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Kelly Love Johnson

Kelly Love Johnson is Content Strategist for Jobs2Careers. She's also a shower singer, TV watcher, pop culture junkie, and habitual smirker. She's passionate about helping people find their dream jobs and closing the wage gap. Her book, Skirt! Rules for the Workplace: An Irreverent Guide to Advancing Your Career, was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2008.

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8 Simple Ways to Climb the Corporate Ladder

By Kelly Love Johnson / October 16, 2015

From the starting block to the finish line, if you want to get ahead at work, we have eight easy tips for you. Whether you’re an entry level employee or middle management shooting for the corner office, these tips will give you a boost as you climb the ladder.   1. Manage your temper. Assertiveness […]

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So You Got the Interview. Now What?

By Kelly Love Johnson / October 16, 2015

You’ve done the hard work of searching for a job, applying online with a stellar #resume and cover letter—and you just scored an #interview. It’s normal to be nervous! Remember that it’s a job seeker’s market and you’re interviewing the company just as much as they are you. Having as many questions for your interviewer as […]

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How Do You Empower Your Employees?

By Kelly Love Johnson / October 15, 2015

Micromanagement rarely works. A good manager hires people who are perfectly capable of managing themselves, and lets them do brilliant work. Rather than micromanaging, consider setting up “terms of leadership,” for example, ask your team members to send daily or weekly reports via email, ask them to write their own job descriptions every six months, conduct […]

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How to Survive a Company Merger

By Kelly Love Johnson / October 15, 2015

With a Dell/EMC deal in the works and the announcement of a tentative Anheuser-Busch, InBev and SABMiller #merger, employees and job seekers are wondering what it means for their future job security. Officials told USA Today that Michael Dell will remain chairman and CEO after the closing and: “no changes of other top executives are […]

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The Unicorn Boom Has Just Begun

By Kelly Love Johnson / October 15, 2015

Technology companies are evolving at an rate that hasn’t been seen before, and investment banks are having to adapt to keep up with them. Startups are gaining value early and often, which means they can postpone an initial public offering (IPO) longer than we’ve typically seen in the past. These rapid #startup valuations are changing how Wall Street […]

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Handling Personality Conflicts at Work

By Kelly Love Johnson / October 14, 2015

Nothing is more frustrating than butting heads with a coworker. It’s counterproductive, exhausting, and bad for morale all around. It’s important to be able to adapt to working with different personality styles—and to be able to manage the difficult ones. Engaging in #conflict at work, whether you’re baited or not, can reflect negatively on you […]

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How the Rise of the Gig Economy Benefits You

By Kelly Love Johnson / October 13, 2015

According to a recent (October, 2015) Washington Post piece, we’re doing a terrible job of measuring the modern workforce because we’re working with data from 2005. Very often these days, when a tech leader is asked how the government could help people adapt to the “gig economy,” the answer is frustratingly basic. “It’s crazy that we’re having […]

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Are You Marginally Attached or Discouraged?

By Kelly Love Johnson / October 13, 2015

The unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.1 percent in September, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. No news is good news, right?   Not exactly. Compared to the recent record in August of 94,031,000 people out of work, the numbers increased by 579,000 in September. The labor force participation rate […]

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No One Cares How Hard You Work

By Kelly Love Johnson / October 5, 2015

Are you suffering from “I’m so #busy” syndrome? There’s real science behind our workaholic tendencies—and we’re not always as busy as we believe we are. Trust us, your boss cares more about your productivity than how busy you appear to be, and your #work-life balance can be seriously impacted when you’re juggling for the sake […]

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