How to Build Resilience

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Resilience is a trait we would all like to have. It has been identified as one of the key characteristics of all successful and productive people. It is the ability to bounce back after suffering a defeat or setback, and continuing to work just as hard. The good news is that we can acquire it… Read more »

How to Improve Decision Making

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Most of us consider ourselves to be reasonable people, with plenty of common sense. We like to think that when we make decisions, at work or personal life, we do so based on a rational, logical process. But research is showing that this is not really the case. Our minds tend to take shortcuts when… Read more »

Coping with Stress During the Pandemic

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As the pandemic continues to surge unabated, people are under a great deal of stress. What we think of as normal has changed. Lives have been turned upside down. We are told to stay home as much as possible to avoid contact with people. All of this upheaval has put a great mental strain on… Read more »

Best Books of 2020 to Help Your Career

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A number of business leaders were polled this year asking them to name the best book on business, leadership or technology that they read in 2020. Here are a few of the answers they gave. 1. Capital and Ideology by Thomas Piketty This is a sequel to his bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century, which… Read more »

Planning for the Second Job Interview

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As part of the hiring process, many companies require job candidates to interview more than once. If you are fortunate enough to make it past the first round, you now face the challenge of preparing for the second. During the second interview, the company representatives will be probing your qualifications in more detail, so you… Read more »

How to Improve Performance by Improving Sleep Habits

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When looking at ways to improve our performance at work, one contributing factor that is often overlooked is sleep. Many people treat sleep as almost superfluous. It is not something that they give a high priority to. It is one of the first things to go when they need more time for work projects or… Read more »

How to Handle Prodigious Challenges

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We all face obstacles in and outside of work, often minor ones that occur on a daily basis. But occasionally we are confronted by something of a completely different magnitude, whether at work or not, something so big that we quail in the face of it. Often, we can enlist the help of others to… Read more »

Arranging an Informational Interview

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At least three-fourths of all jobs are not advertised, according to career advisors. So, what do you do if you are interested in working at a particular company but don’t see any job openings in your field? One way to network and make connections, to get your foot in the door, is to set up… Read more »

How Not to Burn Out When Searching for a Job

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When the pandemic struck, many people lost their jobs. Unemployment skyrocketed. As a result, many are now looking for work under particularly difficult circumstances. The economy is sputtering, and the pandemic is still going strong. As a result, job searches are likely to take a good deal longer than during more stable times. That is… Read more »

Pandemic Related Questions at a Job Interview

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When interviewing for a job, you naturally have questions about the position, the company and its operation. Now, in the middle of a pandemic, you need to ask a few additional questions that are Covid-19 related. You need to find out how the pandemic is affecting the business and how it will affect you if… Read more »