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How to Be a Star in Your First Year

Matthew Tarpey, CareerBuilder writer

Starting a new job often comes with a lot of additional concerns for which you may not have bargained. From learning people’s names and getting used to a new routine to setting up your benefits and completing necessary training, there’s a lot demanding your attention aside from your basic job duties.

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10 Steps to Turning Your Internship Into a Job

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

Whether you’re on the verge of graduating from college or have a few more credits to go, getting an internship is one of the smartest moves you can make as an undergrad. If you go about it the right way (and if the timing is right), your internship may lead to a full-time job offer down the line.

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5 Signs You Need a New Job

Ever known someone who worked at the same job for years, but complained about it daily? Have you accepted an unfulfilling job because you think work is work and it doesn’t need to be enjoyable? The fact is many people are stuck in lousy jobs and have either grown complacent, don’t know that there are better options out there, or just aren’t sure what the warning signs are.

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12 Tips to Be Courteous to Your Co-Workers (That You Should Already Know)

If you’ve ever had a roommate or a sibling you’ve had to share a living space with, you may have learned the hard way not to push the boundaries of common courtesy too far. Similarly, there are many unspoken rules in the workplace as well — so pay attention and exercise civility to the people you have to spend most of your waking hours with.

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5 Types of Problem Co-Workers and How to (Almost) Deal With Them

Elana Lyn Gross, Career Contessa contributor

It’s inevitable – at almost any workplace you will run into “problem” co-workers. Some of these types of problematic co-workers include the negative co-worker, the overly competitive co-worker, the gossip, the bully and the person who pushes off work. Hopefully, your office doesn’t have too many of these types of people, but if it does, here’s how to (almost) deal with working alongside them.

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7 Science-Backed Ways to Make Working from Home More Productive

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

While working from home has its allure (less money and time spent commuting, more control over your environment, activewear in lieu of officewear, etc.), the actual “working” part can be a challenge. After all, with no manager or colleagues around to keep you accountable, it can be all too easy to put off work in order to, say, put in a load of laundry, run to the grocery store or get sucked into another “Law & Order: SVU” marathon.

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