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 »

Interview Tips — How Long Should I Wait to Follow Up?

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It’s been a minute since you interviewed for a certain job you have your eye on. Staring at your phone willing it to ring — or for an email notification to pop up — is starting to seriously fray your nerves, but you’re not sure if it’s appropriate to follow up yet.  As a general rule, you should wait… Read more »

Continuing Education — 5 Tips for Balancing School and Work

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Balancing work and school is a challenge, but you’re willing to make the sacrifice. You know the extra effort you put in now will make your future even brighter.  Of course, that doesn’t make life any easier in the present. Here’s some advice to help you do it all, without achieving burnout.  5 Ways to Balance School and Work   … Read more »

Sleep Habits — Do I Really Need 8 Hours?

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Generally speaking, it’s assumed humans need eight hours of sleep to function properly the next day. Countless studies have been conducted on the subject, but realistically, this is impossible to measure. Different people have different sleep needs. Instead of trying to align with the status quo, it’s important to get the right amount of rest… Read more »

3 Job Search Challenges You Can Overcome Quicker Than You Think

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You’re not happy in your current job, but you also don’t feel ready to take the next step. Certain obstacles pertaining to your job search are holding you back, but they’re not as big of a deal as you think.  In your mind, these issues are nearly insurmountable, but they’re actually very common. Here’s some… Read more »

How To Set SMART Career Goals (And Keep Them)

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It’s official — 2020 has arrived, and you’re planning big things for your career. By the end of December, you want to make some serious strides in your professional life, but you’re already concerned your good intentions might not be enough to keep you on track.  No doubt, you’ve set career goals at the beginning of a new year before,… Read more »