Posts Tagged 'PolishingtheProfessional'

Tips: Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking

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Every great speaker has experienced fear of speaking in public at least once in their lifetime, just as every person will experience speaking in public at least once in their life. The fear is real. What is the fear of public speaking? There’s a term for that! Glossophobia is the very common fear of public speaking.  Statistics show that Glossophobia affects 75% of the population. -Career Contessa 

Here are some tips to help you ease the fear of public speaking. 

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Soft Skills: Why They are Important in the Workplace

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According to the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), a soft skill is a tool you can use in relationships in and out of the workplace- also known as Interpersonal Skills. Just how is a soft skill useful at work? It makes collaboration amongst colleagues possible. Examples of soft skills are effective communication, leadership, and teamwork skills, the ability to problem-solve, take initiative and stay motivated, and possess strong work ethics and honesty. 

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4 Ways to Follow Up After a Job Interview

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Congratulations! You are one step closer to getting the job you applied for. The interview part of the process is over, what is next?  

You should always follow up after a job interview, so what is the best way to do so? Here I will share 4 ways to follow up after a job interview. 

First, is it recommended that you send a “thank you” note after a job interview? The answer is YES! DEFINITELY. You should send a “thank you” email ...

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The Affordable Connectivity Program

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Access to the internet is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. From schooling, to job searches, to paying bills, the internet has become the tool we lean on to complete countless tasks and responsibilities.  

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.

The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households ...

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Using Your Personality Type for Your Job Search 

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There is no one else like you in the world. You have a unique personality that sets you apart from others. Personality refers to “individual differences in characteristics, patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving” (Encyclopedia of Psychology).  According to thebalancecareers.com, the general requirements needed to perform a job successfully may include: “specific skills, types and amounts of work experience, personal qualities, educational credential, professional certification, areas of knowledge, and others.” Let’s focus on personal qualities, ...

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Why You Should Meditate Before an Interview  

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The day has come; the time is NOW! You find yourself walking into a conference room, ready to take on a job interview. You’ve done your due diligence; you have prepared for questions that might arise during this interview. You are looking sharp. Nothing can go wrong, right? But suddenly, your nerves begin to take over. You’re feeling overwhelmed, fearful, and no longer confident. This anxiety happens more often than not. These emotions can cause you to lose focus. The ...

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How to Set SMART Goals in 2022 

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What goals did you set for 2022? Do you find yourself struggling to accomplish your goals? Or maybe you’re someone who didn’t make goals for the new year because you’re still trying to achieve your goals from last year. One thing that is certain, we’ve all recently experienced enough “different” to last us a while. Covid-19 has brought many changes upon the world. People are taking it one day at a time simply because they aren’t sure of what tomorrow ...

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10 Fastest-Growing Professions

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We are living in times where things are constantly changing. Change can be scary; it can make us feel uncertain. However, we hold the power to seek the good within the bad. One of the major changes happening now is in peoples’ professions. As we begin to heal from the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic, we start to notice the long-term effects caused by it. 

We all remember when unemployment skyrocketed. Companies big and small found themselves having to shut ...

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20 Common Interview Questions

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Interviews can be extremely nerve-wracking. Let’s dissect the situation: a stranger, who has the power to hire you and shape your career as well as the ability to determine your financial stability, asks you what seems like a thousand questions about your goals, work habits, work ethic, and employment history. Not scary at all, right? 

A quote by Benjamin Franklin states, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” To avoid feelings of fear and distress before an interview, do ...

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Wage Reporting

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It is the beginning of a fresh, new year—time to wash our hands of 2020 and all its misfortunes. Most people spend the first week of a new year deciding on what their New Years’ resolution is and how they plan to implement it into their life. But don’t forget! If you are currently employed and receiving SSI or SSDI, one of the most important tasks to accomplish within the first six days of each month is reporting your wages.

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