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Starting a New Job Remotely: COVID-19 Edition

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Have you always dreamed of working from home? Although working remote definitely has its perks, many workers have now realized that there’s a lot more to it than just lounging in sweatpants with your dog. Starting a new job in general can be scary and a huge life adjustment. However, the first day in a…

Showcase your Soft Skills in 2020

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Soft skills are the keys to professional relationships and future success. If you got them, flaunt them! Here’s why these kinds of skills should be acknowledged. Your soft skills will get you promoted. Companies are finally realizing the value of soft skills in the workplace and how these traits benefit their organization as a whole….

The Value of Responding to a Recruiter

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Has a recruiter reached out to you while you were gainfully employed? Initially, it might annoy you. Some candidates don’t want to be bothered when they aren’t actively looking for a new job. Keep in mind that recruiters regularly reach out to candidates who are working. The unemployment rate remains low at 4%, meaning the…

Hate your new job? Give it time.

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Ready to quit moments after starting your new job? Hold tight. Before you throw in the towel, make sure you’re not only being patient, but realistic. Being the new employee is an intimidating challenge, and you have to give it a fair amount of time to improve and feel familiar. Be aware of the adjustment…

7 Bad Work Habits to Cut Out Today

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Been working the same job for a while? Although this isn’t always necessarily a bad thing, becoming too comfortable in your current role can cause you to pick up a bad habit or two. Take some time to re-evaluate your work day and figure out what bad work habits are holding you back from advancing….

4 Tips to End Your Workday in a Better Mood

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Everyone is going to have a bad day at work once in awhile, but it’s not healthy to bring those bad vibes home with you. Read on for some tips to end even the worst work days on a good note. Acknowledge the little victories. Finish up as many small tasks as you can and…

How to be a Standout, Indispensable Employee

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Looking to be a standout, indispensable employee at your workplace? Having a job that you enjoy is great, but feeling secure and needed at the company you work for is just as important. It’s a common, ambitious goal to get to a point where your employer feels as if they can’t operate without you, and…

What to Do the Day Before Starting a New Job

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Congrats! All of your hard work has paid off and you landed a fulfilling new job. Although you impressed the company enough to hire you, remember that the impression you make on your first day is still important. Here is what you should do the day before starting a new job to ensure you are…

How to Handle a Negative Performance Review

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No one wants to be told that they’re not performing well at work, especially when negative feedback wasn’t what you were expecting to hear. How do you recover from this negative review? Should you start packing up your desk and throw in the towel? Before you impulsively react, give the criticism a few days to…

9 Steps to take before leaving the Office for Vacation

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According to a 2017 survey by Glassdoor, the average US employee takes about half of their provided vacation time in a 12-month period. From this same survey, it was found that when Americans do use their vacation time, two out of three people are still checking into work anyways. These statistics are concerning, as vacations…