The Most Productive Month: Four Hacks For Getting Things Done This October

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Did you know that studies have shown that October as the most productive month of the year? In fact, the study has pinpointed 11am on a Monday in October as the most productive time of the year, which makes sense, considering that you are rested, full of Pumpkin Spice coffee, and ready to take on the work week. Of course, productivity slowly drops throughout the week, so the question becomes, how do you keep that 11am Monday morning productivity going until Friday at 5pm? Here are four hacks that will help you stay productive:

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On a Non-Linear Career Path? Here’s How To Handle Your Next Interview

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Worried that you do not have a clearly defined career path for your future? You are not alone: a recent LinkedIn study showed that, even after ten years in the workforce, nearly half of all workers are not sure what their career path should look like. While it is tempting to consider your career as a ladder you should always be climbing, taking a non-linear path may actually yield better results for your career. When it comes time to interview for a job considered either a lateral move, or even a step down on the ladder, here are some tips on how to handle yourself during the interview:

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How Note-Taking Can Be the Key to Interview Success

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Job interviews move quickly, so quickly that they can sometimes feel disorienting. Doing the prep work and mock interviews can help you properly prepare for the interview, but once you are face to face with the Hiring Manager, note-taking can make a major difference in making sure you hit the right points when selling yourself as the ideal candidate.

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Looking to the Long Term: How to Create Job Security for Yourself

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Can you see yourself happily staying with your current company long-term? If job security is something that you seek, you need to consider making yourself the kind of indispensable employee that your company needs to keep around. It’s not just about working hard, there are some strategies that you can use to gain the professional security you desire. For example:

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Is It Too Late To Apply? How an “Old” Job Ad Can Lead To Great Opportunities

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Have you come across a job ad that has been up for more than a few weeks and wondered if you should apply to something that, statistically, should have already been filled by now? While it’s true that companies get hundreds of applications within the first 24 hours of the job ad being published, there is a lot of value in checking into a job that has been out a little bit longer. Here is a process for doing that.

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