How to Handle Tough Problems at Work

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Some problems at work really seem to be tough nuts to crack. You cannot find a solution to them; they are intractable. If you cannot find a solution, is there any other way of handling the problem? Here are a few ideas. 1. Try to find a way to dispose of it. Problems exist within… Read more »

How to Improve Focus

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To be productive, we have to maintain focus. But that is easier said than done. Our powers of concentration are limited – after a certain period of time we need to take a break because we begin to lose our focus. The key is in learning how to regulate our focus so that we can… Read more »

How to Enhance Your Interview Skills

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During an interview, you have twin goals – one, you need to convince the hiring manager you are the best person for the job, and two, you need to outperform all of the other job candidates. What can you do to improve your interview skills to accomplish these two objectives? Here are some tips. 1…. Read more »

How Not to Quit a Job

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There is a right way and definitely a wrong way to quit a job. When you leave, you don’t want to do it in a way that burns any bridges or does damage to your career. Here are some things to avoid when leaving. 1. Using the possibility of leaving as a bargaining chip This… Read more »

Following-Up After Sending the Resume

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You have submitted a job application. Now the wait begins. Time passes, and you hear nothing. You wonder, should you contact the hiring manager for information? The short answer is yes. In fact, following up can work to your advantage by showing your interest and enthusiasm in the position. In a recent survey of human… Read more »

What to Avoid on the Resume

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Your resume is your calling card. It’s how you sell yourself, how you capture the attention of the hiring manager. So, it’s important to make every word count. To make sure of this, there are certain things you need to avoid on your resume. They either aren’t needed, or may actually work to your disadvantage…. Read more »

Regaining Your Motivation After the Pandemic

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The past year has been a difficult one for many people. Jobs and lives have been disrupted. The stress and anxiety have taken a toll, and many are battling feelings of frustration and even a sense of despair. But as more people get the vaccine, a sense of normalcy is beginning to take hold. Now… Read more »

Making the Most of Your Time During the Job Search

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For many, searching for a job is a stressful process. It can time consuming and more than a little tedious. There is a lot to do – researching companies, putting together resumes and cover letters, networking, maintaining a social media presence, and keeping track of everything. Here are a few tips to help make the… Read more »

How to Write an Effective Cover Letter

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If you are planning a job search, you know one of the most important tasks is writing a resume and cover letter. Although some human resource people have questioned the need for cover letters, most career advisors agree it is still important and can help you sell yourself and land a job. When writing a… Read more »

Professional Social Media Sites

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When the subject of professional social media sites comes up, most everyone naturally thinks of LinkedIn. And there’s good reason for that. With almost 550 million users, it is far and away the most popular work-related social media site. But it isn’t the only one. There are many more out there that are geared toward… Read more »