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The Simple Habit That’ll Boost Your Career (and Your Karma!)

I’ve always been in the camp that people should help those around them whenever and wherever they’re able to. Recently, I learned that this isn’t only a healthy and happy personal practice—it’s actually also a valuable professional strategy. If you’re

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A Better Way for Modest People to Answer “What Are Your Greatest Strengths?”

Nearly every interview includes the question: “What are your greatest strengths?”

Even though you know it’s coming, it always still seems like a trick question. Do you brag and risk sounding arrogant? Play modest and chance not presenting your incredible …

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The 3 Best Lessons I Learned as I Listened to Myself Bomb an Interview

A couple years ago, I picked up the phone for an initial call with a hiring manager about a job I was excited about. Five minutes later, I fixed myself a gigantic bowl of ice cream because I knew that …

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Quitting Your Perfectly Good Job

Why would I quit my good job?

Even if we’re not happy, many of us stop short of leaving because of that question. If you have good benefits, decent pay, and a reasonable boss, you feel ungrateful for wanting to …

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Why Taking All of Your Vacation Days Gets You Ahead, According to Career Coaches

Although a recent FlexJobs survey notes that Millennials care quite a bit about flex time—especially as it relates to their ability to travel and take vacations—it’s often been said that this same group’s reluctant to take any time off at …

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This Is a Pretty Simple Way to Control Your Inner Thoughts (and Stop Stressing)

I like yoga. That being said, yoga comes in two parts: the physical stuff and the mental stuff. The physical stuff, sign me up—I could sit in down dog all day. But the mindfulness part? That’s what I struggle with. …

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3 Common Habits That Make You Look Really Unapproachable at Work

Imagine that you’re sitting at your desk and your co-worker, Tanya, walks by holding a sign-up sheet for the company’s kickball team. Without even pausing, she passes you and asks your neighbor if he’d like to join. Maybe you didn’t …

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How to Job Hunt When You Can’t Leave Your Job Yet

You hate your job and can’t wait to be anywhere else—except twist, you have to stay for at least a little while longer. Maybe the hours allow you to care for a sick loved one, that promotion you’re in line …

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The Subtle Way You’re Burning Bridges Without Even Realizing It

I considered myself fortunate that I was already deep into my relationship with my now-husband when ghosting began trending in the dating world. The concept, frankly, of literally disappearing from someone’s life without an explanation, is brutal, and I felt …

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How to Format a Thank You Letter After a Job Interview

Is it really important?”- one of the most common questions every interviewee asks when it comes to sending a thank you letter after a job interview. Well, YES, it is vital to post a thank you letter to your job …

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