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Changing careers- changing CVs

Changing careers- changing CVs

One of the hardest parts of changing your career is learning to take what you have learned in your field and use it to benefit your brand new career. Your ability to do this will be put to the test time and time again, beginning first and foremost with your resumẻ. If your resumẻ does not show off your capabilities in doing this you won’t ever get the chance to show it off further down the line. Today we are going to look at some tips and tricks for creating a dynamite resumẻ that you can use to start your brand new career.

Breaking Boredom

Breaking Boredom

Sometimes going to work feels like the most horrific thing not because of a hateful boss, or traumatizing conditions, or even strenuous physical labor. Sometimes work is daunting simply because it is boring. Sometimes it feels like there is nothing worse than a boring job, that in many ways it would be better to work a difficult and exhausting job than it is to work a mild and boring one. Today we are going to look at some ways of breaking out of the monotony of employment and finding excitement in our work.

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Arrogance vs Humility

Arrogance vs Humility

While arrogance is almost exclusively a vice, humility is not always a virtue. Many of us end up damaging our careers while trying to be humble. While it doesn’t do to brag about everything, it also is not helpful to constantly undermine yourself. This will make others think you are less competent than you actually are, and can even lead to people taking credit for your hard work. Today we are going to look at ways to overcome your excessive humility, without swinging too far left and ending up in the grips of arrogance.

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4 Traits of a Great Employee

4 Traits of a Great Employee

The most valuable employee is not necessarily the most experienced, confident, or even the smartest employee. A company’s most valuable (or at least a boss’ favorite) is an employee that plays well with others. People skills and an agreeable personality are two of the most useful things that any employee can have. However, this does not mean that bringing your office donuts will instantly turn you into the most useful aspect of the company. Truly useful people skills are a bit more complicated than people pleasing, so today we are going to unpack what makes a truly personable employee.

Workaholic Warning Signs

Workaholic Warning Signs

There is a fine line between a hard-worker and a workaholic, and it is important to see which side of that line you fall on. While we would never advocate for slacking off, it is important to make sure that you are burning your working candle on both ends. In the short term a worker with workaholic tendencies is very useful, but ultimately it is better to have a consistent and healthy worker, than an erratic workaholic. Today we are going to look at some ways to combat workaholism (that are worth trying, even if you aren’t much of one).

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First Job Lessons

First Job Lessons

We all remember our first job and how bleak the working world looked through its lens. Random hours, low-pay, and physically exhausting work has taken its toll on nearly everyone in our society. However, it is not all bad- there are a lot of valuable career lessons that we learn from working a bad job. Today we are going to look at these, and figure out how our first job can help us figure out what to do with our current career.

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How to Handle a Great Job with a Terrible Boss

How to Handle a Great Job with a Terrible Boss

You may not always like your boss. We all know this, because we’ve all had bosses that we have not enjoyed working with. When your boss is horrible, and your job is mediocre at best, it is time to jump ship- but what do we do when we love everything about the job except for the boss? Every situation is different, but unless you’ve got a boss that is truly out to get you, I advocate for sticking it out and creating some semblance of a healthy relationship with your boss. Today we are going to look at ways to do that.

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations Graduates!

It is late May already, and that means graduation season is already in full swing. If you are one of the many recent graduates reading this today is for you. Graduation is a scary and exciting time, and we are going to do what we can to help quell your fears and help guide you towards an exciting beginning to your new career.

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How to Succeed in Career Changing (by really trying)

How to Succeed in Career Changing (by really trying)

Looming change is scary- especially when you can’t be sure if you are making the right choice. Career changes are by no means exempt from this- perhaps even more affected by it than many other changes. However, fear is not always grounded (though it isn’t always irrelevant either) - and sometimes it is necessary to fight through our fear of change in order to grow. Today we are going to look at some healthy ways to think about career changes and ways to talk to that fear in order to emerge a more well-rounded and productive person!

Guilt Free Separation

Guilt Free Separation

We all know the guilty feeling that comes with separation anxiety. Whether we are breaking up with a partner, moving out of a bad living situation, or quitting our job- we tend to feel guilty. Now I can’t make break-ups painless, or roommates better people, but I do want to look at job quitting guilt and help you understand why letting go of that will not only be good for you- but good for the company you are leaving as well.

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