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Answering Interview Questions about Your Remote Working Skills

Answering Interview Questions about Your Remote Working Skills

As more companies look to hire remote employees, common interview questions have expanded to also include questions about how employees work remotely. Certain characteristics and habits make some people more qualified than others to work remotely, and employers want to feel confident that they are hiring those capable, disciplined, and organized enough to handle the unique challenges that remote work presents. When interviewing for a remote…

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Why We Procrastinate and What to Do About It

Why We Procrastinate and What to Do About It

Procrastination is intentionally delaying a task that needs to be done, even if you know it will come at a cost. The truth is a lot of us procrastinate. Even if we manage to get our projects/assignments in on time, we may have waited until the 11th hour to begin and feel frantic and rushed to get it completed. So, why do we continually do this to ourselves and what can we do about it? Let’s take a look… The Why According to an article on…

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Networking (for when you hate to network)

Networking (for when you hate to network)

For a lot of people, the idea of networking causes instant anxiety and dread because if not done properly, it can feel forced and uncomfortable. However, making professional connections is key to furthering your career and expanding your network. The cliché, “it’s not what you know, but who you know” does in fact ring partially true. Networking is important because it opens doors for you, so in today’s blog, we will look at some ways…

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Know your Limit and Avoid Work Burnout

Know your Limit and Avoid Work Burnout

Since the start of the pandemic, many people have experienced higher levels of stress and exhaustion. When these periods of fatigue last longer than normal, and even short breaks don’t provide relief, this can be a sign of burnout. In today’s blog, we’ll dive deeper into work burnout and provide some solutions and ways to turn your stress into an opportunity for personal growth. What is Burnout? Prolonged exposure to increased stress…

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Common Email Phrases to Replace

Common Email Phrases to Replace

We recently wrote a post on ways to sound more confident at work. We thought we’d expand more upon that and focus specifically on emailing and simple phrases you can replace to sound more confident, to the point, and allow less room for misinterpretation (which is a common complaint about some email messages). Here are our suggestions for ways to reframe common email phrases. Instead of saying this Try this I’m sorry…

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Appropriate Instances to Say No at Work

Appropriate Instances to Say No at Work

Speaking up and saying “no” at work can feel uncomfortable. However, there are some times when that is absolutely the appropriate response. Here are several instances when it’s a good idea to say “no”. An unreasonable deadline If you’ve been tasked with a project, and the deadline to complete it would be an impossible feat, let your manager know. You don’t want to be working on the project at the 11th hour only then to realize…

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How to Be a Better Communicator

How to Be a Better Communicator

Some people are born great communicators. They can walk into a room (or a board meeting) and instantly command the room with their words. They are engaging, present, and purposeful when communicating with others. For some of us though, this doesn’t come easily. The good news is it just takes some preparation and practice to develop those skills. Here are some tips, for those of us for whom it doesn’t come naturally, on how to be a…

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Working Remotely Post Covid

Working Remotely Post Covid

The pandemic forced many employees, who previously had no experience working remotely, to say goodbye to their cubicles and hello to their home office. Now, with many employees returning back to the office, some may find themselves in the position of wanting to continue working remotely even after the pandemic is over (at least part-time). If you are someone who enjoys working from home and wants to continue, here are several things you’ll…

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Returning to Work After a Long Weekend or Vacation

Returning to Work After a Long Weekend or Vacation

Returning to work after a long weekend or vacation always feels like a bit of a chore. You’re still in vacation mode and it can feel like a harsh reality to try and get back into the swing of things right away. If you’re struggling with the shock of returning to work, here are a few things to help you adjust back to work life. Focus on your objectives for the day It can be helpful to create a to-do list with 3 non-negotiables items listed…

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Landing Your First Professional Job after College

Landing Your First Professional Job after College

Graduating from college is a huge milestone and an accomplishment to be celebrated. However, after graduation, you have the next step of landing a new job. If you didn’t work throughout college, this can be a challenge and can feel like endless job hunting. If you find yourself in this situation, keep reading below where we share our tips on quickly and successfully landing your first professional job. Network If you haven’t already, one…

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