5 Surefire Ways to Manage Stress at Work

Photo credit: Bench Accounting, Unsplash.com When you think about going to work tomorrow, do you have a feeling of anxiety? Does your heart beat a little faster? Do knots form in your stomach? If you said yes, it sounds like work is stressing you…

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Think You Have to Start from Scratch to Make that Big Change Happen? Think Again…

Photo credit: Kelvin Quarles, Unsplash.com Have you ever had that dream, you know, the one where you're a train, stuck on a track you don't enjoy with the occasional dark tunnel? The track that will bring you safely to death? Or maybe that's not a…

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How Curiosity and Connection Made Me a Believer in Networking

 Photo Credit: Priscilla Du Preez, Unsplash.com “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”   -Seneca In between my senior year of high school and freshman year of college, I joined the custodial crew at a college near my hometown.…

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Get Ready for the Future of Work – Today!

Photo Credit: Glenn Carstens-Peters, Unsplash.com What will the future of work look like? How can you ensure you're successfully positioned to evolve as work evolves? Connection with others and focus on social skills will be key to success.…

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Asking for Help Might Start a Mentorship

Photo Credit: Joshua Ness, Unsplash.com How do you feel about asking for favors? If you're like most people, you might not want to impose or assume that people don’t have time for you. Now flip the scenario. What if someone comes to you and asks…

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Coming and Going: How Do Networking and Connection Play a Role in Landing (And Leaving) Jobs?

Photo Credit: Rawpixel.com, Unsplash.com For this research-based article, I decided to debunk or support two claims I hear frequently about networking and connection. You’ll never need to apply for a job again if you're a good networker. Are the…

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Lost a Job? What to Do When One Door Unexpectedly Closes

Photo credit: Nathan Dumlao, Unsplash.com Being let go is never a pleasant experience. It feels like your employer has just slammed the door in your face. You're filled with disbelief and in denial. You want to go to bed and wake up to a different…

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The Murky Waters of “Should”

Photo Credit: Pablo Garcia Saldaña, Unsplash.com Approval Above Water Any port in a storm. Just as sailors will seek any form of shelter in a storm, people seek structure and dependability in times of uncertainty. One of the scariest things to say…

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Introverts vs. Extroverts: Who Makes a Better Leader? What No One Tells You About Being an Introvert!

A SECRET WELL HIDDEN When I get the courage to tell people that I am introverted, the comment is usually met with a hearty laugh followed by..."Common...there is nothing about you that is introverted." Little do they know that it is simply NOT true.…

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Why Should I Hire You? 3 Steps to Help You Ace The Interview

Photo credit: rawpixel.com, Unsplash.com "Why should I hire you?" It's the basic question behind every question during an interview. Your objective is to translate your skills and attrib­utes into benefits for the employer. You must be able to…

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