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DEALING WITH THE NEVER-ENDING TO-DO LIST AT WORK

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Sticking to finishing your day at the same time every day and make sure your colleagues and clients know that  is essential. Do everything to leave work at work, too. Before you call it a day, write down all the outstanding tasks and work-related things that are on your mind in order not to think...
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YOU CAN SUPPORT YOUR FRIENDS BUSINESS WITHOUT SPENDING A PENNY

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Entrepreneurship is not an easy feat. Taking that first bold step into launching a business can really be daunting. It’s just like a new baby that requires countless hours and emotional energy. There is the constant worry of the business succeeding and if it was a good idea to start it in the first place....
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WHY BUSINESS EMAIL ADDRESSES WILL WIN OVER PERSONAL EMAIL

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Let’s face it; it’s just about impossible to conduct business these days without an email address. But if you are using an unprofessional email address, it may be impossible for your prospects to take you seriously. Branded email addresses are more professional and secure, and they help paint the right picture in your customers' minds....
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THE POWER OF CLARITY IN YOUR BUSINESS

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"Did you see my black purse?" Tega asked her sister, Efe. ''Didn't you use it recently? I last saw it hanging on the bag rack in the room." Efe replied. "I have checked but it isn't there. Please can you come help me find it? I am running late." Tega pleaded. Efe went to the...
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HANDWRITINGS ON THE WALL YOU SHOULD NOT NEGLECT DURING AN INTERVIEW

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Let’s just agree that a job interview is one of those situations that will always be at least a little bit uncomfortable. Even if you are extremely well-prepared, meeting a bunch of new people, convincing them that you’re the best fit for the job, and negotiating a great salary (all within a few minutes) is...
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WHEN YOU HAVE MADE A MISTAKE AT WORK

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We all make mistakes. It’s part of life. But, that doesn’t make it any easier to recover (in the eyes of others and within yourself) when you misstep at work. We’re not talking about navigating a difference of opinion here, but rather an actual error that’s plain as day for all to see and know....
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FINDING OUT WHAT KIND OF LEADER YOU ARE AT WORK

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The biggest mistake you can make is to assume that leadership only matters once you achieve the fancy job title and the corner office. And remember, it’s the people who start exhibiting positive leadership traits now that actually end up achieving those things. We’ve talked a lot about leadership in the office, but do these...
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DEALING WITH GAPS IN YOUR EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

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It’s normal to have gaps on your resume between jobs. People lose their jobs, have health problems, go travelling, or simply decide to quit their job. Gaps in your employment history are nothing to be ashamed of. At the same time, if you have gaps on your resume employers will want to know why. It’s...
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GETTING STARTED ON THE NETWORKING GAME

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A lot of people have trouble with networking because they are introverted, feel like they are using people and come off as selfish instead of helpful. It's well known that networking is the key to a successful career. You can have the skills and the education, but without connections, it might be very difficult to...
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TICKING YOUR JOB IN THE ‘SATISFYING CAREER’ BOX

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The most satisfying jobs no matter the profession share many things in common, from bosses whom you respect, to colleagues whom you enjoy working with, to an underlying feeling of autonomy. Do you find your job satisfying? Take the elevator test. When you bump into your boss on the elevator, are you excited to see...
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