Office Organization Tips to Help You Work More Productively

July 28 , 2016

More than half of the people surveyed in an Express Employment hiring trends survey said they lose nine work hours a week due to lack of organization; 57 percent said they lose six work hours a week because of a lack of time due to disorganization, reported Corp Magazine.

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, clutter, Good Habits, office essentials, Organization, Productivity, productivity, work environment

Career Tip For Millennials: Be Clear, Concise And Compelling

July 25 , 2016

It is hard to be clear. It is hard to be concise. It is hard to be compelling. It is really hard to be all three at the same time! For that important presentation, however, mastering the art of being all three is essential to creating passionate support from your audience. It is the difference...

Filed Under: Best Advice, career advancement, Career Advice, communication, Millennials, millennials, presenting, your career

How to Understand a Company’s Culture from the Outside

July 21 , 2016

Imagine you’ve just received a job offer. Congratulations! If you’re like most people, the first question on your mind is, “Wait? How do I know if I’ll like this job?” All you have is an offer letter and a job description with policies and procedures. How can you understand an organization’s...

Filed Under: company culture, Job Offer

The Classic Goldilocks Problem: How to Ask Your Boss for Just the Right Amount of Work

July 18 , 2016

In an ideal world, you’d have a perfect amount of work to fill your day. But let’s be real: The odds that you’ll just show up and be met with the exact right number of tasks are slim. It’s a lot more likely that you’ll (at least at times) feel overwhelmed, underutilized, or downright bored.

Filed Under: Communication, communication, Work flow, workload

7 Ways To Maintain Your Professional Network Without Annoying Your Contacts

July 14 , 2016

Ever notice how moving forward in your career comes down to networking? Eighty percent of job openings are never publicly advertised, according to a 2013 Wall Street Journal article. That makes all those business cards you’ve collected and LinkedIn connections you’ve made extremely important.

Filed Under: Networking, networking, connections, your career

Work-Life Balance for Workaholics

July 12 , 2016

In an increasingly stressed-out world, the phrase “work-life balance” resonates with us all. No matter how many hours we work each week, it always seems like there’s a little too much time spent in the office (or on the phone) and not enough time spent with family, friends, hobbies or leisure...

Filed Under: Burnout, good habits, Work-Life Balance

Five Ways Mindfulness Will Launch Your Career

July 07 , 2016

Mindfulness is an increasingly popular notion in the workplace, with companies such as Apple, Yahoo, Starbucks, and Google using it to their benefit. Google, for example, offers employees a 19-hour course on the subject, which is so popular that thousands of Googlers take it each year.

Filed Under: creativity, Emotional Intelligence, focus, mindfulness, Psychology, Stress, stress management, Your Career

3 Strategies to Be More Productive While Overwhelmed

July 05 , 2016

You're absolutely swamped--there are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. And, despite the fact that you know your to-do list is overflowing with things that require your attention and action, you're frozen. You have so much to do, you only feel paralyzed.

Filed Under: Efficiency, efficiency, Strategy, overwhelmed, Productivity, productivity, Stress