| Aug 18, 2010
As the five-year anniversary of the Aug. 28, 2005, kiling of a Mansfield woman approaches, state police are reminding the public of a reward offered for information in the case.
Gov. M. Jodi Rell in 2008 approved a $50,000 reward for information that...
| Aug 10, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For Andrew Jetter, it was a matter of eye contact. Inclined to be an introvert, the bank president had to force himself to look others in the eyes.
"Making small talk … I had to practice that," said the chief executive of...
| Oct 12, 2011
"I wasn't aware this company wanted to hire underqualified people."
Gotta love that snarky response.
It's what one long-term job hunter — sick of hearing that he was overqualified for a job — wished he'd said.
Of course, it's better to...
| Nov 9, 2010
| 5:12 PM
State police have obtained a video showing an off-duty Windsor Locks police officer drinking at Suffield bar before he was involved in a car crash that killed a teenager, sources close to the investigation have told The Courant.
The video comes from a...
| Feb 16, 2012
The class clown may get in trouble, but the office wag may be the glue that makes a workplace stick together.
Research indicates that humor at work is a good thing. It builds morale and relationships. But it also hurts if it veers from being a bonding...
| Feb 29, 2012
If this is a foreign language to you — "proprietary algorithms," "advanced semantic search," "computational linguistics" and "statistical inference" — keep reading.
Workers who haven't applied for jobs lately may not know how those terms...
| Mar 7, 2012
The annual performance review strikes fear and loathing in the hearts of most workers, even those who believe they've worked well and hard.
There's usually some disconnect between what we see in ourselves and what others see in us, even if both worker...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 12:35 PM
The good news: Connecticut's "hate group" index appears to be holding fairly steady. The bad news: the number of far-right wing, anti-federal-government-conspiracy "Patriot groups" in Connecticut more than doubled last year.
That's the word from the...
| Apr 20, 2012
The second you hand someone something to read, that person is going to read it and stop listening to what you're saying.
If there's one message from Jana Memel that every job hunter, every meeting attendee, every presenter who gives a speech needs to...
| Apr 25, 2012
In honor of the annual Earth Day observance, here are things each of us can do to be friendlier to Mother Earth.
Whether we're employed by someone, working for ourselves, job hunting or retired, we can:
•Drive less. Walk more. Ride a bike. Combine...
| May 4, 2012
If it seems like everybody isn't on the same page in your workplace, maybe a book club can help.
Kansas City, Mo.-based Think Contracting swears by its in-house book club as a glue that binds the company together.
Every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon,...