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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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Caution: Toxic Work Environment Ahead

Caution: Toxic Work Environment Ahead

Sep 26, 2017

Monday through Friday we spend more time with our professional colleagues than our own families. Therefore, it is imperative to our personal well being that our workplace be a positive and fulfilling environment.   

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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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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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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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Before You Click Send

Before You Click Send

May 02, 2017

Emails serve as the predominate form of communication between modern professionals and the rest of the world. Our business relationships depend on the effectiveness of our emails, and just like everything else we put out into the world, our email style contributes to our own personal brand.   

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Discussing Politics in the Office

Discussing Politics in the Office

Mar 28, 2017

Our mothers always told us, “Never discuss religion or politics”. Unfortunately, in today’s hyper-connected, twenty-four-hour news cycle obsessed world, we are constantly surrounded by politics. We look down at our phones, we turn on our computers, we pass by a television, and all we see is political chatter. So, how should this translate into our professional lives?    

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