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- Why Productive People Have Empty Schedules [Fast Company]
- 6 Ways You Should Mind Your Manners at Work [Ragan]
- How to Job Search Like an Olympian [Career Realism]
- 4 Steps to Ace a Video Interview [Glass Door]
- How to Map Your Career Path [US News]
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While February 2 is still more than a week away, many workers feel like they wake up each morning to Groundhog Day – new snow and more bitter cold. For most, the novelty of extreme weather is long-gone, and the reality is that the day-to-day problems Mother Nature is causing are bothersome. (Good luck finding ice melt on store shelves in the Chicago area anymore.)
At the start, many employers were understanding about workers being late to the office or parents needing to stay home because schools were closed. Patience, however, is growing thin in some workplaces. Employees sensing this frustration may feel conflicted about physical safety vs. job safety. While there are no clear-cut answers, here are some things to think about when trying to decide how to handle a weather event...Read More »
If you are one of the many workers thinking about changing jobs this year but haven’t actually been on the market in quite a long time, realize that a modern search may be very different from what you remember. To get up-to-speed, Accountemps (a specialized staffing service for temporary accounting, finance, and bookkeeping professionals) offers this advice on what is hot and what is not:
In: An executive summary on your résumé that emphasizes your most relevant skills.
Out: Objective statements on résumés. These self...Read More »
There are a wide range of skills that can be necessary or beneficial to professional success and advancement. One that often doesn’t get the attention it deserves—yet is very important to employers—is critical thinking.
While critical thinking can often be interpreted in different ways, the basic concept means to evaluate how things are done and think about the pros of cons of doing something various ways, so that you can find the best solution and most efficient process for doing something. In other words, it’s analyzing problems and processes to come up with a solution.
As many bosses and HR reps often complain, this skill seems to be lacking in many employees these days. Employers love workers who use critical thinking, because it shows they are taking initiative and...Read More »
- Make the Most of a Mentor Relationship [LinkedIn]
- How Should Employers Handle Snow Days? [US News]
- Five Questions That Can Help You Land the Right Job [Psychology Today]
- How to Impress Your Boss on the First Day [Glass Door]
- Make Your Resume and Cover Letter Work Together [Career Realism]
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If you missed it (and trust me, many of us did), yesterday was National Hugging Day. The celebration was established in 1986 to encourage family and friends “to hug often and freely.” Research shows that positive touch, such as hugging, can improve physical and emotional health. But while an embrace from your spouse before heading to work may start your day off right, does hugging have a place at the office?
As might be expected, opinions vary on this matter. For some individuals, hugging is a natural act of friendship and support on par with a handshake. Others find hugging among colleagues to be uncomfortable or too personal. Likewise, hugs may be commonplace in some workplaces but stand out like a sore thumb in...Read More »
Many people are looking forward to Super Bowl Sunday on February 2 as the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos. Even if you’re not a football fan, tuning in for the commercials and half-time show or to see what the temperature is at game time (the event is happening outdoors in New Jersey) can help you be part of the endless office conversations that are bound to happen the next day.
From an employer’s perspective, the Big Game can be a blessing and a curse. Super Bowl chat and pools can help add some excitement to the winter blahs that often permeate workplaces at this time of year. Too much focus, however, may be disruptive and hamper productivity.
The key for excited workers is to maintain a balance that boosts morale but doesn’t interfere with business....Read More »
One of the newest cloud collaboration programs to join the scene is Glip, and we think it’s one you might want to check out.
Glip is based on the foundation of conversation, with the belief that the back-and-forth chat and brainstorming is among the most critical parts of a project. To reinforce that priority, the discussion stream is located front and center in the Glip interface.
First, though, let’s review some of the other tools and features. There’s a calendar where you can scheduled events, meetings, deadlines and other important occasions. When you enter an event that involves other people, the item is also added to their calendars. In addition, you can list your tasks and project timelines here, too. You can also create notes and upload and share files, as well....Read More »
- 5 Ways to Research Companies You Want to Work For [Find the Right Job]
- This Job Search Plan Can Slash Your Time by 50% [Career Realism]
- Giving and Taking: How to Get Ahead at Work [Psychology Today]
- Know When a Side Gig is More Hurtful Than Helpful [Lifehacker]
- Quick Ways to Beat the Afternoon Slump at Work [Lifehack]
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Taking time midday to refresh and refuel can set the tone for a happier, more productive afternoon. According to a new survey by OfficeTeam (a staffing service specializing in the temporary placement of highly skilled office and administrative support professionals), however, workers vary on the length and use of this valuable time.
About half of the more than 400 office workers surveyed said their lunch break typically lasts 30 minutes or less, and about 10% of those do not take a break at all or spend less than 10 minutes. On the other end of the spectrum, 38 percent claim to take a full...Read More »
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