Shine as a Top Employee

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Of course, you want to make the best impression possible on your employer, and you can take several concrete steps to show yourself as a top employee. By accentuating the positive and eliminating the negative, you can make it happen, putting yourself in the best position to excel. Offer solutions instead of problems. In every… Read more »

Soft Skills to Help You Excel

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We all know employers consider your experience and skills in terms of the specific role they want you to fill. But what about the other skills that can have just as much importance, such as empathy, encouraging others and keeping calm in the face of stress? You may think these soft skills either come naturally or… Read more »

Words Matter! Take Action.

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As we know, words have a lot of power. If you want to communicate well with others, you must be able to speak and express yourself clearly. And when it comes to a resume, carefully chosen words can make the difference between getting the interview or getting passed over. Go beyond typical “action” verbs. When… Read more »

Are You Wasting Your Time?

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Have you ever stopped to take a “ten-minute break” and then realized, three hours later, you had gotten sucked into Facebook? Or chosen to clean your house instead of working on a project? Most of us have ways in which we procrastinate, putting off something we have to do by doing something we want to… Read more »

Turn Mistakes and Failure into Learning and Success

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None of us likes to fail, yet we all know in our minds and hearts that we can’t truly learn without it. J.K. Rowling was mid-divorce and, in her words, “as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain, without being homeless,” when someone finally decided to publish her book about a boy… Read more »

Be Creative and Liven Up Healthy Eating!

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If you’ve rotated the same six meals weekly for the past few months and want to find something new, consider looking on Pinterest. If you don’t have an account, it’s worth creating one just for recipes alone — the choices are literally right at your fingertips. Start broadly, then narrow your search. Let’s say you… Read more »

Treat Your Feet Right

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The average American walks anywhere from 5,000 to 7,000 steps a day, although we should strive for 10,000. Now ask yourself: How many of those steps do you take in uncomfortable or non-supportive shoes? We tend to ignore our feet unless forced to do so by pain. However, doing this has effects that resonate throughout… Read more »

Stand Up for Your Health and Get Moving

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In a highly technological world, many of our former reasons to move around have become virtually obsolete. Unfortunately for our overall health, this means we sit more. This increasingly sedentary lifestyle has a surprisingly high impact on our overall health. So before we all become like the humans in Pixar’s WALL-E, we need to get… Read more »

Embrace Your Strengths and Weaknesses

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In one of the recent 2016 Republican presidential candidate debates, the candidates were asked, “What do you consider your greatest weakness?” Late-night host Stephen Colbert quipped that it was the one question that “no one in human history” has ever answered honestly. Presidential debates aside, nearly anyone who has had a job interview has faced… Read more »

Lost in Your Inbox?

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At most corporate offices, the emails run fast and furious. Partly because they’ve replaced the phone call or the knock on the office door with them and partly because many businesses work with other companies, clients, and vendors around the country and around the globe, and it’s the most effective way to communicate with everyone…. Read more »