Personal Development

Isn’t it a tiny bit sad how afraid we all are of that gap between jobs? Some are afraid potential employers will freak out about it; others get stressed over not having enough to do. Keep these tips in mind.

Some don’ts to embrace

August 3, 2017 Categorized in: Personal Development

Often it’s not the do’s that make us better. Here are some don’ts that are just as important to hold on to.
It happens to us all at some point:  We become unmoored—hopefully because of a fabulous new job!—and suddenly our support system is nowhere in sight. As soon as you track down the grocery store, go into action to get that system back in place.
The loss of someone close may seem doubly hard when you walk into a workplace that isn’t there to comfort you. Here are some tips.
In which we open to a random part of a 2,500-page old-school dictionary to discover etymological gold.
Melissa Smith, who’s based in Georgia, founded The PVA, a virtual assistant staffing company, and wrote Hire the Right Virtual Assistant. She has also created a virtual assistant training course.
So-called conventional wisdom leads you to believe too blindly about what it takes to succeed. Stop automatically believing these five myths.
Exercise before a stressful event … Knock out “fake work” … Look before you leap … Cut out filler words … But can squirrels play fetch? … The man behind the sign … Setting an example at the supermarket … Where will you be working when the robots take over?
There’s a good chance your job will change or disappear entirely, so you need to be ready to carry on and keep your career going when it does. Lifehacker’s Alan Henry offers five steps you can take to make sure you’ll land on your feet and hit the ground running if you lose your job.
More than a résumé, a portfolio spotlights your strengths. While a résumé focuses on job duties, a portfolio draws attention to results and accomplishments.
Author and positive-habit coach Maria Brilaki offers some great ways to train your brain and im­­prove its performance today and in the future.
Flexibility is a workplace benefit that’s gaining popularity. Whether it’s remote work or flexible hours, employers are recognizing its importance, making now a great time to negotiate your own flexible arrangement.
One of the most important qualities an assistant can develop is credibility. It can take a bucket full of thoughtful actions to establish and yet can be seriously undermined by a single thoughtless move that creates a slow leak.