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B2C Four strategies to boost your performance at work
The fun and relaxation of the summer vacation is well behind us. Soon, many of us will leave for work before dawn and arrive home well after sunset. When the days get darker and the weather gets colder, it’s not uncommon to feel less upbeat about work. You might even feel like you’re stuck in a rut or spinning your gears—especially if you’ve been in your position for more than a year and don’t fee ... Read More
Three Tips For Courting Your Dream Career
Regardless of how good you are at what you do, your dream career doesn’t just fall in your lap. In fact, the process is much like dating, since in both instances, you’re looking for that perfect fit that will allow you both to thrive. Keep the following three tips in mind for courting your dream career:Get to know all aspects of a career. Just like you can’t know everything about someone after hav ... Read More
From good to great
Your résumé is on point and under two pages. Your work experience is impressive and shows you’re a well-rounded candidate. And your cover letters are always impactful and customized to the position you want. However, you aren’t the only candidate who knows how to present him- or herself in a positive light. So what can you do to get from good to great—and position yourself as a first-choice candid ... Read More
How to Take a Professional Selfie
What do Madonna, President Obama, Andy Warhol and Madonna have in common?Of course, each of these people is—or was—world famous. But after fame and fortune, the similarities fade.The answer is that at some point in their lives, all these people made selfies. Whether they used oil on canvas, acrylic on silkscreen or a cell phone camera, each sidestepped the middleman by creating self-portraits. Imp ... Read More
Strategies to Stay Motivated
For the past month, you’ve left for work in the dark and arrived home after sunset. The winter weather makes for long, difficult, and sometimes dangerous commutes. Add to that grumpy colleagues and tight end-of-year deadlines, and it’s not surprising to feel your motivation for work decreasing.If this sounds familiar, then you’re not alone. Many people feel more tired and irritable than usual duri ... Read More
Collaborating with a difficult coworker
No matter how much you like your job, it doesn’t mean that all your co-workers are a pleasure to work with. In fact, it’s possible that one of your colleagues never fails to push your buttons, and you always dread having to bring up the issue.If this sounds familiar, then it might help to know you’re not alone. According to Gwen Moran in her FastCompany article titled “How to Deal with a Coworker ... Read More
Select the right opportunities
Lately, your job isn’t as much as a challenge as it used to be. That’s only natural, of course, since you become more skilled and knowledgeable over time. But it can also be a bit frustrating, especially if you want to advance your career and you don’t qualify for a promotion yet.If this situation sounds familiar, then you’ve probably also done your research and found numerous articles and blog po ... Read More
Four technology trends
When was the last time you saw a phone with a rotary dial? How about an electric typewriter? Or a PDA?Chances are, the last time you saw any of these was at least 15 years ago. If you’re a Millennial, you might never have seen them at all outside of the movies.However, in the early 1990s, all three of these device were used every day by professionals. But with the advent of the cell phone, compute ... Read More
Tips for entry-level employees
The academic year is almost over, and that means hundreds of thousands of high school and college students are saying goodbye to their school books and getting ready to enter the workforce. If you’re among this group of new professionals, you’ll want to make a good impression and an even better start. Here are our top tips for making the most of the first week in your new job.Prepare properly. Whe ... Read More
Friends with Your Boss
According to recent research, more and more professionals say they want a work environment that fosters workplace friendships. And that’s not surprising, since even though an increasing number of us enjoy flexible work arrangements and telecommuting options, the American Time Use Survey shows we still spend an average of 8.9 hours a day on work and related activities. In contrast, we only spend ar ... Read More
Five strategies for staying in demand
Before there was email, there were the letter carriers of the U.S.P.S. Now, the number of letter carrier jobs are expected to decline by 28 percent over the next eight years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Depending on when exactly delivery drones become mainstream, that number could rise even further. Similarly, a large number of manufacturing jobs are becoming obsolete due to incre ... Read More
B2C Hiring Process Report
The most optimistic jobseekers out there may think that looking the part and talking the talk will get them all the way, but there are certain things that hiring managers are looking out for which they may well have forgotten to mention. On the other hand, the most pessimistic jobseeker may think that they have nothing more to give, but their most valuable traits could sadly be going unnoticed.Why ... Read More