Hey Coach—Put Me In! Ways to Show Your Boss You’re Ready for a Promotion

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To promote or not to promote? Many of us don’t want to simply tread water in our careers, but move ahead! However, your boss won’t be likely to promote you if they feels you are just barely getting by at your current job. That’s why you need to prove you’re ready, willing and able to…

5 Ways to Stand Out In an Interview and Land the Job

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If you’re currently in search of a new job, you know how much work it takes. Job hunting can be a full-time job in itself! So once you’ve located a job you’re interested in and gotten called for an interview—you want to take all possible steps to be their number one candidate. So what can…

Keys to Handling a Difficult Co-Worker

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It happens to all of us: That one co-worker who makes coming into work a chore. Maybe they’re ultra-competitive. Or maybe they’re gossipy and spread rumors around the office. You may also encounter co-workers who are bossy, incosiderate, needy or those who just interrupt your daily Zen! Whatever the case, if you’re dealing with a…

Why You Need a Strategy When Looking for a New Career

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If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Sage advice—and it also applies to your career path. If you want to develop your talent and work towards your dream job, it just takes planning. Every work opportunity you pursue should be strategic, following a well-crafted plan for how you’ll get where you want to…

Five Tips to Prevent Back Injuries While Lifting on the Job

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Anyone who has injured their back knows—back injuries are no fun! Plus, they can lead to chronic back pain as you age. Despite being quite common, back injuries are preventable if you take the right precautions. Five tips to keep your back safe: Back injuries happen most often from improper lifting and carrying techniques on…

Five Easy Solutions to Managing Stress on the Job

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Stress is an unavoidable occurrence for many working professionals. Most people encounter challenges and difficult situations that cause your heart rate to increase, your palms to sweat and your mind to spin. In moderation, stress is good—it sends you into a “fight or flight” mode, helping you rise to the occasion and sharpen your focus.…

Best Practices When Working Swing Shift Jobs

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Some of us work the day shift—others, the night shift. But if you’re working a swing shift, you have the responsibility of fitting in both. This can be difficult on your sleep schedule and your body in general, which will never quite know when it’s time to work and time to sleep. Still, you can…

How to Deal with a Fellow Employee Who is Not Pulling Their Weight

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If you work hard at your job, it’s frustrating to work with others who do not. Especially if their lackluster behavior directly impacts your work day. If you find yourself, time and again, picking up the slack for other employees who can’t be bothered, you’ve probably felt your fair share of annoyance. But what can…

How to Ask for a Raise and Get It

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Money is serious business, but also a sensitive topic with many workers. It can make or break your job satisfaction and it’s essential—after all, you need to pay your bills, and it’s nice to have some left over to add to your quality of life. Though money isn’t the only thing (for example, it’s not…

Three Ways to Ensure a Healthy Work-Life Balance

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If you had to rank your stress level on a scale of 1–5, what would it be? Aside from time spent at work, most of us have responsibilities outside the office—involving family, finances, pets, social activities, health and many other things. When we feel life sliding out of balance, it can cause stress. You probably…