Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence

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We all have our moments or days, or weeks of self-doubt, where we feel as though we can’t do anything right, that we’ll never get ahead. However, before you decide your own fate and sell yourself short, look at a few ways to boost your own self-confidence. Realize you have a lot to offer and… Read more »

Simple Ways to Relax When Work Gets Stressful

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Let’s face it: work gets stressful. We all know this. And while many of us would like to take the time to get a massage or take a day off, we can’t always do that. Sometimes we need something in the moment as well. So, give yourself five minutes a few times during the day… Read more »

The Little Things in Life Matter – Find Your Purpose

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What are your core values? In other words, what do you stand for and why? Any company worth working for has a clear answer to this question — and you should as well. Do it both for your personal and professional self. Who are you and what do you stand for? What words or phrases… Read more »

Hiring on Positivity and Potential

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When considering your next hire, think not only about wanting someone with experience, but also someone who can grow within the position and take it head-on. For this, you need to hire for both potential and positive attitude. Avoid the “experience trap.” Too often companies automatically assume that past performance indicates future success. But more importantly,… Read more »

How Can You Recruit High-Potential Candidates?

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As the job market has gotten better, the pool of candidates has shrunk. It has become more difficult to find great candidates. In fact, a 2015 Talent Shortage Survey showed in that year, nearly 40 percent of the 41,700 hiring managers surveyed said they were having trouble filling jobs. Fortunately, with a few tips, you… Read more »

Making Friends as an Adult

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When you were a kid or even in college, it may have seemed you had a friend network at your fingertips. But once you moved into the “real world,” that sort of network may have dried up. As an adult, many of us find it difficult to make friends because of time or opportunity. Yet… Read more »

Will Choosing Happiness Change Your Perspective?

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Did Pollyanna have it right? Can playing the Glad Game really help us become happier? Apparently, yes. Perspective really does factor in to whether we feel happy or not, and sometimes choosing happiness really does give us a more positive outlook on life, especially during the tougher times. Make your own weather. As one educator… Read more »

Is It Time to Spring Clean Your Résumé?

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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 »

Nature, the Most Powerful Remedy

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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 »

What Is Your Next Level Up?

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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 »