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How can I ask my interviewers for feedback following an interview?
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In my last interview they asked, as they always do, if I have any further questions. I replied: "Yes. Can you tell me how you felt this interview went?" And I got an honest (and positive) reply. I ...

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How do I take a vacation when I'm wearing too many hats?
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This problem should never have arisen, so I suspect it will not get solve without drastic action. You need to create a crisis. Inform your boss of the problem. Request time to train coworkers and ...

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Changing employers the right way
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In addition to the other great answers, make sure you have the new offer as a signed written contract before informing your boss. You really don't want to resign only to find the new offer falls ...

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How can I encourage our team to have shorter stand-up meetings?
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This isn't a direct answer but, since I posted the question, I've worked out a rather neat workaround. I contact the team leader (face to face or, if not possible, via instant messenger) in advance ...

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Optimal office size: cubicles versus small rooms versus open plan?
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According to Norbert & Diane Schmitt's academic text, jobs that require teamwork (increasingly common) are best performed in an open office. Quote below with my emphasis: How does a redesigned ...

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Should I file my checklists as documentation?
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To answer your last question first, you will only know if other people are interested after you document it somewhere others can see it. My suggestion: document it on a wiki where everyone can see it....

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