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Moving Forward After a Demotion

Moving Forward After a Demotion

As we plan out our career paths, we expect to apply for many, many jobs, move companies, earn raises, and receive promotions—all of which reflect a career with an upward trajectory. And although we would prefer not to think about it, we can even anticipate that at some point we will encounter a detour or […]

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Combatting Seven Common Meeting Complaints

Combatting Seven Common Meeting Complaints

Standing in front of a group of employees, the last thing that you want is to see eyes rolling, hear exasperated sighs and feel overwhelming discouragement from a disgruntled audience. Unfortunately, this reception is not unusual during workplace meetings and presentations. Although there are different reasons for these reactions from your audience, there are some […]

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Banished Word List: Interview Edition

Banished Word List: Interview Edition

Lake Superior State University, located in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, recently came out with 2019’s infamous Banished Words List. Originating in 1976, this list is comprised of words that people from around the country nominate as misused, overused, or simply useless and should no longer be a part of our vernacular. Words like “foodie” and […]

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New Year, New You?

New Year, New You?

As December 31st approaches, resolutions for 2019 are being set in the hopes of better health, more wealth and time well spent. While these are all admirable goals to work towards, the unrealistic expectation of a “New Year, New You” often accompanies these resolutions. The truth is that we aren’t going to wake up on […]

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Dealing with the Office Elf

Dealing with the Office Elf

As you may know, the Elf on the Shelf is a relatively new holiday phenomenon that utilizes a small stuffed “scout elf” who reports naughty and nice behavior to Santa. The intention being that children will act like model citizens under their elf’s watchful eyes. Chances are that you have even seen some of the […]

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Wish List for Job Seekers

Wish List for Job Seekers

Scrolling through social media you have probably noticed that there is a wish list guide for everyone this holiday season. With gift guides for “her”, “him”, and even the family pet, it can be easy to forget what you are really looking for. If you are seeking employment this holiday season, don’t get caught up […]

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Bad Fire vs Good Fire

Bad Fire vs Good Fire

  While we have all heard positive phrases like “good hire”, as well as the dreaded “bad hire”, have you ever stopped to consider what constitutes a “good fire” or a “bad fire”? It is a topic that most don’t like to discuss; after all, who wants to focus their time and energy on figuring […]

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Interview Outfit Guidelines for Men

Interview Outfit Guidelines for Men

If you are a male job seeker, the thought of what you should wear to an interview has likely crossed your mind while going through your pre-interview preparations. You will also likely have an acute awareness that a quick Google or Pinterest search for “interview outfits” yields more results for female applicants than for yourself. […]

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Showing Some Self-Restraint this Holiday Season

Showing Some Self-Restraint this Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving just days away, I have been busy planning an elaborate dinner complete with an abundance of savory sides, a giant turkey, and a selection of decadent desserts. As a result, I have also found myself channeling my inner Joey Tribbiani (90s sitcom character from the show Friends) and am planning on wearing the […]

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What Won’t You Do Today?

What Won’t You Do Today?

It is no secret that creating a daily “To Do” list is a beneficial habit to help both organize and prioritize tasks. Establishing a morning ritual that includes writing down what you need to accomplish that day (in order of importance) will help you to stay on track, visualize progress as you check tasks off […]

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