It’s New Year’s Resolution season, and chances are you’ve got a few goals in mind. “Lose weight” and “get in shape” get the most airtime, but this is also a great time to set resolutions related to your career. In this blog post, Monster contributor Daniel Bortz shares 10 career resolutions that you can absolutely keep.
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As we settle into a new year, many of us are setting goals to improve our productivity in our work and academic life. There are so many productivity hacks out there and countless rules and recommendations. You may want to disregard a few common ones. In this piece for Fast Company, writer Gwen Moran explains.
As we say goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019 it’s a great time to be looking at the year you’ve had and setting goals and intentions for how you want to feel and what you want to accomplish in the new year. Given the amount of time we spend on our smartphones, it’s also a good time to take stock of which ones help us and which ones maybe harm our mental or emotional health, drain our money, or pose a risk to our cyber security.
It might be hard to imagine when you’re in the end-of-semester crunch or wrapping up end-of-year projects before schools close and a lot of companies slow down for the last week of December, but sometimes we don’t know what to do with ourselves when we have downtime over the holidays. If a new job is on your wish list for the year ahead, this can actually be a great time for a job search.
We’re all pretty familiar with the fact that we’re pretty much addicted to our phone. Sure, that constant checking can eat away at our focus and productivity through the day, but you can also make that device work for you. A productivity app for your smart phone can be a total game-change. In this article, Fast Company rounds up the top 8 you should check out.
Last week we talked about gratitude and “thank you” notes you should write to people who’ve been helpful to you in your academic and professional life. What about when it comes to expressing thanks after a job interview, though? Turns out there are some mistakes that can cost you the job. Are you making any of these?
This article by Monster contributor Daniel Bortz explains.
It’s Thanksgiving week, and giving thanks is a topic on the minds of many as we get into the rest of the holiday season. Gratitude is a powerful stuff—being in touch with what we’re thankful for can greatly benefit our personal and professional life. This is also a great time of year to think about the people we’re thankful for. Regardless of where you’re at in your career journey, chances are there are a few individuals that stick out in your mind.
Like it or not, daylight saving time ends on Sunday, November 4th. Remember to set your clocks back and double-check times if you have to be somewhere that Sunday. While that “extra” hour of sleep sounds nice, many people have a hard time adjusting to the fact that it gets dark so early—those changes in light can take a toll on our mental and physical health.
When you’re out there looking for a job, a recruiter can be a valuable tool in connecting you to the right position at a company where you’ll be a great fit. Sometimes they can seem intimidating, but their goal is to make a good match in which both parties will benefit. Because they generally work with potential hires all the way through the initial screening to interview to on-boarding, and they have some valuable secrets they can’t (but would love to) share with you.
For many of us, beating that 3 pm slump entirely just isn’t going to happen—and that’s okay. The fact that you start yawning in the afternoon and find it hard to soldier on with your work or school day doesn’t make you a failure, just normal. Planning ahead for it can actually help you maximize your productivity during that time and regain a handle on your day so you don’t get off track.