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Six Striking Similarities Between Finding a Job and Dating

Six Striking Similarities Between Finding a Job and Dating

While listening to a group of friends swap dating war stories and commiserate about the ups and downs of trying to find their “perfect match”, I came to an unexpected conclusion. I concluded that dating and finding a job have several striking similarities. While I was surprised by this realization, it shouldn’t come as a […]

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Replacing Complacency with Responsibility

Replacing Complacency with Responsibility

In every position that you hold, there should come a time that you feel confident in your work, are able to complete your tasks quickly and without error, and are receiving minimal feedback from your boss due to how self-sufficient you have become. Once you have reached this level of comfort in your role, your […]

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Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb

Summer is typically the time of year that many people choose to take time off and enjoy the simple things in life while working towards achieving a healthy work/life balance. Camping, boating, going on a road trip, or just enjoying time with family are all popular summer activities that give employees a chance to unplug […]

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Could You Be the Office Bully?

Could You Be the Office Bully?

Unlike the bullying that we may have witnessed throughout middle school and high school, bullying in the workplace is harder to recognize. No longer do we have to worry about our braids being pulled on the playground, or our lunch money being stolen; instead, we now have to worry about our ideas being heard, feeling […]

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The Five Stages of Unemployment Grief

The Five Stages of Unemployment Grief

Whether you lost your job due to companywide downsizing or you were fired because you weren’t a good fit for the position, chances are that you will experience unemployment grief. Much like the grief that is experienced in our personal lives, professional grief has five stages. For each stage (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance), […]

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Document, Document, Document!

Document, Document, Document!

When do you typically think about documenting employee performance? If you are like many managers, documentation isn’t a priority until an employee has done something termination worthy and risk management becomes a concern. Documentation may seem tedious and unnecessary, but the time spent documenting conversations with employees will pay off when you are able to […]

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Six Simple Smartphone Reminders to Improve Your Professional Reputation

Six Simple Smartphone Reminders to Improve Your Professional Reputation

Since its foundation in July 2002, National Cell Phone Courtesy Month has been encouraging respectful behavior surrounding the use of cellular devices. This makes July the perfect opportunity to reflect on your personal and professional cell phone habits that may impact the perception that others have of you. Not only can cell phone usage in […]

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Giving Your Employees Their Independence This July

Giving Your Employees Their Independence This July

Even though hiring managers often seek out candidates who are self-starters and can be trusted to work independently, it is not unusual for capable employees to feel stifled and micromanaged by “helicopter managers”. It is important to address concerns regarding the lack of employee autonomy as they can quickly lead to low job satisfaction, decreased […]

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Using Your Past and Present to Create a Future Career Path

Using Your Past and Present to Create a Future Career Path

Have you noticed that you lack interest in your current position, or do you feel that you have outgrown the role that you have been in for the past few years? These feelings aren’t uncommon, and usually mean that you are ready to move on to a more challenging role or attempt a career in […]

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The ABCs of a Professional Summer Wardrobe

The ABCs of a Professional Summer Wardrobe

With the first official day of summer behind us, you may have started adapting your clothing choices to reflect the warmer weather. While the sun encourages us to shed our heavy winter and spring layers, it’s important to remember that dress codes and guidelines should be taken into consideration even in the summer months when […]

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