Warning! horrible co-worker ahead! Every work place has one. That absolutely impossible, difficult, nasty, backbiting individual who makes it his/her personal mission in life to belittle everyone else and make their life a living hell. Related: 4 Tips For Becoming The Co-Worker Everyone Loves Usually, people like this are also extremely manipulative and good at managing both HR and their own boss. When you're forced to work with or for one of these human porcupines, here are some strategies that will help you escape the worst of the pokes.

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“Focus,” said the master, “and the world will be yours...” Related: Important Cover Letter Guidelines You Can’t Afford To Ignore In today’s fast-paced working environment, focus has become a four-letter word. In a world where “multitask,” “app,” and 140 character tweets are creating a sensation nation that lives on caffeine, energy drinks, and coconut water, most HR professionals and employers destroyed their ability to focus years ago.

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Many women are faced with a tough hiring road if they have left the workforce to raise children. A resume that ends five years ago like an abrupt sandstone cliff won’t bring many interviews. So, how can moms break back into a career? Related: 6 Tips For Working Women With Families Here are four strategies that can get you hired:

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Too many times job applicants prepare phenomenal resumes but fail to secure a physical interview. Often times, this is because of improper phone etiquette, poor voice presentation and bad voicemails. Related: The Best Interview Follow Up Checklist Here are five things to improve interview rates and make a fabulous presentation over the phone using voicemail:

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A career transition from one type of job to another can be a chosen path or it can be like a Tsunami wave that seems to engulf everything in its path. Related: Career Transition For Middle-Aged Professionals In either case, the way a person navigates a career transition translates into the difference between amazing success and failure. Here are five tips for navigating a career transition as effectively and successfully as possible:

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Career stress and stress over employment are usually related to just too things: 1. Not having enough money. 2. Trying to do too much in too little time. More money in your pocket translates into less stress over making more money at work. Take a look at these tips and try just three of them to vastly improve your stress levels and your life! Here are 10 ways to beat career stress through improving the quality of your life, while saving money at the same time.

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Anyone looking for a job knows that his or her computer is a critical piece of equipment. What they may not know is that job searchers are a targeted market for spammers, hackers, and malware. So, how can you protect yourself in an online job search? Here are five ways to keep you, your information, and your computer safe.

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Like it or not, the Internet and social media provide new avenues for both self-promotion and for malicious attacks. Even if you aren’t a celebrity or a politician, it’s important to realize online damage to your reputation is fairly easy to facilitate. Maybe someone else wants your job, maybe an old enemy is looking for revenge, or maybe you just have a few skeletons in the closet. Who knows!

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