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 »

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 »

Is Your First Job Offer The Right One?

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Regardless of whether a first offer for a job is generous or downright insulting, the last thing you want to do is accept it without thinking about it. Consider every offer from all angles: If it falls short of what you wanted, you might want to consider a counter offer, or you may determine that… Read more »

How To Make Sure Your Staff Enjoys Coming Into Work Every Day

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The old saying goes, “It’s called work for a reason,” but coming into work every day shouldn’t have to feel like soul-deadening drudgery. Many companies are finding ways to emotionally connect their staff members to their jobs so they enjoy coming into work. Read more below on how to make sure your employees look forward to… Read more »

Avoid These Mistakes When Looking For A Job

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One way to look a job search is to consider it an exercise in not making mistakes: If you “do all the right things,” an offer will eventually come your way. Below are the most common job search mistakes and how to avoid them. Conducting a Narrow Search One common mistake that people make is… Read more »

Follow Our Advice to Get Promoted in the Next 3 Months!

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Whether you have been getting passed over for promotions, or there is limited opportunity for growth at your company, being in the same job for a long period of time can make you feel adrift in the middle of the ocean. It doesn’t have to be that way. There are simple approaches that can help… 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 »