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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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When New Jobs Are No Fun

When New Jobs Are No Fun

Oct 10, 2017

You’re starting a new job. Congrats! This means you are likely embarking on a newfound, improved, professional opportunity. You’ve probably received a salary increase, additional job responsibilities, and maybe a title change. There was likely an array of contributing factors enticing you to completely shake up your professional life and start this new job. However, the prospect of being the “new kid on the block” can often lead you to completely forget these aforementioned perks that once sounded so enticing. There’s no way around it-- a new job can feel completely unsettling and uncomfortable for a period of time.   

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Working From Home: Not So Easy

Working From Home: Not So Easy

Aug 15, 2017

From an outsider’s perspective, working from home seems like a luxury. As the rest of the world faces an arduous commute and deals with cranky coworkers, we imagine our friends working from home lounging on their couches, watching Ellen, and typing a few emails. It sounds perfect. Those who actually work from home would beg to differ and tell you it’s harder than it looks.   

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Before You Accept

Before You Accept

Aug 08, 2017

You’ve been hunting for a new job for what feels like an eternity. You’ve spent hours browsing LinkedIn, submitting applications, and interviewing with no end in sight. Naturally, when a job offer comes along, you’re inclined to immediately say “yes”.    

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Run Your Meetings. Don’t Let Them Run You.

Run Your Meetings. Don’t Let Them Run You.

Aug 01, 2017

We all have those particular meetings we dread. The calendar request promises it’s only going to take thirty minutes of your time, but you know better. Some of these meetings have the potential to be avoided with an email or phone call, but that would be too easy. Instead, you’re stuck in a conference room problem solving for an entire afternoon. Running a quick, effective meeting is easier said than done, but it is possible.   

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Resume 101

Resume 101

Jul 11, 2017

HR Departments see countless resumes come across their desks. This one, small document acts as your first impression and possibly your only chance to get your foot in the door. In a professional world where companies are drowning in the resumes of potential employees, you need to know the keys to standing out and vital errors to avoid. We’re here to help.   

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Your "Side Hustle" Decision

Your "Side Hustle" Decision

Jun 27, 2017

The days of nine-to-five are over. Now more than ever, professionals are clocking out of their day job and coming home to a second job—also known as a “side hustle”.   

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Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

Jun 20, 2017

As hard-working professionals, we are constantly looking for tips and tricks to help us better manage our time. If we just had a few more hours in our day, we’re pretty sure we could rule the world. Despite how desperately we try, we can’t seem to find that twenty-fifth hour, leaving us dejected and staring at an unfinished to-do list day after day.   

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Spotlight on Dr. Cris Glick

Spotlight on Dr. Cris Glick

Jun 13, 2017

A retired neonatologist and Director of Mississippi Lactation Services, Dr. Cris Glick has played a huge role in the lives of many women in the Jackson Metro Area and across Mississippi.    

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Everyone is Watching

Everyone is Watching

Jun 06, 2017

These days, social media seems to invade every corner of our lives. No matter your privacy settings, your personal social media pages can have serious effects on your professional reputation. These platforms give coworkers, clients, and potential employers an up close and personal look into your private life, but don’t delete your Facebook page just yet. If you simply consider a few things when engaging in social media, you’ll be fine.   

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