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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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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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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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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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The Weird Procrastination Tricks That Might Actually Work

Friday, September 6, 2019

Whether an occasional nemesis or a life-long habit, procrastination can be a frustrating thing to quit.  Even very successful people deal with it! Really. In this article for Fast Company, writer Laura Belgray shares the weird but effective tips that finally worked for her.

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