Do You Need More Sleep?

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Not getting enough sleep is all too common for many Americans. In fact, the CDC reports that a third of U.S. adults get less than the recommended seven hours per night. They also add that failing to get enough sleep can have some serious long-term health consequences such as depression, heart disease and type 2… Read more »

Subtle Ways to Show Your Boss You’re Ready for a Raise

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Almost every employee would like a raise. But asking for one can often be difficult and uncomfortable. Fortunately, there are some other more subtle ways to go about it and show your boss you’re ready for a raise without formally asking for one. Here are some ideas. Be a Leader Displaying leadership is a surefire… Read more »

Don’t Stall Your Job Search Over the Holidays

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The holidays are a notoriously busy time of year. Therefore, many individuals are inclined to hold off on their job search until the new year. But it turns out this is a great time for job seekers, and there are several reasons you shouldn’t stall your job search over the holidays. Less Competition  The great… Read more »

5 TED Talks That Can Help You Become a Better Leader

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As an employer, sound leadership is an essential skill to have. Besides being important for building rapport with your staff and maximizing their productivity, effective leadership steers your company in the right direction and is key to its longevity. One of the top resources for learning about leadership is TED (short for technology, entertainment and… Read more »

Avoid Asking These Interview Questions During Your Hiring Process

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During an interview, you’ll want to ask several questions to get a sense of a candidate’s qualifications, experience and skill set. When doing so, it’s important to avoid certain illegal questions that are out of bounds and considered discriminatory in nature. There is even a federal law in place “that prohibits employers from discriminating against… Read more »

Break Free From a Negative Workplace

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Let’s be honest. Not everyone loves their job. But in some cases, a workplace can actually become toxic to the point it takes a toll on you mentally and physically. It can also drain your self-confidence and sap you of your energy. Below are some signs it’s time to break free from a toxic workplace…. Read more »

How Micromanagement is Hurting Your Team

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Managing a team of workers is seldom easy, and even those with the best of intentions can make some fundamental mistakes that can hinder progress and productivity. One common mistake is micromanaging, which can create a myriad of problems. Let’s take a look at what exactly constitutes micromanagement and some of the specific issues this… Read more »

Three Types of Interviewers to Be Prepared For

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When it comes to job interviews, preparation is key. While the individual personalities of interviewers can run the gamut, there are only a finite number of interviewer styles, which can be broken down into three primary types. Here are three of the most common interview styles you’ll encounter and how to prepare for them. The… Read more »