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Articles by Stephanie Olsen

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Stephanie Olsen is a freelance writer and copy editor. She writes about everything from women’s issues in the workplace and Ethiopian coffee culture to facilities management and expatriate life. Laughs uproariously at her own jokes.  

How To
How to Respond to a Job Rejection & Keep the Door Open
Ouch! Thank you
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How To
How to Write a Professional Development Plan & Why You Should
It’s your roadmap to the career you want
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Insight & Commentary
What Is a Professional Degree & What Can I Do With It?
So many degrees...so little time
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How To
How to Fire Someone (Professionally)
How to do what has to be done
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Insight & Commentary
A Thousand Paper Cuts: Microaggressions in the Workplace
The cost and damage of language that invalidates and undercuts
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Insight & Commentary
What Should You Put as Your Desired Salary on a Job Application?
It’s like playing truth or dare
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How To
3 Common Work Goals & How to Crush Them
How to go get yours
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Working Women
A Quick Guide to Pregnancy, Leave & Short-Term Disability
What you can use and when you can use it
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How To
Outta Here! How To Write a Retirement Letter (with Examples)
Bye!
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Interview
How to Answer 4 Common Situational Interview Questions
Tips for crafting the perfect answer
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How To
How To Ask Your Professor for a Letter of Recommendation
And how to make sure it’s not a lukewarm recommendation
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Insight & Commentary
No, Thanks! How to Reject a Job Offer (Like the Professional You Are)
Whatever you do...don’t ghost. It just isn’t classy.
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Insight & Commentary
The Open Door Policy: Pure Chaos or Creative Collaboration?
Knock knock...
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Insight & Commentary
How to Write an Internship Cover Letter, Paragraph by Paragraph
Dear hiring manager...
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Interview
The Kinds of Questions You Should Ask in a Second Interview
You’re definitely in the running for the job, but your questions could make or break your chances
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Insight & Commentary
The Great MBA Debate: There's No Alternative (Or Is There?)
We crack open the great MBA debate with the experts who have them—and the experts who don’t
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Insight & Commentary
Where Sexism Hides in the Workplace
Four examples most of us are overlooking
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How To
How To Write a Resignation Letter (Without Burning Every Bridge in Town)
Plus, the five essential elements
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Guide
How To Write a Career Change Cover Letter That Knocks Their Socks Off
It’s all about transferable skills
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Insight & Commentary
What Is a Hiring Freeze? How to Get the Facts Before You Freak Out
How to know if your job could be in jeopardy
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