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As you prepare to look for your next job, you may want to consider updating your résumé to make sure you have added your most recent accomplishments, streamline formatting and added any keywords … and always, always proofread once more! Weed out what’s not needed. This covers a few aspects of the résumé. For example,… Read more »

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You stand on them all day, sometimes for hours on end during a busy shift. And when you finally get to sit or lie down, your feet often remind you just how long they’ve supported you. Yet too often we ignore our feet even though they literally keep us up and moving. Read on for… Read more »

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In this ever-competitive world, it helps if you know how to compete…and how to win. This doesn’t mean you have to ace every test or go out and win a marathon, but it helps to know how to push past your personal limits to reach a goal you might not have otherwise. So, if you… Read more »

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When hiring, you naturally want to focus on who will make the best employee, and that often comes from looking at the person’s background and experience. But do you also look at enthusiasm? There’s something rewards when hiring a candidate whose attitude leads to a more positive experience for all involved. Think about building a… Read more »

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We all feel stress from time to time, and some of us deal with it as a chronic condition. We may feel tightness in our muscles (shoulders and neck, anyone?) and get less sleep. This affects our health, but how does stress affect our immune systems overall? Before you stress more about feeling stressed and… Read more »

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When we feel stressed, we’re often told to think of a place in nature to calm ourselves down; picturing yourself on a tropical beach, in a field full of wildflowers or sitting on a rock in a cool green forest can often calm your breathing and slow your heart rate. Indeed, research has shown that… Read more »

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For those of us who play video games, we know that “leveling up” means earning more prizes, getting better weapons, improved abilities to fight against the enemy and complete whatever quest the game lays out. How can we do that in real life and what benefits will it have? Consider your definition of personal success…. Read more »

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While you’re not responsible for your employees’ wellness, helping them stay healthy not only benefits them, it benefits you — and your bottom line. Plus, the best workforce is a healthy one, and helping them create and stick to good habits shows you care about them not only as employees but as people as well…. Read more »

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One of the biggest desires for employees, that tops even salary or medical benefits, is finding that work-life balance. Today, that often includes telecommuting or some other version of working from home. It seems almost ideal: You don’t have to deal with finding your wrinkle-free work clothes, early morning traffic or that one challenging co-worker…. Read more »

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Ted and Nate were long-time friends and roommates since college. Ted worked at a job he didn’t really like, and one day Nate finally said to him, “You know, Ted, I’m going to stop asking how your day was because you give me a negative answer every single time. Isn’t there anything good about that… Read more »