Browsing: Career

High School to College: A Smooth Transition
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It’s your senior year in high school and graduation is just weeks away. You’ve gotten your college acceptance letter, a whole new wardrobe, and everything for your dorm room is ready to go, but there’s one major problem. The school of your dreams is not only miles away, but none of your friends are attending that…

How to Improve Yourself: Why Books and Seminars Aren’t Enough
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I’ll admit it: I’m a self-help book junkie. I love reading about how to improve my memory, be more resilient in times of stress, and impress people in only 90 seconds. Now, you may not have the same addiction to self-help books as I do, but if you’ve ever read one in an attempt to…

7 Best Blogging Platforms
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Everyone’s got a blog these days and depending on your topic of choice, you can make a pretty sizeable name for yourself online. Now, you probably won’t garner any accolades by just picking a site and writing right out of the gate. To save you the hassle of narrowing down a service from dozens of…

3 Simple Grammar Tips to Improve Your Writing
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As an editor, I encounter certain grammatical mistakes time and time again. Errors aren’t necessarily a reflection of a writer’s intelligence – it makes sense that with all the quick, informal writing we do nowadays (emails, texts, etc.), and the universal availability of no-thinking-required writing resources like spell-check and Google searches, we’re lazier writers compared…

5 Steps to Help You Study Smarter, Not Harder
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Students of all ages can benefit from learning how to best absorb the information they need to know. Whether you’re in high school, college, or just needing to pass a test at work, you can learn to study better so you’re not stuck with a poor score. Even if you’ve never considered yourself a good…

9 Things to Do Before the Interview
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Got an interview coming up in a few days? Now’s the time to prepare. Sure, you can just wing it, and you might be fine—but taking the time to get yourself ready will put you a step ahead of the applicants who didn’t. If you already know you’re qualified, now you just have to make…

Writing for the Web: 5 Essential Tips
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The growing digitization of publishing, along with the poor economy, has resulted in numerous layoffs and closures across newspapers and magazines in recent years. With the demise of traditional publishing outlets, more writers and editors – including myself – are finding work online as web content creators. Whether you want to pursue a career as…

7 Ways to Put Some Fun into Your Boring Job
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Work is a necessary evil, at least if you like to eat. And it can often be boring as heck. Although the necessity to work may not go away, you can nip the evil and boring parts in the bud by jazzing up your job in several ways. A few simple suggestions can help transform…

5 Twitter Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Career
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Using Twitter to build your personal brand and increase your exposure and influence is an excellent way to take your career to the next level. However, all is not perfect in the Twitterverse. There are some mistakes that can ruin your career, and once you make them, it’s hard to rebound from the negative effects they can have…

10 People at Work You Should Avoid Like the Plague
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Most companies have employees that are difficult to manage and challenging to work with, but did you know that some of those negative personalities are extremely common? They’re not specific to certain industries or types of work. Instead, they can be found everywhere. The reasons why some employees are allowed to continue these negative behaviors…

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