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Making the Most of Your Winter Break

I saw this interview on an ABC news channel yesterday (ABC Interview) and wanted to share…it includes some strategies for using your winter break to achieve some of your career goals. Some things you could try… Make contacts with agencies, organizations, or businesses in your area. Ask if they need seasonal employees or volunteers. Some […]

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End of the Semester Stress and Self-Care

It’s that time of the semester…final exams, papers, projects, grades, and graduation. In addition to stress associated with school, many students are coping with emotions associated with holidays or gloomy/winter seasonal affect. International students, or those that live far away from family, may be especially at-risk for exhausted financial or emotional resources as they try […]

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8 Steps Towards Professionalism

In need of a job? Want to avoid living on Mom’s couch forever? Professional demeanor can be the difference between being hired or fired. Here are 8 simple tips that you can use to make certain you are prepared to behave like the professional that you are or have the potential to be. 1. Dress […]

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Hard vs Soft Skills and Employment

Employers have long been focused completely on the technical skills that future employees bring to the table, which are often termed “hard skills.” Research, however, has shown that more and more employers are looking for people with good “soft skills” to complement their work-related knowledge. So, what’s the difference? Hard skills are what you would […]

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Take Control of Your Time

“Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future!”  These lyrics sung by the Steve Miller Band summarize what happens to many of us.  Do you ever feel like time is slipping away and you don’t know how you’re going to juggle everything you have to do?  Here are a couple of tips and some […]

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Are Your Digital Habits Influencing Your Productivity?

Although modern technology tools can help us to achieve our goals and in an efficient manner, we also need to be cognizant of how much time we are spending on email, Facebook, or site surfing at large. You may want to consider logging the amount of hours you spend online or texting on an average […]

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What’s YOUR Plan?

Are you planning for tomorrow? Next week? Next semester? Next Year? All are vital to your career. No plan = no productivity = no job. Begin by thinking about your long-term goals and then, the shorter-term goals. Then, plan out the weekly, daily, and monthly activities that help you to reach your goals. Below is a […]

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Putting Off Until Tomorrow…Stop Procrastinating

Many successful leaders have said, “never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” Easier said than done sometimes. Procrastination, or postponing a inevitable task, is easy to do. Mark Twain put a different twist on it when he stated, “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just […]

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Randy Pausch on Time Management

This is a longer, but inspirational talk by Randy Pausch on goals, prioritizing, planning, and avoiding procrastination. He has an incredible way of framing and summarizing important advice on this subject. For example, he talks about “doing the right things adequately rather than doing the wrong things in a polished manner” or how to recognize excuses we […]

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Need More Time? 10 tips for Using Technology!

Do you think you know ALL of the shortcuts for your technology? David Pogue (via Ted Talks) shares 10 easy time-savers for the internet, smartphones, and digital cameras. See if you know them all!  

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