Employment

In-office vs. Hybrid vs. Remote

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Few of us had ever worked remote or knew it was possible before the Covid-19 pandemic. Working from the comfort of your home has many benefits, but then again, so does working in-office. So, which scenario is best for you? Are you most productive working from your living room? Or do you need an office environment to jump start your motivation? Perhaps you prefer a little of both and enjoy some days at home and some in the office. Let ...

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Strategies for Employee Career Development

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Are you currently at a loss regarding how to develop the techniques to use for career development? Or are you presently feeling trapped and unappreciated within your organization? Do you no longer derive any feeling of meaning or purpose from what you do for a living?  

Within the practice of human resources, we have often observed and counseled, questioned, and helped employees in and similar situations with requisite career advice. Human resource practitioners have developed strategies that can assist employees within ...

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How to Present Yourself Professionally at Work

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Looking professional can have a significant impact on your confidence, as well as how people view you and your work. If you want to up your professional game, here are some valuable tips for your work-wear and business uniform.  

Capsule Wardrobe  

There’s been a global shift against unnecessary consumerism, and with that is the desire for a simple capsule wardrobe. Capsule wardrobes are simply a wardrobe filled with 37 items per season – timeless items you can mix and match that you ...

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How To Ace Telephone Job Interviews

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Telephone interviews are different than live interviews and require different strategies for the job-seeker to be successful.  When I ask new coaching clients to assess their interview technique, they never distinguish between phone and live interviews.  Many clients don’t even realize that brief phone interactions are mini-interviews. When a long phone call is scheduled, some of my clients refer to it as a “screen.” They say this as if this is something different or even less than an interview.

Make no mistake:  ...

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How to Leave the Interview-Zone and Land an Offer

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Don’t sell yourself short.
Frequently, people underplay their skills and talents during an interview, hurting their chances of getting an offer. Don’t sell yourself short! Share your key accomplishments and let them shine through. The best way to highlight your skills is to share an experience of how you put your skills to the test. Then share how that benefited you in your past and current position.

Prepare for tough interview questions.
Learn to answer tough interview questions the right way. You will ...

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Impairment-Related Work Expenses

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BECAUSE OF MY DISABLING IMPAIRMENT, I HAVE TO PAY FOR CERTAIN ITEMS SO I CAN WORK. HOW DO THESE EXPENSES AFFECT MY SSI?

In most cases, you can deduct the out-of-pocket costs of these items, which are called impairment related work expenses (IRWE), from the amount of earnings used to figure your SSI benefit.

This means that SSA does not reduce your SSI benefit as much because they do not count all of your earnings.

WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF IRWE THAT CAN ...

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Applying for Expedited Reinstatement

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Expedited reinstatement allows prior entitled beneficiaries whose entitlement ended due to work requiring a benefit reinstatement without filing a new application. If you collected SSDI benefits previously, expedited reinstatement speeds up the process of “restarting” your monthly benefits without having to endure the long wait of a new application.

Who is Eligible?

The Social Security Administration states the eligibility requirements on their website. You are eligible if you meet all of the following criteria:

• Is “not able” or “becomes unable” to work ...

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So You Finished Your Education, Now What?

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You’ve spent the last few years working hard to earn your educational degree or certificate, and now the pressure is on for you to find work.

You believed that finding a job would be a breeze once you obtained your degree or certificate. However, since you had started your job search nearly a year ago, you’ve come to realize that it’s NOT THAT EASY! You’ve submitted your resume and applications over and over again, only to admit finding a job is ...

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Forget Social Media and Get Social Again

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Everyone carries around a secret weapon, yet we are unaware that we do most of the time. For many, this secret weapon is known as conversation, or better yet, “The Art of Conversation.” Our daily lives as citizens enable us to come in contact with other people regularly. Whether at the grocery store, waiting on a bus, walking to an appointment, or simply hanging out at a local eatery or mall, potential contact is all around us. Often, we are ...

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