Coping with Stress During the Pandemic

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As the pandemic continues to surge unabated, people are under a great deal of stress. What we think of as normal has changed. Lives have been turned upside down. We are told to stay home as much as possible to avoid contact with people. All of this upheaval has put a great mental strain on… Read more »

Best Books of 2020 to Help Your Career

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A number of business leaders were polled this year asking them to name the best book on business, leadership or technology that they read in 2020. Here are a few of the answers they gave. 1. Capital and Ideology by Thomas Piketty This is a sequel to his bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century, which… Read more »

Planning for the Second Job Interview

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As part of the hiring process, many companies require job candidates to interview more than once. If you are fortunate enough to make it past the first round, you now face the challenge of preparing for the second. During the second interview, the company representatives will be probing your qualifications in more detail, so you… Read more »

How to Improve Performance by Improving Sleep Habits

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When looking at ways to improve our performance at work, one contributing factor that is often overlooked is sleep. Many people treat sleep as almost superfluous. It is not something that they give a high priority to. It is one of the first things to go when they need more time for work projects or… Read more »

How to Handle Prodigious Challenges

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We all face obstacles in and outside of work, often minor ones that occur on a daily basis. But occasionally we are confronted by something of a completely different magnitude, whether at work or not, something so big that we quail in the face of it. Often, we can enlist the help of others to… Read more »

Arranging an Informational Interview

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At least three-fourths of all jobs are not advertised, according to career advisors. So, what do you do if you are interested in working at a particular company but don’t see any job openings in your field? One way to network and make connections, to get your foot in the door, is to set up… Read more »

How Not to Burn Out When Searching for a Job

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When the pandemic struck, many people lost their jobs. Unemployment skyrocketed. As a result, many are now looking for work under particularly difficult circumstances. The economy is sputtering, and the pandemic is still going strong. As a result, job searches are likely to take a good deal longer than during more stable times. That is… Read more »

Tips for Long-Term Remote Work

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The transition to remote work has occurred abruptly. People are suddenly in a new environment with a new way of working. It has caused a good deal of disruption. Companies and people are learning as they go. Organizational experts have offered a number of tips to help people acclimate to the new situation, with suggestions… Read more »

The Advantages of the Virtual Meeting

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The pandemic is changing the way Americans do their jobs. Many are now working remotely. Meetings are being held online through platforms like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet. There has been a lot of disruption, and people are still adapting to the new ways of doing things. Some still are not comfortable with video… Read more »

Safeguarding Your Computer While Working Remotely

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With more people working from home because of the pandemic, cybersecurity has become an important issue. Home internet connections are not as secure as those at businesses, and hackers are going to take advantage of this. There are more than 2,400 cyberattacks every day, and almost half of them are on small businesses. Cybercriminals attack… Read more »