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Productivity Through Emails And Other Ideas, Rather Than Meetings

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Productivity, Career AdviceIn most companies, meetings are likely a regular occurrence. While meetings are sometimes essential to the success of your company, unfortunately, they can also cut back on your company's productivity and profit. According to a "The Muse" article, a reoccurring meeting of mid-level managers at one company cost the company $15 million a year. While not every company is going to lose that much money annually because of meetings, they can still harm productivity and profit. Luckily, there are at least three things you can do to reduce the amount of time people within your company spend in meetings.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

5 Simple Ways You Can Keep Productivity at Its Highest Level

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Productivity, Career AdviceProductivity is one of those words that makes you want to sit down and procrastinate. It can even make you tired just thinking about it. The good news is there are 5 simple ways you can be productive and succeed at anything. The bad news? Procrastinating is not one of the 5.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Career Suicide: Are You That Annoying Co-Worker?

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Career, Career AdviceOne hundred percent of people who work have an annoying co-worker. The reasons for the annoyance range from personality to hygiene and the number of annoyances varies as well.

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Can You Overcome a Bad First Impression in Your Career?

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 24, 2018 8:00:00 AM

CareerFirst impressions are intense, powerful, and memorable. It literally takes seconds to form a flashbulb first impression of someone else. Snap judgments can be good, bad, or unfair. They often impact how you treat others. These gut feelings help you discern whether a political candidate is trustworthy. Initial judgments also determine how others treat you and are critical to success. Hiring managers use them to decide whether you are right for a job. These intense feelings can even cause you to fall in love at first sight.

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Tips on How to Slack Off While Maintaining Productivity

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Some days you go into work, and you're just not feeling up to the task. The morning coffee hasn't picked you up, and as a result, your energy levels are at rock bottom. You want to slack off, but you take pride in your work, and you want to do a good job. So how do you sit back, relax and take off any unnecessary stress that may be on your mind, while also remaining a productive member of society?

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Acing an Occupational Therapist Job Interview

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 29, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you recently completed your degree in occupational therapy, you are likely eager to start working. Before you can get your perfect job, though, you will likely need to go through the interview process, possibly several times. While not every interviewer is going to ask the exact same questions, there are several types of questions you should be prepared to answer.

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Topics: Career Advice, Healthcare

No Guilt Career by Balancing Work and Personal Life

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Balancing your work and your personal life can be a struggle. This can be particularly difficult for people just starting out in their career, especially if they are afraid they will lose their job or miss out on a promotion if they do not seem completely committed to the company. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to be successful in both.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Soft Skills for Career Success

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Learning a new skill or two or gaining experience is something that you'd expect out of just about any job that you can imagine. Continued learning of new skills or abilities is a good way to move up in your career or job and makes for a well-rounded resume. While gaining a skill of any sort is useful, often the skills built at work emphasize improving hard skills rather than soft skills. Today we'll take a look at the two different skill categories and explore some of the soft skills that are most useful for professional success.

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Seeking a Job as a Developmentally Disabled Grown-Up

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

One of the most difficult things to find for an older developmentally disabled person is a job. People living with a label are often rejected and can't find a job at all, or they are ridiculed so much in a job they already have that they end up quitting. This can plunge them into poverty, shame and depression.

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Topics: Career Advice, Behavioral Health

Asserting Yourself Effectively in Your Career

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Have you ever found yourself dialing it back at work to avoid seeming pushy, aggressive, or overly assertive? Or maybe asserting yourself feels uncomfortable or unnatural. If you've ever taken the Big Five Personality Test you probably have a good idea whether your individual personality leans more towards assertiveness or agreeableness. Whatever your natural personality tendencies are, chances are finding a level of combination that promotes your own professional goals without frustrating those around you will be good for your career.

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