How to Communicate Under Stress

How to Communicate Under Stress

How to Survive the '9-5'
Effective communication under stress is a critical leadership component. Communicating under stress is a skill that everyone should have, regardless of their status in a company. Being able to think clearly, maintain composure, and make the right decision is key. If you allow stress to get the best of you, you may say something you didn’t mean to say or even upset those interacting with you. Find out the best tips to effectively communicate under stress by reading on! Take a Minute and Assess the Situation Before saying something you may not mean, take a minute to breathe. In the height of emotion, our communication skills may be a bit rocky. It’s best to wait and cool off. If someone is there seeking an immediate response, it’s ok to let…
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Link Roundup: What You Need to Know About the Job Market

Link Roundup: What You Need to Know About the Job Market

Link Roundups
With unemployment reaching a rare low, the job market is in a unique place. If you have the right set of skills, it's a great opportunity for you to find a company that will value you. In this week's Link Roundup, we pulled our favorite links that will help you understand the state of the current job market. Also, we've collected some of our favorite articles with job search advice. Check out the links below! Unemployment Rate Hits 3.9%, a Rare Low, as Job Market Becomes More Competitive In the latest job market news, the unemployment rate has continued to drop. This has tightened the market, and employers are having more trouble than ever finding the right candidates for their open positions. This puts job seekers in a great place…
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Link Roundup: How to Become a Smart Job Seeker and Valuable Employee

Link Roundup: How to Become a Smart Job Seeker and Valuable Employee

Link Roundups
Welcome back to another Link Roundup! This week, the advice is focused on making you a smarter job seeker, and a more valuable employee! These articles and blogs will help you cut down on extra time during your job search. Also, they'll help you get recognition in the workplace, and maybe land that promotion! Check out the links below. 4 Easy Social Media Updates That Will Give Your Career a Boost Social media is quickly becoming one of the most powerful tools a recruiter has at their disposal. Whether they're screening out candidates for a job, or checking up on current employees, many employers are using social media. How you present yourself online is very important, since it certainly could affect your career. There are certain things you should and…
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10 Reasons Why You Should Take a Vacation

10 Reasons Why You Should Take a Vacation

How to Survive the '9-5'
January 30th is National Plan for Vacation Day, with the intention of more Americans using their paid time off. Many of these days go unused, unfortunately. So in today's blog, we'll be explaining how vacation is not only good for you, it's also good for your career, and your health! It Gives You Something to Look Forward To For starters, having a vacation planned gives you something to look forward to on the calendar. So even if your days at work are long, you know you have something planned down the road that you can get excited about. This helps the days go by, and makes the passing time feel positive. Instead of getting stuck in the monotony of work day in and day out, you can look forward to…
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How to Cope with Impostor Syndrome at Work

How to Cope with Impostor Syndrome at Work

How to Survive the '9-5'
Have you ever felt like a fraud at work? Or you think you've only been getting by on luck alone instead of actual skill? These thoughts aren't uncommon, and they usually manifest in successful people. This misplaced feeling of inadequacy is known as impostor syndrome, and it affects many working professionals. Usually it is present in those who fear failure, like perfectionists, overachievers, and hard-workers. The same can happen to employees who are overworked, and expected to do an inordinate amount of work. Today we'll be providing some suggestions on how you can deal with impostor syndrome, and shift that focus to all you have to offer! (more…)
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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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Link Roundup: Looking Forward to Your Career in 2018

Link Roundup: Looking Forward to Your Career in 2018

Link Roundups
2017 is coming to a close, and 2018 is nearly upon us. It's a great time to do some self reflecting, and work on self development. With that in mind, we've gathered the best links we could find this week to prepare you for 2018. Whether it's your career, your job search, or your work life balance, we can help you get it in line for the new year. Read on below for the links! (more…)
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