The 10 Things Productive People Always Do

Ms. Career Girl

Regardless of whether you oversee 100 employees or 100 departments, when it comes to being a productive worker and boss, nothing is as important as overseeing yourself. From banishing the monster of multi-tasking to taking regular breaks, productivity is a practice that anyone can master.

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My 3 Words for 2014

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Each year, Chris Brogan, Publisher of Owner Magazine and CEO/President of Human Business Works, blogs about his 3 Words for the new year. He describes the words as “shorthand representation of your bigger story.

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Your Email Signature: Another Personal Branding Tool

Executive Career Brand

I estimate that more than half of the emails I receive from executive job seekers have only one line in their email signatures. their name. Sometimes their signature is the default they use in doing business through their employers, which may not be appropriate to use in their job search.

Importance of Your LinkedIn Profile Picture


Ever asked yourself why YouTube’s popularity is growing exponentially? The answer is that people are much more attracted to information they get via images versus having to read content. Well, the same principle applies about photos on LinkedIn profiles.

The Cost of Poor National Maternity Leave Policies


The New York Times published a graphic over the weekend that is currently making the rounds on social media showing paid maternity leave policies in every country in the world.

3 Reasons Coaching Can Improve Your Career

Professional Resume Services

You could think that since you have been in the workforce for years, you don’t need a coach. But isn’t that kind of like saying that a professional athlete doesn’t need a coach because they have been competing for years? A coach sees stuff you can’t see.

The Future of Work

Sklover Working Wisdom

— Will most employees become freelancers? —. It’s a trend, a growing trend, a worldwide trend – and a troubling trend.

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Make Liberal Arts A Successful College Major Choice

Career Key

Forget the war on liberal arts ! Liberal arts majors can make successful college majors.

Determining Your Next Career Step

Career Copilot

When it comes to your career, standing still for too long is not a good idea. It doesn’t matter if you are happy in your job right now; you still should be thinking of your next move. In fact, when you are satisfied at work is a great time to think about your next career [.]. Your Career

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Five Tips on How to Focus at Work


Who hasn’t struggled with concentration at work and with any other place or activity for that matter? We all do in different ways, depending on our personality tendencies, strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes it is not nearly enough to tell yourself, “Snap out of this and concentrate!” Many times, starting this internal dialogue leads to negative […] The post Five Tips on How to Focus at Work appeared first on WorkArrow.

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How to Ace a Phone Interview

Ms. Career Girl

You’ve finally decided that you’re ready for the next step in your professional career. You’ve been searching job boards and applying to jobs that sound interesting to you. Finally, a note back from an employer, hoping to get you on the phone for a telephone interview.

My Parents and Their Encore Careers!

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” ” ~Maya Angelou Robert’s and my soul-enriching spring trip to Kansas City, MO, to visit my folks commenced this past week.

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10 Blogs for Job Search, Personal Branding and Career Help

Executive Career Brand

Prompted by the theme for this month’s Career Development Carnival , a showcase of the best blog posts from career experts, I’ve compiled a short list of excellent blogs and websites for job seekers and careerists.

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Five Keys To Developing Your Personal Brand Story

Threshold Consulting

Perhaps the most important lesson of my life is this: there is a big difference between being alive and truly living. I started my career working my way up the corporate rungs … Yet, I was missing work and life balance. So, I transferred to Boulder….

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Outside of the Bubble


No matter what industry or type of organization you work in, there is a good chance that at some point in your career you have experienced feeling like you are in a bubble.

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What Should You Include in Your Cover Letter?

Professional Resume Services

Most people are perfectly comfortable with their resume. They have it set out in the proper format for the type of career they have and everything about it is professional. The problem comes when they have to write a cover letter.

How to Do Your Interview Preparation


A much larger extent of our communication is done via our body language, than what we say. For this reason, it pays to brush up on your non-verbal communication skills prior to attending an interview.

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Resume Writing Solutions for a Career Change

Careers Done Write

Resume writing is a challenge for many. It can be a very frustrating experience if you are planning a major career change. It does not have to be frustrating. With the right approach you can craft a resume that paves a path to your new career.

Using LinkedIn Alumni to Explore Careers and Majors

Career Key

If you want to make a career change , choose a career , or choose a major , LinkedIn Alumni is a helpful addition to other career information resources that opens your mind to career and education options.

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10 Body Language Tips for Interviewing

Resume Bear

Your body language could help you land your dream job. From eye contact to posture to the way you fix your hair, avoid these 10 physical slip-ups in your next job interview. Watch Your Posture. Leaning back is lazy or arrogant, leaning forward is aggressive and slouching is just lazy.

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5 Facts About Becoming a Nurse Educator

Career Alley

As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, even experienced nurses and health care professionals are looking for ways to increase their marketability and career prospects. One way many nurses are doing that is by earning an advanced degree, such as a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

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Surviving Graduate School

Ms. Career Girl

Deciding to go back to school is a big decision and what makes it more complicated is that there is never a perfect time. For me personally going back shortly after completing my undergraduate degree worked for me as I was still used to homework and “school” type life.

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Without Words, Stories Will Wither

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “We hear the mantra everywhere: make it visual, use more pictures, forget text–it’s all about images,” said Neicole Crepeau in her recent blog post, In the Age of Images, Why Words Still Dominate.

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10 Reasons To Love Your Personal Brand

Executive Career Brand

Are you someone who thinks personal branding is not for you because it’s all about self-promotion, and you never liked tooting your own horn, or people who do? Besides, you say to yourself, branding is for products. You’re not a “brand”, you’re a person, right?

Interview Answers Must Be Short. Know Why?


I’m not sure whether you’re like me. I’ve stopped reading! I read no more. I skim and browse and hover over the surface of words, and when I find something interesting, only then do I dig in and absorb the content. Nowadays, because of ubiquitous electronic media, you can immediately suffocate from constant immersion in […] The post Interview Answers Must Be Short. Know Why? appeared first on WorkAlpha. Interview Interview Answers Interview Tips

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Preventing Burnout: Job Crafting


Burnout is more than exhaustion. In addition to becoming tired, people lose their enthusiasm for their work. They want more distance from the expectations, obligations, and demands of worklife.

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Dressing For Success: Yes it Still Matters

Professional Resume Services

It’s funny that this still has to be pointed out to people, but it does. When you are interviewing for a job, you need to dress in a certain manner. Torn jeans, a dirty t-shirt, and uncombed hair will simply not cut it in the corporate world. Neither do gauges, visible tattoos, or piercings.

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5 Tips For Giving A Natural Interview


When young people prepare to enter professional environments for the first time, there is often a virtual avalanche of advice to consider.

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Five Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Your Boss

Careers Done Write

If the kind of relationship you have with your boss can determine how successful you are in your career and ultimately how much money you can earn, why not invest the time and commitment necessary to make sure you and your direct manager see eye-to-eye?

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“You expect me to believe THAT??!!”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Smiling People Make More Money. Yes, that is what I said. Sure, earning more money would seem to make people smile more, right? Actually, a recent study suggests it is the other way around: smiling people earn more than scowlers.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Career: Questioning the Status Quo, Persistence

Career Key

Martin Luther King, Jr. courtesy:Wikipedia) While reflecting on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this week, two characteristics of his career stuck out to me: questioning the status quo and persistence.

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Using Your Career Experience to Save Money

Career Alley

No matter how you cut it, college is expensive. The price tag for four years of tuition, room and board, fees and books can exceed six figures in some cases. Even attending a public university can cost more than $10,000 per year.

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10 Simple Ways to Create a Work/Life Balance

Ms. Career Girl

Balance is necessary in all aspects of our lives: from the peanut butter to jelly ratio that our parents exercised while making us sandwiches to finding the right amount of time to spend between your boyfriend and best friend. Why should your career be any different?

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Sailing Into My 50th Birthday

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter With the flip of a calendar page, I sailed into 50 on Sept. Coffee on the porch with my handsome husband and fur family helped ease into the morning. This was followed by an invigorating call from my sister, Janet, and a power workout setting the day on just the right [.]

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Best Kept Secret to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile

Executive Career Brand

Executive recruiters and hiring decision makers at your target companies search LinkedIn using relevant keywords to locate good-fit candidates.

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Fake LinkedIn Invitations: An Update

The Job Quest

Those scammers who are trying to sucker you with fake LinkedIn invitations are getting craftier (maybe it’s because they’ve read the original post I wrote last spring calling them out).

Preventing Burnout: What Managers Can Do


Burnout presents two distinct challenges for managers. Addressing their own inclinations towards burnout, and 2. Helping their employees to avoid burnout. A basic principle for helping others avoid burnout is that people do not always follow through.

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