Making the Most of Your Time Unemployed

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Due to layoffs or staffing cutbacks, many people are unfortunately finding themselves experiencing a long period of unemployment.   Of course, you should be spending some time looking through various job boards for postings. That being said, there are many more opportunities for advancing your career prospects than just looking at job boards. Even in the… Read more »

How to Level Up Your Customer Service Skills This Holiday Season

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The holiday season is a hectic time of year, and this added chaos makes dealing with other people much more difficult. Leveling up customer service skills is a good idea any time of year, especially during the holiday season.   Below are a few steps you can take to boost your customer service abilities.   Make a… Read more »

How to Give Back to Your Employees During the Holidays

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While it’s only natural to spread some cheer around the holidays, it is critical to remember that this can be a stressful time of year for your employees.   Many staff members will be attempting to navigate holiday obligations while feeling the stress of work, remote schooling, and social distancing. Moreover, people take vacations around the… Read more »

How to Adjust Your Morning Routine to be More Productive at Work

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Scientists from the University of Nottingham discovered that discipline and personal energy aren’t just linked but also limited resources. No matter how hard you try (or how much coffee you drink), your ability to stay focused and on-task will dwindle as the day wears on.    This depletion of discipline has serious consequences for your productivity…. Read more »

7 Ways to be More Productive While Working from Home

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If you’ve been working from home since the start of the pandemic, you’ve likely got the hang of it by now. However, there’s always room for more productivity.   The following tips can help you optimize your remote work situation and keep you on task throughout the day.   1) Pick a Space that Suits Your Needs  … Read more »

How to Create the Perfect Home Office

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Working at home isn’t a new development, and unfortunately COVID-19 has forced many businesses to make it a standard operating procedure for people who can do their job over the internet.   Consequently, many people have been forced into a makeshift office, and a lot of these spaces do not bode well for the long term…. Read more »

7 Tips to Have a More Positive Outlook on Work

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7 Tips to Have a More Positive Outlook on Work  From productivity goals to dealing with conflict when something goes wrong, the stress of a typical workday can make it very difficult to stay positive.  People who are able to stay positive have developed effective strategies for coping with workday stress. Below are a few… Read more »

5 Ways to Spot a Phishing Email at Work

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Of all the cyber threats that are out there, phishing is probably the most pervasive.   Because of their convenience and effectiveness against the most susceptible targets, phishing has long been popular with hackers. According to Verizon’s 2019 study, phishing is the top cause of company data breaches around the world.   While phishing attacks may differ… Read more »

5 Reasons to Consider a Temp Job (Especially During COVID)

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One of the knock-on effects of COVID-19 has been massive layoffs, furloughs, and terminations in almost every industry.  While some people have seen their jobs temporarily on hold while businesses wait for regular operations to resume, other workers are in high demand because they are part of essential services.     Companies in industries deemed “essential” need extra hands on deck to support overburdened systems,… Read more »

What Are Behavioral Interview Questions? (And How to Answer Them)

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Behavioral interview questions are a specific group of interview queries meant to assess candidates’ soft skills, such as problem-solving, leadership, and teamwork ability.    These questions ask a candidate to talk about events from their professional past that indicate various strengths and abilities. Candidates that thoughtfully prepare anecdotes for these questions have the added bonus of walking in more confident… Read more »