Career Tips

Say Goodbye to Feeling Lonely at Work

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If you feel lonely at work, you’re not alone. In fact, it may be the natural result of technology that reduces face to face interactions and increases the number of remote employees.

It’s a subject that’s receiving more attention lately. Although, research suggests that loneliness affects the whole company as well as the individual employee. In addition to making you feel blue, it lowers your productivity and creates stress for the rest of your team.

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How to Help Others Achieve Career Success

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One of the most rewarding experiences for many people is helping someone else achieve success. You can do this in many ways. Among the best is finding a way to help someone with their career. A fulfilling career can produce a lifetime of joy; you can help others experience that joy with some effort.  

When you help others achieve career success, you give them a priceless gift. There are many ways for you to help others advance their career in a ...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Conducting an Effective Training Session

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Maybe you’re nervous because your boss expects you to pull together a workplace training event, and this is your first time having to do something like this. Relax and use this step-by-step guide to prepare and lead a rewarding training session that will make participants want to come back for more. 

Preparing for Your Training Session 

  1. Clarify your purpose. Ensure your plans match up with company objectives. Be specific about what you want to achieve. 
     
  1. Strengthen your communications. Skillful marketing creates ...
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9 Things To Do Before Quitting Your Job

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It’s time to move on to greener pastures! It can be exciting to leave one job for another. 

However, you can’t just turn out the lights and wave goodbye on your way out to the parking lot. There are several actions that need to be taken to ensure a smooth transition for you and your replacement. It’s professional and intelligent to leave your company in a positive way. 

Take these necessary steps to leave your company properly: 

  1. Have another job lined up. ...
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A Foolproof Formula for Getting to Know Your Coworkers

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Being on friendly terms with your coworkers can make you happier and more productive. However, it can be difficult to get to know other employees if you’re busy with your own work or communicate mostly online. 

How can you create more opportunities to connect with your teammates? 

Start with this list of suggestions for steps you can take on your own or as a group. 

Steps to Take on Your Own: 

  1. Listen closely. Paying attention to your colleagues shows them that you care. ...
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How To Manage Your Coworkers Leaving the Company

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If your coworkers are stampeding out the door, you may be tempted to join them. In some cases, it could be an easy decision, like when your boss is dropping helpful hints about which of your competitors are hiring. However, there may also be times when staying could provide valuable opportunities.

A spike in turnover may be a coincidence or the result of factors that have little impact on your position. On the other hand, it could also be a sign ...

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11 Tips If You’re Working in a Declining Industry

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What happens when your job performance is outstanding, but your field is on life support? If you’re a print journalist or a telephone operator you may feel uncertain about your future. Working in a declining industry can make it difficult to earn a living and limit your opportunities. 

While different kinds of businesses have come and gone throughout history, the pace is picking up. A recent study by the employment website CareerBuilder found that 121 occupations in ...

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A 10 Minute Guide to Brushing Up Your Management Skills

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Maybe you dream about moving up into a management position. However, you’ll soon find that many employers are seeking all the traditional hard skills along with more intangible qualities. The good news is that most of these capabilities are things you can learn with practice. 

Take a look at what qualifications you need to advance to the C-suite and how to develop those skills. 

Hard Skills for Management Positions 

  1. Understand finance. You’ll need to be able to use accounting information to guide ...
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13 Tips to Make Your Next Networking Event a Success

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You know that networking is vital for your career, but you may still be hesitant to attend networking events. Maybe you’ve had your share of expensive conferences that seemed like a waste of time. Maybe you’re wondering if LinkedIn and other social media are enough on their own. 

The truth is that face to face communications still carry more weight than emails and texts. Plus, events can be an efficient way to meet a large number of potential contacts in a short time. 

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How to Revitalize a Cold Network Connection

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What is the temperature of your personal network? Cold? Warm? Hot? If you only reach out to your contacts when you’re looking for a job, you may be disappointed with the results. 

It’s easy to get busy with other things and realize you’ve fallen out of touch with important colleagues. However, it’s natural for your contacts to be less than enthusiastic if they only hear from you when you’re asking for a favor. 

Regular communication will strengthen your relationships, and there are steps ...

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