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November 22, 2022
Housing Market: Do Clouds on the Horizon Signal Storm or Steady Rain?
Inflation, soaring interest rates and massive financial market volatility have dampened end-of-year projections for the U.S. economy. But housing, in a historically low mortgage-rate environment, has been an outlier amid the disorder – until recently. Now, clouds are on the horizon, says Smith’s…
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November 22, 2022
Getting Back Out There: Networking In-person Again
You’ve heard it before: networking is critical for building professional relationships and finding out about new job opportunities, says Rachel Loock, a career and leadership coach in Maryland Smith’s Office of Career Services.
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November 22, 2022
How to Pick the Right New Team and Avoid Joining One With a Bad Boss
So you’ve made it to the final round interview for a new job. Just as you conduct due diligence with any other big step to determine if it’s the best fit, the same should be true when interviewing for a new job, says Rachel Loock, writing in USA Today.
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November 22, 2022
Feeling Burned Out at Work? Here’s How to Fix It
Burnout. It’s the reason 40% of professionals have sought new career opportunities recently, according to a 2021 Limeade survey.
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November 17, 2022
Airlines Failing in Customer Service: Smith Experts Explain its Roots and Strategies for Passengers
AAA’s prediction for 54.6 million Thanksgiving weekend travelers would push travel in the United States to 98 percent of pre-pandemic volume. But it may not be enough to reserve airport parking spaces beforehand or allocate extra time for TSA lines.
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November 17, 2022
Smith Professor’s Research Leads to Newly Passed Bill to Curb Workplace Sexual Harassment
Congress has just passed a bipartisan bill to limit nondisclosure agreements. The Speak Out Act, having cleared both the Senate and House, is expected to be signed into law by President Biden. And, as Axios reports, it “comes slightly more than five years after the resurgence of #MeToo captured the…
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November 17, 2022
A Different Perspective on Whether Corporate America is Failing Women
Online career platform, The Muse reports corporate America is still failing women in 2022.
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November 10, 2022
Twitter Upheaval
Last Friday, about 3,700 Twitter employees learned they lost their jobs after access was suspended to company-wide systems, like email and Slack.
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November 10, 2022
For Retailers, the Holiday Shopping Season Looks Lackluster
Continuing a trend that has been building for the past several years, retailers started their Black Friday holiday promotions well before the traditional post-Thanksgiving shopping day this year.
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November 8, 2022
What “The Mole” and Your Job Have in Common
Netflix rebooted “The Mole'' this year and HuffPost, in How To Beat Someone Who's Undermining You At Work, According To Science And 'The Mole', asked the mole from the show, and workplace paranoia experts how to tell if a co-worker is trying to sabotage you.
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