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How to Get an Excellent LinkedIn Reference

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Getting a LinkedIn reference can make a difference when you’re using LinkedIn to apply to something new. The trouble is that no one just automatically gives a LinkedIn reference, so you’re going to have to ask for it. Why Do You Want a Reference? Not all recommendations serve the same purpose. Are you looking for… Read more »

How To Ask For A Job Reference

Once you have your resume, do you have your job reference? Or rather, job references? It used to be that including references were part of the application process, but not anymore. Most career openings now require applicants to provide a list of references when requested, usually after an initial interview. It’s become a trend that… Read more »

How to Recover From Burnout

First, Take Care of Your Body This sounds cliché, but it can be the hardest part when you’re burned out. How much alcohol have you been drinking? When was the last time you exercised? When did you eat your lunch away from both the computer and your phone? Before you can mentally recover, you have… Read more »

6 Signs You’re Burning Out at Work

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Burnout is the state of physical and emotional exhaustion. Burnout comes from chronic stress, where the demands on you exceed the resources you have available to deal with those stressors. Here’s some expert tips from those who identify it and have been there themselves: Exhaustion Being burned out at work comes with serious exhaustion. We’re… Read more »

6 Easy Tips to be Productive When You Aren’t Motivated

No matter what you’re doing, it can be hard to get motivated to do something. Whether it’s returning to work or tackling a project at home, sometimes it can be hard to get going. That’s why we made this list of how you can get going, even when you really don’t feel like it.  We’ve… Read more »

6 Steps to Take Control of Your Career

Taking control of your career requires something more out of you. If what you’re doing isn’t enough, then it’s time to see what works, what doesn’t, and know what direction you’re going. 1. Make a Plan If you don’t know where you’re going, then it’s not under your control. Some people will want to make… Read more »

10 Things To Consider When You Want to Change Careers

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Do you want to change careers? Dread the thought of another day at your current job? Envying someone else’s line of work? If you just can’t stand the thought of going back there, check out all of our steps to make sure your career change is as seamless as possible.   What do you dislike?… Read more »

Business Casual Dress Code Breakdown

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“Business casual” is the newest dress code. It’s the most common company dress code, but it still sounds like a misnomer. How can anything be both “business” AND “casual”? Is this professional or relaxed? A party in the back and business in the front didn’t work as a hairstyle, so why is this even a… Read more »

Decode the Tech Industry’s Casual Dress Code

Decode the Tech Industry’s Casual Dress Code

    We’ve seen and heard about Silicon Valley’s casual hoodies, the jeans, the snowboards, and seen the ripple effect as first tech companies, then all start-ups, and now nearly every company brags about a “casual dress code”. If you’ve never worked in one before, it sounds heavenly. Just throw on what you wore this weekend,… Read more »

5 Ways to Excel at Work To Get Promoted

Are you looking to get a promotion? Here’s how you can get ahead and get promoted by really getting on board with what your company – and your boss – are looking to improve. Here’s what companies and their managers pay attention to: Show Initiative Doing the bare minimum never gets noticed in a good… Read more »