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Seize Opportunity: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Seize Opportunity: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Mar 13, 2018

Most people are wired to avoid situations that make us uncomfortable. We know what we’re good at and who we trust. We enjoy the bubble we’ve made for ourselves. Venturing beyond our comfort zone could risk the possibility of awkward conversations, asking for help, or failure.   

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How to Take the Awkwardness Out of Networking

How to Take the Awkwardness Out of Networking

Mar 06, 2018

You’ve just walked into a room, business cards and notepad in hand, full of the hustle and bustle of conversation with people who look, and probably are, super important.
   

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Refining Our Vocabulary

Refining Our Vocabulary

Feb 27, 2018

Throughout the day, we all make conscious decisions as to how to appear more confident and professional within the workplace. We carefully choose what we’re going to wear; we make sure to appear polished when we walk through those doors at the beginning of the day. However, there is one area of our professional lives that can often end up on autopilot, and the mistakes that creep in discount our confidence and credibility: our words.   

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Keeping The Rhythm

Keeping The Rhythm

Feb 19, 2018

Hi, ladies! My name is Laurel Donahoo and I am a born-and-raised Mississippi girl who works part time at a local design firm doing social media, part time as a blogger, seasonally as a freelance writer, and full time as a wife and mommy to my most favorite people in the world! It is an honor to have the opportunity to contribute to the blog over here at The Source today! I love this organization and fully believe in what they are doing for the women of Mississippi!   

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Be Bold and Apply!

Be Bold and Apply!

Feb 13, 2018

There is a statistic that constantly makes its way around professional circles. It’s a statistic that deserves our attention, especially as women. According to an HP internal report, “Men apply for a job when they meet only 60% of the qualifications, but women apply only if they meet 100% of them.”    

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Make Technology Work for You: Get Organized

Make Technology Work for You: Get Organized

Feb 06, 2018

Technology can be our best friend or our worst enemy. We waste an endless amount of time perusing social media and neglecting other important aspects of our day. On the other hand, technology has connected us to opportunities generations before us could never imagine.    

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Stop Feeling Impolite: Tips For Making "The Ask"

Stop Feeling Impolite: Tips For Making "The Ask"

Jan 30, 2018

For many, the task of “making an ask” invokes unpleasant feelings. Whether we’re negotiating a salary, fundraising, selling a product, or asking for a big favor, we often sell ourselves short simply because we don’t know how to execute “the ask.” Our overly-courteous inclinations tend to overtake the situation, and we walk away wishing we could have acted more boldly.    

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How Long Should Your Resume Be?

How Long Should Your Resume Be?

Jan 23, 2018

For every HR director out there in the professional world recruiting talent for their businesses, there are probably just as many opinions on what the perfect resume looks like. Resumes have evolved somewhat over recent years as technology has evolved. However, one of the topics still up for discussion is the appropriate length of a resume.    

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Life on the Road: Self-Care While Traveling

Life on the Road: Self-Care While Traveling

Jan 16, 2018

Self-care is always a hot topic at the beginning of the year. It’s a laudable goal with countless personal benefits, especially for a multitasking professional. Self-care can be somewhat easy to incorporate into your daily routine until your routine is thrown off track. How do we practice self-care when traveling?   

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A Post Holiday Slump: Motivating Your Team in 2018

A Post Holiday Slump: Motivating Your Team in 2018

Jan 09, 2018

January is reputed as the perfect time to get motivated and make a push towards some new goals. Everyone throws around the phrase “clean slate.” Maybe this is true for some, but we can’t help but think there are a few people out there who are having a tough time refocusing after a long, leisurely holiday season.   

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