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The new baby at work

Moyukh Mahtab: If you thought university was tough and the days of being bullied, waking up early to get to class on time and assignments that you need to turn in were tough, you are in for a surprise. Most workplaces are like minefields and being the new kid fresh out ...

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8 questions you should ask your interviewer

If you want a job in today's business environment, the hard work starts when you prepare for the interview. That means not just nailing the interview questions you are asked, but actually asking the kinds of questions designed to make the interviewer sit up and take notice. It's no longer ...

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5 things an intern should avoid

Ehsanur Raza Ronny: Interns are expendable. There's no way to sugar-coat it. So it is primarily the intern's job to impress the employer, future or present. I interned twice. Once was during university. People gave me a research project. I did it. No one asked me anything, no one made me ...

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4 people you should add to your network now

Amiya Halder: You've gotten over your initial fear of going up to a complete stranger and striking up a conversation. You've even accumulated an impressive stack of business cards. Proud of yourself? Getting someone's card is the easy part. Knowing which of these people can and will help you in your career ...

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Team building dos and don’ts

Moyukh Mahtab:  There was an episode of House of Cards where Frank Underwood's henchman kept cutting off a colleague from speaking, with words to the effect of 'you are here to listen, keep your mouth shut and let me do the talking.' Frank gets angry and tells him that he should ...

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Do we have a problem?

5 kinds of bullies you will meet in the workplace Shahriar Sharif:  Tired of being shoved in the hallway or having your lunch stolen? The best part about finding a job is that you get to say goodbye to all those bullies, right? Wrong. You just graduated to a whole ...

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How to land your dream job

Amiya Halder:  These days, most of us have a dream company even before we have a dream job. And while it's great to not be broke halfway through the month, there's a difference between a job that pays the bills and a satisfying career. So you know what your dream company is. ...

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Meeting etiquette that every professional should know

Amiya Halder: Work isn't always fun, and work meetings even less. But when you're required to attend one, it's important to be respectful and professional to your managers, colleagues, and clients. To help you in your work life in 2016, here are the top tips from Barbara Patcher, career coach and ...

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Professional etiquette

Amiya Halder: Do you schedule back-to-back meetings where you always show up late? Do you show up at work even when you can't stop sneezing all over your co-workers? If this sounds like you, then something has to change. Poor workplace manners can be stressful to those around you. So ...

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Why you should have more team building activities

Team-building programmes provide realistic experiences that empower individuals to contribute to common goals. The success of most organisations depends on the ability of individuals to build effective teams. Source: http://www.thedailystar.net/next-step/making-difference-1212550 ...