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  • Can Bad Habits Be Good?

    March 17, 2014

    Let's face it; everyone wants to be successful. Whether in business or elsewhere, productivity leads to success more often than not. There are misconceptions about the habits of productivity. In fact habits with negative connotations can be, in essence, good.  Read more...

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    What is Proficient?

    March 17, 2014

    I have recently been asked by an employer: Are you proficient in Microsoft Excel? My initial reaction was yes, but what does it really mean to be proficient in Excel?  Read more...

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    The Other Side of the Interview

    March 14, 2014

    Many people pay attention to the interviewee and the preparation that goes into attaining an interview, however, there is little consideration provided to the other side; the interviewer. The techniques that go into creating interview questions as well as conducting the process can offer great insight into what being a successful candidate means.  Read more...

  • A Cup A Day...

    March 12, 2014

    A recent study Career Builder along with Dunkin Donuts found that 55% of US workers drink at least one cup of coffee each work day. Whether you drink your cup with your breakfast, or refill your cup all day long, coffee has a huge impact on most people’s productivity.   Read more...

  • I Quit

    How to Leave Your Job

    March 11, 2014

    Leaving a job is not easy, but there are ways to leave professionally. When you've decided to quit, follow these steps: accept another job, tell your boss and coworkers, help with the transition, finish strong, and stay connected.  Read more...

  • Behavior at Business Meetings

    March 10, 2014

    Business meetings can be long, tedious, and at times quite frustrating. However, making the most out of meetings is extremely important to the success of a business.  There are ways you can keep meetings on track, to the point, and efficient.  Read more...

  • Tips to Improve Your Skills at a Networking Event

    March 10, 2014

    Networking with people can be an effective way to get to get your name out for potential career opportunities.  Although networking is thought of as being something you do to find employment, many people don’t think about it as a tool to use while you are currently employed.  Read more...

  • Growing in the Workplace

    March 7, 2014

    Once we find a job in the business world it is easy to fall into a state of complacency and acceptance. It can be difficult to find the motivation to better ourselves. Using strategic career goals, though, can help change that.  Read more...

  • Women in the Workplace 2014

    Is it Still a Man's World?

    March 5, 2014

    In honor of March being Women’s History Month, let’s take a look at the current state of affairs regarding women in the workplace. Is it still a man’s world or has the field become more equal in recent years?  Read more...

  • Wine and Dine: Etiquette at a business event

    March 5, 2014

    Whether you have a job interview over dinner or a networking party with the boss, not knowing what is expected can become stressful. Balancing the etiquette and social sides of these situations can be overwhelming when in a business situation. Here are some etiquette tips for eating and drinking at business occasions provided by the Culture and Manners Institute.  Read more...