Posts Categorized: Career Tips

The Importance of Body Language

Everyone knows how important communication skills are in the workplace. All employers value people who have good communication skills because they are so necessary in the workplace. But when people talk about communications skills, they are usually referring to written or spoken communication. There is another component that really does not receive the same amount… Read More »

How to Maintain Good Mental Health

Research is showing how important our mental health is to our success and productivity at work. Mental health in general can be described as our feelings of well being, how well we control our emotions and handle the difficulties of daily life. The good news is there are things we can do to improve our… Read More »

When to Best Schedule Your Tasks

When you make up your to do list, you most likely attempt to prioritize your tasks based on their importance or urgency. What you don’t think about much is when you will do those tasks, or make a particular decision. But some recent research has shown that the time that we do things has a… Read More »

How to Learn More Effectively

Learning is a process that never stops. No matter where we are in our career, we have to continually grow and develop through learning, whether it be in a formal classroom setting, on the job, or through discussion with colleagues. That being the case, it would certainly be in our best interest to know how… Read More »

How to Deal with Bad Mental Habits

We all fall into bad habits now and again. It is true for behaviors and for our ways of thinking as well. Negative thoughts can play a big role of robbing us of energy and motivation if we are not careful. In order to avoid these pitfalls in our thinking, we need to recognize them,… Read More »

Before You Quit

You have been conducting your job search for several months, and nothing has happened. Or you have been trying to move ahead in your job at work for a long time now, with little to show for it. Or maybe you have been trying continually to get some new procedures implemented at work, but without… Read More »

How to Build Mental Stamina

Studies are indicating more and more that the quality most responsible for success in work and in life is resilience, mental toughness. It is what many people refer to as grit. For example, one study examined cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point. All incoming cadets have to go through a rigorous… Read More »

How to Find Some Breathing Room

These days, people are busier than ever at work. They have more to do, more communications to keep up with, more coming at them during a busy work day. In the midst of all this busyness and stress, it is more important than ever to find ways to step back, to find a little calm… Read More »

How to Improve Well Being and Work Performance Through Writing

We are all looking for ways to improve our physical and mental health because this will enable us to perform better at our jobs and enhance our personal life as well. Through research, psychologists have discovered that there is one simple thing you can do each day that will in fact help to greatly improve… Read More »

A New Route to Success

In our quest for success, most of us follow a formula that we simply assume to be true, one that has been anointed by conventional wisdom as the way to achieve. This formula says we should work harder and longer than the competition, work intensely, don’t stop or give up, look and plan ahead, and… Read More »