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Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle at Work
 Dated: 03-31-2014

We spend most of our time during the day at work. Therefore, it is important that we maintain a healthy lifestyle at the workplace. Most of us get so engrossed in work that we forget to eat our meals, drink water and take breaks. However, we don’t realize that skipping breaks and meals hampers our productivity and efficiency at the workplace. Every individual should practice wellness by eating healthy and staying fit, even in the office. Listed below are a few tips to practice healthy lifestyle at the workplace.




How to Deal with Workplace Ego Clashes?
 Dated: 03-18-2014

Are you getting trapped in office politics? We spend most of our time in the office where we are constantly coordinating with colleagues, clients, superiors and others. In an office environment there are times when small issues can arise and ego problems crop up. In such situations it is difficult to concentrate on work. However, here are a few ego management tips that can help you avoid ego clashes and conflicts that hamper the work environment.




Keep Yourself in Check
 Dated: 02-24-2014

Self-improvement is one of the most difficult things to apply in day-to-day life. It has been said that “Human tendency is to bring about small and big changes in our loved ones always. However, when it’s time to change ourselves, the task gets impossible to resolve.” Simple ways to improve your skills can bring about great improvements in your personality.




5 Tips to Make Work More Enjoyable
 Dated: 12-31-2013

It is essential to participate in your own growth and evolution to make work more enjoyable. Participating in some self-development activities will enable you to adapt to different situations in a more thoughtful and mature way. Here are some small steps that you can take to conquer great career success in the future:




Need a Salary Raise? Learn the Secrets to Earning More Money
 Dated: 12-09-2013

4 Tips To Earn A Salary Raise. Learn the Secrets to Earning More Money




5 Tips to Toot Your Own Horn Without Sounding Obnoxious
 Dated: 11-25-2013

Besides performance appraisals, which are very job responsibilities centric, there are very limited ways to help you inform your peers and superiors about your personal and professional achievements, unless they are directly connected to your job.




3 Quick Tips to Keep Your Morale High in Your Job
 Dated: 11-18-2013

The current employment scenario is very depressing to say the least. With unemployment rising fast and the economy still volatile and unstable, finding the right job and keeping it has become a challenge. In such circumstances it is easy to find yourself in a job that you cannot quit for economic reasons, but do not really enjoy doing.




Are You a Workaholic? Do Something about It!
 Dated: 11-12-2013

Working hard is okay, though nowadays working smart is better. The difference between the two is the amount of effort you put to get the same results. The smart ones learn to use technology, delegation of work and better managerial skills to do more in less time and with less effort. However, there are people who cannot feel at peace unless they work themselves into a frenzy. They need to have not only a packed work schedule, but also challenging deadlines to feel “good” about themselves. These people are workaholics.




Holiday Networking – Are You Making the Most of It?
 Dated: 11-12-2013

With holidays around the corner, it is a good time to focus on networking. Did you know that the best networking is done informally? Holiday time hence, is a great time to build your network and build new career-advancing relationships. Here are 5 tips that will help you do that gracefully and effortlessly:




Getting Your Boss to Approve Your Flexible Schedule
 Dated: 11-12-2013

Work-life balance is a very important aspect that many working parents are struggling to find a workable solution to. On one hand the present day economy does not permit one parent to stay at home as a home-maker; on the other hand, when both parents work, the children and family in general gets pushed on the back burner, generating guilt trips, work exhaustion, and in general a feeling of dissatisfaction.




4 Effective Tips to Help You Work With a Difficult Co-Worker
 Dated: 10-28-2013

There are many times when you may be in the company of a co-worker who is garrulous, obnoxious or just a downright jerk. At such times you feel completely trapped and frustrated with the atmosphere at the workplace. You need not despair however, because you can manage the situation with a little tact if you follow the right advice. Check out the following few tips which will help you tackle the worst of the situations:




4 Tips to Diffuse Your Anger and Negative Attitude
 Dated: 10-22-2013

There will always be something that goes wrong in the office, which may provoke you and cause you to get angry. Your colleagues might be acting irresponsibly or you could be passed over for a promotion, or any other similar triggers. Sometimes the triggers are small things that annoy you and stay with you through the day or even longer, until you just can’t take it anymore.




Learn to Deal with and Meet Deadlines – 5 Foolproof Tips
 Dated: 10-15-2013

Deadlines are deadly both to your mind and body – if you allow them to overwhelm you. The trick here is to ensure that you control the deadlines and not the other way around. This – for most people who work in high stress environments – is often easier said than done. However, if you want to succeed in promoting your career quickly and efficiently, you need to master how to deal with deadlines and meet them head on. Here are a few exceptional tips that help you:




Learn to Communicate Effectively – 4 Priceless Tips
 Dated: 09-30-2013

It may not come as a surprise to know that good communication skills have nothing to do with your grasp on the language or extent of your vocabulary. Good communication requires special skills or your communication will more often than not become ‘miscommunication’.




Your Boss is Driving You Crazy – Learn to Deal With It
 Dated: 09-23-2013

Working with a bully boss can be hugely stressful – until you learn how to deal with it. Very often you can work through the problem and come out hugely successful. The key to this problem is to stop feeling sorry for yourself and take action.




Personal Branding – 3 Tips that Will Advance Your Career Quickly
 Dated: 09-16-2013

Building a brand name is not exclusive to products. A successful person knows how important it is to build his/her own personal brand in the workplace. For you to be singled out for a promotion – any promotion – you need to have created an impact on the management/your boss/your supervisor. How do you do that?




Can’t Network to Save Your Life? 4 Tips that Will Help You Connect
 Dated: 09-09-2013

Networking does not come easy to many people, especially those who are basically introverted and happy to be excellent at their work, while the world is out there doing its thing. However, networking is a must for your professional advancement and hence, you need to develop your own even if it is the last thing you would normally want to do.




4 Super Effective Steps to Get You Up the Ladder
 Dated: 09-03-2013

Everyone who has a job dreams of getting up the ladder. Not many get to set their feet on that ladder, let alone climb it. However, you find a handful of people who swiftly and seemingly effortlessly climb to the top in every organization, leaving you wondering what do they do special, or what do they have so special that they move ahead so fast – and you remain anchored in the same position for years.




4 Small Steps to Build Your Self-Esteem
 Dated: 08-27-2013

A very beautiful proverb said, "No one can ride your back unless you bend it." Hence, no one can really dominate you or bother you until you allow them to do so. Most people with low self-esteem take a lot of unnecessary punishment from everyone around them because they feel they are not worth too much. If you ever felt that way, it is because you have a low self-esteem about yourself. Here are 4 small steps to get out of that thought trap:




7 Self Improvement Habits That Lead to Career Growth
 Dated: 08-19-2013

You career can move at whatever speed you set for it. If you want to climb the ladder fast you need to put in adequate efforts. Unless you are a super genius in your field - and even then it is doubtful - you are not indispensable. The recession has taught this lesson the hard way to most "experts". Here are a few not so well-known ways that will help you:




4 Things to Do Every Day to Stand Out in a Crowd of Employees
 Dated: 08-12-2013

In the present day to day life of a regular Joe or Jane, there is great need to find effective and workable ways to get and stay ahead of the race to achieve career success. You must have seen at one time or other a picture where the sperm rushes ahead to fertilize the egg, and out of the millions that are in the race only 1 or 2 succeed. Similarly, here are 4 things you can do to facilitate your way to success at the workplace:




Develop a New Skillset and Make Yourself More Attractive to Employers
 Dated: 08-06-2013

When someone is out of a job for a while, or is in the midst of an extended search for a new position, one of the best ways to become more hireable is to develop new skillsets. A new skill, ability, or certification can make a job applicant more desirable and can even open doors into new industries and fields.




5 Foolproof Tips to Self-Promote Successfully
 Dated: 08-05-2013

Self-promotion? What is that? Most people do not have a clue about how to promote themselves at their workplace or anywhere else. Self-promotion is a very important skill, without which you might end up going who knows where. Have you wondered how some people are always in the limelight and some people are always in the background? If you want to get the spotlight on you, you will need to learn a few important tips about self-promotion:




What Qualities Employers are Looking for
 Dated: 07-29-2013

Being exactly what employers are looking for isn’t always easy, but you can evaluate yourself to see how many skills and traits you already have or can develop. Your resume and interview are the most important for getting you hired. This means you need to polish your resume and yourself, so that you look like a promising selection to employers. So what exactly are the qualities that employers are looking for? A couple would be:
  • Finishing your assignments on time
  • Being able to find solutions in difficult situations
  • Exerting extra effort for perfection
  • Being a team player





Tips for Managing Work-Related Stress
 Dated: 07-22-2013

Work is a part of most people’s lives and for many, stress comes along with the package. Dealing with stress is something that can be managed when using the right techniques. When you allow yourself to be stressed, it can eat away at your health on multiple levels. For instance, it can lead to a weakened immune system, restlessness, anger, impatience and unhappiness. Stress is definitely something that we could all live without, so why not do what you can to eliminate it? Unfortunately, work-related stress can’t be stopped by eliminating your job. Instead, you can use the following tips to help you out.




Tips for Overcoming Workplace Anxiety
 Dated: 07-12-2013

Anxiety is a condition that many people deal with in the workplace. Overcoming anxiety isn’t always simple, especially since most people don’t know how to get rid of it. There are only two options for dealing with episodes of anxiety – either give in to it or learn how to beat it. Understanding why it is happening is important, so that you can find the triggers. This will then enable you to find ways to prevent anxiety from taking place. Anxiety usually leads to stress and unhappiness, which can trickle down to other areas of your life. Below are a couple of tips for overcoming anxiety, so that you can have a happier life.




Six Ways to Improve Yourself and Your Career
 Dated: 07-04-2013

Looking for ways to improve yourself, so that you can enhance your chances of getting hired is important in today's job market. No matter what field you are seeking employment in, it's necessary that you continuously improve yourself, so that your application, resume and interview standout to the employer. If you need help with deciding which areas to improve, read on for six ideas.




Self Improvement: Health Insurance In The Workplace
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 02-14-2012

Health insurance is a necessity and something we cannot live without. However, some employers offer health insurance and some do not. If your employer offers no health insurance then it may be necessary to invest in a private plan. Here are some tips to remember when looking for good heath insurance. To find more articles like this go to www.hound.com.




Self Improvement: Office Romance
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 02-08-2012

February is a month for love, romance, flowers, candy, and rose petals. Have you ever thought of what it would be like to have the world of romance and the daily grind of the workplace come together as one? It can become possible with an office romance. Romance breeds in the strangest of places and the most stressful of work situations. You may be wondering if it is a good idea or not to mix business with pleasure. Here I will give you some advice on the office tryst.




Self Improvement: Over extending yourself
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 02-01-2012

Over extending yourself and taking on too many projects is never good. It often leads to feelings of being overwhelmed and perpetually stressed. Work productivity also suffers. There are a few things workers can do to avoid overextending themselves in the workplace. Here I will discuss some of the benefits of delegating and prioritizing for a more productive work day.




Self Improvement: Coping with Change
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 01-23-2012

Change for the most part can be a good thing. Some of us adapt to change and some of us have trouble dealing with it. You may think you have your workday planned out, but most of the time it does not go as you originally thought. Variables within the workplace are probably the hardest thing to adapt to. There are ways in which you can cope with the smallest of differences to the biggest of challenges. Here I will discuss some of the ways it can be dealt with in accordance to your place of work. Follow these simple tips to more workplace bliss.




Self Improvement Tips: Days off
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 01-18-2012

We all need time and days off. How we spend that time is up to us. To get the most out of vacation and personal days follow these simple and informative tips. More articles like this can be found on www.hound.com.




Self Improvement Tips: Working with a Disability
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 01-10-2012

Working with a disability is not an easy thing to do. The disability may be physical or mental and may impair your ability to work; however, disabled persons need to survive just as much as the next person. Here I will cover some important aspects for those persons who are disabled and those who know someone who is disabled and looking for work.




Self Improvement Tips: Importance of having a clean desk
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 01-06-2012

Starting off the new year right can improve your overall outlook and productivity on the job. Perhaps your desk has become cluttered with last year's paperwork and invoices. If you are a freelancer like me, then you will find that paperwork can become mountainous after a relatively short period of time. Here I will offer you some tips on getting your desk clear and stress free in the new year.




Self Improvement: Staying sane in periods of unemployment
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 12-30-2011

Being unemployed can be maddening especially if you are unemployed for any extended period of time. With the state of the current economy you may find yourself unemployed for a week, month, or even a year or more. You may wonder how it is possible to stay sane in periods of unemployment. Here I will give you a few suggestions and tips on how to hold it all together when things seem as though they are falling apart.




Self Improvement Tips: Second Jobs
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 12-28-2011

With the state of the current economy it is often difficult to make ends meet even with full-time or close to full-time work. It may be necessary to take a second job just to pay rent, house payments, bills, food, car insurance, gas, and personal items. Most budgets do not even account for any sort of entertainment or fun. In addition, many workers need to put in overtime to meet expenses. Everything has gone up and just about everyone is struggling in some way or another. Here I will give you some tips on how to find the perfect (or somewhat perfect) second job.




Self Improvement Tips: Changing careers for the better
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 12-21-2011

With the New Year approaching you may be thinking of changing jobs for the better. There are many reasons why an individual might want to change jobs or careers. The decision to switch jobs lies within the employee hopefully, although some workers do find themselves fired for one reason or another. Here I list a few of the top reasons why people change jobs for the better. This is not a hard and fast list, but is some of the reasons I consider to be the most important.




Self Improvement Tips: Helping those in need
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 12-14-2011

With the major holidays approaching you may be considering doing some volunteer work to help those less fortunate this season. Volunteer work can warm the heart, soul, and give us a sense of accomplishment that we have done something for the greater good of humankind or animal kind (if you like to work with pets). The joy that can be brought to your heart and to others is immense. Volunteer opportunities can also lead to full-time employment if you work hard for the place you are volunteering for – your efforts will shine the harder you work. You may be wondering where to go to look for volunteer opportunities. Here I will give you some tips where to find the best volunteer opportunities.




Self Improvement Tips: A New Year and a New You in the Workplace
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 12-08-2011

With the new year approaching there are some important things you might want to consider to make your work life better and a total improvement overall in 2012. Now is the time to start making these changes so you can begin the new year right. Here are some tips I consider the best.




Self Improvement: Finding Holiday Employment to Supplement Your Income
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 11-29-2011

In a tough economy it can be hard to make it even with your full-time job. Individuals may want to consider finding holiday employment to supplement their income especially at this time of year. There are lots of ways to find holiday employment and here I will share some tips for how you can start earning the extra income you deserve. When I lived in the Northeast there were tons of holiday jobs available from food service to department store jobs. If you live in the Northeast there will be a lot competition for these jobs, but if you have a good attitude and a solid resume you will have an edge up on the competition.




Self Improvement: Keeping your skills updated
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 11-24-2011

Employees who find themselves working in the same field for an extended period of time may find that their skills may need updating. Their skills will not be as fresh as someone who just finished college or technical school. Sometimes employees feel as though they are stuck in a rut in their job or may want to seek a promotion, but do not have as much experience or knowledge as their competitors. This is where updating your skills comes in handy. There are many ways a worker can update their craft. Here are a few ways in which individuals can make their experience and knowledge fresh again either in a new career or in their current job.




Self Improvement Tips: Dealing With Depression in the Workplace
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 11-15-2011

Depression can be a debilitating disease and can strike at any point in a man or woman’s life. Despite what others may think, depression is a very serious, but treatable condition. Depression can be a lifelong illness and nine times out of ten can affect you at a job, or at least you may know someone who is dealing with depression in the workplace. Here are some tips you may find useful and some things you should know about coping with depression in the workplace.




Staying Healthy at Work
By Brooke Heath   |  Dated: 12-09-2010

The dreaded cold and flu season is still among us. It is circulating among offices and businesses, and it's likely that it has hit yours a time or two (or more). But, you don't have to be among the sick during this season - there are actually several things that you can do both in and out of the office that can build your immune system and increase your chances of staying healthy.




Help for Reducing Work Stress
By Brooke Heath   |  Dated: 12-09-2010

We've all had workdays where we're so stressed out that we wish we could just get up and clock-out for the remainder of the day (or maybe even permanently!). Unfortunately, this isn't an option for most, so it's important to find other solutions (that won't get you fired) to help relieve some of the stress related to your job.




Improving your Skills Often
 Dated: 06-08-2010

The more you learn, the more you come to realize that you know even less than you thought. If you are working at a job that requires an extensive amount of knowledge (but you feel like you mastered it), you probably haven't. Even if you are a tremendous success at your job there is something you can work on so that you can maintain that level of success.




Improving your People Skills
 Dated: 06-07-2010

Do you relate to people well? Do you make eye contact with them and give a firm handshake? Do you make occasional small talk when you pass a co-worker in the hallway? Do you attend office parties or just have a piece of cake and then return to your desk? You don't have to become the life of the office party but you should put forth more effort in your people skills in order to increase your work production and overall job performance.




Making a Great First Impression
 Dated: 06-05-2010

Have you ever walked in a room and you can feel people staring at you trying to gauge a reading on whom you are? Well, you can't control people's initial thoughts (maybe they didn't like your tie or shoes) but you can control what they think of you over time. Making a great first impression doesn't necessarily mean making people love you within a 5-second period. Instead it happens over time so that people can get a better understanding of your work ethic and people skills.




Demanding Excellence from Yourself and Others
 Dated: 06-04-2010

Many people are like waking zombies and just go through the motions of life. Do they really strive to achieve excellence or just clock in and clock out and collect the paycheck? Even if you have the most meaningless, pointless, and awful job, you should try to do your best. After all, you are being paid to do this job regardless of how much you hate it.




Are You a Rude Person in the Workplace?
 Dated: 06-03-2010

Do you often show disrespectful behavior on a constant basis when there is no reason for it? Are you constantly in a foul mood and wish your co-workers would leave you alone? You don't have to be all smiles and pleasantries every second of the day, but you should show people the proper amount of respect and courtesy as often as possible.




Don't Give Up
 Dated: 04-12-2010

We probably quit more things in our lives than we would like to admit. If you have quit 10 things in the last year then that isn't a very good sign. Maybe you quit trying to play the piano because you didn't have time for it or it wasn't as enjoyable as you hoped.




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