

How 'The Office' Changed The Way We Work In Offices

What started as a mirror of everyday life became something that affected the real world. By the time “The Office” wrapped up, the company culture depicted on the show barely resembled the average American workplace, and that’s a good thing. We loved the show, but we’re glad for some of the lessons it taught us and the ways it changed the workplace!

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Eye-opening Video About Robots and the Future of Work

Eye-opening Video About Robots and the Future of Work

Are you worried about how robots will displace humans in the workforce? Watch this video which sums it up nicely in a simple and easy to understand way. It's 15 minutes long but worth the time. This video offers up some interesting questions and answers about the future of work.

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4 Tips for Improving Your Email Communications

4 Tips for Improving Your Email Communications

Emails are still at the heart of almost all business communication, be it to make the first contact after an extensive job hunt or to continue a conversation. It is a vital skill to master, with many businesses saying that clear communication (oral as well as written) is more important to them than managerial skills! And if you think about it, that makes sense. 

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How to Improve Your Salary Negotiation Skills

How to Improve Your Salary Negotiation Skills

Josh Doody didn't negotiate his salary at his first few jobs, but soon began to realize he was leaving money on the table. Once He began negotiating and doubled his salary in three years. With the experience and confidence he gained from doubling his own salary, he began helping others increase their salaries as well. He took everything he learned from my own experience and helping others to write Fearless Salary Negotiation and today on the podcast he'll help you get a higher salary.

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Why and How To Improve Your Business Writing Skills

Why and How To Improve Your Business Writing Skills

Of all the skills you will acquire throughout your life, few are as versatile or transferable as writing. Strong writing skills give you an edge in almost any career. They also improve your communication skills and can help you market yourself in business and life. If you’re already a writer, you still have room for improvement. 

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