Small Realistic Changes Create Good Habits

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New Year’s Resolutions are always eagerly picked up in January and abandoned by the time February comes around. It isn’t that you don’t want to make a positive change — it’s that New Year’s Resolutions tend to be so momentous and overwhelming that they simply aren’t achievable. It isn’t that you can’t meet those goals;… Read more »

Protecting Your Health During the Holidays

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The holidays are upon us, and the most stressful time of the year for professionals is in full swing. Not only are we pulled in all directions by the competing demands of family, friends and business, but our health tends to suffer because of exhaustion and generally poor self-care. Remember these two guidelines to make… Read more »

How To Interview Like A Pro

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The rules of job-hunting sound pretty simple, don’t they?  Make sure your resume is free of typos and fluff, showcase your achievements and credentials in an elegant cover letter, and wait for the interview requests to come rolling in.  If you are well-qualified for the job, you may feel pretty confident until the phone starts… Read more »

Embracing Your New Workplace Culture

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You’ve landed your dream job, the one that all your education and experience has been preparing you for. Your resume was perfect, you aced your interviews, and now Day #1 is looming on your calendar. What’s the best way to approach this new environment? How can you lay the foundation for healthy, productive relationships with… Read more »

Tempted to Lie on Your Resume? Here Are Some Better Options

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In a recent article, it was reported that 1 in 3 job applicants lie on their resume. Are you one of them? Speaking as a manager, discovering false information on a resume is sufficient reason to reject a candidate outright. Before you include false information on your resume, consider the following: Employers know that life… Read more »

Is Your Body Language Speaking Louder Than Your Words?

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We tend to focus on words in job interviews and important professional meetings. Body language and nonverbal communication, however, play an essential part in our ability to achieve our goals. For maximum positive impact in these high-stakes business situations, it’s important to master these 4 areas: 1) Personal appearance. While it’s not necessary to dress… Read more »

Taking Your Life Back From Workplace Stress

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Workplace stress seems as universal as the law of gravity; it affects everyone, and there’s no getting away from it. We’re happy to say this isn’t entirely true. While there is no way to guarantee a future full of stress-free work days, here are three simple steps that you can take to make sure your… Read more »

4 Tips For Feeling More Engaged At Work

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It’s easy to complain about work. It may be too tedious or too stressful, you may work with challenging people, or you may not get the recognition you deserve. Finding a way to engage with the tasks and responsibilities of your job will help you enjoy yourself more at work–and make your performance perk up… Read more »

Hunting the Unicorn of Work-Life Balance

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As professional demands compete with the legitimate need for relationships, activities and rest outside of working hours, work-life balance seems impossible.  You want to perform at your professional best, but you see how stress is limiting your productivity and putting a strain on your personal life.  How can you manage to excel in your professional… Read more »