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Shape Your Future With the Best Career Plan

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 21, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Coming up with a career plan is essential since it drives you in the right direction, and it clearly defines your future. With a good career plan, you'll be able to know your weaknesses and strengths, and the expertise needed to meet your future goals.

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Topics: Career Advice

Find Real Happiness at Work

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Are you happy with your job? A recent study indicates that 88% of people leave their jobs, not because they want more money, but because they're unhappy. Does that mean employees are doomed to struggle through each day just for the sake of a check? Definitely not. In fact, you are the one who is in control of your happiness at work. Check out the following tips on how to maximize your happiness without minimizing your paycheck.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Help! My Boss is a Natural Disaster!

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM

We've all had them. Bosses who are so self centered, so overbearing, so loud that we cringe when they say our names. You spend your entire workday hoping to dodge their attention. Calling them a "disruptive leader" is putting it mildly. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) calls them Tornado Bosses.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

New Managers: Gain Trust & Respect From Staff

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 24, 2019 8:00:00 AM

If you've recently been hired, promoted or transferred as a manager you've got a big job in front of you. It might feel like an uphill battle at first. Not only do you have new responsibilities, you need to make the right impression on staff. It can be a delicate balance between competency and an overbearing personality.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Create a "How-to-Work With Me" Management Guide for Your Employees

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Most managers strive to make a positive connection with their direct reports. Sometimes, they don't succeed. Even caring, competent managers may fail to relate well with their employees. Personality conflicts or different job-related expectations can cause these issues.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Career Advice: Learn It's Okay to Say No

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Embracing "it's okay to say no" can be difficult at any stage in your career. Learning to say no keeps what doesn't belong in your career and life from crowding out what should be there. Make room for the career you want by learning to say no.

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Topics: Career Advice

Finding a Mentor for Career Growth

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

A mentor is a very valuable person you can have in your life. Many people don't see education as a life-long process but it really is. If you're not learning, you're not growing, and after receiving a formal education, a lot of people think that they're set in life and won't need another teacher to show them the way. But a mentor does more than what a teacher would do. A mentor guides you, advises you, and supports you in not only your personal life, but also in your career. Think of a mentor as a friend who've done what you've done and can show you how to do it better than what you're doing now.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Important Career Advice Nobody Will Tell You

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Everyone who has been job searching knows the struggles of landing the ideal position. But they're probably tired of hearing the same kind of advice that's being touted over and over again; namely suggestions on how to tailor your resume or follow up with people in your social networks.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Finding a Hobby Can Make You Better at Your Job

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Did you know that having a hobby is correlated with a higher quality of work performance? This is because investing in something you like creates a sense of belonging and purpose, which removes stress accumulated from a typical workday. Whether it's attending a sports club, baking cupcakes for a party, or hiking in the woods, hobbies allow you to actively engage in your life without the pressure of having to meet someone else's expectations.

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Topics: Career Advice

The Importance of Workplace Interpersonal Skills

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Every workplace has employees with different personalities, and the only way to foster collaboration in such an environment is by cultivating good interpersonal skills as an individual.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

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