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B2C New Year’s career resolutions Do’s and dont’s
It’s that time of year again when so many of us promise ourselves we’ll adopt healthier habits, read more books, and save more money. But here’s the thing: it can be challenging to find the time and motivation to keep the usual New Year’s resolutions. Think about it: on a Monday morning when it’s raining cats and dogs, are you really going to walk the five blocks from the subway station to the off ... Read More
B2C How to Search for a Job During the Holidays
If your list of New Year’s resolutions begins with, “Start an awesome new job,” then now is the time to step up your job search.Though many people believe that companies don’t hire between Thanksgiving and New Year, nothing could be further from the truth. First of all, there are a number of industries such as hospitality, retail, travel, and financial services that experience a rise in demand dur ... Read More
B2C The importance of ensuring career longevity
“You’re fired!”For most of us, hearing these words would be our worst nightmare. That’s why we work hard to perform well at our jobs, be good colleagues, and help our companies meet their business objectives. However, while being fired is usually associated with having somehow failed or done something wrong, there are also a number of other causes that can cost you your job.First, recessions trigg ... Read More
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Imagine: you’re an administrative assistant, and you want to apply for a job that requires project management skills. You don’t have formal training in this field, but you’ve studied books on project management and you have some experience. In fact, you even managed two successful fund raising campaigns for a local charity. But now you’re wondering how to prove your value to a prospective employer ... Read More
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What do Rembrandt, President Obama, Andy Warhol and Madonna have in common?Of course, each of these people is—or was—world famous. But after fame and fortune, the similarities fade.The answer is that at some point in their lives, all these people made selfies. Whether they used oil on canvas, acrylic on silkscreen or a cell phone camera, each sidestepped the middleman by creating self-portraits. I ... Read More
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Has the commute to the office gotten old? Are you constantly distracted at work? Or do you simply do your best work when your cat’s the only one looking over your shoulder?Whatever the reason, when the thought of becoming a telecommuter crosses your mind, you could be at an important career crossroads. Get it right, and the quality of your life could greatly improve. Get it wrong, and… well, let’s ... Read More
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Whether you’re having trouble each morning focusing or the midafternoon slump always drags you down, feeling tired, distracted, or irritable at work isn’t good for your performance or wellbeing—or for your interaction with your coworkers! Read on for eight quick tips to stay energized at work.Make sure you get a good night’s rest. According to the National Sleep Foundation, lack of sleep ... Read More
B2C Reasons You Need to Take Stock of Your Career This Fall
After all of the excitement of summer with days on the beach, family barbecues, and vacations to relaxing places, the colder, shorter days of fall have arrived. For many of us, it heralds the beginning of the time of year when we prefer to stay indoors with a book or a favorite TV show.If this sounds like you, then why not put some of your evenings and weekends to good use and take stock of your c ... Read More
B2C Strategies to Stay Motivated
For the past month, you’ve left for work in the dark and arrived home after sunset. The winter weather makes for long, difficult, and sometimes dangerous commutes. Add to that grumpy colleagues and tight end-of-year deadlines, and it’s not surprising to feel your motivation for work decreasing.If this sounds familiar, then you’re not alone. Many people feel more tired and irritable than usual duri ... Read More
B2C Collaborating With a Difficult Coworker
No matter how much you like your job, it doesn’t mean that all your co-workers are a pleasure to work with. In fact, it’s possible that one of your colleagues never fails to push your buttons, and you always dread having to bring up the issue.If this sounds familiar, then it might help to know you’re not alone. According to Gwen Moran in her FastCompany article titled “How to Deal with a Coworker ... Read More
Do you want to advance at work? Select the right opportunities
Lately, your job isn’t as much as a challenge as it used to be. That’s only natural, of course, since you become more skilled and knowledgeable over time. But it can also be a bit frustrating, especially if you want to advance your career and you don’t qualify for a promotion yet.If this situation sounds familiar, then you’ve probably also done your research and found numerous articles and blog po ... Read More
Four strategies to boost your performance at work
The fun and relaxation of the summer vacation is well behind us. Soon, many of us will leave for work before dawn and arrive home well after sunset. When the days get darker and the weather gets colder, it’s not uncommon to feel less upbeat about work. You might even feel like you’re stuck in a rut or spinning your gears—especially if you’ve been in your position for more than a year and don’t fee ... Read More
How college students can use
Most students work a part-time job to help cover the costs of college. Working as a waiter or waitress, baby sitter, or store attendant are all popular choices for students to earn some extra cash. But did you know that your choice of part-time or temp job now is going to have a significant impact on your employability when you graduate?When you’re an entry-level candidate fresh out of college, po ... Read More
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If you’re a student thinking about going to college or a professional looking to make a career change, you might be wondering whether you need some type of certification or if work experience is enough.The truth is, there’s no cut and dry answer. For decades, it was universally accepted (in the U.S., at least) that earning a bachelor’s degree was a prerequisite for landing a good job. A growing nu ... Read More
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When was the last time you learned something new?If you’re like most of us, your answer probably sounded something like, “When I learned how to use pivot tables” or, “When I learned how to use my company’s contact center software.” Perhaps you’ve learned something that’s not directly work related, such as how to play tennis or speak French. Or maybe you can’t remember the last time you consciously ... Read More
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Forget vacation travel: the end of summer is here, and for many professionals, that means it’s time to get ready for the usual round of business trips. Unfortunately, these often high-pressure events are rapidly becoming even more stressful as geopolitical tensions are forcing airports and airlines around the world to ramp up security.Nevertheless, it’s only logical that you want your business tri ... Read More
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You’ve finally found a job you love.The work is interesting; your colleagues rock; and you couldn’t ask for a better employer. What’s more: you’ve got flexible hours, as well as a generous salary and benefits package.In short, you’re doing great, and you’re happy where you are. So, since you’re not looking for a new position, you don’t feel the need to keep your elevator pitch honed.BIG mistake.He ... Read More
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When you were in college, you started doing small developer gigs now and then, both for the experience and the money. Now, eight years later, you’ve built a successful freelance career as an app developer. You have a roster of steady, loyal clients who rely on you to always find a solution and meet deadlines. You’ve got an outstanding portfolio of work that never fails to impress. And you’ve achie ... Read More
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Do you want to advance your career and earn more money?Chances are, you’ve answered a resounding, “Yes!”Now for the next question: what are you actually doing to advance?If you’ve answered something like, “I show up to work every day and do my best,” then you’re definitely not alone. However, being promoted isn’t just about being in a position for a specific amount of time. It’s also about earning ... Read More
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The academic year is almost over, and that means hundreds of thousands of high school and college students are saying goodbye to their school books and getting ready to enter the workforce. If you’re among this group of new professionals, you’ll want to make a good impression and an even better start. Here are our top tips for making the most of the first week in your new job.Prepare properly ... Read More
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Do you wake up every morning excited to get to work? Do you arrive at the office in a great mood—and no matter what happens, nothing can turn your smile upside down?Or is your morning ritual comprised of hitting the snooze button five times, dragging yourself into the shower, chugging your coffee, and hoping you can make it through the day without giving up?For most of us, the reality lies s ... Read More
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According to recent research, more and more professionals say they want a work environment that fosters workplace friendships. And that’s not surprising, since even though an increasing number of us enjoy flexible work arrangements and telecommuting options, the American Time Use Survey shows we still spend an average of 8.9 hours a day on work and related activities. In contrast, we only sp ... Read More
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Are you still in school? Or are you looking for a career change?Imagine entering the job market—and basically knowing there’s a job waiting for you! Doesn’t that sound great? Well, this is entirely possible, so long as you know what kinds of jobs are going to be in demand for the foreseeable future. Here then are five top jobs with very bright prospects:1.Wind turbine technician: With the drive to ... Read More
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When was the last time you saw a phone with a rotary dial? How about an electric typewriter? Or a PDA?Chances are, the last time you saw any of these was at least 15 years ago. If you’re a Millennial, you might never have seen them at all outside of the movies.However, in the early 1990s, all three of these device were used every day by professionals. But with the advent of the cell phone, compute ... Read More
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Do you always do your best and consistently deliver great work? Have you been in your current position for two years or longer? And haven’t you heard the word “promotion” from your manager at all since your job interview?If this is the case, you probably feel stalled in your career advancement—and you want to do something about it! However, before making any impulsive moves such as confronting you ... Read More
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Before there was email, there were the letter carriers of the U.S.P.S. Now, the number of letter carrier jobs are expected to decline by 28 percent over the next eight years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Depending on when exactly delivery drones become mainstream, that number could rise even further. Similarly, a large number of manufacturing jobs are becoming obsolete due to incre ... Read More
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Despite the fact that the Midwest and the East Coast were both blanketed in a late spring snowfall a couple of weeks ago, the summer of 2016 is on its way. Just imagine: in a couple of weeks you’ll be enjoying blue skies, warm sunshine, long evenings on the porch, and weekend barbecues with your friends!Work still goes on, however. And no matter how lovely the weather is, you need to make sure tha ... Read More
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You get up every morning and go to work. Now and then, an interesting job posting catches your eye, or you notice someone in your field whose job you wouldn’t mind having. All things considered, though, you’re basically following the path of the least resistance in your company.But it this going to get you to where you want to go?No matter where you are in your career, you should always know what ... Read More
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Your office is a cozy corner of your living room with a great view of the park next door. Your favorite music is always playing in the background. And you share your office with your loveable five-year-old Labradoodle.Working from home can be a great way to maintain a good work-life balance. You don’t have to commute. You have more flexibility. And you feel less stressed than you did in the office ... Read More
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I know what you did last summer!You spent two months working… right?If you’ve answered, “Yes!” to this question, then congratulations! You’ve already enhanced your candidacy on the job market. However, if you’ve answered, “Nope. I spent all summer surfing with my buddies,” then you’re best advised to keep reading.Practical experience is a must-have for today’s job seekers. According to Brazen Life ... Read More
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Companies do it, non-profits do it, even governments do it: rebranding. But did you know that rebranding yourself might be a smart career move?Think about it: you’re a different person now than when you just finished college. And even if you’re just a couple of years into your career, you’ve developed significantly since that first entry-level job. You have more experience, different priorities, m ... Read More
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When you’re expecting, you’re faced with a lot of decisions. From baby names and nursery furniture to daycare centers and college funds, the choices you’ll be making will all have an impact on your baby’s life.Some choices, however, will also have a significant impact on your own life. And one of those choices is whether to take extended maternity or paternity leave.Parental leave in the U.S.: The ... Read More
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Most of us have felt it: that thrill of excitement when a supervisor brings up the subject of promotions. It invariably triggers a period of being on your best behavior; getting to work earlier than normal and staying later; triple checking your work; and volunteering for otherwise undesirable assignments.Of course, this is a natural reaction. We’re inclined to work harder to attain a goal that’s ... Read More
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Do you know exactly why you want to advance your career?Is it because you want tenure? A promotion? A higher income? More influence? Opportunities to work on more interesting projects?Though you might have an idea of what you want your career trajectory to look like, knowing why you want it to look like that might not be quite as simple. Of course, in school and when you enter the workforce, you’l ... Read More
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Holding open the door for a colleague.Sending a personal thank you email to a business stakeholder after a meeting.Turning off alerts on your phone when you’re at a business lunch.To some people, being polite is second nature. Other people, however, might not be aware that their behavior could be more considerate. But if you’re doing a good job, why should it matter whether you follow up when you ... Read More
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Do you find your work piling up around you, despite your best efforts to stay on schedule? Assuming your supervisor isn’t overloading you and you’re not being asked to do work you’re not yet qualified to do, you might simply be suffering from a lack of efficiency. And since reducing your workload is likely not an option if you want to keep your job, you’re going to have to learn how to work more e ... Read More
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A senior position for which you qualify opens up in your department. Do you apply for it?A potential mentor is going to be attending a networking event. Do you make sure to be present, too?Your current job involves doing a lot of cutting edge work—so much, in fact, that it’s actually an entirely different position. Do you propose creating a new role to your employer?If you’ve answered, “Yes!” to a ... Read More
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Are you looking for a career that offers not only interesting work, but also job security? Then why not consider your options in healthcare?According to employment projections by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2014 and 2024, healthcare industries and occupations are expected to see the fastest job growth and add the most positions of all industries. Reasons for this growth include an ... Read More
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Learn a new skill. Expand your professional network. Land that long-awaited promotion.The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to set goals to advance your career. But let’s be honest: how often have you made a New Year’s resolution—only to realize in February that you totally forgot about it halfway through January?If this sounds familiar, then you’re not alone. According to the Statistic ... Read More
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The holidays are rapidly approaching and along with them, the anticipation of parties, family time, and winter fun. But between shopping for gifts, organizing the office party, and arranging your visit to your family on the opposite coast, it’s easy to get distracted during this time. Here are our top 10 tips for staying focused in the holiday season:Start planning early. Whether you’re traveling ... Read More
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What do you do when you’re driving to work?Do you call your BFF on your hands-free to find out how her date went last night? Do you blast your new playlist at maximum volume and sing along in your best karaoke voice? Or do you relish the quiet time to listen to the latest audio book in your favorite crime series?Of course, these are all valid and no doubt satisfying ways to pass the time. But what ... Read More
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You’ve applied for an awesome job with a great employer. Your first interview went well. Your second interview went gangbusters. And now you’re excitedly waiting for an offer of employment!But the offer never materializes.After week or so, you receive an email stating the company has hired another candidate. You’re confused: what could possibly have gone wrong?In situations like these, it’s highly ... Read More
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More and more people are working from home part or all of the time. Some of these people are free agents who make their living working on assignments for a variety of employers, often juggling multiple gigs simultaneously. Others are virtual employees who are employed by a company but instead of going to an office, work from their homes.Though many of us think primarily of web developers, graphic ... Read More
Advancing your career - Strategies for staying motivated
You’re great at what you do and have a clear roadmap of where you want your career to take you. However, even when you have every step, milestone, and promotion mapped out, the reality is that advancing doesn’t happen overnight. Granted, there will be times when you progress quite quickly, but there may also be times when things slow down or when you simply don’t perform well enough to get ahead. ... Read More
Do’s and don’ts of job interviews
You’ve finally found the perfect job, and after sending in your application and speaking to the hiring manager on the phone, you’ve been invited to an in-person interview. And though you know you’re a great match for both the position and the company, the prospect of presenting yourself as advantageously as possible is intimidatingIf this sounds familiar, then you’re not alone. Because no matter ... Read More
Tips for improving your interpersonal skills
Do you know how to draw out that super-shy colleague you’re partnering with on a project? Or how to remove the sting from your words when you’re annoyed with a colleague? Or how to show a co-worker who’s going through a stressful time that you’re there for support?If you’ve answered, “Yes” to all of these questions, then congratulations: you’re a real people person with great social skills. If, ho ... Read More
Company Downsizing
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have a treadmill at your desk so you can walk while working? Or dreamed about having meetings in a conference room that looks like a vintage subway car? Or longed to take your Labrador to work for some unwavering companionship?If you’ve answered, “Yes” to any of these questions, then you’re definitely not alone. In recent years, tech giants Google and Apple ... Read More
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You’ve got a great degree, your résumé is spotless, and your work experience is sound. But somehow, you can seem to find the right job. What do you do: accept temporary employment or hang in there until the perfect position comes along?Whether you’re a recent graduate or you were laid off when your previous company downsized, sometimes it’s difficult to find the perfect permanent job. Fortunately, ... Read More
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A great résumé is still one of the most important contributing factors to landing a good job. After all, it offers recruiters and potential employers a quick and clear overview of your relevant skills, experience, and education so they can decide whether to invite you for an interview or not. And if successful, it helps sway the first of many decisions you want to go your way through any job searc ... Read More
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Do you check your work email even when you’re at home? Do you take assignments home on the weekends? Do you get to the office early and stay late to get ahead on projects?It’s only natural to want to do your best at work. After all, most of us want to be productive and advance in our careers. However, working too much or not feeling in control of our professional lives can lead to a state of lasti ... Read More
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You’re two-and-a-half miles into your first 5K, and your legs are burning. Runners are passing you left and right. Exhausted and frustrated, you’re ready to give up. Then you remind yourself of the previous three months you’ve spent training for this race. Soon you find your center and realize you’re only in a race with yourself. Suddenly, you get your second wind, pick up speed again, and finish ... Read More

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