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Why Do Employees Show Up Sick – And How Can Employers Prevent It?

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“Presenteeism” occurs when your staff are physically in the workplace, but not productively engaged. Sickness is one of the top causes of presenteeism. Although staff have shown up, they’re simply too ill to get anything done. Some dedicated traditionalists see nothing wrong with presenteeism. After all, staff are on-site and they’re sending the message that… Read more »

No Degree? No Problem.

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Degrees are often listed as job requirements. However, if you’ve got the necessary skills and experience, but not the necessary piece of paper, don’t fret. You can position yourself well through these five strategies: 1. Research good-paying jobs in your field. Read lots of job descriptions. Pay attention to the types of skills and certifications… Read more »

6 Steps To Nail Your Next Interview!

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Employers rely on nonverbal cues as much as verbal ones to gauge your intelligence, confidence and power. Shape-up your body language with these six simple steps to nail your next interview. 1. Prepare Yourself As you prepare for your interview, get yourself in the right mindset. Think about what questions you may be asked and… Read more »

Too Much to Do, Not Enough Time

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One of the biggest frustrations many of us feel is having too much to do, and not feeling like we have enough time to do it. We are overwhelmed. Of course, having “not enough time” is just a feeling — we all have the same amount of time, but we often fill up the container… Read more »

How Introverts Can Impress in Interviews

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Most people don’t associate introverts with the idea of attention-grabbing impact and unforgettable first impressions. There’s a good reason for that: Whilst introverts are quite capable of being socially ‘noisy’ when comfortable, they tend to react to new situations by carefully processing stimuli mentally, before delivering a response. It is not that introverts are shy… Read more »

The Blind Spot Preventing You From Finding a Career You Love

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If you’re like most people, you began attempting to figure out your ideal career direction by first reflecting on who you are and what you want in life. You considered past experiences, took self-assessments, and tried to imagine what new career would be right for you. This is a natural starting place, since any career… Read more »

Hard Work vs. Talent: The Eternal Debate

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“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” — Albert Einstein, German-American physicist. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” — Michael Jordan, American pro basketball player. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” — Stephen King,… Read more »