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At Work / Business

Soft Skills Are As Valuable As Hard Skills

Q: I'm in a very awkward position at work. I really like my job (the work). It's what I want to do, and I am learning a lot and doing well. The problem is that I only generally like my co-workers. I am polite and friendly when I have to be, but ...

Good Team Player Says, 'Not Worth It'

Q: I have worked as part of team for six years, and I am a solid team player. I help anyone who needs help. I take on additional work when asked, have given up personal time to do so, and have performed with total accuracy. Despite this, two ...

Sabbaticals Must Be Productive to Further Career

Q: I worked for 10 years as a project manager and then took a four-year sabbatical to travel internationally. I am trying to return as a project engineer in my industry, and I've gotten negative feedback, because of my time off work. I'm ...

Office Worker-College Dropout Lost in What to Do

Q: After two years of college, I took an office job that required someone with computer skills who was also a good communicator. I think I got the job because I am extremely articulate, even though I'm confused as to my goals in life. I didn't ...