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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3 Smart Ways to Stay Productive this Summer

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Summer, and the warm weather that comes with it, is finally here! While summer is good for the soul, it can present distractions that can hinder your work. Studies show that productivity can drop up to 20% in the summer months and projects can take 13% longer to complete. Luckily, there are some simple ways to keep your productivity up while still enjoying the summer:

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Let’s Take a Moment to Celebrate You

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December is a month of celebration, but it’s also a month for reflection. Take a moment to think back on your professional accomplishments over the year. We know, the year went by in a blur and it may feel like you didn’t accomplish anything, but dig deeper. Whether you exceeded your quota, delivered a key project or, for those between jobs, connected with a number of possible employers, you do have accomplishments and there are a number of great reasons to remind yourself of that. Continue reading “Let’s Take a Moment to Celebrate You”

Don’t Let Halloween Photos Come Back to Haunt You

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Halloween gives us a chance to try on alternate identities and let our inner wild-child out to play. It can be a lot of fun, but with the internet being the place where nothing ever dies, those photos can come back to haunt you in your job search. Even if you think it shouldn’t matter and you wouldn’t want to work for the kind of employer who would care, it’s always best to leave yourself as many options as possible. You can still have fun if you follow a few simple rules about how you share the fun via social media. Continue reading “Don’t Let Halloween Photos Come Back to Haunt You”

One Important Step in Your Self Improvement Routine You May Be Forgetting

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When you are working on a self-improvement endeavor, it’s important to take a step back from time-to-time, and take stock of what you have achieved. Even when your projects are still works-in-progress, recognizing and celebrating your achievements is a key part of reaching your ultimate goals. Here are three reasons you should take time to celebrate your achievements: Continue reading “One Important Step in Your Self Improvement Routine You May Be Forgetting”

Today’s the Day – Let’s Get Started on that Goal!

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Whether it’s finding a new job, getting in shape or going back to school, if there’s something in your life you’ve been meaning to do (and who doesn’t have at least one something?), this is the day you get started. We know, there are plenty of reasons to wait, but here’s why you absolutely can, and must, get started right now.   Continue reading “Today’s the Day – Let’s Get Started on that Goal!”

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