Hanah Cho dropped out of pharmacy school to pursue journalism. After covering all sorts of subjects, she now writes about something that ...

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Hanah Cho

Hanah Cho

On the Job


A messy desk can breed success

March 19, 2007

For all those office workers who've been chided or mocked for your messy desks, you can finally claim victory.

  • Double dating with the boss?

    February 19, 2007

    What would you do if your boss asked you on a double date?

  • Mentors can help steer a career

    February 12, 2007

    Before I decided to switch jobs at The Sun more than a year ago, I sought advice from everyone -- friends, colleagues and family.

  • Working from home can create dilemmas

    January 29, 2007

    As much as we want flexibility in our jobs, we seem to be burdened by our own doubts. Would I appear less committed? How would it affect my career? What would my colleagues think?

  • Keys to crafting a first-rate resume

    January 15, 2007

    Think of a resume as a personal advertisement, where you're trying to sell yourself to a prospective match. A resume should stand out to a hiring manager who's looking for the right person for a company.

  • Firms turn to video job interviews

    January 8, 2007

    The next time you snag that job interview, you may be asked to do it via video.

  • Web a hot spot for job hunters

    January 1, 2007

    During this time of the year, many workers are looking for new careers.

  • Bullying happens at work, too

    December 4, 2006

    Bullying doesn't stop when you graduate from the playground.

  • Being home for the holidays a nice perk

    November 27, 2006

    If you were like me, you waited a little too long to ask for time off on days surrounding the holidays.

  • What workers want? Better pay

    November 20, 2006

    When it comes to benefits that attract and retain workers, bosses and their employees are far apart on what matters.

  • Don't forget office party etiquette

    November 13, 2006

    It seems like practically every workplace has an office-party-gone-bad story. A worker who has had one too many drinks. Or an intoxicated employee who reveals his or her true feelings about colleagues or the boss.

  • Foot in mouth? Come on, be brave

    November 6, 2006

    You often hear stories of workers inadvertently sending an e-mail meant for a colleague to the entire office, or even worse -- to their boss.

  • 'Tis the season -- to find a job

    October 30, 2006

    Ahhh, the holidays.

  • Advice for handling office cliques

    October 23, 2006

    Does your office remind you of high school?

  • Connections help kick-start a career

    October 16, 2006

    Networking is as important to your career as location is to real estate.

  • Pay raises not out of the question

    October 9, 2006

    I recently got a nice pay raise. I didn't have to negotiate for one because my salary increase was guaranteed under a contract.

  • Bosses can benefit from feedback

    October 2, 2006

    Here's some news that confirms what workers have known all along: Bosses think they're doing a great job managing, while their workers have a different view.

  • Think before you surf at work

    September 25, 2006

    Think twice about what you write in your e-mails, which Web sites you browse and what you say on the telephone.

  • Dealing with daily distractions

    September 18, 2006

    We've all been there: It's already 3 p.m., and we still have 101 tasks to complete.

  • You've got mail -- you're fired

    September 11, 2006

    The e-mail message to RadioShack Corp. employees said: "The work force reduction notification is currently in progress. Unfortunately your position is one that has been eliminated."

  • Surveys signal job frustration

    September 4, 2006

    It's Labor Day, and we should celebrate. After all, we get a day off from work. (Well, most people do.)

  • Avoid common interview mistakes

    August 28, 2006

    There are some job seekers who still don't get it. You need to be well prepared for an interview. It's often the first face-to-face interaction with a potential employer.

  • Balancing weight with the office job

    August 21, 2006

    If you think your job is making you fat, well, you're on to something.

  • For exit interview, employ tact

    August 14, 2006

    It's tempting when leaving a job to chew out the employer with a litany of reasons for the departure.

  • When on job hunt, no summer break

    August 7, 2006

    Forget the dog days of summer. When it comes to job searches, there is no vacation.

  • Career change can be difficult call

    July 31, 2006

    On many occasions, my friends and I discuss whether we've picked the right jobs or careers. We second-guess our college majors, think about other professional possibilities and assess the reality of going back to school.

  • Are pens, paper free for taking?

    July 17, 2006

    As a reporter, I get a free supply of notebooks and pens. It comes with the job.

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