Posts Categorized: Career Tips

Are Business Cards Necessary in the Digital Age?

In this day and age of smart phones and other mobile electronics, how necessary is it to have a business card? This has generated a good deal of debate among career experts. Some feel business cards are relics of an age past, that they are no longer needed, while others say they still serve a… Read More »

Increase Your Productivity — Drink More Water

Every workplace is looking for ways to increase productivity. Increasing productivity doesn’t always require some big, complicated project. Sometimes there are very simple ways to increase productivity. For example, you can increase your productivity simply by drinking more water. That’s right. You may find that hard to believe, but there is plenty of science to… Read More »

How to Increase Willpower by Increasing Motivation

Willpower is something we all value highly. It’s something we all want more of, but aren’t quite sure how to get it. When we think of willpower, we imagine it as some force that enables us to overcome our desires. In other words, we see it as part of a battle, a contest with willpower… Read More »

Making a Good Impression

We all want to make a good impression when we meet other people. Sometimes making a good impression can have major consequences, as with a job interview. We want to appear poised and confident, sure of ourselves and relaxed. How we speak and act is important naturally because that is how we craft our image.… Read More »

How Your Workspace Affects Productivity

Your desk is strewn with papers. Post it notes are affixed to the edge of your computer screen like some yellow fungus. A coffee mug sits insolently among the stationary, along with a half empty bottle of water. Signs of someone working hard, working intensely, and being productive? You might think so, but some recent… Read More »

Should You Accept the Job Offer?

So, you have just had a job offer. Congratulations! Now you have to decide whether to accept the position. How should you go about making your decision? What kinds of things should you consider? The first things to look at are the facts of the job itself, that is, the salary and benefits. Is the… Read More »

How to Handle Relocating to a New Job

Relocating to a new job can be one of the biggest stressors you will face. It is an immense change, and there is a lot to do and get used to. So, if you find yourself in this position, here are a few tips to make the transition a little easier. 1. Use a mover.… Read More »

How to Prevent Burnout

We all want advance our careers as quickly as possible. We want to impress our supervisors, show them that we are willing to put in the time and effort it takes to get to the top. But there is a difference between working hard and working smart. There is a point when working hard runs… Read More »

On Keeping a Daily Journal

Keeping a daily journal or diary is not ordinarily the first thing that comes to mind when we thing about strategies to improve our work performance. But recording the daily events at work, along with your thoughts and feelings about those events, can be an excellent way of showing how your work life is progressing.… Read More »

How to Keep Those New Year’s Resolutions

People are always making resolutions to accomplish new goals. But, as everyone knows, the resolution is the easy part, carrying through is the hard part. This time of year, many are making their New Year’s resolutions, but studies have shown that only about half of those will actually achieve their goals. So, what can you… Read More »