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Answers to “Tell Us a Fun/Interesting Fact About Yourself”

Answers to “Tell Us a Fun/Interesting Fact About Yourself”

A common request you’ll likely encounter in both your personal and professional life is to tell a fun fact/something interesting about yourself. You may encounter this question during an interview, as an icebreaker question during a team meeting, at a networking event, or when introducing yourself. If you’re stuck on ideas for what to share here are some great places to start. We’ve broken it up into two categories: personal fun facts…

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Should You Schedule in Focus Time at Work

Should You Schedule in Focus Time at Work

Distractions can be the enemy of productivity and can come in many forms, like a text message alert on your phone, scrolling through social media mindlessly, or having someone talk to you while you’re in the middle of working on something. When you’re constantly distracted, spending your time multitasking, and pulled in multiple directions, you may feel busy, but can get to the end of the day realizing you didn’t accomplish very much.…

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Preparing For a Performance Review

Preparing For a Performance Review

Performance reviews are a great way for you to learn more about yourself and a chance for you to prove your worth and further your career. However, before a review, it’s best to do some homework since they are meant to be a two-sided conversation. While your manager will likely provide feedback and suggestions for your work, it’s also an opportunity for you to highlight your accomplishments and communicate what you’d like to achieve…

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Tips for Hybrid Work

Tips for Hybrid Work

While working in a hybrid environment is a big plus for many employees (the 2021 Work Trend Index said over 70 percent of workers want flexible remote work options to continue) it does come with its own unique set of challenges. Some of the main drawbacks are not having clear boundaries around working hours which can result in work burnout, being disconnected from your team, and feeling disjointed when continuously transitioning from…

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Asking For a LinkedIn Recommendation

Asking For a LinkedIn Recommendation

One of the most important tools for job seekers is having an impactful LinkedIn profile. It’s something both recruiters and hiring managers check to see your work history, skillset, and credibility. In addition to having your professional photo, personal summary, work experience, and education listed, one way to help your LinkedIn profile really stand out is by having some stellar LinkedIn recommendations. Praise from a boss, client,…

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Email Etiquette Tips

Email Etiquette Tips

In the business world, crafting a well-executed and thoughtful email is both a useful and valuable skill. It’s estimated that “the average professional spends 28% of the work day reading and answering email” with spending so much time on email, it can be tempting to quickly respond to a message without rereading your response. One must remember that when reading emails, the recipient doesn’t know the tone of your voice, so what you…

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Signs It's Time to Find a New Job

Signs It's Time to Find a New Job

In late June of 2021 it was estimated that “Nearly 25% of employees are planning to look for a new job once the pandemic is over.” We’re in the midst of what has been dubbed as “The Great Talent Migration” and many employees looking to switch roles are doing so for better work-life balance, remote work flexibility, and company culture. If you’re part of the 25% considering looking for a new role, there are some clear…

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What to Know About Work Burnout

What to Know About Work Burnout

Work burnout affects all of us at one point or another. A recent Indeed study found that “more than half (52%) of respondents are feeling burned out, and more than two-thirds (67%) believe the feeling has worsened over the course of the pandemic.” Some of the classic signs of burnout include exhaustion, lack of motivation, inability to stay focused, and irritability. Here are some additional insights about burnout you may…

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Keeping up With Your New Year's Resolutions

Keeping up With Your New Year's Resolutions

We’re over a week into the new year and many of those that set resolutions at the beginning of the month may be finding themselves starting to waver on their goals. If you’re finding yourself in this position, or have already faltered, don’t stress! Here are some tips to motivate yourself to stay focused on your goals and to make the most of 2022. Adopt the “SMART” Method The “SMART” method stands for Specific, Measurable,…

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How to Answer Describe Yourself During an Interview

How to Answer Describe Yourself During an Interview

It’s always important to prepare before an interview and have prepared answers to common questions such as “What are you biggest strengths” or “Why are you interested in working here?”. Another common interview question, that is a little more personal, is “how would you describe yourself?”. Here are some suggestions so you can answer this question with self-reflection. These tips will help the hiring manager get a glimpse of who…

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