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Career Resolutions for 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, we usually think of things like “lose weight” or “eat healthier” or “save money.” How about focusing on your career in the year ahead? And no, mid-January isn’t too late to set a New Year’s resolution for the New Year! Honestly, it’s never too late to set a resolution, but the start of a new calendar year is appealing because of its fresh-start energy.

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Signs Your New Year's Resolution Won't Last

Monday, January 13, 2020

Every January, millions of people set New Year's Resolutions, but unfortunately, many give up within a few weeks of months. Having a goal is great, but being too ambitious or choosing something that doesn't align with your core values can set you up to fail. In this article for Fast Company, writer Stephanie Vozza shares 5 signs your New Year's Resolution Won't Last. 

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Personality Tests That Can Boost Your Career

Friday, January 3, 2020

There are tons of personality tests out there. Some are just for fun or maybe a total waste of time, but some can actually add tremendous value to your career path and job search. Gaining insight into your unique strengths and weaknesses can help you know where to direct your energy and in what areas you may need to work a little harder.

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Cyber Security During the Holidays

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Cyber Security During the Holidays

This time of year when we may be traveling or making online holiday purchases, we're extra susceptible to identity theft, fraud, and other cybercrime.

Here are some tips from Align.com to help you stay safe this holiday season.

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How To Identify Your Productivity Style

Friday, December 13, 2019

Tapping into our productivity can enable us to get more done and free up more downtime. There are countless productivity hacks designed to help us be more productive, but to know which methods will work best for you, you need to know what your individual productivity style is.

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Reconnecting with your Network the Right Way

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

When you’re looking to advance in your career, your professional network can be an incredible resource. Haven’t been in touch with those contacts in a while? You need to put some thought into whom you approach and the ways in which you do so, since the same type of outreach can differ depending on how you know someone and what your relationship to them is.

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Daylight Savings Time Facts

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Daylight Savings

Adjusting to Daylight Savings Time? As you get settled in to the first few days of the time change, here are some interesting facts about this practice of adjusting the clocks twice a year. For example, did you know the idea was dreamed up by Benjamin Franklin in 1784? CNN has the scoop.

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Is Your Inner Critic Holding You Back In Your Career?

Friday, November 1, 2019

Many of us are familiar with that inner critic. You know, the one who says you can’t or won’t achieve something or that you don’t deserve to be successful or happy. It can show up in many ways, but unless you learn to work through those thoughts, it can hold you back in your career.

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How To Fight The Midafternoon Slump

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Do you find yourself struggling to keep your eyes open come 2 pm? When you still have a lot to do before you call it a day, it’s helpful to have a few go-to strategies to help you perk up. And no, the answer isn’t coffee! 

In this Fast Company article, time management coach Elizabeth Grace Saunders shares seven strategies to help you push through.

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Your Next Mentor May Be Closer Than You Think

Friday, October 18, 2019

Having a mentor as you progress through your academic or professional life can be a valuable resource. They can offer advice, help you navigate pivots and big moves, and serve as a sounding board when you need someone to bounce ideas off of. The concept of finding a mentor can be intimidating, though. Where are they? How do you find one? While it’s possible you’ll encounter a potential mentor through your professional network, sometimes they may be closer than you think.

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