How to Stay Productive Working at Home

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There are many different ways we can hinder our productivity. Some of the more obvious ones are lack of sleep and exercise and procrastination. But there are other less obvious ways that we can sabotage our performance, ways that we are not always aware of. And now that many are working from home, these distractions… Read more »

Handling Stress at the Job During a Pandemic

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Work can be stressful enough, and when you add the heightened anxiety brought about by a viral pandemic, stress levels can really shoot up. The coronavirus has disrupted everyone’s life significantly. It has forced us to change the way we live and work. Each day brings news of more infections and more deaths. For many,… Read more »

Planning a Job Search While Waiting Out the Coronavirus

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused the loss of 26 million jobs in the United States. The economy is virtually at a standstill as people isolate themselves at home. Naturally, everyone is anxious to get through this thing and back to work. After the virus abates, many will be able to return to their former jobs,… Read more »

Looking for Work During a Pandemic

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Talking about a job search right now may seem beyond the pale. How can anyone do a job search with the economy essentially in a deep freeze and a staggering number of people out of work? It certainly is a difficult situation, and doing a job search now will be like walking into a stiff… Read more »

How to Make the Most of Working Remotely

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More people are working from home, and the coronavirus pandemic has only accelerated the trend. About 40 percent of companies now have some people who work remotely. This arrangement has its own unique challenges. Here are a few tips for maintaining your productivity while working remotely from people who have been doing it for some… Read more »

When Not to Accept a Promotion

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You’ve been offered a promotion. And that’s generally considered great news. It means you are advancing and growing in your career. And most of the time it’s not something you would even think about turning down. But there are actually times when it might be better to forego the promotion because of other factors in… Read more »

How to Enhance Your Social Skills

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When thinking about skills, those of a social nature probably aren’t the first that come to mind. Yet, these types of skills are highly valued among employers and are just as important as any technical skill to your success on the job. They are the so-called soft skills – the ability to persuade and work… Read more »

How to Handle Gaps in Employment

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It is much more common these days for people to have gaps in employment. Layoffs are more common. People are switching jobs more often, especially younger workers. In fact, the stigma attached to such gaps has been declining somewhat, although, unfortunately, it is still present. Be Honest So, if you have a gap in employment,… Read more »

How to Stay on Top of Things During a Job Search

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A job search can be a full-time job in itself. You have a lot going on, a lot of paperwork produced, appointments to keep track of. The challenge is to stay organized so that your search is conducted efficiently and effectively. Here are some suggestions from career advisors on how to do that. 1. Have… Read more »

How to Give Your Career Purpose

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Surveys have shown that, when it comes to jobs and careers, people want more than just a paycheck. This is especially true for Millennials. They want their job to matter, to be meaningful and to make a difference.They want not just pay, but purpose. But forging a career with purpose involves more than just the… Read more »