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How to Interview for Soft Skills

When interviewing job candidates, it is important to get an idea of the person’s soft skills as well as their technical knowledge. Soft skills generally apply to a person’s personality and character – their honesty and integrity, how well he or she works with other people, his attitude and motivation, and his persistence and resilience.… Read More »

How to Reach Your Goals

Everyone has goals, whether explicit or implicit. We are all working toward some end or other. Goals are important in a number of different ways. Here are a few. 1. They enable us to focus. Life is full of things demanding our attention. When we establish a goal, we pull something out of the white… Read More »

How Five Minutes Can Make a Difference

We are all looking for ways to improve our lives, to better our performance and to be more productive at work. But often, we believe that we just don’t have the time for these self-improvements. But research is now showing that you really don’t need a lot of time to make changes, to make progress… Read More »

How to Write an Effective Cover Letter

Writing a good cover letter is important. It is another opportunity you have to sell yourself to the employer, to show the employer what value you can add, how you can impact the bottom line. So, take the time to put together a good one. If by chance you are wondering whether it is even… Read More »

What Good Time Management Is

Most people take a very straightforward view of time management – it’s simply about getting as much done as possible in the time that you have. It is based on quantity. The key principle here is efficiency. But good time management is about more than just how much you can accomplish. It’s about effectiveness as… Read More »

Using Psychology to Help Achieve Goals at Work

We all have goals. Some are easier to achieve than others. And some are better at reaching their goals than others. The problem with reaching a goal is that it involves making changes, and that is something our mind generally resists. Our mind, psychologists have found, tends to prefer the familiar, the routine, rather than… Read More »

Resistance Training and Stress

Dealing with stress is a constant these days. People identify work as the place that produces most of their stress and anxiety. We handle stress in different ways. Exercise is an effective way of dealing with stress. And new research adds more evidence to the effectiveness of exercise in dealing with anxiety and worry, especially… Read More »

How to be More Effective at Work

We all want to be more effective and productive at work. Here are some research findings that point out a few things that can hurt as well as help our effectiveness and efficiency at work. 1. Open plan offices are bad It is surprising that open plan offices are so popular, given that they actually… Read More »

How to Remember What You Read

Learning never stops. Anyone who wants to advance in his or her career – or even keep his job – knows this. We all learn in different ways – by listening, by watching, by doing. And one of the most common ways is by reading. But a common problem with reading is remembering what we… Read More »

What Recruiters Want

If you are looking for a job, you want to certainly put your best foot forward when talking to a recruiter. Naturally, a recruiter is interested in your experience and your job performance. But there are other things as well that recruiters are looking at when evaluating job candidates. These are things you may not… Read More »