Avoiding Distractions While Working Remote

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Whether you’re working from home due to COVID-19 or were already doing so before the pandemic, you know it can be a challenge. You’re grateful for the ability to work remotely but doing so isn’t always easy.  Your home is filled with distractions, and unlike at the office, there’s no boss present to keep you focused. Therefore, it’s up to… Read more »

Job Seeker Advice — Leaving Your Old Job Without Burning Bridges

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You’ve just accepted a new job and you couldn’t be more excited about the future. Of course, you’re probably not too excited about breaking the news to your current boss.   Whether you can’t wait to leave or feel bittersweet about your exit, it’s only natural to feel anxious about giving your notice. Regardless of your… Read more »

Should I Look for a New Job Right Now? — Job Seeking During COVID-19

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You’re not happy in your job, but you’re not sure if trying to make a move during the COVID-19 pandemic is the best idea. Despite your dissatisfaction with your current role, you’re grateful to be gainfully employed and earning a steady paycheck.  The good news is, there’s nothing wrong with looking for a new job in the… Read more »

Raising the Bar — How to Ask For a Raise

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You’ve been in the same job for a while now, and you know you’re doing great work. You thought you’d be granted a raise months ago, but waiting patiently hasn’t gotten you very far.  Rising costs of living, combined with the feeling that you deserve more, has inspired you to finally ask your boss for… Read more »

Overcoming Your Anxiety About Returning to Work

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If you’re concerned about going back to work in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not alone. Nearly half — 46% — of U.S. workers are concerned about being exposed to the virus at work, according to Gallup.  Whether you’ve been laid off or working remotely since March, it’s only natural to be nervous about being in a setting where… Read more »

Bilingual Skills — Why You Should Highlight Them in Your Resume

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You’ve mastered the art of speaking two languages, and that’s pretty amazing. Whether you became bilingual for family reasons or just because you wanted to be fluent in another language, you should feel very proud of this ability.  What you might not realize is, being bilingual doesn’t just make it easier to communicate — it can make it easier… Read more »

Yes, You Should Accept That LinkedIn Request. Here’s Why.

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No doubt, you frequently receive requests to connect with strangers on LinkedIn. If your first impulse is to delete the request because you don’t know the person, this makes sense. After all, you might not connect with strangers on other social networking sites, so what makes this one different? This thought process is logical, but… Read more »

Why Procrastinating is Keeping You From Reaching Your Goals — And How to Stop

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You have important tasks on your plate, but something is keeping you from accomplishing them. Admittedly, these responsibilities aren’t the most fun, but they still need to be completed. If this sounds familiar, you’re procrastinating — and you’re certainly not alone.  It’s important to realize procrastinating is keeping you from reaching your goals. Admitting this… Read more »

5 Tips to Take You From Temp to Perm

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You recently landed a job you really enjoy — with one big caveat. Right now, you’re only a temporary employee, meaning your time in the position has an expiration date.  Since you feel like you finally found your fit, you’re hoping to make things permanent. It’s very possible you’ll be able to achieve this goal,… Read more »