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askingforaraise

4 Tips to Ask for a Raise

Even when you have all the right reasons and know you deserve a raise, walking in and asking your boss for more money is a delicate process. You don’t want to come off as arrogant, rude, or demanding — but you do want t...

Focusdartboard

Narrow Your Focus for Better Results

As someone who works in a creative field, I tend to have many ideas going at once. I have an idea for an article, a novel, a documentary, a short video — the list goes on. You might have several ideas you want to implemen...

Friends

Why It’s Better to Have Fewer Friends

We have friends from school, from work, from Facebook and Twitter. With technology, we can communicate with hundreds of people a day with one post. We can even put all of our friends into “groups” or categories on our onlin...


complainers

How to Avoid the Office Complainers

By the end of the week, you’ve probably spent your share of time around office complainers. You know them — the people who gather in the corner to air their grievances about the company or the boss to each other at leas...

InterviewMindset

Mentally Prepare for Your Next Interview

Maybe you’ve decided to look for a new job or you’ve just left school.  Now it’s time to look at your options and start interviewing.  Kicking off the interview process can be exciting and scary — you want to move...

skills

How to Improve Any Skill

Think you could never learn to play an instrument, write a book, or bake the perfect cake? We all walk around thinking that we don’t have the talent to do certain tasks or activities. We think that talent is something we’re...


Quietdown

Be Quiet and Accomplish More

In a world in which we are usually bombarded with distractions — smart phones, iPods, iPads, radio, TV — we rarely find ourselves with quiet time. We assume that our constant need to check our many devices shows tha...

clutter

Lead a Less Cluttered Life

Another season is ending and it’s almost time to dig out your sweaters, pants and tights. That means you might need to dig through that closet and reorganize your possessions. But if you’re anything like me, that’s going ...

Interview

The Questions Good Job Candidates Ask

At the end of every job interview, the potential employer asks, “Do you have any questions for us?” This is the part of the job interview I felt the least prepared for after I graduated college. I had spent all of my time p...


hirearchy

Do Offices Need a Hierarchy?

Every office has a chain of command. Sometimes, it can take weeks or months to get through it, even when you need an answer right away. All employees complain about the process, especially when it is slow and dysfunctional. Som...