21 10, 2021

5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Quitting Your Job

2021-10-21T09:32:03-04:00Categories: How to Survive the '9-5'|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Deciding to quit your job is a huge decision. It means throwing away your main source of income, and completely changing your day to day schedule. Both of those are two big changes that shouldn't be understated. Before making a rash decision, you should consider all of your options and their consequences. Asking these questions will help you make an informed decision. Why do I want to leave? Obviously the first step in the entire decision process is finding out why you want to quit. Realizing your motivations for wanting to leave is step one. Is it because you've grown [...]

14 10, 2021

Why You Shouldn’t Get Too Comfortable In Your Career

2021-10-07T10:46:58-04:00Categories: How to Survive the '9-5'|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Usually, being comfortable is a great thing. Finding a comfy chair, heating a room to the right temperature, or finding a good group of friends you can be yourself with. However, when it comes to your career, getting comfortable can be quite dangerous. Feeling comfortable in a career can lead to a lack of growth, and failure to move forward. In today’s blog, we’ll discuss why this happens, and how to avoid falling victim to it. […]

5 10, 2021

Making Professional Growth A Part Of Your Daily Routine

2021-10-07T09:41:22-04:00Categories: How to Survive the '9-5'|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Professional growth and development play integral parts in any professional’s career. They enable people to develop new skills, advance their qualifications, and become better employees. We’ve discussed why everyone needs a career growth strategy. So now 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! […]

4 08, 2021

How to Enjoy Your Morning Commute

2021-08-04T10:23:43-04:00Categories: How To, How to Survive the '9-5', Motivation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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. […]

22 07, 2021

3 Things To Discuss During Quarterly Meetings

2021-07-29T09:08:31-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, How to Survive the '9-5', Job Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Many employees have questions and concerns they’d like to discuss with their boss or manager. Similarly, managers may have concerns (or positive feedback!) they want to discuss with their employees. It can be hard to find the right time to do this but luckily, most bosses schedule quarterly meetings with their staff. Quarterly meetings occur a few times a year, hence the term quarterly, and are a great way to keep communication flowing between both parties. Not sure what to address at your next quarterly meeting? Not to worry, we’ve put together a list of the top 3 things that [...]

27 05, 2021

Criticism in the Workplace

2021-06-30T13:19:16-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, How to Survive the '9-5'|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

No matter how hard you work, everyone will face criticism at some point in their work day. You may be lacking in some responsibilities, or a colleague may disagree with your approach. Whatever the reason for it, a good employee should know how to deal with criticism at work. Firstly, it’s important to recognize that most workplace critiques are intended constructively, not maliciously. Given this, it’s crucial not to react emotionally. We’ll begin by discussing the best way to respond to criticism, and how to determine if it is constructive or not. […]

15 05, 2021

Why being a Proactive Employee Matters

2021-06-03T10:42:09-04:00Categories: How to Survive the '9-5', Job Efficiency, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

You may have seen job descriptions that are looking for a ‘self-motivated’ person, or someone who is a real ‘go-getter’. While the latter isn’t the most professional term, both of these descriptors find their way into job descriptions. So what are companies using this lingo really looking for? They want a proactive worker. Read on below for more reasons why people with this quality are in demand by employers. […]

27 04, 2021

Stop Saying Sorry at Work

2021-04-27T08:53:12-04:00Categories: General News, How to Survive the '9-5', Job Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

“Sorry to bother your…”, “sorry for not getting back to you sooner”, “sorry but I won’t have this done by tomorrow”, “sorry I’m booked this week”. Do any of these sound familiar? If you’re apologizing for these types of things on a daily or weekly basis, you are suffering from the sorry syndrome. Sorry to break it to you, but no more saying sorry! Apologizing for every little thing, whether it’s warranted or not, can have an array of negative effects on your career. […]

22 04, 2021

The ULTIMATE Email Organization Guide

2021-04-22T08:43:16-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, How to Survive the '9-5', Job Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Email is the main way people communicate in the workplace. Chances are, any important message you receive is going straight to your inbox. The problem of email overload and compulsive email checking has been around for years. However, it’s not inevitable and there are plenty of ways to organize your email so you don’t miss out on those important announcements or messages from your boss. […]

20 04, 2021

Work Habits to Ditch ASAP

2021-04-20T08:47:03-04:00Categories: General News, How to Survive the '9-5', Job Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you’re wondering how you can become happier, more productive, and an overall better employee at work, eliminating bad habits is the first step. Not only do they hinder your ability to do the best you can, but they also make you more prone to performance problems that can prevent you from moving up and even impact your work-life balance. Check out these poor habits that you need to ditch NOW! […]

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