Common Traits of Successful People

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What leads to success? Most people would probably come up with similar qualities that are necessary for success – determination, fortitude, courage, a willingness to keep learning. These are but a few of the more common ones. But research has also revealed that there are other traits that many successful people have in common, ones… Read more »

How Travel Can Help Your Career

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Many people have traveled to foreign countries during their careers, either for business, education, or just pleasure. But either way, if you have traveled to foreign countries, it is an experience that you can put to good use on your resume. The skills and knowledge you pick up during your travels would be valuable to… Read more »

What to do After the Job Interview

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Your job interview has come to an end. What should your next step be? The first thing to do, immediately after the end of the interview, is to again express your interest in the job. Let the hiring manager know directly that you want the position. Make sure there is no room for doubt. Also… Read more »

Ginning Up Your Willpower

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Willpower. It is a quality that we are all striving to get more of. Our busy lives demand a healthy amount of it. The good news is that, like our muscles, we can develop our willpower through exercising it. However, just like our muscles, we can over exert it as well. Research indicates that when… Read more »

Stay-at-Home Mom — How to get Back to Work

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Many women drop out of the workforce to become mothers and raise a family. And when the children have grown, these mothers begin looking again to return to the workforce. But the evidence shows that for these women, it isn’t all that easy. Studies have shown that there is a built-in bias against hiring women… Read more »

Questions You Need to Ask at a Job Interview

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When you go for a job interview, you need to be prepared to answer many different sorts of questions. You are there to sell yourself, to tell the interviewer why you are the best person for the job. But an interview is more than that. While the interviewer is trying to figure out if you… Read more »

Getting the Day Off to a Good Start

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Everybody is familiar with the saying, “Got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.” It generally means that you didn’t have a very good start to the day, and it is the reason you are having trouble later in the day as well. So, getting your day off to a good start… Read more »

Some Simple Ways to Help Your Memory

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We’re all looking for ways to work better and work smarter. A better memory is something everyone would be happy to have. For some lucky people, a good memory just comes naturally. For many of us, however, we have to work at it. Here are a few ways you can improve your memory: 1. Focus… Read more »

How to Get Ahead — Performance, Image, Exposure

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Business is supposed to be a meritocracy. The better you perform, the more rewards you receive, whether in the form of promotions or pay. And many businesses are like that because their leaders know that basing reward on performance is good for morale, productivity and the bottom line. But, as we all know, that is… Read more »

Making the Most of a Video Interview

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Video interviews are becoming more common all the time. In the past, they might have been considered a bit exotic, but now they are definitely part of the mainstream. So, if you are looking for work, you might find yourself in a position where you have to do a video interview. If so, how can… Read more »