What to do After the Interview

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By now, it is fairly common knowledge that you need to send a thank you note to the hiring manager after an interview. The note should express your gratitude for the opportunity to interview, reiterate your interest in the job, and, if needed, expand on any answers you feel were not handled adequately during the… Read more »

Overcoming the Networking Jitters

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Networking for many people can be a stressful experience. When attending a networking event, you have to strike up a conversation with people you don’t know. You are mindful of everything you do, concerned about the impression you are making. It is even more anxiety producing if you have an introverted personality. If networking gives… Read more »

How to Improve Your Time Management

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To get the most out of your day, to work efficiently, you need to have good time management. It is essential to your ultimate success at your job. It will help you get a lot more done in less time. Here are a few good time management tips. 1. Do things in clusters or batches… Read more »

How to Answer an Interview Question About Failure

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It’s one of the most common job interview questions, and how you answer it could mean the difference between getting the job or not. The question is: “How do you handle failure?” It’s an important question because we all have experienced failure in our lives; it is universal. And how we handle it says a… Read more »

How to be More Productive and Avoid Burnout

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We all want to get more done, and we are constantly striving to work harder and longer to get ahead. But at the same time, we need to be careful we don’t work ourselves to the point of exhaustion and burnout. Here are a few tips for improving performance without overdoing it. 1. Define your… Read more »

How to Begin Your LinkedIn Profile

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When you put together a LinkedIn profile, you obviously want people to read it. But if you want to attract eyeballs, you need to write something that will spark some interest, something that people – especially recruiters – will find compelling. You need to basically think like a newspaper copy editor. These are the people… Read more »

How to Handle Frustration

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Frustration is something we have to deal with on a daily basis, especially at work. We all realize that it is part of life. But, even so, we are not very good at handling it. Sometimes we fly off the handle, do or say something that often makes matters worse. The problem is that frustration… Read more »

How to Improve Your Chances of Success

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We all want to be successful, but many are not sure how to do it. Here are a few tips that, while they may not guarantee success, will certainly go a long way toward increasing your chances of being successful. 1. Develop a daily routine This is extremely important to achieving success. A routine is… Read more »

Office Temperature and Productivity

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Office temperature. It may seem like a trivial thing, but it’s not. If an office is too hot or too cold, it can really affect your comfort, mood and productivity. In fact, in a recent survey, almost half of those responding reported that their office was too hot or too cold. Moreover, a majority of… Read more »

Interviewing 101

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There is a great deal of information out there on how to interview for a job. Some of it is very specific, such as how to employ insights from psychology to make a good impression. But no matter how arcane the advice may be, it all rests on a foundation of some basic things every… Read more »