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7 Essential Books for Your Winter Reading List

Amy McDonnell, CareerBuilder writer

It’s that time of the year: Temperatures have dropped, sniffles and sneezes have intensified, and thoughts of giving up on your job search and instead curling up with a good book, a heavy blanket and a mug of hot chocolate have probably crossed your mind more than once.

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7 Reasons Your Co-workers Don’t Like You – and How to Fix It

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

When it comes to your job, you’re like a competitor on a reality TV show: You didn’t come here to make friends. You came here to win. (And by “win,” you mean do your job, get your paycheck and get home to finish binge-watching “Making a Murderer.”)

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3 Creative Ways to Get Out of a Workday Rut

Amy McDonnell, CareerBuilder writer

With the daily stresses, responsibilities and expectations of our personal and professional lives, we all need to press the “reset” button from time to time. Sometimes, though, the usual ways of getting ourselves out of a rut or jump-starting our creativity just don’t do the trick. Sometimes, we don’t just need to pull a rabbit out of a hat – we need full-on magic to give us a fresh perspective and get back on track.

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How to Change Careers by the End of 2016

Matt Tarpey, CareerBuilder writer

If you’re one of the many workers who resolved to start a new career this year, you’re officially on the clock. That fact has likely already sunk in, and if you’re beginning to worry that you may have bitten off more than you can chew, don’t fret. By following these essential steps, you’ll greatly increase your chances of starting a new career by the end of 2016.

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What Not to Say to Someone Who’s Just Been Laid Off

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

Unless you’ve ever been laid off from a job yourself, it’s hard to understand the range of emotions one experiences as the result of a job loss. These feelings may range anywhere from denial, anger and depression (similar to what one goes through during the five stages of grief) to panic, humiliation, loss of confidence and shame (even if there’s nothing to be ashamed about).

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