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Job searches are a lot of work. There is a lot to keep track of and to prepare for. That is why, if you are to be successful, it is absolutely necessary to be well organized. You will have enough on your plate without having to worry about where things are at or remembering a… Read more »

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Organizational experts tell us that taking breaks during the workday is a good idea. They help us to recharge our batteries, giving us more energy and making us more productive. But beyond that, some psychologists also contend that we can make use of this so-called free time to free our thinking as well, giving our… Read more »

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Stress at work is bad enough, so you don’t want to take it home with you. Unfortunately, too many people do, toting it along with their laptop. One way to handle stress is to leave work at work. That is, don’t take it home with you – on your laptop or in your head. Try… Read more »

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Are you having problems with your hiring process? Taking too long? Candidates dropping out? Trouble choosing the right person? If this sounds like your company, here are a few tips to improve things. 1. Make a timely response to candidates who submit applications. You may have recruiters combing through online sources and elsewhere to find… Read more »

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When many companies want to plot a strategy or tackle a problem, their first impulse is to begin brainstorming solutions to the issue. They believe that when everyone throws out random ideas, they will eventually end up with something that works. But research is showing that brainstorming may not be as effective as companies seem… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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Giving a presentation at work can produce a lot of anxiety, especially for someone not comfortable with public speaking. And many are not. But, with the proper planning and practice, it doesn’t have to be that stressful. Here are a few tips for making a good presentation. 1. Know your audience You should know something… Read more »

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If you are a manager, you may be fortunate enough to have a team that works well together. Your people are cooperative, empathetic, look out for each other. But that is not always the case. There may be times when you have a difficult employee on your hands, a person who, for one reason or… Read more »

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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 »