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More companies are now offering flexible working conditions and schedules for their employees in an effort to attract and retain top talent. Surveys have shown that such flexibility is especially important to younger workers. Giving employees control over their own work conditions does a lot to enhance employee engagement. It has many other benefits as… Read more »

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Good time management is crucial for productivity. It involves planning, organizing, and working efficiently. It begins with goal setting and prioritizing your tasks. Here are a few more tips on how to make the most of your time. 1. Scheduling If some task or activity is important, it should be on your schedule, with a… Read more »

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As everyone knows, a resume is a place to showcase your knowledge and skills. But simply listing or describing your skills is not very persuasive. That is why career counselors recommend using examples of times you used your skills, or using facts and figures to support your claims. For the so-called technical or hard skills,… Read more »

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Giving presentations is an important part of any job. You want your presentations to be effective, to capture the interest of your audience and give them information they can use or make arguments that will persuade. Here are a few ways to do just that. 1. Think about your audience Every good presentation begins with… Read more »

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To progress in your career, you need to excel at your job, to do more than expected, to look beyond just your responsibilities, and to increase your exposure. These are all important, long-term efforts that are essential for career growth. But there are other things you can do as well to help move ahead in… Read more »

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With the economy humming along and unemployment very low, the job market has never been better. As a result, many people are looking around to see what other opportunities are out there. If you are one of those people, and have accepted a job offer, the next step is to quit the job you have… Read more »

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Starting a new job is exciting but also stressful. You want to get off to a good start, to hit the ground running, and make a good impression, while also laying the foundation for a productive career. The first 90 days are especially important for getting yourself established in a new job. Here are a… Read more »

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In today’s tight labor market, job candidates now often have the upper hand because they have options. It is more important than ever for companies to make sure candidates have a good experience during the recruiting process. And the most important factor in giving candidates that experience is respecting their time. The thing that frustrates… Read more »

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We all want to be more productive — the workload seems to grow all the time. There has been a lot of information published about productivity and how to enhance it, covering things like time management, organizing, even lifestyle changes. In the ongoing effort to increase productivity, there is one key factor that should not… Read more »

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Everyone knows that job interviews can be stressful. Everything you do and say is being observed and judged. And sometimes the pressure can get to you. You may find yourself rambling or drawing a blank or making an awkward remark. If you leave an interview with the feeling that things didn’t go that well, what… Read more »