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 »

How to Improve Your Decision Making

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We all have to make decisions at work. People do this in different ways – some do a comparison of pros and cons, others are more apt to go with their gut, while still others like to solicit opinions from various colleagues. We all want to make the best decision possible. And we all like… Read more »

How to Talk about Work History Gaps at a Job Interview

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Gaps in work history are more common these days. People move around more. Companies are quicker to lay people off. The days when a person spent his or her entire career at one company are pretty much gone. And yet, the attitudes of that time are more difficult to eradicate. Gaps in work history still… Read more »

How to Use Social Media in the Job Search

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Social media can be a very effective tool to aid in a job search. Recruiters scour sites like LinkedIn looking for job candidates. Social media is also a good place to find out about job opportunities as well. Here are a few tips on optimizing your job search on social media. 1. A professional looking… Read more »

How to Make More of Your Time

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We all want more time. We all want to get more done. There are 24 hours in a day, and that is not going to change. What you can change is how you use those hours. Here are a few tips on getting more done. 1. Rising earlier For many, the day begins when the… Read more »

How to Handle Rejection in the Job Search

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Rejection is always hard to take, especially when it involves a job offer from a place where you really want to work. You labor as hard as you can, preparing a great resume, cover letter and LinkedIn site. You practice for the interview. Your hopes are high. And then you find out someone else got… Read more »

How to Fix a Mistake at Work

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Mistakes. We all make them, and we make them at work. Screwing up on the job happens to everybody, so, just as it is important to avoid making mistakes, it is equally important to learn how to recover after messing up. The key here, as with many other things, is being proactive. If you make… Read more »