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5 Strategies for Better Work-Life Balance

Calendar downtime, outsource your errands, get away from your home computer screen, and go for a run. One tip this author didn’t mention: use ALL of your vacation days. If you are on a team that discourages you from taking them you may want to re-evaluate where you are in…

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Dos and Donts After You Get a New Job

I posted a version of this list of do’s and don’ts when I started my last job in finance, and it helped me navigate the first few weeks in my new group and office. I highly recommend printing out and studying your new company’s organizational chart and slowly reaching out…

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How Did Work Life Balance in the US get so Awful?

Interesting observations from The Atlantic pointing out that the increase in single working moms is putting tremendous stress on families, statistically speaking, and greater downtime for lower-income workers is a crisis. Moreover, if you are highly educated you are probably working the most and leisuring the least. The decline of…

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Is Technology Making You Rude?

Hopefully not, but constant attachment to your smartphone at work isn’t a good idea, according to a study referenced in this article. It also won’t help you get promoted. Preferring to meet your boss face to face instead of over IM and putting your iPhone or Blackberry away in meetings…

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How to Make Friends at Work

Making friends at work is no different than making friends in elementary school. Being a kind, helpful, patient, and unselfish listener will win you many loyal friends in the workplace who can be there for you when you need them, especially when looking to change jobs. Click Here to Read…

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How to Be a Creative Problem Solver

How to think creatively? According to this article, act like you are afflicted with Aspbergers and have unlimited money. Click Here to Read the Full Article

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How to Make a First Impression that Lasts

Straightforward advice on making a positive first impression – a firm handshake, eye contact, a cordial greeting, self-awareness, and professionalism. Click Here to Read the Full Article

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Using LinkedIn Alumni to Explore Careers and Majors

Take a look at this article about an interesting tool on LinkedIn to help students evaluate majors and the career paths successful people have followed. Click Here to Read the Full Article

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Job Interview Thank You Notes

Perhaps the easiest way to eliminate yourself from a job opportunity is neglecting to send a thank you note to your interviewer or really anyone you interact with from a prospective employer during the recruitment process. The simple courtesy of thanking someone for their time must not be ignored, especially…

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Words to Leave Off Your Resume

We don’t necessarily agree with everything in this article (e.g. why is the author so negative on using the term “responsible for”?) but a good read nonetheless. The key takeaway here is to make sure that the content of your resume is written in the active voice, provides adequate context,…