Why You Should Manage Your Boss

Why You Should Manage Your Boss

How to Survive the '9-5'
Happy Boss's day! To celebrate, today's blog will discuss how you can manage your boss and work towards a better relationship. Too many employees think their relationship with their superior is a one way street. All they do is take orders and do what is asked. Not only is this potentially hurting productivity, it's also ruining your chances to have a good rapport. Managing your boss is mutually beneficial, and will provide a benefit to them as well as you. You will be more productive, your boss will reach more of their goals, and it will all be less stressful. Understanding Your Boss The first step in managing your boss is understanding them. Firstly, you have to stop seeing them as just the person in charge. Just like you, they…
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Making Friends At a New Job

Making Friends At a New Job

How to Survive the '9-5'
Starting a new job always conjures a variety of emotions. It's usually an odd balance of nerves and excitement. A new job means a new workplace, new responsibilities, and also new coworkers. You may have made strong bonds at your last job, and not knowing anyone going into a new job can be tough. However, that doesn't mean it has to stay that way! Having friends in the workplace can significantly improve the quality of your work day. In today's blog we'll explore some ways you can make friends in a new workplace. (more…)
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7 Tips to Maintain A Healthy Work-Life Balance

7 Tips to Maintain A Healthy Work-Life Balance

How to Survive the '9-5'
Sometimes losing yourself in your work is exactly what you need, but not all the time. Maintaining a healthy work-life balance will keep you happy, and your work will be better for it. Today, we're discussing 7 simple ways you can improve your own work-life balance. The best part? The advice below can be used before, during and after work. So start implementing them this week! (more…)
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3 Things To Discuss on Boss / Employee Exchange Day

3 Things To Discuss on Boss / Employee Exchange Day

How to Survive the '9-5'
Although you may not have heard of it, today is actually a holiday called 'Boss/Employee Exchange Day'. The idea behind this day is that a boss and their employee swap roles to see what it is like to work in the other's shoes. Ideally this will give both parties a better idea of their responsibilities and what a day looks like. The goal is to reach a better understanding of the other's respective roles, and how they can work together. Obviously doing this swap isn't feasible at most companies, so we've come up with an alternative. Instead of swapping, ask your boss if you can have a discussion about your role to make sure you are being fully utilized. We've broken down some topics to cover during this conversation below.…
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5 Reasons You Should Consider Leaving Your Job

5 Reasons You Should Consider Leaving Your Job

How to Survive the '9-5'
Knowing exactly when it's time to up and leave a job can be a tough. It's a hard decision to make, but sometimes it does have to be made. It can be easy to settle into a job and get comfortable even though it may not be the best for your career. Today we'll be listing five reasons you should consider leaving your job. We've listed them in order of severity, so the higher on the list, the bigger the issue. 1. You're Not Growing or Learning First and foremost is the problem of your job becoming stagnant. It's important to always be learning new things, or taking on new projects. If you've realized that your job is consistently the same basic work day in and day out, you may want…
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How Company Benefits Are Changing, And Why It Helps You

How Company Benefits Are Changing, And Why It Helps You

How to Survive the '9-5'
If you've ever seen "The Internship" you know the film showcases some of the unique benefits of working at Google. Free lunch, nap pods, campus bikes, and a ping pong table break-room are only a few that are shown. You may think the film embellishes on the fun atmosphere of Google, but it's actually a very accurate portrayal of what it's like to work for the search giant. Offering quirky benefits may have started in Tech Valley, but it's now expanded beyond. Many other companies now offer unlimited vacation, nap rooms, and paid parental leave. That's just to name a few! You may wonder, why are so many companies following suit? We'll explain why today! (more…)
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7 Things You Shouldn’t Be Doing On LinkedIn

7 Things You Shouldn’t Be Doing On LinkedIn

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5'
LinkedIn is a great resource to further your career and grow your network. We've also reached the point where not having a profile may hurt your job search. Now more than ever, it's important to have a profile set up and active. However, since it is a professional social network, it behaves slightly differently from the likes of Facebook and Twitter. There is also a different set of rules. Today we'll explain some of those rules and why you shouldn't break them. (more…)
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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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