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Sensory Focused Tips for Remote Workers

Sensory Focused Tips for Remote Workers

It may sound strange, but engaging your senses can make you a more involved and proficient worker. For the many people currently working remotely, it can be harder to stay focused and connected, especially when your days involve a lot of Zoom meetings with your coworkers vs. in-person. One remedy for this? To engage your senses while you work. Your main senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell have a profound impact on how you feel…

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The Best Career Focused YouTube Videos

Need a little work inspiration and motivation? If you’re feeling like Bill Murray in the movie “Groundhog Day” where work is becoming monotonous and everyday feels the same, it might be time to seek out inspiration to re-energize and reinvigorate. We’ve posted before about the best business podcasts to listen to, and in today’s blog we’ll share our picks for the best YouTube videos you can watch to inspire career growth,…

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Dealing with COVID-19 Burnout

Dealing with COVID-19 Burnout

It’s been almost a year since the world has been in and out of lockdowns due to COVID-19 and everyone has experienced stress, to one degree or another, due to the pandemic. For many, work has changed; either with a layoff related to the pandemic and having to find a new job, or a change of their physical space and are now working remotely from home. The distraction of family members while working remotely, as well as the constant need to…

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Improving Productivity at Work

Improving Productivity at Work

Everyone knows the phrase, “Work smarter, not harder”. Sure it sounds great in theory, but is that really possible and if so, how do you actually do that? It is in fact possible, and the key is shortcuts that allow you to be more productive and effective without extra effort. In today’s blog we’ll provide some ideas to take this phrase from a pipedream into reality. Eliminate Distractions Distractions, no matter how small, can reduce…

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Networking During a Pandemic (GEE)

Networking During a Pandemic (GEE)

Networking looks a lot different now than it did over a year ago and some of the tactics you previously used no longer are relevant. And yet, one of the most critical tools to help people further along their career is networking. So how can you effectively and safely do that in today’s environment? Below we’ll give you some suggestions… Moving from In-person to Digital While face-to-face networking is currently on hold, many are…

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Career Change Mistakes

Career Change Mistakes

Deciding to change careers can be both exciting and scary, however there are a few mistakes people make when considering a career change that doesn’t serve them in the long run. Here are a few common mistakes to avoid… Leaving Due to Your Manager If the sole reason for wanting a new role is because you are unhappy with your current manager or the work environment, it’s important to dig a bit deeper. There are no guarantees you’ll love…

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Moving on After a Career Setback

Moving on After a Career Setback

Moving on after a career setback or mistake is a necessary skill to learn in today’s workplace. The more quickly you can bounce back and figuratively get back on the saddle, the better. Below we outline a couple of skills and mentalities to adopt to help you through this process. Accept that mistakes happen, and take the good with the bad The first step to moving on is accepting the situation and forgiving yourself. Many people fall into the…

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Vetting Potential Employers During a Virtual Interview

Vetting Potential Employers During a Virtual Interview

The interview process is evolving and the hiring process may look different for the foreseeable future. When interviews are conducted via video conference instead of in-person, it may seem risky to accept a new position. In today’s blog, we look at this challenge and how to best vet your potential new employer during the age of COVID. Evaluate Stability It can be challenging for anyone to forecast what the year ahead will bring. Here are…

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Staying Focused While Searching for a New Career

Staying Focused While Searching for a New Career

With around 57.4 million Americans filling for unemployment since mid-March, it is safe to say that a lot of people are on the job hunt. If you find yourself in this category and feel like you are losing hope while searching for your next role, we have some helpful suggestions to keep you focused. Don’t Run Away from Your Emotions For most, a job is more then a paycheck. It’s a large part of how we identify ourselves and when we lose that,…

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Staying Optimistic and Resilient During COVID-19

Staying Optimistic and Resilient During COVID-19

In the midst of the second wave of COVID-19 during the fall and winter months, many are having a hard time staying positive and hopeful when faced with the uncertainties of the future. During, what for many is usually a very happy holiday season, this year’s festivities have been either altered or put off entirely, further leading to feelings of hopelessness and loneliness. Thrive Global, which is a site that focuses on “people’s…

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