Finally, here's a career advice book that tells you what job interviewers and bosses are probably thinking but would never say out loud.
FORTUNE -- If you're about to finish college and venture into the corporate world, you've no doubt heard plenty of perfectly good tips on job-hunting: Double-check the spelling in your resume, show up on time, look hiring managers in the eye when you talk to them, turn your MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Apr 23, 2014 12:29 PM ET
A constant stream of interruptions all day long can make it hard to get much actual work done. But it's possible to take your time back.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I work in an office that used to be a "cube farm," which was noisy and distracting enough, but now we've gone to an "open plan" layout where there are no walls at all between workstations. This is supposed to make collaboration MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Apr 17, 2014 12:04 PM ET
People who get too little sleep are prone to go along with unethical practices at work, a study says -- unless they up their caffeine intake.
FORTUNE -- As if you needed another reason to run out for another cappuccino, along comes a new study by three university professors suggesting that caffeine may help make the sleep-deprived more honest.
"Our research shows that sleep deprivation contributes to unethical behavior at work by MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Apr 16, 2014 11:47 AM ET
Women expecting children have certain legal rights, but office politics matter, too. Here's how to handle a potentially tricky dilemma.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I am a senior software developer with one daughter, and I just found out I'm expecting a second child. This is great news, of course, but the problem is, my first pregnancy was very complicated, requiring several weeks of bed rest (i.e., absence from the office). Luckily, my MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Apr 10, 2014 2:09 PM ET
About two-thirds of employers say they plan to hire more helpers this summer, and pay is rising, too. For once, first-time job seekers have an edge.
FORTUNE -- Putting some cash aside for college is looking easier this year than it has for quite a while, according to a new nationwide survey by hourly job site Snagajob.
Seventy-eight percent of employers expect to bring on board as many or more seasonal workers than MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Apr 9, 2014 12:12 PM ET
Diversity alone probably won't spark innovation. To avoid the same old groupthink, draw cultural differences out so you can put them to work. Here's how.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I work for a consumer-goods company that has made a serious effort to hire and promote smart people with a wide range of different backgrounds and ethnicities, since our customer base is getting more diverse all the time. Great, but I MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Apr 4, 2014 11:54 AM ET
If there are days when what you do is so challenging that you think your head will explode, cheer up. Your brain will thank you later.
FORTUNE -- So there you are as usual, spending your jam-packed workday making decisions, solving problems, evaluating new information, coming up with creative approaches to tricky situations, and setting strategy for your team. It's what most managers do and, as stressful as it can get, MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Apr 2, 2014 1:27 PM ET
If you've been out of work for a long time, don't try to hide it. Instead, persuade employers that you've kept your skills sharp. Here's how.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: After almost 30 years in commercial banking, I took an early-retirement package during all the layoffs that went on in early 2009. It seemed like a good move at the time, but now I find I really miss working, and, since MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Mar 28, 2014 12:16 PM ET
Big, transformative strategies create buzz, but a new book contends the real money is in the everyday stuff that most companies overlook.
FORTUNE -- Early on in Low-Hanging Fruit: 77 Eye-Opening Ways to Improve Productivity and Profits, co-authors Jeremy Eden and Terri Long quote Warren Buffett: "I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars. I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over."
Those small steps to greater efficiency, and fatter MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Mar 27, 2014 5:00 AM ET
Nonprofits need the skills that businesspeople bring with them, but the transition isn't always smooth. Here's what to look out for.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I started my career in finance about 30 years ago at a medical nonprofit in the Midwest, and then moved to the private sector. Now, I'm in senior management at a big company. I've gone about as far as I can go here, and I'm in MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Mar 21, 2014 11:58 AM ET
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