How to Write an Effective Cover Letter

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If you are planning a job search, you know one of the most important tasks is writing a resume and cover letter. Although some human resource people have questioned the need for cover letters, most career advisors agree it is still important and can help you sell yourself and land a job. When writing a… Read more »

Professional Social Media Sites

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When the subject of professional social media sites comes up, most everyone naturally thinks of LinkedIn. And there’s good reason for that. With almost 550 million users, it is far and away the most popular work-related social media site. But it isn’t the only one. There are many more out there that are geared toward… Read more »

Developing Mental Toughness for Career Success

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Mental toughness. It’s a phrase often bandied about these days when people discuss how to get ahead and be successful. You need to have mental toughness, they say. What exactly is it? Most people would probably say that it includes some measure of perseverance and resilience, a willingness to face adversity. Here are some tips… Read more »

How to Highlight the Most Valued Job Skills on a Resume

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Recent university research has found that there are four skills employers appear to value the most – communication, teamwork, leadership, and problem solving. Workers who have developed these skills can increase their pay by as much as 20 percent, according to research. If you are looking for work, highlighting these skills on a resume is… Read more »

How to Cultivate Creativity

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Creativity. At one time, the people who cared about it the most were writers and artists. But no more. Now it’s a skill that is in demand at many different companies. As technology has advanced and the world has become more complex, people with analytical skills and creativity are needed to solve the complex problems… Read more »

How Best to Manage Time When Working at Home

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Working at home presents a unique set of challenges. One of them is managing your time effectively. The pandemic has changed how everyone handles their personal and professional lives. Managing time can be difficult when dealing with all of the distractions that pop up with remote work. Here are some tips for good time management… Read more »

Job Performance and Exercise

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When looking at ways to improve productivity and performance, we focus on things like time management skills, organizational skills, and more training. But there are other lifestyle factors that are just as important. Everything is connected, and what we do outside of work also has an impact on what we do at work. Everybody knows… Read more »

How to Cope with a Persistent Pandemic

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As the pandemic drags on, it has impacted people’s lives in many different ways. People are suffering from heightened anxiety and stress. Some have lost jobs, while many more are dealing with financial difficulties. Still others are grieving over lost loves ones. And everyone is trying to cope with social isolation. Here are some ways… Read more »

How to Build Resilience

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Resilience is a trait we would all like to have. It has been identified as one of the key characteristics of all successful and productive people. It is the ability to bounce back after suffering a defeat or setback, and continuing to work just as hard. The good news is that we can acquire it… Read more »

How to Improve Decision Making

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Most of us consider ourselves to be reasonable people, with plenty of common sense. We like to think that when we make decisions, at work or personal life, we do so based on a rational, logical process. But research is showing that this is not really the case. Our minds tend to take shortcuts when… Read more »