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Recruiting expert John Sullivan says too many companies abuse job candidates through "death by interview," putting the person through too many interviews, repeating questions already answered in previous sessions, and keeping candidates unnecessarily in the dark about the interview process and what is expected of them during it. Ere.net

Give it a break: Skip weekend e-mails

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Survey Monkey CEO Dave Goldberg doesn't send any e-mail on weekends until Sunday night. It's not only better for his colleagues, giving them a break from the boss, but also better for himself so he's not fielding responses all weekend. BusinessInsider.com

Why two highlights are better than one

When entrepreneurs are asked how things are going, start-up founder Kathryn Minshew says they should highlight two recent accomplishments. If you name only one, it will seem you want them to be highly impressed by it. Naming more than two sounds like a list recital. Harvard Business Review Blogs

Helpful bosses shouldn't expect thanks

Bosses who help employees with emotional problems that surface at work expect gratitude for going above and beyond the call of duty. But employees don't reciprocate because they see it simply as part of the job, a study published in the Academy of Management Journal reports. Academy of Management Journal

Microsoft word count, block by block

To count words in non-contiguous blocks in Microsoft Word, select the first block you wish to check, hold the CTRL key and use the mouse to select the second and then any additional block, before using the word count tool.Allen Wyatt's WordTips

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