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How to psych yourself up for a challenging assignment
With sky-high expectations, a tight deadline and a whole lot of moving parts, you've got yourself a pretty challenging assignment. Here's how to finally get started once you stop groaning about it.
Survey: 64% of applicants are better on paper than in person
You can have the best credentials in the world, but when you show up to the interview, you'd better deliver. New research shows that a surprising 64% of senior managers report that it's common for a job candidate with a great resume to not deliver at the interview.
How to deal with that bossy coworker who acts like your supervisor
Know-it-all coworkers are one thing, but ones who act like they're your actual manager are a completely different beast. Here's how to keep them from controlling your workday.
3 tips for introverts that can help them succeed in communication-heavy roles
You’ll find it much easier and more enjoyable for introverts to communicate if you know people value what you’re saying.
4 hacks for your next business flight
Flying on a plane for business travel can be a hassle. Here's how to make that adventure less stressful, so that you can focus on what really matters.
How to rebound after not landing a big promotion
Here's how to cultivate positive meaning after being passed over for a promotion and rebound more brilliantly than ever before.
Conquer distractions with this simple chart
In this Golden Age of distractions, what does it take to focus? Instead of blaming our puny attention spans, we should dig deeper to understand how certain products affect us.
4 ways to beat the bad weather blues
Spring weather may not be here yet, but that shouldn't stop you from embracing the new season.
How to socialize with coworkers if you are not friends
Here's how to be friendly at work and socialize with your coworkers... without necessarily becoming friends with them.
Here’s how to leave work on time — every time
It may seem impossible to take back control of your workday, but there are research-backed tips on how to leave work on time in a professional manner. Here's how.
10 female executives on how you can empower younger employees
As a woman, to not only rise to a leadership position but to exceed in influencing younger generations of trailblazers, it’s important to approach the workplace and your career through the lens of female powerhouses who have already carved their own paths.
Why I decided to ditch all the apps and go back to a paper planner
Here’s what the transition was like, and what I learned after the first month reacquainting myself with it.
4 ways to seamlessly finish a conversation without making the other person feel dumped
So you're at a networking event and have had a great chat with someone new, but there are a handful of other people you'd still like to introduce yourself to. Instead of waiting for the conversation to end organically, consider using one of these four methods to keep moving forward.
How to focus at work when your mind is somewhere else
Ever find yourself in a situation where you get to work after a crazy morning, and just can't seem to snap out of your brain fog? Here are a few tips on how to focus when your mind is somewhere else.
How to speak up and advocate for your accomplishments at work
Being an introvert in the office can be hard. They have a lot to offer at work, but sometimes have a difficult time speaking up to show it. Here's how to advocate for your accomplishments and skills when you're not the most outgoing employee in the office.
This is how you can use anxiety to help you succeed
Good news for worrywarts everywhere. Your ability to remember events in excruciating, embarrassing detail can actually be a benefit that sets you apart from the rest. A new study found that people with manageable levels of anxiety were able to improve their ability to recall memories.
Here’s what to do, and where to start, when you have a business idea
One of the leading causes of failure for startups is that there was no actual market for their business idea.
How women can take control of their leadership presence
Women face unique challenges when it comes to being perceived as leaders. They may even add to these challenges by buying into to the “Imposter Syndrome,” or using body language that appears submissive, or waiting for others to recognize and reward their achievements.
Learn to successfully ask for and process advice
No matter how much of an expert of you are in your chosen career, sometimes you need outside perspective. Here's how to get the advice you want and need.
What to say to coworkers when you don’t want to be around them
While you should always strive to do your best at work and build professional relationships with your coworkers, that doesn't mean you should give every minute of your workday over to other people. Here's how to make it clear that you sometimes need to be alone at work.
How to turn “green with envy” into a positive thing at work
Jealousy has a funny habit of popping up at the worst times, especially at work, when it seems like your coworkers are running circles around you. But instead of stewing in your rage, you should use your envy to boost your own productivity, and not try to avoid it altogether.
How to deal with a boss who is contradictory when giving you directions
While contradicting directions might seem obvious to you, your boss might not perceive them without your help. Be honest, and cut them some slack.
Effective icebreakers for networking
One of the most effective and impactful ways to exceed in your career — regardless of industry, skill set or function — is to create lasting bonds with like-minded individuals. This makes networking one of those necessary evils that should fall high on your list of career-building priorities.
How to handle those open-ended interview questions
How to prep for, and expertly handle, long-winded, open-ended interview questions in a way that lets your true value shine through.
5 ways to get to know someone without using cookie-cutter questions
When it comes to networking events, there's a whole world of topics that you could potentially ask someone about. So why not ask about something appropriate that will let you in on who they really are? Here are a few lighthearted icebreaker questions that you can use when you want to get to know someone.