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We all dream of the day when we can retire, live on the beach, and drink Pina Coladas ‘til sundown. Or maybe your idea of the perfect retirement is to simply have enough money to live comfortably and do a little traveling. These are wonderful ideas, yet how will you afford to do so?  … Read more »

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Whether you like it or not, your use of social media – whether it’s Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or any of the many other outlets – can have a significant impact on your job and career options. Whether that impact is positive or negative is really up to you!   Here are some key… Read more »

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At the tail end of January, employers must make available to their employees a copy of their W2 forms, in order to facilitate the completion and filing of tax returns. Don’t get surprised from this tax filing effort to find out that you owe additional money, or will be owed a large refund. To help… Read more »

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Want to ace your next interview and land that job you’ve been seeking? In a competitive job market, proper preparation for the interview is key to winning the assignment!   In the first part of this series, we offered the first 10 of 20 tips to help you prepare (this is part 2 of 2;… Read more »

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Want to ace your next interview and land that job you’ve been seeking? In a competitive job market, proper preparation for the interview is key to winning the assignment!   Here are 20 tips to help you prepare (part 1 of 2).   1. Research the industry and company. Show what you know! An interviewer… Read more »

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Have you ever had to put a terrific idea “on hold” because you didn’t have the resources to implement it properly? Maybe you had an unique market opportunity, a wonderful new product idea or a terrific new service extension that simply had to be placed “on the back burner” because you lacked the right people… Read more »

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Personal productivity is often driven by your ability to focus on the task at hand.   At the start of a brand new year, you’ve likely set some lofty work-related goals for yourself, for your department or for the organization. And in order to achieve these ambitious milestones, it will likely take a lot of… Read more »

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One of the greatest predictors of your happiness at work is your relationship with your manager. So when you’re considering a new job, it’s important to know how you’ll get along with your new boss. This can be hard to assess in an interview when you’re working hard to demonstrate why she should hire you…. Read more »

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When a new person enters your work space, it can change the social dynamic and put you on edge. But it can also be an amazing opportunity for new ideas, new energy, and even a new friend. Though your natural response to a new coworker might be defensiveness and competitiveness, welcoming your coworker will make… Read more »

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  The holiday season can be a very tricky time in the workplace. All those holiday parties, gift exchanges, feeding frenzies, and other holiday celebrations can get in the way of normal work activities, resulting in a significant loss of productivity. They can also make your colleagues who don’t observe the same holidays uncomfortable. Don’t… Read more »