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time management

Time Management – What you Need to Know

Have you ever looked up at the clock while working and said to yourself “How is it 4:30pm already?  I have so much to do!” If you have, you aren’t alone.  Mindlessly reacting to your day can put you in the mindset of constantly putting out fires and not proactively doing anything towards your real […]

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constructive criticism

How to Take Feedback Constructively

We’ve all been there.  You think you are working your hardest, bringing your “A-game” and someone stops you in your tracks with some constructive criticism.  Except sometimes it doesn’t feel helpful.  It can feel critical, or micro-managing, or any number of negative words that you may choose to see it as.  However, the way you […]

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deal with rejection

3 Productive Ways to Deal with Rejection

Rejection can come in many forms and can affect people in different ways.  The one piece of advice I try to give myself, and others, is to not take it personally.  This is easier said than done for many people though.  Putting yourself “out there”, whether it’s for a job, a relationship, a friendship, or […]

motivating leaders

7 Qualities of Motivating Leaders

What are the best qualities you can think of in a leader? At some point in your life, you’ve worked for a truly great leader, or a truly awful one.  Whichever one you may have worked for (and hopefully you’ve had the opportunity to work for both), you probably have your own set of ideas of […]

effective communication

Keep Calm, and Communicate More Effectively

Feeling heard and understood is a basic need felt by most people.  Learning how to effectively portray your thoughts and emotions to others can be challenging for some, while it comes very naturally to others. Regardless of the ease or difficulty you feel when communicating, I am sure you can agree that it is among […]

job search

7 Ways to Take Control of Your Job Search

In this day and age of technology, it should be relatively easy to find a job, right?  Well, that’s not always the case.  Technology can help make the search process more user friendly, but it doesn’t guarantee quick results, or replace the good old fashioned sweat equity that a job seeker needs to put forth.  […]

facebook ads

Running Facebook Ads, It’s as Easy as 1, 2, 3

As I mentioned in my last post on Social Media Management, paid advertising can be an extremely beneficial way to help your business reach a larger audience that they may not otherwise reach organically.  For the purposes of this article, we will focus on the types of ads available to run on Facebook, though you […]

social media management

Social Media Management: 4 Lessons Learned

Prior to getting involved in management of Social Media accounts for various entities, I did all of my research and found out the “best practices” for management of different social media pages.  For the purposes of this article, we’ll use Facebook as my main example.  So I did all my research, planned out the best […]

phone interview tips

Phone Interview Tips – Part 2 – During the Phone Interview

This is the second article in a 2-part series about phone interview tips; to read part 1, please visit the link below. As you read in Phone Interviews – Part 1: Preparing for the Phone Interview, phone interviews are used quite frequently as a screening tool in the interview process.  The importance of preparing in advance […]