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Quote of the Day: Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much

Helen Keller's observation about what can be done when we work together has value to our working lives as well. When a culture of teamwork exists in the workplace, employees can...

Tip 3 for Respect, Productivity & Notice at Work: Plan a Power Hour

Tip three is to reflect on when you are most productive and to set aside time to work then. This may mean getting into work a little early.  In Shana Lebowitz’s article on...

Quote of the Day: There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them

Changing your situation at work requires taking responsibility for the changes sought. Supervisors will often take an 'if it isn't broken don't fix it' approach to things, so...

Quote of the Day: Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work

New growth comes from seizing opportunities. Many such opportunities are passed up because they appear difficult.  Keep your eyes open and be willing to put work into new ideas. ...

Tip 2 for Respect, Productivity & Notice at Work: Dress Up

Dressing up well for the office is the second of Shana Lebowitz's  '11 things you can do today to be more respected, productive, and impressive at work.'  Lebowitz observes that,...

Quote of the Day: Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships

Talent can lead organization's to great accomplishments, but sustained success and growth requires talent working together decisively and effectively.  The same is true in...

Tip 1 for Respect, Productivity & Notice at Work: Be on Time or Early

If one of your goals of 2019 is better your productivity and respect in the workplace then you should begin by establishing a reputation as someone who is always on time or...

Quote of the Day: You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.

Don't let past failures keep you down, for as Pickford observes, it is only 'failure' is you stay down.  Instead learn from mistakes and let them go when they are holding you...

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Step 5 of Interview Preparation: Know the Location and Be Early

First impressions matter and being late to an interview does not get you started on the right foot. It also shouldn’t happen if you: a) look up the location beforehand, b) save the address and contact details, and c) leave with plenty of extra time. These are some of...

Quote of the Day: Albert Einstein

Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.   - Albert Einstein Whether you are picturing where you will be in five years or just getting prepared for an upcoming meeting at work, as Albert Einstein observes, "your imagination is your preview of...

Step 4 of Interview Preparation: Know What You Will Bring to the Job

Take the time to consider what skills and experience you will bring to the job. If there are experiences relevant to the work of the new position, jot them down and review them before your interview. If you have skills that are needed to do the role well, be ready to...

Quote of the Day: Margaret Thatcher

I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.   - Margaret Thatcher There is no substitute for hard work and a commitment to ones goals. Set your target high....

Quote of the Day: Regina Brett

No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.   - Regina Brett It can be very tempting to just stay in bed some days, but if you can go in into the office, go in.  Punctuality and attendance issues are among the most common reasons for termination. They are...

Step 3 of Interview Preparation: Practice Answering Common Questions

You probably won’t be able to anticipate every question that your interviewer will ask, but there are some questions that commonly come up and you should practice answering them in advance. As Alia Hollback observes of this third step:   “Though many interviews...

Quote of the Day: Elbert Hubbard

We work to become, not to acquire. - Elbert Hubbard When you are dedicated to a job, you grow with it. You develop skills and you gain expertise in something that cannot be taken away. In that sense you become something more and this is separate from material gains. ...

Step 2 of Interview Preparation: Reflect and Resolve Questions

Knowing you have the interview time set means you must shift from many-application-mode to focused-preparation-mode. In step one of Alia Hollback’s 8 Steps for preparing for your interview, you researched the role and company, now should take the time to consider if...

Quote of the Day: Winston Churchill

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.- Winston ChurchillFor businesses to adapt they need employees who are able to speak up and suggest new ways of doing things.  Working together requires the courage to...

Quote of the Day: Francesca Reigler

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. - Francesca Reigler The attitude you enter work with each day impacts how both you and your colleagues experience the day.  When you are to do a thing,...

Step 1 of Interview Preparation: Research the Company

Getting to the interview stage is an accomplishment on its own but how well you prepare for the day the questions come can decide the outcome. Alia Hollback identifies 8 steps which you can take in your preparations which we will cover in individual posts. The first...

Quote of the Day: Michelle Obama

We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own 'to do' list.- Michelle ObamaKeeping a 'to do' or task list for managing your home and professional lives can be extremely helpful. Such lists can help to ensure that everything from grocery shopping to...

Workplace Faux Pas That Hurt Your Reputation

A positive reputation in the workplace can help you stand out as a candidate for advancement in your organization.   However, this standing can be tarnished by committing faux pas in the office, as Krista Gray observes in her article entitled “5 seemingly innocent...

Quote of the Day: Robert Frost

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.- Robert FrostWe have all attended a lecture or an event where someone asked a question just to hear themselves speak (or at least...

Quote of the Day: Colin Powell

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.- Colin PowellWhen you have a dream or goal you wish to achieve, the first step is to actually start on it. From there, as Powell observes, "it takes sweat, determination and...

Quote of the Day: Dan Zevin

Never wear a backward baseball cap to an interview unless applying for the job of umpire. - Dan Zevin There may be a few places beyond Major League Baseball where you can interview with a backward baseball cap, but there aren't many. Generally, it is better to...

Interview Questions That Don’t Target Your Skills Or Experience

There are common interview questions that you can prepare answers for in advance, such as those which delve into your strengths and weaknesses; and then there are questions which are meant to elicit unscripted responses and probe your personality. It is the questions...

Quote of the Day: Steve Jobs

If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.- Steve JobsIt may appear that the accomplishments of others happen overnight, but the reality is that success normally takes a lot of hard work and determination.  -Today's quote brought to you by...

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