6 Tips to Staying Positive Now that the Weather is Colder

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The leaves are off the trees, and it’s getting c-c-cold out there! Not only that, but the skies are looking pretty grey these days, and it can be easy to slip into a bit of a funk. Feeling down isn’t just bad for your personal life, it’s also bad for your professional life since it’s… Read more »

How to Negotiate Your Pay Before Saying Yes to a Job Offer

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If you accept a job offer with a salary that you don’t like, you’re not only setting yourself back in the short-term, you’re also looking at long-term pay issues, as all of your raises moving forward will be based off that initial salary. Clearly, it’s in your best interest to negotiate if you receive an… Read more »

5 Ways to Improve Overall Safety in the Workplace

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In addition to the human costs, which can be devastating, the financial costs of workplace injuries can seriously impact a company. Each year, American companies lose billions of dollars due to injury and illness. If you want to keep a lid on workplace injuries, you should make workplace safety a major component of your company’s… Read more »

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 »

How to Be Okay with Not Everyone Liking You

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Many of us are “people pleasers”: We want people to like us, so we go the extra mile to please them. You might think of that as a harmless personality quirk but having the urge to want everyone to like you can be counterproductive in today’s business environment. In fact, being okay with not pleasing… Read more »

5 Easy Steps to Asking Your Boss for Time Off

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In the typical American workplace, hard work is something to be proud of; however, an unfortunate side effect is the peer pressure to avoid taking time off. In fact, studies regularly show that Americans don’t use millions of days in paid vacation time each year.  If you work hard, you need a vacation. But because of peer pressure, a new boss… Read more »

How to Get a Job as an LPN

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A career in healthcare is very accessible and one of the best entrance points is a job as a licensed nurse practitioner (LPN). The typical job of an LPN involves providing routine care, monitoring patient health and providing assistance to other healthcare professionals. LPNs are usually responsible for giving medication, tracking vital signs, following up… 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 »