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Why Optimism Is Good for You

Optimism is the hidden key to your personal and business success. Optimists possess a clear vision of an exciting life, confidently work on goals to achieve their vision, and take self-responsibility. In contrast, pessimists have no clear vision of a fantastic life, and they love to complain, […]

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Simple Ways To Reduce Stress At Work

Get along with people. Low-stress employees usually create smooth working relationships with practically everyone. To do this, find things you have in common and act friendly with absolutely everybody from the president down to the janitors. Always be diplomatic and tactful. Never act impatient nor angry regardless […]

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More Cover Letter Tips

Make it personal. Do not address a cover letter to a generic being, such as “hiring manager.” While finding the correct addressee might take a little work, finding that person is well worth the effort. Call the company and ask to whom to send your resume. If […]

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The Top 10 Questions Most Often Asked by Interviewers

To be prepared for an interview it is helpful to have an understanding of the questions you may be asked and to have prepared answers for them. As you read the questions below, think of adaptations to these and then answer them. You may want to say […]

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Making LinkedIn Work for You

With roughly one new member joining per second, LinkedIn has rapidly developed into a global professional networking superpower. But with so many people competing for attention on the site, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. Here are a few quick tips to help you get […]

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Are You Bored at Work?

Are you bored at work? Stuck in a rut? Unengaged? According to ABC employment expert Tory Johnson, “Worker dissatisfaction ranges from feeling overqualified with no sign of advancement opportunity to feeling underappreciated by bosses who treat underlings as though they are lucky to be employed.” Whatever the […]

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5 Ways to Stay Positive at Work

In the book Positive Organizational Scholarship, Kim Cameron suggests we should shift from negative to positive and concentrate on “what makes life worth living.” Here are five ways to shift from negative to positive whether you’re the boss or a well-meaning team member trying to make a […]

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The Seven Worst Communication Habits

The quality of your communication is always important, and increased skillfulness offers many benefits. Yet in more difficult times, such as when the economy is in recession, the quality of your communication becomes even more important. Sometimes the cost of poor communication is immediate, and sometimes it […]

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Learning to Co-Exist With Co-Workers

Eight hours a day. Five days a week. Fifty weeks a year. You spend almost as much time with your co-workers as you do with your family. The moral of the story? Good relationships with co-workers are the single most important factor for job satisfaction. Without them, […]

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Tips For Smoother Conversations

Recently, I heard someone say, “Communication is easy.” I disagree. Talking is easy; communication, which means an exchange or communion with another, requires greater care and skill. An exchange that is a communion demands that we listen and speak skillfully, not just talk mindlessly. And interacting with […]

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