Why You Shouldn’t Skip Company Events

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Company Events

How to Survive the '9-5'
The clock strikes 5 o'clock, which means it's time for you to go home! However, there is a company event going on after work! Should you go? Absolutely! Company events are a great way to find more enjoyment in your job, and also benefit your career. It may be tempting to turn down any after-hours functions, but they typically are very rewarding, and can have a positive impact on your career life and your work environment. Why you ask? We'll explain the benefits below. (more…)
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The Importance of Understanding the Big Picture

The Importance of Understanding the Big Picture

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5'
When a company is looking to hire someone, the first order of business is writing a job description. This usually includes a breakdown of responsibilities, in addition to some qualifications such as education and experience. However, sometimes there are skills and qualifications that aren't listed on the job description, but are equally important. Understanding your job and the larger scope of the company is one of those skills. Realizing the stakes of the business and the importance of your role is an important skill for any employee. Below we'll break down why it's valuable to get the 'big picture', and what exactly it is. (more…)
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5 Ways to Liven Up Your Commute

5 Ways to Liven Up Your Commute

How to Survive the '9-5'
Commuting to work can be a drag, especially if you have a significant drive ahead of you. Knowing that you have to sit in the car each morning and evening isn't easy to look forward to. It can also be an incredibly frustrating way to start and/or end the day when traffic is bad. That's why today we've put together a quick list of a few things you can do to easily liven up your commute to work each day! So if you're interested, keep reading and check out the list below. (more…)
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How the New LinkedIn Design Affects Your Endorsements

How the New LinkedIn Design Affects Your Endorsements

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5', Resources for Job Seekers
Endorsements on LinkedIn have gone through multiple iterations over time. They are touted by LinkedIn as, "a great way to recognize your 1st degree connections' skills with one click". With them, you are able to easily endorse the skills and qualities of your first degree connections. LinkedIn also states that, "a high number of endorsements adds credibility to your profile". Having many of them in specific skills can certainly make you look qualified as a professional. However, LinkedIn's recent user interface/design update has changed how they work in a few ways. Read on to find out what you should do about the new update. (more…)
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8 Ways to Fit Professional Growth Into Your Weekly Routine

8 Ways to Fit Professional Growth Into Your Weekly Routine

How to Survive the '9-5'
Professional growth and development play integral parts in any professional's career. They enables people to develop new skills, advance their qualifications, and become better employees. Last week we discussed why everyone needs a career growth strategy. So this week we'll cover how you can integrate that growth into your weekly work routine with a few simple steps. Read on to start improving yourself today! (more…)
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How to Speed Up Your Computer

How to Speed Up Your Computer

How to Survive the '9-5'
It's the second Monday in February which, of course, means it's 'Clean Out Your Computer Day'! Even if you weren't aware that today is the special day, we're sure you'll still appreciate a few helpful tips. Working on a slow computer can be incredibly frustrating. It can deplete your motivation and kill productivity. Since we're  certainly no computer experts, we've scoured the web for the very best ways to clean up your computer- and speed it up at the same time! Below you'll find links explaining a few easy steps you can take to make your computer run more efficiently. Enjoy! (more…)
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Why You Need a Career Growth Strategy

Why You Need a Career Growth Strategy

How to Survive the '9-5'
Most professionals begin their career with lofty goals. They imagine C-suite and director positions, or being the best in their field. However, it can be hard to get from point A to point B. Starting in an entry level job is a good way to move up. And although it is a good way to start, you should only stay there while you're growing. You may blink and come to the realization that is's been a whole year and you're doing the same tasks for the same pay. This is why it's important to have a career growth strategy. (more…)
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Increase Your Chances of Getting Hired After an Internship

Increase Your Chances of Getting Hired After an Internship

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5'
Internships are fantastic opportunities to learn, grow, and network. It's a great way to get experience in your field, and build your skill set. However, many young professionals and recent grads approach internships for one reason- getting hired. Ironically, if this is all you are thinking about, it's not very likely for you to be brought on full time. It's very important to approach the internship in a certain way if you want to be considered to be hired. We'll discuss what the best mindset is along with some advice below. (more…)
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7 Steps to Stop Feeling Tired at Work

7 Steps to Stop Feeling Tired at Work

How to Survive the '9-5'
If you've been in the workforce, it's reasonable to assume that you've felt tired at work at some point. Maybe you had a conference over the weekend, or perhaps a big celebration. For whatever reason, you now find yourself barely able to keep your eyes open at your place of work. If you're currently struggling in this situation, we have some tips to help you prevent it from happening again.  (more…)
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What Not to Do: Job Search at Work

What Not to Do: Job Search at Work

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5', Resources for Job Seekers
If you're working on your job search while you are employed, you have no reason to be paranoid when searching. However if you are currently employed, it's important to be careful when looking. Since most positions of employment are at will, it's entirely possible that you could be terminated if your current employer discovers your job search. We'll discuss some ways for you to keep your job search off the radar. (more…)
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