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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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October 2019 Career Horoscopes

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Looking for a little extra career guidance this fall? October is a busy month full of opportunities. Have you ever wondered how your zodiac sign might play a role in your career? For something fun that you might get some insight from, enjoy these October career horoscopes created by the AstroTwins for Monster.

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Haven’t heard back after an interview? Here’s how to respond.

Friday, October 4, 2019

After you’ve completed a job interview, waiting to hear back can be excruciating.  While it’s completely normal for companies to spend some time interviewing candidates and deciding which would be the best fit for the role they need to fill, what should you do if weeks go by and you still haven’t heard back from them?

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When Procrastination Is A Good Thing

Friday, September 27, 2019

We usually think of procrastination as a productivity killer to avoid—a bug that needs to be squashed. Turns out, though, when used correctly and at the right times, procrastination can actually be a powerful tool.

This Fast Company article by Stephanie Vozza explains.

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Explaining A Gap In Your Job History

Friday, September 20, 2019

There’s a whole bunch of reasons why you may have a gap in your job history. Sure, it could be that you were laid off or let go from a job, but some other common reasons are relocation, going back to school, or taking time to care for an ailing loved one or raise a family. Whatever it may be, you can be sure that you’ll be asked about that time when you reenter the job search world.

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Real Students Share Their CW Online Learning Experience

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Real Students Share Their CW Online Learning Experience

When deciding to continue your education, there are so many different options, and online college courses are a great option that offers many benefits to suit a variety of needs. The College of Westchester offers a variety of online courses. Here’s what real students have to say about the program.

What attracted you to the Online programs at The College of Westchester over traditional ground courses?

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Do You Suffer From The Sunday Scaries?

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

You know that heavy feeling of dread that settles over you on Sundays as you think about Monday and all the things you have coming up in the week ahead? Or maybe you experience it more as a sad feeling, or you start feeling overwhelmed—all totally normal and all too common. Let’s face it: we’ve been conditioned to think that Mondays are awful, and that anticipatory anxiety can have negative effects on our weekend.

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