Link Roundup: Loving Your Job Isn’t Impossible

Link Roundup: Loving Your Job Isn’t Impossible

How to Survive the '9-5', Link Roundups
Though loving our jobs every day is close to impossible, it’s still important that we have a general sense of meaning and satisfaction. Maintaining job satisfaction can be done through many different ways in addition to taking the time to step back from your work now and then to regain productivity. Find out how in this week’s round of blogs below! (more…)
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What to Ask Your Boss After They Shut down Your Idea

What to Ask Your Boss After They Shut down Your Idea

How to Survive the '9-5'
Unfortunately, not every idea you come up with is going to be a winner and not everyone sees things in the same way. When a boss shoots down an idea, it can seem like the worst case scenario. But, it’s not the end of the world! Getting turned down and ditching the idea would be the bad route to take. Once you receive negative feedback, try to learn from it and never be afraid to ask questions for clarification. Open communication in the workplace helps improve a lot of aspects of job satisfaction. So, how do we bounce back when one of our ideas is shut down? By asking some of the important questions mentioned below! (more…)
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The Work Habits You Need to Break

The Work Habits You Need to Break

How to Survive the '9-5'
We all have bad habits and accumulating more and more over time can reflect poorly on your work ethic. The more habits you have, the tougher they will be to break. Sometimes we may not even notice we have said bad habit! We have listed a few of the most common bad work habits below for you to be aware of and how to break them if you can relate. Breaking these habits will make you a more satisfied and motivated employee. (more…)
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5 Ways to Make a New Employee Feel Welcome

5 Ways to Make a New Employee Feel Welcome

Behind the Scenes, How to Survive the '9-5'
Preparing for a new employee’s arrival is exciting and very important! From the moment they walk through the door, they should feel welcome, appreciated, and a part of the team. You want to make a great first impression with them and landing that first impression could lead to motivation, increased quality of work, and employee retention! Check out these 5 tips on making a new employee feel at home during their first days at the office. Be Prepared It is important to be prepared before the employee’s first day at the office. Ahead of time, make a schedule of tasks and training times. Keeping a new employee busy is a great start to job satisfaction. If an employee shows up with little work to do or is just thrown into…
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5 Ways to Find Satisfaction In Your Job

5 Ways to Find Satisfaction In Your Job

How to Survive the '9-5'
Finding satisfaction in your job is an important part of a healthy career. No matter how much you are paid, and how successful you are, job satisfaction is a crucial component of the mix. Feeling unfulfilled and unsatisfied isn't uncommon, and knowing how to address it at work is valuable  for any professional. Below we highlight a few different ways you can try to bring back that sense of fulfillment and satisfaction to your work. (more…)
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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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Looking Beyond A Job’s Salary

Looking Beyond A Job’s Salary

General Job Search Advice
When you begin a job search, salary is one of the first things considered, which makes sense! Having a job with a salary pays for living expenses, food, gas, and everything else we need to function. However, it's easy to get sucked into the continual pursuit of more and more money, sometimes at the cost of finding the right job. Today we're offering an alternate perspective of where to focus in your job search. Read below for more! (more…)
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