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No matter how large or small your office, or how much you like or dislike chatting with office mates, consider small talk an art worth mastering. Sometimes conversation may feel stilted or awkward, depending on your level of comfort with the person, but knowing a few basic pointers can help you gain allies at work,… Read more »

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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 »

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When you finally land that coveted interview, you want to find that magic formula that will have the interviewers leaping up at the end of it to offer you the job. Well … that might be a tall order, but we can give you a three-step process to leave interviewers with the best possible impression,… Read more »

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As a manager, of course you have work you must do, and some of that will include a fair amount of stress. But what happens when you start having to deal with a less-than-fair amount? If a boss begins to put too many demands on your plate, you have the choice to take some of… Read more »

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A good leader understands that they must have multiple professional and people to work best with their employees, and that includes emotional intelligence, or the ability to observe and examine the emotions of others, as well as properly monitor their own. In fact, emotional intelligence can often mark the difference between getting hired or earning… Read more »

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Ask anyone in HR who has read resumes, and they will tell you that the number of people who manage to send in ones with errors is astounding. A poorly proofread resume goes straight into the trash, so take care to carefully proofread every bit of it before the hours of work you put into… Read more »

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As sometimes happens, unfortunately, you may well get stuck in what can only be considered a bad job. Whether you have a horrible boss, find yourself overworked and underpaid, or just come to realize that you’ve simply made a bad match, the time will come when you finally decide you’ve had enough and you want… Read more »

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Social media has become an everyday part of our lives; we find ourselves constantly checking on the latest update, answering the pings that make our phones buzz and our hearts race just a little bit faster: What happened? Who posted? Unfortunately, those distractions filter too often into the workplace, taking people away from work and… Read more »

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If you avoid social media, you may want to rethink your position a bit when it comes to finding a job. This doesn’t mean you need to increase your time on Snapchat, but consider social media as another part of your resume or cover letter – another piece of who you are and what you… Read more »

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If you want to create a solid team of your best workers, it helps to get your best into leadership roles. However, some may need encouragement to take that next step – they may not think they have the aptitude to do the job or may not even consider the possibility. So, if you can… Read more »