Conquer difficult tasks

October 5, 2022 Categorized in: Personal Development

When the going gets tough, remember this science-based advice from the Nature website to stay focused and get the job done.
Every career coach had to start somewhere. The Fast Company website shares some of the best advice top career coaches ever got from their own coaches and mentors.
Success on the job doesn’t happen by itself. Getting ahead at work takes, well, work. Follow these back-to-basics tips from the BioSpace website.

Fired from ‘The Facts of Life’!

September 7, 2022 Categorized in: Personal Development

Here’s writer and humorist Andy Borowitz on being hired to scribe for the ’80s sitcom “The Facts of Life.”
Setting goals and reaching for them, striving to improve, working on yourself: These are all good things. But planning can actually bring missteps.

LinkedIn or Linked Out?

September 7, 2022 Categorized in: Personal Development

There’s no shortage of people telling you that if you don’t at least have a profile set up on LinkedIn, then you’re practically invisible. But do you really need to be there? Of course not. And here’s a few reasons why.
Once in a while, you have a gauntlet day: a day that you dread upon waking. You dread it because there are obligations stacked up like towering blocks. Here are some tips to help you soldier through.
In a 2019 CNBC article, author and consultant Gary Burnison cited some Harvard Business School research on how our choices in declining or avoiding invitations—both social and professional—have significant interpersonal effect.
Along with the recent omnipresence of “literally” and “absolutely,” is it even possible to count how many times you hear the word “definitely” in the course of a day? Is this an infuriating laziness, an epidemic of insincerity, an inattentiveness to language?

Hit the snooze button in Gmail

August 3, 2022 Categorized in: Personal Development

Snoozing Gmail can be used to remind you of important messages that you need to reply to or act on.
If you discovered the navigation pane in Microsoft Word, which makes moving around and rearranging documents organized with heading styles very easy, you might think you have to live without it in Google Docs. You don’t!
The problem with viruses, malware, ransomware and other things that can ruin your day or level your organization’s network is that they keep changing. While it’s unimaginable to be doing business without automatically updating virus/malware software installed on everyone’s computers, it is also good to stay up to date on the latest scams arriving in your email inbox. Here are some things to watch out for.

How to collect strong job references

August 3, 2022 Categorized in: Advancement

Seeking out others to give you references is a normal part of the job hunting routine. And though you know it shouldn’t be a big deal, it can somehow be the most stressful part of the process. Don’t sweat it. Here are a few reminders (and reassurances) about handling this step.