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How to Quickly Find a New Job

How to Quickly Find a New Job

We get it, finding a new job can sound daunting. Searching through online job boards, editing your resume, and preparing for interviews, isn’t something people generally look forward to; sometimes it’s the hassle of finding a new job that keeps people in their current, and less than ideal, work role. Finding a new job though doesn’t need to be a huge ordeal. There are some easy hacks to make job hunting a bit less painful and speed…

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The Benefits of Nature for Your Mental Health

The Benefits of Nature for Your Mental Health

We all have moments at work where we feel like we aren’t being as productive as we could be. Whether it’s being overwhelmed by a long to-do list or procrastinating and pushing off a project, instead of spinning your wheels at your desk, it’s better to step away for a few minutes to go for a walk outside. While it may be tempting in those moments to grab your phone and zone out looking at posts and stories on Instagram or Facebook,…

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Creating an Effective and Professional Workspace at Home

Creating an Effective and Professional Workspace at Home

For employees that work from home either full-time or part-time, creating an organized and professional workspace is important for setting yourself up for a successful work environment. It’s also important, if you’re on a lot of video work calls, to present a professional space as your background. Here are some tips on creating an ideal workspace at home and some things to consider if you’re on a lot of video calls. Having a designated…

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The Future of Work

The Future of Work

It’s been two years since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, changing the way many professionals work. Technology played a huge role in helping companies shift their workforce from in-person to remote, practically overnight, and many employers today have continued to keep their workforce remote or offer a hybrid model. Since the pandemic, another trend was the Great Talent Migration of 2021, where many employees started jobs with new employers…

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Who To Choose as a Job Reference

Who To Choose as a Job Reference

When applying for a new job, in addition to a polished resume, you’ll also need to have a list of references who can speak to your potential new employer. The people you list as your references should be those you have a good relationship with and who will speak positively on your behalf. Here are some great people to choose from when putting together your reference list... Recent Boss or SupervisorDepending on whether or not your current…

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What to Include in Your Cover Letter

What to Include in Your Cover Letter

While a cover letter isn’t always a requirement when applying for a job, it’s often an optional addition to a job application. Cover letters help hiring managers better understand applicants’ skill sets and experience and how that fits in with the requirements of the job description. Even if a cover letter isn’t required, if you have the option to submit one, you should. While it’s an additional time commitment, including a cover…

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Answers to “Tell Us a Fun/Interesting Fact About Yourself”

Answers to “Tell Us a Fun/Interesting Fact About Yourself”

A common request you’ll likely encounter in both your personal and professional life is to tell a fun fact/something interesting about yourself. You may encounter this question during an interview, as an icebreaker question during a team meeting, at a networking event, or when introducing yourself. If you’re stuck on ideas for what to share here are some great places to start. We’ve broken it up into two categories: personal fun facts…

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Should You Schedule in Focus Time at Work

Should You Schedule in Focus Time at Work

Distractions can be the enemy of productivity and can come in many forms, like a text message alert on your phone, scrolling through social media mindlessly, or having someone talk to you while you’re in the middle of working on something. When you’re constantly distracted, spending your time multitasking, and pulled in multiple directions, you may feel busy, but can get to the end of the day realizing you didn’t accomplish very much.…

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Preparing For a Performance Review

Preparing For a Performance Review

Performance reviews are a great way for you to learn more about yourself and a chance for you to prove your worth and further your career. However, before a review, it’s best to do some homework since they are meant to be a two-sided conversation. While your manager will likely provide feedback and suggestions for your work, it’s also an opportunity for you to highlight your accomplishments and communicate what you’d like to achieve…

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Tips for Hybrid Work

Tips for Hybrid Work

While working in a hybrid environment is a big plus for many employees (the 2021 Work Trend Index said over 70 percent of workers want flexible remote work options to continue) it does come with its own unique set of challenges. Some of the main drawbacks are not having clear boundaries around working hours which can result in work burnout, being disconnected from your team, and feeling disjointed when continuously transitioning from…

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