What to Avoid on a Resume

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Your resume is basically a sales pitch. You are selling yourself to an employer. So, everything on your resume should be focused toward that end. Like a machine, all of the parts perform their function to allow the machine to operate properly. That means you need to avoid superfluous information or anything that can distract… Read more »

How We Undermine Our Productivity

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Do you always feel like you never have the time to get done what you need to, that you always seem busy but are never making much progress? Do you feel like you are always spinning your wheels? If that is the case, you may be causing these problems yourself. Here are a few things… Read more »

What to do After the Interview

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By now, it is fairly common knowledge that you need to send a thank you note to the hiring manager after an interview. The note should express your gratitude for the opportunity to interview, reiterate your interest in the job, and, if needed, expand on any answers you feel were not handled adequately during the… Read more »

Overcoming the Networking Jitters

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Networking for many people can be a stressful experience. When attending a networking event, you have to strike up a conversation with people you don’t know. You are mindful of everything you do, concerned about the impression you are making. It is even more anxiety producing if you have an introverted personality. If networking gives… Read more »

How to Improve Your Time Management

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To get the most out of your day, to work efficiently, you need to have good time management. It is essential to your ultimate success at your job. It will help you get a lot more done in less time. Here are a few good time management tips. 1. Do things in clusters or batches… Read more »

How to Answer an Interview Question About Failure

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It’s one of the most common job interview questions, and how you answer it could mean the difference between getting the job or not. The question is: “How do you handle failure?” It’s an important question because we all have experienced failure in our lives; it is universal. And how we handle it says a… Read more »

How to be More Productive and Avoid Burnout

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We all want to get more done, and we are constantly striving to work harder and longer to get ahead. But at the same time, we need to be careful we don’t work ourselves to the point of exhaustion and burnout. Here are a few tips for improving performance without overdoing it. 1. Define your… Read more »

How to Begin Your LinkedIn Profile

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When you put together a LinkedIn profile, you obviously want people to read it. But if you want to attract eyeballs, you need to write something that will spark some interest, something that people – especially recruiters – will find compelling. You need to basically think like a newspaper copy editor. These are the people… Read more »

How to Handle Frustration

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Frustration is something we have to deal with on a daily basis, especially at work. We all realize that it is part of life. But, even so, we are not very good at handling it. Sometimes we fly off the handle, do or say something that often makes matters worse. The problem is that frustration… Read more »

Interviewing 101

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There is a great deal of information out there on how to interview for a job. Some of it is very specific, such as how to employ insights from psychology to make a good impression. But no matter how arcane the advice may be, it all rests on a foundation of some basic things every… Read more »