How to Make A Smooth Transition Back Into Work After Maternity Leave

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Returning to work after welcoming a new child to your family is a massive change, for your personal and professional life. Balancing your career with the needs of a new child is hard, even if you are lucky enough to regularly get a full night’s sleep. Getting through the first few weeks requires patience, trust,… Read more »

Reasons to Make Sure Employees Are Using Their Vacation Time

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Americans are notorious for not using all their allotted paid vacation time. There are many reasons why employees don’t use their paid time-off, but they are usually related to a perceived lack of job security or concerns about the impact an absence will have on their workload. Some employees may skip vacation because they are… Read more »

What to Do When After-Work Happy Hours Aren’t Your Thing

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Whether it’s for religious reasons, dealing with addiction issues or just due to personal preference, many people don’t drink alcohol. Unfortunately, the business world tends to be swimming in the stuff.  Abstaining from excess is admirable, but it may not feel that way when it comes to your career. People typically bond at workplace happy hours and industry conference social events. Simply put,… Read more »

4 Ways to Better Communicate With Your Customers

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Communication is key in every aspect of business, but it is particularly crucial when it comes to customer service. Improving communication with customers can not only boost your bottom line, it can also support employee morale and engagement. Below are four ways that you can communicate better with your customers. 1.      Listen When customers are… Read more »

5 Checkmarks to Ensure You Picked the Right Career for Yourself

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There comes a point in almost everyone’s career where they hit a brick wall. Maybe they’re frustrated by setbacks or they feel stagnant at their current job. When this happens, it’s common to reevaluate your career and figure out if there’s any point in continuing down this career track. In this situation, a basic test… Read more »

How to Discuss Your Previous Job in an Interview

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One of the most difficult facets of a job interview is the unavoidable subject of previous jobs. From giving details about past salary to gossiping about former boss, there are so many pitfalls when it comes to talking about past jobs; it can be challenging to know what’s the best thing to say. When interviewers inquire… Read more »

3 Tips to Find a Job You’ll Love

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Looking for a job you love can be like dating: After a good first impression, you might end up in a great situation, or you might find yourself in stuck in a toxic relationship. It’s important to have a job that you love, both for right now and for down the road. Sometimes, that might… Read more »

What Happens if You Don’t Have Reliable Transportation?

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Everyone understands that car ownership is neither cheap nor without complications, and therefore, someone not having a dependable vehicle is very relatable. Making matters worse is the fact that public transit in much of the United States isn’t great. People without a car often must adjust their routines accordingly and use a patchwork of transportation… Read more »

4 Ways to Actually Achieve Your Career Goals This Year

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‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions and Goals for the Year. Have you made yours yet? If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? Even if you have, setting goals should be just the start of your process, especially if your goals are career-related. To achieve major career objectives in 2019, take control over… Read more »