How to Develop a Well Ordered Job Search

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Job searches are a lot of work. There is a lot to keep track of and to prepare for. That is why, if you are to be successful, it is absolutely necessary to be well organized. You will have enough on your plate without having to worry about where things are at or remembering a… Read more »

Improving Thinking and Focus at Work

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Organizational experts tell us that taking breaks during the workday is a good idea. They help us to recharge our batteries, giving us more energy and making us more productive. But beyond that, some psychologists also contend that we can make use of this so-called free time to free our thinking as well, giving our… Read more »

Don’t Take Stress Home with You

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Stress at work is bad enough, so you don’t want to take it home with you. Unfortunately, too many people do, toting it along with their laptop. One way to handle stress is to leave work at work. That is, don’t take it home with you – on your laptop or in your head. Try… Read more »

Brainstorming and Creativity – Not Always a Good Match

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When many companies want to plot a strategy or tackle a problem, their first impulse is to begin brainstorming solutions to the issue. They believe that when everyone throws out random ideas, they will eventually end up with something that works. But research is showing that brainstorming may not be as effective as companies seem… Read more »

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 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 »

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 »