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Don’t treat your boss like your buddy

Don’t treat your boss like your buddy
Developing friendships in the workplace is only natural. You spend five days a week with your coworkers, so you are bound to discover some common interests. Moreover, a great deal of career satisfaction is attributed to healthy work ...
Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:00:00 AM by Nanci Schulman | 0 comment(s)
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A strong work ethic will take you places!

A strong work ethic will take you places!
Employers seek it; performance depends on it; satisfaction is derived from it; and career progression is the fruit of it. What is it? A strong work ethic! Employers seek it It’s that intangible quality that star employees exemplify daily ...
Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 6:00:00 AM by Vicki Spencer | 3 comment(s)
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Avoid the pitfalls of personality conflicts

Avoid the pitfalls of personality conflicts
You will come in contact with all types of people in the workplace. Some will mesh well with your personality and some won’t—it’s just the nature of human relationships. While it’s not imperative that everyone be your best ...
Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:00:00 AM by Vicki Spencer | 1 comment(s)
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First impressions are everything

First impressions are everything
When you are starting a new job, it can seem as if everyone is sizing you up in order to put some sort of label on you—and frankly, they are. It’s called ‘first impressions’ and they can make a monumental difference in your ...
Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2014 6:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 2 comment(s)
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Respect: Give and it will be given to you!

Respect: Give and it will be given to you!
Skills, talent and determination will take you a long way in your career, but they must be accompanied by one very important quality: respect! How you treat others in the workplace will have a direct bearing on how they treat you. If you want to ...
Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 3 comment(s)
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Say yes more than you say no

Say yes more than you say no
If I had to pick one word to define the attitude of successful people, it would be “yes.” It’s a small word that opens the door to big things. If you are willing to embrace a yes mindset in your career, you will discover your ...
Posted: Friday, December 06, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Vicki Spencer | 0 comment(s)
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Polishing your professional communication skills

Polishing your professional communication skills
Your communication skills will either help you or hinder you in your career. As regional vice president of one of America’s largest employers, I can attest to this. In fact, good communication is one of the leading skills we look for in the ...
Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Patti Dunning | 0 comment(s)
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Become a student of your career

Become a student of your career
What word best describes the experience of a student? Learning! While your days in the classroom may be over, the drive to learn, understand, discover and achieve is a lifelong quest! Ben Franklin grasped the concept well when he said, “An ...
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2013 9:00:00 AM by Patti Dunning | 1 comment(s)
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There is no “i” in teamwork!

There is no “i” in teamwork!
We’ve all heard it’s important to be a team player, but what does it really mean? Foremost, it means working for the good of the team, rather than your own individual goals. And, that means dropping the personal pronouns—because as ...
Posted: Monday, October 07, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 0 comment(s)
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A little confidence will take you a long way!

A little confidence will take you a long way!
We all know people at work who just seem to have it all together. It’s as though nothing can make them flinch or falter. They know what they want and they go after it. What makes them so successful? In a word: confidence. Confidence is a ...
Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 10:45:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 1 comment(s)
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Ways to make yourself valuable in the workplace

Ways to make yourself valuable in the workplace
What does it mean to be a valuable employee? Webster defines valuable as having desirable or esteemed characteristics or qualities; or being of great use or service. Does that define you as a worker? Whether you are soaring high or barely skimming ...
Posted: Monday, July 08, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Patti Dunning | 0 comment(s)
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New on the job? Don’t forget to take notes!

New on the job? Don’t forget to take notes!
When you are beginning a new job, it can seem as if a whirlwind of information is coming at you—and to some extent, it is. If you are unable to process it correctly, it can start to snowball and create a fortress of anxiety! But there is one ...
Posted: Friday, March 22, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Vicki Spencer | 1 comment(s)
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Love in the workplace

Love in the workplace
What’s putting the pep in your step on Monday mornings? Is it the chance to apply your talents to a job that’s made for you, or is it the prospect of running into that special someone that works in the same building? If the latter rings ...
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 0 comment(s)
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Starting out: Don’t despise the day of small things

Starting out: Don’t despise the day of small things
As a newbie to the workforce, your first job can feel a lot like initiation. You’re the new kid on the block, fresh out of school and you have a lot to learn—and prove—to those around you who are more seasoned in their career. ...
Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Vicki Spencer | 0 comment(s)
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The importance of fostering work relationships

The importance of fostering work relationships
Healthy work relationships are foundational to your job satisfaction and long-term career success. While the workplace is full of people with differing personalities, perspectives and professional agendas, taking the initiative to build strong ...
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Patti Dunning | 0 comment(s)
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Make it a successful new year in your career!

Make it a successful new year in your career!
It’s a new year, and with it comes exciting new opportunities in your career. While you may have many ideas about what you would like to see happen, the surest way to make them a reality is to set some professional goals! As the New ...
Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 0 comment(s)
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