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Clothing is an integral part of our everyday lives. What we wear not only conveys how we feel about ourselves, it communicates who we are to the world. It's takes a 1/10th of a second to make an impression so this is a skill set you want to master. While some people have figured out how to leverage their clothing for greater confidence and standing, others are still trying to figure it all out.
Admittedly it can be confusing if you're simply relying on the...
Working from home comes with its own set of benefits, distractions, and frustrations that are quite different from those you find in the regular workplace.
Can you really work at home and achieve your career goals? The answer is up to you!
These thoughtful questions and informative tips can guide you toward successfully working at home:
1. Where can you devote space in your home to your work? Although it doesn't have to be a whole room, you'll need a desk and a couple of drawers designated...
When we send our kids off to college at 17 and 18-years old we're in effect asking them to determine the course of their lives in a year or two. We're asking them to figure out what they want to be when they grow up. Without much life experience and little to no work experience, how can we expect them to know?
Maybe it's time we rethink that process and remove the pressure of choosing a major and return to a liberal education. After all, less than 27% of people are actually working in...
Whether you’ve just joined the workforce, graduated college, or have been in the workforce for several years and are getting bored, it’s always the right time to think about your career. The question of “What do I do now?” or “Where do I go next?” can be answered with a little introspection and time.
Follow these three steps to put you on the road to a career that fulfills you.
Ask yourself some of the same...
Looking for a job doesn’t appeal to many people, but it’s a common part of adulthood. At some point, you’re either going to be let go from a job or dislike a job enough that you’ll do anything to make a career change.
A job interview is always required for anything substantial. Most of us can benefit by working on our interview skills. It’s not something many of us do well without considerable practice.
Looking self-assured can help you to feel more secure even when your palms are sweating and your heart is racing. Plus, a confident appearance encourages others to trust and admire you.
It's not surprising that being more confident at work can mean more promotions. In fact, a study at the University of Melbourne found a correlation between confidence in elementary school and success at work as adults.
Confidence is not the same as arrogance, and it's important if...
In today's world, it's important to take your personal brand seriously if you want others to take you seriously. Try out these tips for understanding the importance of personal branding, defining your own personal brand, and marketing your brand for greater career success.
Your personal brand helps you to:
1. Prosper as a free agent. Your personal brand is your reputation. It's the way others see you. If you're like most people, you may be...
While many believe that knowledge is power, knowledge is only powerful when it’s consistently applied. Consistency may be the most important component of success.
A small step forward each day adds up to a lot of mileage over time.
Are the little things you do each day adding up to something positive? Or is the quality of your life slowly slipping away?
With consistent action over the next 10 or 20 years, what could you accomplish?
Five cold calls each day / 5 days per week equal 1300...
I recently read an article in the New Yorker, entitled The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death, in which they stated
At the root of this is the American obsession with self-reliance, which makes it more acceptable to applaud an individual for working himself to death than to argue that an individual working himself to death is evidence of a flawed economic system.
I was emotionally moved by this statement. Yes, it was a sad social commentary on the current economic system....
At some point in your life, it's common to dream of something bigger and better when it comes to your career. No matter how cushy a job may seem, you may find yourself wishing that you were working somewhere better or doing something different.
The good news is that you can go out and make your dream job a reality! Whatever the field, you can find a way to turn something you enjoy into a career.