How to Avoid Distractions

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We all fall victim to it at some time or another. We get distracted from our work, either by something in our environment, or because we lose our focus and concentration for one reason or another. Staying on Schedule The best way to stay on schedule is to block out periods of time on a… Read more »

Building Resilience

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Psychologists and business experts generally agree that resilience is a key trait that people need to have if they are to be successful in their careers. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from a failure, to continue moving forward even after experiencing setbacks. To have resilience is to have the ability to persevere. Having… Read more »

How to Prevent Inflation from Chipping Away at Your Paycheck

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Since 2020, companies have raised wages 4.5 percent. But workers may not feel any better off because that increase is being eaten up by inflation. The annual inflation rate was more than 8 percent for the month of April alone. So, what can you do to get ahead of the inflation monster? Here are a… Read more »

How To Stay Motivated While Working Remotely

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If you’re like many people, you’ve been working at home for quite some time. You may be enjoying the time away from the office or looking forward to returning to the workplace. Whatever the case, you may find that you’re getting into a well-worn routine. It may be getting a little tiresome, and you’re ready… Read more »

How Not to Network

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Networking is a great way to find a job. In fact, according to some research, most job candidates find new jobs through networking. But in order to get the most out of it, you have to avoid certain pitfalls. There is a right way and a wrong way to network. Here are a few of… Read more »

How to Deal with Distractions

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Interruptions and distractions are troubles that all workers face at one time or another. They may seem like minor annoyances, but they can have a serious impact on the work we do. For example, one of the biggest distractions for people today is various forms of social media. According to research, the time people spend… Read more »

Relaxation Exercises for Work Stress

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Stress is a constant companion for many people at work. It can have a significant effect on our health and productivity, so it is important to learn how to control it. The symptoms of stress can vary a great deal, but some of the more common ones include things lik indecisiveness, headaches, fatigue, irritability, problem… Read more »

Job Interviews and the Subject of Salary

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When interviewing, bringing up the issue of salary is always tricky. You don’t want to bring it up too early because it may lead the interviewer to believe that your overriding concern in applying for the job is simply how much money you can make. By the same token, you do want to get some… Read more »

Going Back to the Office

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Some companies are now asking employees to return to the office full- or part-time. For many, this can create a great deal of stress and anxiety. Employees have to again make some big adjustments to adapt to a completely new work environment, along with ongoing concerns about health and safety. If you are making a… Read more »

What’s Going On With the Job Market?

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The year 2021 ended with a slower rate of job creation than anticipated. But it turned out to be a banner year overall for job growth. The number of jobs increased by almost 6.6 million last year, the largest total on record. That is a 4.6 percent increase from the end of 2020. Industries that… Read more »