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The Benefits of Exercise and Exercises To Do at Work

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These exercises to do at work can have a huge impact on your mood and productivity. The typical office situation is sitting down at a desk for 8 hours every day, with minimal breaks or physical activities to break it up. This can negatively affect your health, but also the quality of your work and overall energy level. Sitting all day increases health risks and induces boredom. No need to run a marathon - it doesn’t take much to get major health benefits from doing basic exercises at work. So here’s why you should start exercising at work, and what exercises to do at work! Continue Reading

Do You Love Finance? Put That Love to Work!

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It's been said by many that if you love what you'll do, you'll never work a day in your life. Some people tend to tune out this advice, thinking that it takes a high-flying career as an entertainer or heart surgeon to yield this kind of satisfaction. That idea is wrong. The fact is that when there are routine things that you love to do or unique aspects of your personality, you should try to find work that lets you direct that natural love into what you do for a living. Continue Reading

How To Create A Friendlier, More Profitable Business

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  Ultimately, any business is a people business. While products or services are the end products of a business, it’s only what the products or services do for people that really matter. People don’t buy a 3-hole paper punch because they want more stationery, they buy it because they want enough holes to neatly bind their paperwork into a folder. And they don’t buy a computer because they want a plastic box on their desk, but because they want the ability to surf the net, or create a budget on a spreadsheet, or connect with friends on Facebook. Continue Reading

What Causes Work Depression and How to Deal With it

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According to Mental Health America, 1 out of every 20 workers is experiencing depression. Much of what leads to depression is work-related depression. Let’s take a look at what causes work depression, and how to deal with it. Continue Reading

The Office Olympics Summer 2016 Are Here!

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The Office Olympics are simply the best. Just like the regular Olympics, with the best events, the best athletes, in some of the best cities in the world, the Office Olympics are all about rewarding excellence. The road to Rio has already been paved, with the start of the Summer Olympics right around the corner. We want to pay tribute to those who have been training so hard to represent their nations on the world stage by playing our own version of the Olympics at home: here is the breakdown for the Office Olympics Summer 2016! Continue Reading

How To Be Authentic at Work (And In Interviews)

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In today's workplace, there's been a big push for employers to value identity, and for employees to learn how to be authentic at work. It's easy to see why: One study found that 61% of people admitted to covering up some part of their unique identity in the workplace, to the detriment of their self-esteem and well-being. Hiding our true selves at work can be costly for employers, too. Research suggests that when people cover up their identities, it can actually lead to more stress,  lower work performance, and generally less satisfied, less effective employees. For greater personal satisfaction, better work performance, and stronger relationships, spend some time considering how to be authentic at work. Step 1: Get in Touch with Your Values In order to reap of the benefits of being your true, authentic self in the workplace, you'll need to find out who that person is. For some, this might not be so easy.  You might have no problem being an authentic person with your friends and Continue Reading

Job Scam on LinkedIn

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An interesting phishing job scam I received on LinkedIn today. Can't tell if it's to grab my personal info or to boost the SEO of the shady URLs below. Either way, a little research, and this is clearly a job scam. Sender: sthompson111214@gmail.com Hello Andrew, My name is Sara Thompson.  I am a Virtual Administrative Assistant at Park Consulting. Based on the skills and experience listed in your profile, my employer requested that I make contact with you. He wants to know if you would be open to confidentially exploring opportunities within our company.  Continue Reading

Passed Over for Promotion? Don’t Get Pissed, Get Even

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No one wants to be in a position where they're passed over for promotion, but this can certainly be a turning point in your career. So what do you do if you get passed over for a promotion? It may be tempting to act with an attitude and lower the quality of your work, but that’s an amateur move. What’s the best way to handle this situation? Don’t get pissed - work harder to get even by improving yourself. Continue Reading

Mr. Popular: How to Get People to Like You at Work

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Wondering how to get people to like you? Read on! Learning how to get people to like you at work doesn’t have to be difficult, in fact, it’s simple. Understandably, starting a new job can be a stressful experience. You come into an office filled with people you don’t know, sit down at a desk that wasn’t yours until today, and dive into a whole host of new (and potentially challenging) roles and responsibilities. While for some this can be super exciting, it can start to sound like a nightmare for others! Continue Reading

When Is it Worth it to Work for Free?

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  There are a number of situations where people might be asked to work for free, including: Internships Volunteer Work Test Work Before a Job Sometimes it makes sense to take unpaid work so that what results is volunteer experience for your resume. Other times, when people ask you to work for free, they’re just trying to take advantage of you. So how can you tell the difference? Let’s take a look at when it makes sense to work for free, and when you should say “No” to unpaid work. Continue Reading