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Tips for Better Managing Your Work/Life Balance

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Day Planning, Featured, Time Management | Comments Off on Tips for Better Managing Your Work/Life Balance

Tips for Better Managing Your Work/Life Balance

Do you spend so much time at work that your personal life is suffering? You’re not alone. In today’s world where technology allows workers to be connected to their jobs all day, every day, it’s particularly hard to strike a balance between work and your personal life. These work/life balance tips can help. Set a time in the evening at which you unplug from technology. Make sure this is at least two or three hours before bedtime, so you have enough time to take care of yourself, your family, and your personal...

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Successfully Customize Your Resume With These 5 Tips

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Featured, Job Searching | Comments Off on Successfully Customize Your Resume With These 5 Tips

Successfully Customize Your Resume With These 5 Tips

Managers look through resumes quickly, deciding whether to push yours to the side or call you in for an interview in only a few split seconds. If you want to grab an employer’s attention, you need to have a resume that not only sums up your skills and experience, but also does so in a unique and customized way. Follow these tips to customize your resume. If you have a long and varied employment history, consider having a “specialized skills” section at the top of your resume, in which you highlight 2 or 3 skills that are...

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How Hiring Authorities Whiff on the Best Candidates for the Job

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Featured, Job Searching | Comments Off on How Hiring Authorities Whiff on the Best Candidates for the Job

How Hiring Authorities Whiff on the Best Candidates for the Job

The resume is perfect, references are stellar, and the skills match the job requirements like a tailored glove. So, why doesn’t the company offer the best candidate the job? You might be surprised, but it’s not always the best candidate for the job who gets hired, or that’s how it may seem. The truth is, people looking for new jobs are rarely, if ever, looking for a lateral movement. They are more likely to be looking for ways to advance their career and move up to the next level. Because of this, it could be a time waster...

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Mistakes to Avoid While Job Hunting

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Mistakes to Avoid While Job Hunting

Mistakes to Avoid While Job Hunting

The job hunting process can be stressful. You want to find the right position as quickly as possible, but navigating the employment process is a consuming task in and of itself. Many people sabotage their own chances of finding the right job by making these common mistakes: Searching for jobs while you’re preoccupied with other activities. Don’t read and respond to ads while you’re distracted with something else. Focus all of your attention on job postings when you’re searching, so you don’t overlook any...

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6 Habits to Make You a More Confident Person

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Featured, Job Searching | Comments Off on 6 Habits to Make You a More Confident Person

6 Habits to Make You a More Confident Person

One of the most common job hunting tips given to candidates is to “act confident.” Acting confident is a lot easier when you really, truly feel confident. Practice these 6 habits, and you’ll find your confidence levels soaring. Push yourself outside your comfort zone. When you try new things, you become more trusting of your ability to excel at unfamiliar endeavors. Minimize your negative talk, and speak positively about all situations. Looking on the bright side helps you see yourself more positively, too. Take...

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4 Traits That Predict Job Success

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Featured, Job Searching | Comments Off on 4 Traits That Predict Job Success

4 Traits That Predict Job Success

Companies try to hire candidates who know will excel on the job. To evaluate your chances of excellence, they tend to assess several key traits. If you’re on the hunt for a new job or looking to move up in your field, focusing on cultivating these four traits will help get you noticed by interviewers: Intelligence: Make sure your resume demonstrates the skills and abilities that your employer is seeking, and that you can speak at length about these skills. This shows mastery of your subject matter. Energy: Employers are looking for...

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How a Handshake Can Make or Break Your Interview

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Featured, Job Searching | Comments Off on How a Handshake Can Make or Break Your Interview

How a Handshake Can Make or Break Your Interview

Two job candidates can have similar qualifications, both give good interviews, and both make great first impressions, but if one begins and ends the interview with a better handshake, he or she may be more likely to get the job. Your handshake says a lot about you, so follow these handshake tips to ensure yours conveys a positive message. Stand up to shake hands. If you’re still sitting when the interviewer approaches you, stand up! You don’t want to appear that you need help out of a chair or have low energy. Offer a firm grip. A...

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Conquering the Art of the Phone Interview

Posted by on Mar 15, 2015 in Featured, Job Searching | Comments Off on Conquering the Art of the Phone Interview

Conquering the Art of the Phone Interview

Phone interviews are becoming more and more common, especially in the early stages of the hiring process. By learning to master the phone interview, you boost your chances of landing that dream position. Here are a few phone interview tips to ensure you come off as confident, intelligent and creative. Realize that the greeting sets the tone for the entire phone interview. Practice your opening lines over and over again until you have them down perfectly. Always identify yourself, and then thank the interviewer for taking the time to speak to...

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5 Ways to Really Improve Your Motivation at Work

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Featured, Time Management | Comments Off on 5 Ways to Really Improve Your Motivation at Work

5 Ways to Really Improve Your Motivation at Work

Motivation is the key to success. When you feel motivated, there are no limits to what you can achieve. Here are five tips for improving motivation at work, so you can become a true superstar. Every day, take a few minutes in the morning to remind yourself of your talents. This will boost your confidence, and confirm in your mind that you do have what it takes to meet your goals. Use the word “unstoppable” in your mind throughout the day. If you think of yourself as unstoppable, you’ll create a self-fulfilling prophesy. At...

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Tips for Organizing Your Cluttered Office

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Featured, Time Management | Comments Off on Tips for Organizing Your Cluttered Office

Tips for Organizing Your Cluttered Office

Clutter is insidious and it gradually creeps through your office until one day it looks like a hurricane has struck. The secret to keeping office clutter at bay is to stay on top of it by following these simple office organization tips: Get rid of extraneous equipment and papers. There’s no need to keep around old equipment and outdated literature. Toss without mercy. Organize your supplies. As they say, everything has a place, and there’s a place for everything. Make sure your “everythings” are in the right place....

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