Category: Career Advice

Treat Your Brain Like Your Body

You’d Protect It Graphic by Tyler Tamulinas Just like we wear a coat when it’s cold, our brains need protection (and not just the helmet kind). Protection from what, you ask? We’ve all faced hardships—whether it’s losing someone we love,

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What to Do When You’re in a Serious Rut

Switch Up Your Routine You probably have your route to work all set; an efficient route you don’t have to think about that gets you where you need to go with minimal thought and fuss. This week, try mixing it

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You’re Letting Work Ruin Your Holidays (and How to Stop)

1. You Don’t Plan Any Time Off in December Yes, that’s right. Just assume that all of your other social activities, family festivities, kids’ concerts, and neighborhood potlucks will all fit neatly into your already jam-packed schedule. On the other

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Everything You Need to Know About Bullet Journaling

What Is Bullet Journaling? Despite my familiarity with bullet journaling as a concept, I still knew next to nothing about how to actually get things rolling for myself. In order to familiarize myself with the basics, I turned to the

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Responding to Boss’s Emails on Holidays

1. Set Up an Out of Office Message in Advance There’s an easy way to respond instantaneously without even thinking about it: Let your auto-responder do it for you! If your boss sends you an email and then has to wait for

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You’re Allowed to Quit for Selfish Reasons

1. Avoid Assumptions Whether you’re assuming you can’t tell a loved one that you’re miserable for fear of disappointing them or assuming you’re stuck forever in a job you hate, you’re playing a dead-end game. Instead, ask yourself, “Do I

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How to Get Anyone (Yes, Anyone) to Reply to Your Emails

How to Get Anyone (Yes, Anyone) to Reply to Your Emails So, What’s This Helpful Email Trick? I recently read this article, published on LinkedIn by author and communication expert, Zak Slayback. Within the post, he mentions several pieces of advice that are helpful when emailing busy

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5 Sales Email Templates You Need Right Now

5 Sales Email Templates You Need Right Now 1. Sending a Cold Email Oh, the dreaded cold email. It doesn’t matter how many of them you send—these out-of-the-blue messages still have a way of making you feel guilty and awkward. Fortunately,

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Job Interview Thank You Notes Guide

Job Interview Thank You Notes Guide No “downside” really exists for sending a thank you note after a job interview, although less than 50% of job candidates bother to do it (57% do not send a thank you). Sending a

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How to Deal When Your Boss Resigns

Don’t Panic I’ll never forget the first time one of my bosses resigned to start his own business. (Back then, we called it “retiring” whenever someone got the entrepreneurial bug.) While I’d think nothing of it now—I’ve seen plenty of

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I Love My Day Job as an Engineer, But My Side Gig Is My True Passion

I Love My Day Job as an Engineer, But My Side Gig Is My True Passion “I was never passionate about software development,” she explains, “and I always knew entrepreneurship would be a much better fit.” It may seem daunting.

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How a Little Gratitude Can Help You Get Ahead at Work

How a Little Gratitude Can Help You Get Ahead at Work 1. Give a Straightforward (and Specific) Compliment A standard thank you may not be extraordinarily creative, but it works—and that’s the important thing. You want to make sure your

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The Best Advice for Procrastinators Who Don’t Want to Change Their Routine

Finding the Right Approach Stanford philosophy professor John Perry coined the term”structured procrastination.” The idea is that people procrastinate by doing the least important items on their to-do lists, so Perry suggests that we trick ourselves by moving our important

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How to Negotiate Salary Contd.

1. Power Up Before you go into the negotiation, try Amy Cuddy’s tip of doing a “power pose”—in other words, going into the bathroom and standing tall with your hands on your hips, your chin and chest raised proud, and your feet

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The Best Advice to Read if You’re Struggling to Quit a Job You Hate

The Best Advice to Read if You’re Struggling to Quit a Job You Hate We’re Scared to Turn Back After Already Spending So Much Time and Money In economics, there’s a concept called “sunk costs,” otherwise known as money you’ve

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How to Negotiate Salary

1. Know Your Value If you’re going to get the pay you deserve, it’s crucial to know the going rate for your position in your specific industry and in your geographic area. As I Will Teach You to Be Rich’s Ramit Sethi told PureWow,

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Your 5-Step Plan to Getting a Promotion Without Having to Ask for It

Your 5-Step Plan to Getting a Promotion Without Having to Ask for It Nobody likes having to actually ask for a promotion. Advocating for yourself is a lot harder than speaking up for others. The good news is, if your boss is

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Free Online Classes You Can Take (and Finish) by the End of This Year

Programming 1. An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python (Part 1), Coursera Anyone with a knowledge of high school mathematics is welcome to take this class, taught at Rice University. To make learning Python easy, instructors of this course built a

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The 5 Things You Should Delete From Your Computer Today

1. Screenshots For starters: Drag all those abandoned screenshots into the trash. Doesn’t it feel better to not have all those icons staring at you from the home screen? And if you don’t want to remove them forever or aren’t

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5 Ways You’re Being Condescending at Work

1. You Aren’t Choosing Your Words Carefully There are two words that have a way of sneaking into our vocabulary and kicking everyone around us down a couple of pegs. What are they? Actually and just. Think about the last time you uttered

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3 Times Impatience Is Hurting Your Career

It’s Hurting it If: You Expect Big Results Right Away You know this, but the higher your expectations, the more disappointed you’ll ultimately be when they aren’t met. So, when we’re impatient that something’s taking too long to get off

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What to Do When You’re in a Serious Rut

Switch Up Your Routine You probably have your route to work all set; an efficient route you don’t have to think about that gets you where you need to go with minimal thought and fuss. This week, try mixing it

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Trust Me: It’ll Be Way Harder to Justify Your Inbox Addiction After You See This Stat

I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m one of those people. You know the type I’m talking about. The person who checks her phone in line at the pharmacy, at dinner with friends, and even in the bathroom. The same one

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3 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Starting or Running an Online Business

I invite you to watch this 6 minutes video on the 3 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Starting or Running an Online Business. This will be of much use if you are a digital marketer, an entrepreneur, business owner, blogger

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When Can I Ask for Vacation Days at a New Job?

To get a few more guidelines, I reached out to HR expert and Muse career coach Arik Orbach. His response? The general rule of thumb is likely to wait around three to six months. However, it strongly depends on the organization

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2018 Massive Recruitment: Jobs in Kenya Take Advantage

2018 Massive Recruitment: Jobs in Kenya Take Advantage Your CV is the most important document in any job search. But what if you’re submitting CV after CV and receiving no results at all — not even a call? Your CV

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5 Simple Habits That’ll Help You Stay Focused In the Evening

1. Get Moving GIF courtesy of Giphy Coffee only works up to a certain point and I’m guessing if you’re reading this, you’ve already done some self-caffeinated medication. Instead of reaching for another mug, add some movement into your routine.

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How To Easily Increase Your Cv and Cover Letter Performance Using The Best Keywords

How To Easily Increase Your Cv and Cover Letter Performance Using The Best Keywords It’s always a good idea to use keywords and action verbs in your CV and cover letters. Using the right words not only shows what you have accomplished in previous jobs. These words also help your CV,

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Everything You’d Do Differently if You Treated Your Brain Like Your Body

You’d Protect It Graphic by Tyler Tamulinas Just like we wear a coat when it’s cold, our brains need protection (and not just the helmet kind). Protection from what, you ask? We’ve all faced hardships—whether it’s losing someone we love,

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How Big Data Can Make or Break Your Job Search

1. Identify Top Keywords Here’s some good news: Most companies include the keywords they’re targeting right there in the job posting. So, start by re-reading the job description. If you are looking at multiple jobs, you should use this same

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