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Get Timely Email Replies Without Losing Professionalism or Productivity

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Email has become an indispensible communication tool for working professionals. But the ease of writing and sending email has led to a proliferation of messages filling inboxes. It can be hard for people to prioritize the messages they need to respond to first. But if you are following up on a message that requires a timely response, it’s hard to communicate that urgency.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Career Advice: 7 Ways to Ruin Your Career

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Do you ever wonder why your career isn't taking off?  Or maybe you can't get the promotion you have been waiting for. If so, you might be in need of some career advice to take your professional life to new heights.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

Why Talking Office Politics is a Bad Idea, And More Career Advice Tips

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM

For many people, the workplace is more than where they earn a living. Spending eight hours or more a day, five days a week with the same people can make your work colleagues some of your closes social contacts.

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Topics: Career Advice

Self-Improvement 101 --  4 Ways to Feed Your Hunger For Success

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM


When people hear the word "success", they most often think of it in regards to a career. But there is so much more to success than just professional achievements. And when there is no success in other areas of life, there is little chance that there will be any true success in career pursuits.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Self-Improvement: Two Hard to Learn Skills That Pay Off in The End

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 30, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Almost everyone wants to become better. But self-improvement requires effort. You don’t just wake up one day and haphazardly glide into a new and improved you. Becoming better takes work. But determining to grow into a stronger person is well worth the investment.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Career Advice a Hiring Manager Won't Tell You

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

A hiring manager will check to see if you're the right fit for a job, but it's up to you to see if the job is right for your career. Sometimes it can seem difficult or overwhelming to go from working a job to launching your career, but the most successful people out there - the CEOs, the startup millionaires, the ones calling the shots - made the shift not by trying to fit a job, but by making their jobs work for their long term goals.

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice

How To Launch A Career As A Leader

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The goal in achieving a dream career is to go from follower to leader. So how do you achieve this goal? As a new worker at any company you will start at the bottom, perhaps as an intern. But there are strategies and ways to climb to the top as fast as possible. They include; don't be afraid to fail (step outside your comfort zone), speak up, take responsibility and make big decisions and listen.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Job Search Advice

Job Search Advice From Your 18 Year-Old Self

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 26, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Most of us get our driver's licenses at age 16. It's a freeing experience to be able to get ourselves around wherever we want to go. And with that car usually comes an after school job. We all know that job isn't long-term. We know there are better things in store for us-- that there are jobs out there that will make us happier. Many of us are closely in tune with the things that make us feel happy, and we intend to keep that light-hearted feeling well into adulthood.

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice

Are You Overly Obsessed With Self-Improvement?

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM

It's always a good idea to stop and evaluate your life choices every once in a while. Many of us slowly sneak our way into daily desserts or end up forgetting we even have a gym membership that we're not using! But there's a line that some younger generations are crossing. This line between healthy reflection and an obsession with self-Improvement.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Bad Management Skills = Poor Outcomes

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM

From churches to football teams and armies to corporations, every group with a mission needs a leader. Being in a position of authority doesn't necessarily translate into good leadership. General George Custer had the rank, but his poor management skills cost him his life and the lives of his entire force at the Battle of Little Bighorn. Nothing that dire is at stake in the office, but bad management can tank productivity, sour the work force and sabotage the company's goals and mission.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

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