Adversity and Career Success

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Many of us are not well equipped to deal with failure in our jobs. And a lot of that has to do with our mindset, how we look at ourselves and our place in the world. Minor setbacks we have no problem with because they cannot harm what truly matters. And what matters is our… Read more »

How to Plan for the Week

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It’s Sunday night and the work week is looming over you. You may be feeling a bit of unease or overwhelmed at all of the work you see that is ahead of you. To get a jump on things and improve your productivity and your outlook and bring a more positive attitude, planning your week… Read more »

How to Stay Motivated at Work

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Sometimes it can be hard to get moving at work. You’re just not feeling it. You feel like Sisyphus, a figure in Greek mythology, who was condemned to push a boulder up a hill, only to have it roll back down again. In other words, you’ve lost your motivation, your zeal and energy to get… Read more »

Developing Leadership Skills

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One of the most important capabilities that companies are looking for in job candidates is leadership skills. And businesses are looking to develop these skills in their management ranks as well. Another organization that is very interested in developing leadership skills is the U.S. Army. And it has developed an effective framework for nurturing these… Read more »

Looking at Salary and Benefits of a New Job

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You’ve just received a job offer. The next step is discussing the salary and benefits. Look at Everything The pay should be competitive, that is, it should be similar to what other companies are paying their employees to do the same type of job. It’s fairly easy to get an idea of salary for the… Read more »

How to Prepare for a Job Interview

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You naturally want to perform your best at a job interview, appearing poised and confident. In order to do this, you need to be prepared. Preparation is key for any job interview. Here are some tips to help you get ready. 1.Research One of the most important ways to prepare is to thoroughly research the… Read more »

Giving Two Weeks’ Notice

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People move from job to job much more often these days. In this type of environment, you may be wondering if the traditional two weeks’ notice is still as common a practice as in the past. Contrary to what some may believe, giving two weeks’ notice is not a legal requirement. If you are an… Read more »

Getting a Good Start to Your Day

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How do you start your day? Do you roll out of bed with barely enough time to wash up, dress, and scurry out the door? Do you stop on the way to work to grab a donut and coffee? If this is your morning routine, a few changes are definitely in order if you want… Read more »

How to Handle the First Day on a New Job

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You’ve recently been hired at a new job, and today is your first day at work. You’re feeling excited and a little anxious at the same time. Naturally, you want to make a good impression and make a good start. Here are a few tips to make the first day on the job a good… Read more »

Evaluating A Company as a Place to Work

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During job interviews, companies are evaluating candidates to see if they would be able to perform well in a job. But the interview is essentially a two-way street. Job candidates, in addition to trying to sell themselves to the hiring manager, need to be evaluating the company as well. You need to be sure that… Read more »