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Posted March 19, 2014 by

On Recent Graduate Jobs that Require Presentations? 4 Tips that Will Leave a Positive Impression

Some recent graduate jobs may require young professionals to give presentations.  If you’re on one of them, learn four tips in the following post that will leave a positive impression about your presentation.

Wouldn’t you love to walk away from a presentation feeling confident that you nailed it? You want your audience — whether you’re speaking to your clients, colleagues or CEO — to be impressed. You want them to feel motivated, informed and maybe even a bit jealous of your mad presentation skills. But that’s not easy.

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Posted December 02, 2013 by

Young Professionals, What Career Return Do You Expect from Jobs for Recent College Graduates?

Young professionals with jobs for recent college graduates should consider what they are getting out of their work.  Doing so will allow them to evaluate if their jobs are moving them closer to any career goals they have in the future.  Learn more about career return on investment in the following post.

You already may be familiar with the concept of return on investment (ROI) in a business context. When evaluating a project, initiative or expense, leaders want to know what costs to expect compared to the benefits anticipated over time. This is the ROI. But have you heard this same concept applied

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Posted November 12, 2013 by

15 Tips to Improve GenY’s Chances of Landing Entry Level Jobs

Choosing to make themselves better can improve GenY’s chances of finding employment.  Check out 15 tips in the following post that can help them land entry level jobs.

What is the one thing about our career that never changes? We never stop learning, growing… and improving. Sometimes through experience over time; other times through deliberate self-improvement. This thorough article from LIfe Hack lists 42 tips to improve yourself and your career. Here, we highlight the 15 that can have a significant impact on you as a job

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Posted October 07, 2013 by

Need Some Tips to Boost Your Entry Level Job Search? Here Are 4 to Get You Going

If you have been searching for an entry level job without much luck, it’s easy to get discouraged.  However, the following post has four tips to re-energize your job search.

For some, the idea of starting a job search seems positively overwhelming. Or maybe you’ve been doing a little searching here and there, and can’t find any big momentum. Now you sense the impending cusp of the new year, but you’re not sure how you’re going to make progress before then. I’ve got 4 tips for you that

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Posted July 22, 2013 by

Five Steps to Prepare for the Next School Year

Young man carrying backpack and holding books

Young man carrying backpack and holding books. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Whether you are returning to school or starting again after several years away, preparation is important for a successful school year. Pursuing an advanced degree, such as a masters in leadership, is very different from the day you started first grade, but some of the ways you can prepare are similar. Here are five ways to get ready for the next school year. (more…)

Posted May 31, 2013 by

8 Worst Professions for Gaining Weight

Rosemary Haefner of Careerbuilder

Rosemary Haefner of Careerbuilder

A new study has found that more than half (55 percent) of workers consider themselves to be overweight, and 41 percent have gained weight at their present jobs. Of those who say they’ve gained weight, 59 percent gained over 10 pounds and 30 percent gained over 20 pounds. Conversely, 16 percent of all workers say they’ve lost weight while at their current job.

The national survey, which was conducted online for Careerbuilder by Harris Interactive© from February 11 to March 6, 2013, included more than 3,600 full-time workers.

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Posted November 28, 2008 by

What you eat and how you treat your body affects how you feel at work.

How do you feel at work? Are you tired throughout the day?
Being tired and having low energy is common in the workplace. But, wouldn’t it be great if you could take a pill and feel better magically?
There is no mystery to feeling better at work. You take care of yourself first and then you can take care of the demands that have been placed on you. If you want it, you can start to feel better at work during the holiday season by doing the following:
1. Make Better Food Choices
When you are hungry, what do you reach for? Something quick? The problem is “quick” doesn’t always equal “nutritious.” Cookies, donuts, candy, and other tasty treats might feel good in the moment, (especially when they are all around you), but you will end up feeling worse later in the day. Make better food choices, one meal at a time. Small changes can have a big impact on how you feel.
2. Get Active
Do you move your body? Do you feel stiff sitting at your desk all day? Getting active doesn’t always mean having to go to the gym. You can take a walk at lunch. You can take the stairs instead of the elevator. You can stretch at your desk. You can hand deliver your inter office mail. As long as you are moving, you will feel better. Your body will thank you.
3. Relieve Your Stress Level
Stress is a killer of energy. When you are wound up, your body feels tighter. Your shoulders are up. Your body is stiff. Ten minutes is all you need to make a difference. Get up from your desk and walk around. Visit a co-worker. Take a break for lunch. Go outside and get some sun. Stress is a normal part of your workday, but it doesn’t have to get the best of you.
debbrown.jpgArticle by Deborah Brown-Volkman, a top professional Certified Coach (PCC), sought-out career coach & expert, best-selling author, and the President of , Surpass Your Dreams, a successful career coaching, life coaching, and mentor coaching company that has been delivering a message of motivation, success, and personal fulfillment since 1998.