How to Seek Out a Team Player from a Pool of Candidates

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One of the most requested qualities in a candidate to the point that it sounds cliché is “team player”. Yet unless your company entails all employees working silently and independently, you truly do need to find those who work well with others, who understand the importance of give-and-take. So how do you find them in… Read more »

Focus on Energy Management Rather Than Time Management

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We all hear the talk about time management, how if we could figure it out, we’d have (obviously) more time, less stress, get more done … But we don’t talk about managing our energy, which allows us to manage all of that time and use it to its best capacity. Sometimes working more hours just… Read more »

The Scientific Way to Get Your Boss to Say “Yes” to Your Ideas

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could wave a magic wand and have your boss not only listen to your ideas, but also agree with them? Magic may not work, but science can actually help this happen. It’s all about the scientific art of persuasion…   Get out your pen. Want to make something convincing?… Read more »

4 Things to Include in Your LinkedIn Profile but Not on Your Resume

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A number of companies allow you to simply transfer the information from your LinkedIn page to an online resume, which certainly makes it easier, right? But the two shouldn’t necessarily mirror each other. Considering the fact that most resumes get about seven seconds of perusal, you have a certain formula to follow in order to… Read more »

5 Ways to Get Better at Thinking on Your Feet at Work

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We all want to look our best at all times at work, but, as sometimes happens, situations arise in which we’re caught off guard or thrown into a situation we had no prior warning about. So how do you improve your reaction in those instances where you have to act in the moment?   Find… Read more »

What’s the Right Way to Answer “Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years”?

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When in an interview, you want to prepare by going over the usual questions about experience, how you handled a difficult work situation, etc. But one that sometimes gives pause is, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” You want to give a good answer that comes out as truthful but not too truthful… Read more »

What to Do When You’re Suddenly the Boss of Your Friends

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It’s great when you move up in your job: You’ve moved up a rung on your personal career ladder, you’ve got a little more responsibility, a salary increase, and obviously the higher-ups feel you can do it. But what happens when that means you rank higher than your work colleagues? How do you manage relationships… Read more »

How to Get Over a Bad Day on the Job Hunt

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We all have bad days, but for some reason, a bad day of job hunting just makes you feel like a suddenly deflated balloon. That interview that you had such high hopes for? You ended up coming in late and somehow managed to say the complete wrong thing, plus that toothpaste on your shirt did… Read more »

Why Passive Job Seeking is Good for Your Career

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We always talk about active job seeking, but what about passive job seeking? The truth is passive job seeking can actually help improve your professional path. It keeps you current. In simple terms, if you don’t look for something, you won’t find it. That’s not to say you should remain unsatisfied with your current job,… Read more »

Keep Your Team Motivated During the Holidays With These Tips

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The holidays bring on as much stress as they do joy for many of us, and when that’s coupled with the necessity to finish out the end of the year and meet those last few goals, your workforce may become distracted and run down. However, you can beat the holiday office blues with a few… Read more »