Is a messy office hazardous to your career?

March 29, 2006

Ask Annie: Is a messy office hazardous to your career? – Mar. 27, 2006

“People often don’t realize that piles of paper, boxes in corners, and stacks of stuff behind the office door can affect one’s upward mobility,” she says. “Appearances are important.”

Why? “Your office is a reflection of your capabilities,” Reiter says. “Even though a messy desk isn’t a sign of a character flaw, it does tend to give your managers and peers the impression that the job is too much for you to handle, you can’t make decisions, you are not doing the job, or all of the above.”

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March 21, 2006

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Public speaking do’s and don’t’s – Lifehacker

March 20, 2006

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Public speaking do’s and don’t’s – Lifehacker

by Eszter Hargittai

As Jerry Seinfeld once noted, at a funeral, most people would rather be in the casket than giving the eulogy, since public speaking stresses people out more than death. But giving talks doesn’t have to be such a frightening affair.
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March 20, 2006

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Be smarter at work, slack off

March 17, 2006

 Fortune MagazineIn a world of too much work and too much multitasking, the best way to beat the competition may be to do less.

Be smarter at work, slack off – Mar. 17, 2006

Remember the story of Archimedes lolling in his bathtub? To an observer, he’d have seemed to be wasting time. While ostensibly doing nothing, however, he discovered the principle of displacement, a cornerstone of physics. Would he have reached the same insight in a quick shower? Unlikely. And while you might say that’s ancient history, don’t be too sure.


H-1B visa cap increase sought in immigration bill

March 16, 2006

H-1B visa cap increase sought in immigration bill – Computerworld

MARCH 15, 2006 (COMPUTERWORLD) – A wide-ranging immigration-reform bill now being debated by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee would, if passed and signed into law, increase the H-1B visa cap from 65,000 to 115,000 and ease the permanent residency process for some foreign nationals with advanced degrees.

The 300-page bill, called the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006, affects many aspects of immigration policy and security. And because the bill is so comprehensive and controversial, according to people on both sides of the issue, its fate doesn’t rest solely on the H-1B visa issue. The bill could reach the Senate for a vote by the end of the month.


Fight the Bull

March 16, 2006

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