On the Job Q&A archive

The Sun's Hanah Cho answers readers' questions on the workplace.

March 19, 2007

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Hanah Cho: A messy desk can breed success

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

February 19, 2007

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Hanah Cho: Double dating with the boss?

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

February 12, 2007

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Hanah Cho: Mentors can help steer a career

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

January 29, 2007

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Hanah Cho: Working from home can create dilemmas

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?

January 15, 2007

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Hanah Cho: Keys to crafting a first-rate resume

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.

January 8, 2007

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Hanah Cho: Firms turn to video job interviews

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

January 1, 2007

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Hanah Cho: Web a hot spot for job hunters

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

December 4, 2006

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Hanah Cho: Bullying happens at work, too

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

November 27, 2006

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Hanah Cho: Being home for the holidays a nice perk

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

November 20, 2006

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Hanah Cho: What workers want? Better pay

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

November 13, 2006

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Hanah Cho: Don't forget office party etiquette

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.

November 6, 2006

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Hanah Cho: Foot in mouth? Come on, be brave

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.

October 30, 2006

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Hanah Cho: 'Tis the season -- to find a job

Ahhh, the holidays.

October 23, 2006

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Hanah Cho: Advice for handling office cliques

Does your office remind you of high school?

October 16, 2006

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Hanah Cho: Connections help kick-start a career

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

October 9, 2006

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Hanah Cho: Pay raises not out of the question

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

October 2, 2006

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Hanah Cho: Bosses can benefit from feedback

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.

September 25, 2006

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Hanah Cho: Think before you surf at work

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

September 18, 2006

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Hanah Cho: Dealing with daily distractions

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

September 11, 2006

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Hanah Cho: You've got mail -- you're fired

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."

September 4, 2006

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Hanah Cho: Surveys signal job frustration

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

August 28, 2006

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Hanah Cho: Avoid common interview mistakes

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.

August 21, 2006

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Hanah Cho: Balancing weight with the office job

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

August 14, 2006

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Hanah Cho: For exit interview, employ tact

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

August 7, 2006

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Hanah Cho: When on job hunt, no summer break

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

July 31, 2006

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Hanah Cho: Career change can be difficult call

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.

July 17, 2006

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Hanah Cho: Are pens, paper free for taking?

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

July 10, 2006

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On the Job with Hanah Cho

Sandy, my sister-in-law who's a designer in New York, is considering taking a job in Clearwater, Fla., a world away from her fast-paced but expensive living in Manhattan.

July 3, 2006

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On the Job with Hanah Cho

Almost every worker has a story to tell about a bad boss.

June 26, 2006

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On the Job Q&A with Hanah Cho

Question: It is obvious to me and everyone in our workplace that my boss is being targeted by her supervisors. They criticize and monitor everything she does. We work in a small unit consisting of four people. How do I avoid getting caught in this net?

June 19, 2006

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