4 Keys to Advancing Your Career in 2018

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To get ahead, many still believe the key is to work hard. But in today’s complex business world, although hard work is still necessary, it is not what matters most for advancement. More important are the ability and desire to constantly learn new skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to adapt to change, according to… Read more »

How Emotional Intelligence Affects Your Job Performance

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If you want to earn more and jump start your career, as well as improve your life overall, you should work on your emotional intelligence. That is the finding of a number of research studies on the subject. Emotional intelligence is the ability to work well with other people, to form meaningful relationships and to… Read more »

A Quick Time Management Guide

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Are you having trouble using your time effectively to get done what you need to? If you are, here a few quick steps to help you get better control of your time and use it to your best advantage. Make a goal. When you get to work in the morning, establish an important goal that… Read more »

The Four Steps to Help You to Focus

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A constant challenge in the workplace is being able to focus on your work, to avoid distractions and interruptions. And it is difficult. Part of the problem is they way our brains have evolved over millennia. Our brains don’t want to waste energy, so they tend to simply react most of the time to all… Read more »

How Hiring Managers Want You to Follow Up On Your Job Application

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Job searches are definitely at the high end of the anxiety and stress spectrum. And one of the most anxious times during the job search is waiting to hear back from a company after you have submitted application materials. Human resource people advise checking back with the employer if you have not heard anything within… Read more »

Sleep and Work Performance

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We all want to perform at our best at work. And we are constantly looking for ways to do that – through training, getting better organized, working longer hours. But there is often one thing that is overlooked in this drive for performance enhancement, something that is just as important – if not more important… Read more »

How to Organize for Greater Productivity

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Research has shown that being more organized actually helps to increase our productivity. Having a messy work area creates unneeded stress and fatigue. So, if you want to be more productive at work, make sure to keep your work area well organized. The most productive people, however, go beyond simple rearranging. They are not content… Read more »

How to Develop Resilience

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Setbacks at work and life in general are something we all have to deal with. Some are easier to surmount than others. That is why resilience is such a valued quality – the ability to bounce back from failure. Many consider it to be the most valuable trait a person can have for a successful… Read more »

The Impact of Sleep on Your Professional Success

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Successful people. We often wonder, how do they do it? There is no magic bullet. It takes perseverance and resilience. It also takes a good night’s sleep. Sleep may not be the first thing that comes to mind when we think about the reasons for success. But odds are that if someone is successful, they… Read more »

How to Avoid Making Mistakes at Work

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We are all trying to do our best and get ahead. But even so, there are mistakes we make every day that  hinder our performance, slow our productivity and waste time. They are, however, mistakes that are easily avoidable once we become aware of them. Here are a few to watch out for. Overwork. Studies… Read more »