How to Handle Tough Problems at Work

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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 »

How to Improve Focus

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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 »

Tips for Giving a Good Presentation at Work

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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 »

How to Handle a Troublesome Employee

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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 »

How to Enhance Your Interview Skills

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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 »

How Not to Quit a Job

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There is a right way and definitely a wrong way to quit a job. When you leave, you don’t want to do it in a way that burns any bridges or does damage to your career. Here are some things to avoid when leaving. 1. Using the possibility of leaving as a bargaining chip This… Read more »

Essential Guidelines for Hiring

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Going through a hiring process to fill an open position can be as anxiety producing for the employer as for the job candidate. The employer is under time constraints, and needs to find someone who can do the job and work with other members of a team. A bad hire can cost a company a… Read more »

Following-Up After Sending the Resume

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You have submitted a job application. Now the wait begins. Time passes, and you hear nothing. You wonder, should you contact the hiring manager for information? The short answer is yes. In fact, following up can work to your advantage by showing your interest and enthusiasm in the position. In a recent survey of human… Read more »

What to Avoid on the Resume

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Your resume is your calling card. It’s how you sell yourself, how you capture the attention of the hiring manager. So, it’s important to make every word count. To make sure of this, there are certain things you need to avoid on your resume. They either aren’t needed, or may actually work to your disadvantage…. Read more »

Regaining Your Motivation After the Pandemic

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The past year has been a difficult one for many people. Jobs and lives have been disrupted. The stress and anxiety have taken a toll, and many are battling feelings of frustration and even a sense of despair. But as more people get the vaccine, a sense of normalcy is beginning to take hold. Now… Read more »