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From a young age, we’re taught that receiving a promotion is great public recognition of your success to date, and an exciting pathway to bigger and better things. But what if you not 100% sure that you want to take a promotion that is offered to you? Let us illustrate what might happen when you… Read more »

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“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb We are constantly on the move … with too many things to do, people to see and places to go. We all want to be ready for retirement some day, but too often we delay planning… Read more »

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Our personal and professional lives often compete for the same fixed amount of awake time. Friends and family (and sleep too!) often get the short end of the stick when these calendars collide. Most folks long for a better work-life balance. Work-life balance is a common cry for the overworked and overwhelmed employee. Many organizations… Read more »

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At any point in time, we will be either a reference seeker or a reference giver. If you believe in karma – and you truly want to help a former superstar employee get to the next level – then you should be considerate about how to give a proper recommendation. That doesn’t mean that you’ll… Read more »

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When applying for a position, you’ll spend hours agonizing over every last detail of your resume, and even more time writing and rewriting your cover letter. But how much time do you spend fortifying your list of references? Yep, that’s what we thought. While we typically stress over details like our outfit, interview questions, and… Read more »

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Have you ever had the feeling that something just wasn’t right at work? Maybe your company is showing signs of financial trouble, or your boss has given dire warnings or poor reviews about your performance. Either way, things have gone from bad to worse. And you now have a gut feeling that your position might… Read more »

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It’s cold. It’s gloomy. The twinkling lights have been taken down and those “back-to-work blues” are unavoidable. But that doesn’t mean they need to linger. A new year means a new opportunity for a fresh start at work. Now, as you return to the workplace in 2019, there are a few things you can do… Read more »

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“I was fired today, and I didn’t even see it coming,” Tabitha said, behind both feelings of helplessness and of anger. Her friend, Sara, lent her a friendly shoulder, but wondered if there were early warning signs that Tabitha simply missed. It starts with an unsettled feeling: Your supervisor stops offering suggestions or feedback. You’re… Read more »

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Tis the season for holiday party invitations! Holiday party invitations are most likely flying into your inbox faster than Santa on his sleigh. And somewhere in the mix of invites is one for the company holiday party. This gathering is meant to celebrate the season and a year of hard work, but can be intimidating… Read more »

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Q. In a world of 24x7x365 communications, does email etiquette truly matter when it comes to looking for a job? A. YES! Email etiquette is a real thing, especially when looking for new employment. Why knock yourself out of contention with things that you can easily control? Misspellings, bad grammar, awkward email addresses (“rippedbody2000@gmail.com”), too-casual… Read more »