8 ways to accomplish more at the office

03-Jan-2017 18:32:09

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by Yolanda Graham

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Ever reached the end of a day feeling dissatisfied with how much you actually did?

You may decide to put in extra hours the next day to catch up. But the same thing happens the next day… and the next, and the next. Before you know it, you’re face-to-face with your manager, scrambling for plausible excuses to push deadlines back.  

The truth is, unless you have some new habits and rules in place, you’re unlikely to finish what you set out to do at the beginning of your day.

Becoming more productive at work requires you to be more careful about how you spend your working hours. Follow these eight tips to help you accomplish more at the office.

 

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How to write a cover letter

29-Dec-2016 18:04:10

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by Yolanda Graham

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While some may say that the cover letter is becoming obsolete, others use it to stand out from other applicants.

Think of it this way: your resume is a fact sheet with bullet points detailing your skills and experience.

Your cover letter, on the other hand, is your chance to “speak” with your potential employer. You have the chance to introduce yourself, explain why you’re a good fit, and show your enthusiasm for the job. With just your cover letter, you’ll convey your personality, your communication skills as well as your passion for what you do.

Keep in mind that your letter should be personalised to each job application. Never start the letter with “To whom it may concern,” or “Dear Sir/Madam,” especially when the hiring manager’s name is included in the job description. Mention the job that you’re applying for and why you’re interested. Show them that you’ve done your research by mentioning how your skills match what they’re looking for.   

 

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60 powerful keywords you can use in your resume 

27-Dec-2016 18:17:08

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by Yolanda Graham

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Your resume is the first point of contact between you and your prospective employer, so you’ll want to make a good first impression with a well-written resume.

While highlighting your accomplishments and backing them up with proof is crucial, you may also want to use powerful keywords that will help you stand out from the rest.

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of keywords you can use to catch the attention of potential employers.

 

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8 easy ways to be a better employee and colleague in 2017

22-Dec-2016 17:45:55

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by Yolanda Graham

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Most of us will probably have at least one career-related resolution on our list for 2017; you’ve assessed what we want out of your career, thought deeply about how your can do your job better, and made a career plan for achieving your goals.  

Creating progress-measured goals are essential for job satisfaction and career success. But it’s equally important for us to contribute to making the workplace a happy and healthy environment to work in.  

If you need some ideas on how to be a better employee, we’ve got a few:

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4 unexpected ways to improve your happiness at work

20-Dec-2016 19:25:10

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by Yolanda Graham

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It’s no secret that happy people have better energy, work better with others, and are more productive at work.

While there are external factors like having great colleagues, work you enjoy, and employee perks that can fill you with glee, there are things you can do for yourself that will improve your happiness at work. Here are four suggestions:

 

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