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Affordable Ways to Show Customers Sincere Appreciation

November 19, 2018
Affordable Ways to Show Customers Sincere Appreciation

Tweet There are hundreds of ways to show appreciation for your customers this holiday season—even on a shoestring budget. Many businesses hold off until closer to mid-December to deliver gifts to clients, but Thanksgiving is also an ideal time to show them appreciation with gifts or notes of thanks. Here are four ways to...
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Master an Interview After Leaving a Job on Bad Terms

November 12, 2018
Master an Interview After Leaving a Job on Bad Terms

Tweet Leaving a job on less-than favorable terms sometimes results in feeling defeated, depleted and awkward. Worse yet, it’s difficult to discern how to discuss why we left a previous employer once we land an interview. Whether you were let-go, resigned with less than two weeks’ notice, or got burned out and quit, have...
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Four Challenges Only The Success Mindset Can Overcome

November 5, 2018
Four Challenges Only The Success Mindset Can Overcome

Tweet It often amazes me how some people perceive challenges as insurmountable while successful people see them simply as obstacles to overcome. When Martin Seligman at the University of Pennsylvania studied this phenomenon, he concluded that success in life is based on one critical distinction—whether you believe that your failures are the result of...
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Three Tips to Put Your Networking Fears to Rest

October 28, 2018
Three Tips to Put Your Networking Fears to Rest

Tweet Networking effectively is important to succeed in any line of business, yet many people fear putting themselves into uncharted waters and meeting unfamiliar faces. Think back to the last networking event you attended, perhaps it was a conference or new product launch party. Did you look new faces in the eyes as you...
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Three Fears to Overcome When Job Searching

October 23, 2018
Three Fears to Overcome When Job Searching

Tweet A longer-than anticipated job search can crush self-confidence and fertilize fears of rejection. When your livelihood is at stake and landing a new job is a priority, here are three fears to overcome—and how to do it. 1. Enlisting the support of others. Research shows that most people are too reluctant to ask for...
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Four Career Lessons Better Learned Now Instead of Later

October 15, 2018
Four Career Lessons Better Learned Now Instead of Later

Tweet   According to Cassell’s Dictionary of Slang, the expression ‘KEEP ON KEEPING ON,’ dates back to the 1910s. This adage is often used today, but is it really a sustainable strategy? Here are four career lessons you’ll be grateful to learn sooner rather than later. Regret robs your ability to enjoy the gift of...
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Find Your State of Happiness Regardless of Where You Live

October 9, 2018
Find Your State of Happiness Regardless of Where You Live

Tweet Last month WalletHub revealed its 2018  list of the Happiest States in America.  The researchers examined all 50 states across 28 key metrics including, but not limited to, depression rate, sports participation rate and income growth.  If you reside in Hawaii, Utah, Minnesota, North Dakota, or California, congratulations—you in live in one of the nation’s...
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Four Ways to Bounce Back from a Bad Job Interview

October 2, 2018
Four Ways to Bounce Back from a Bad Job Interview

Tweet Have you ever left a job interview with a gut feeling that you completely blew it?  Most people have and the natural response is a tall order of feelings of frustration, shame, disappointment and sometimes even—depression.  Walking away to wallow and wish things had gone differently won’t benefit anyone. Instead, follow these four...
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Mix-Up in Mexico City—Three Keys to Stellar Customer Service

September 24, 2018
Mix-Up in Mexico City—Three Keys to Stellar Customer Service

Tweet My recent trip to Mexico City was ripe with the universal application of many Dale Carnegie Human Relations principles. I reserved a Teotihuacán Pyramids tour and was told I’d return to my hotel by 5 pm in time to freshen up and meet friends to celebrate my last night in town. Once aboard the...
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Three Reasons to Use—Not Lose! —Your Vacation Days

September 18, 2018
Three Reasons to Use—Not Lose! —Your Vacation Days

Tweet A whopping 67% of American employees are not taking all of their eligible time off according to a study by job site Glassdoor. In fact, the average U.S. employee (of those who receive vacation/paid time off) has only taken 54% of his or her eligible vacation time/paid time off in the past 12 months. When...
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