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Getting the best opportunities at work isn’t just about completing your to-do list every week. Managers value your personality and attitude nearly as much, and sometimes that’s what really counts when it comes time to assign someone to lead a choice project or get a coveted promotion.   Here are 7 qualities of a good… Read more »

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Motivation is a rather tricky feeling. Some days you feel it, and other days you can’t grab a corner of it no matter how hard you try. You stare at the computer screen, willing yourself to type, create, develop, and instead you find yourself simply going through the motions, barely caring about the work you’re… Read more »

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  Applying for a job can be stressful. You can find yourself caught between optimism about the jobs you’ve applied for and stress that you may not get a job at all. There are many things you should do when you apply for a job, but there’s an equally long lists of don’ts. That’s because… Read more »

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In today’s world of information overload, in a job search **who** you know can be just as important as **what** you know!   Many people believe that networking during a job search means calling everyone and asking them for a job. People associate networking with being pushy and overbearing. Some people tend to hide away… Read more »

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If you’ve been at the same job for some time, it’s all too easy to just assume that a promotion will come along every year, like a bonus for time served. However, getting a promotion takes more than just doing your job well; you have to prove to decision-makers and leadership that you are ready… Read more »

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It’s late Sunday night, the end of your weekend. And you’re getting a sick, anxious feeling in your stomach again … because in less than 10 hours, you’ve got to wake up, get out of bed, get ready for the day, and head into work. Into the office … a place where you feel increasingly… Read more »

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  The people you work with can have a major impact on the way you feel about your job. Your relationships with your coworkers can elevate your day and your mood — or they can bring you way down. You’ll connect with some coworkers better than others in life. You’ll make friends at work, which… Read more »

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Mindfulness suggests that the mind is fully attending to what you’re doing and what is happening. That might seem trivial, except for the annoying fact that we are often distracted from the matter at hand. Our mind takes flight, we lose touch with our body, and pretty soon we’re engrossed in obsessive thoughts about something… Read more »

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There’s a time and a place for throwing in the towel, but that time might not be now, and that place might not be your current office. While there are many good reasons for quitting your job, there are also a number of reasons to consider hanging in there. If you can leave your current… Read more »