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9 Ways Reading Fiction Can Jump Start Your Career

Do you remember how excited you were when you landed your first job, or your dream job? It may seem like a work of fiction now, a story about someone else, but those were probably among the most giddy and dream-filled days of your life. You were going to storm into your new company and make an impact they could not ignore. You would work nights and weekends on major, inspirational projects, and you would blast your way out of that entry-level job within just a few months. Promotions, raises, and the esteem of your colleagues loomed just ahead. You were going to be a freaking rock star! If you’re like most of the workforce, though, it didn’t play out quite how you envisioned. Sure, […]

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Discover Factors That Can Seriously Hurt Your Promotion Chances

Undeniably every employee wishes to drive endless opportunities in the professional world to make their career prosperous. But the surprising fact is that there are numbers of things that can spoil our promotion chances, if not handled effectively. However, you can get promotion easily and comfortably by learning about factors that affect the chances of growth in the professional world. Check out the information shared in the below passage to grow your career effectively with timely promotions. *Bad time management If you’re not proficient in time management, then you must learn tactics that will enable you to perform every task on the appropriate time. This is because in the professional world very often we have to perform multiple tasks. In this situation time management habit […]

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5 Ways to Beat the Crap Out of the Bully in Your Head

You aren’t satisfied with your life because you’re not getting everything you want out of it. You’ve figure out what you need to change to move you closer to the amazing life you want. And you know it’s possible because other people have done it. But every time you get close to making the change, a little voice in your head pops up and says: “Come on, you’re not the kind of person that does this.” “That’s reserved for people that won some kind of cosmic lottery. People that are far more naturally gifted than you.” “Just because some extraordinary people have done it, doesn’t mean you can do it.” “You are normal. Your life needs to stay on the normal path. You’ve been successful […]

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6 Low Paying College Degrees to Avoid

It’s obvious that salary prospects for different college degrees vary. The Economic Value of College Majors report by Georgetown University and Kiplinger’s list of low paying degrees shed light on how great the difference in salary really is. Compared to majors in STEM and healthcare where the entry-level salary starts at $43,000 and $41,000 respectively, the majors below earn less, and the gap continues to widen long after graduation. Not to Discourage You This article isn’t meant to discourage you from taking any of these majors. I just want to help you make an informed decision. Your decision, after all, will shape your career path. Think Twice before Majoring in these Subjects: 1. Early Childhood Education Education majors are among the lowest paid employees. It’s […]

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Fitter, Happier and More Productive in 5 Simple Steps

Many people complain that they lack the energy to meet all the demands of their day. Human beings are not equipped by nature for the modern pace of living, so you must adapt, managing your input and output of energy carefully. Once you have this down pat, you’re well on the way to thriving as a happier, more innovative and more resilient person. This is how I do it. 1. Eat well There’s an old saying passed on to me by my grandmother: “Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”. Eating sensibly is the starting point of success. Breakfast should be the biggest meal of the day; you need enough calories to keep you going from morning to afternoon. […]

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4 Branding Secrets from Eminem

In 1996 we were a world in transition. From Osama Bin Laden being expelled from Sudan, Mad Cow Disease outbreak in Britain and turbulent economic times in the US, our news was flooded with woes. But quietly that summer an obscure underground rapper whose flow nearly defied his ethnic background hit the mainstream and nearly 19 years later we are still mystified. Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known by his rap moniker Eminem, has amassed both a fortune and legendary status as one of the greatest. What is even more amazing is none of his success was an accident. From a distance, it seems as though he stumbled upon greatness but further investigation proves he was calculating building a brand that would live longer than […]

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Six Things Your Mom Forgot to Tell You About Adult Budgeting

Your mother did her best to prepare you for the real world. Unfortunately, her lessons in money management may have been slightly off-base. As well-intended as these lessons were meant to be, your mother probably forgot to tell you these six details about adult budgeting. Budgets Take Time to Work Your mother may have led you to believe that your budget would work the first time, and all would be smooth sailing from that point on. Budgets take several months to perfect and to work as planned. If your budget fails your first month on your own, do not despair. You have another month to learn how to improve it. Work on it continuously until you can find a balance that works for you. You’ll […]

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The Job Hunt: Starting Off With A Strong Cover Letter

Suffice to say that your cover letter is one way for a company to get a sneak peek of what you’d be like as a potential employee. Before they even get to your resume, prospective employers read cover letters first, so consider these points on how to write a cover letter and make an effort to prepare a brilliant cover letter! 1. Know to whom you’re talking. Think of your cover letter is a letter of intent. Don’t use the typical “to whom it may concern” and go the extra mile by addressing it to a specific person. Do your research to find out the name of the HR manager or the name and position of your potential boss. 2. Be specific. State the position […]

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Use Haters To Drive You To Succeed

Everywhere you look – haters. With social media so abundant in today’s day and age, and allowing people to cross communicate around the world at such high speeds, you don’t have to look far to find keyboard warriors and negative criticism, and even hate. The truth is negative people will always exist. The trick is instead of allowing them to give you their negative energy and allowing it to affect you, turn it around and allow it to motivate you positively. Here is how to do so: Control your emotions Unfortunately, most haters were once people you could probably call a friend. For this reason, when they talk crap it can bring out some heavy emotions. You once trusted this person, so for them to […]

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7 Awesome Things that Very Inspiring Bosses Do

Have you ever had a boss you didn’t crib about? Or a boss you really really wanted to be like? Or a boss you did not abuse the moment he/she turned around? Have you had a boss you stood up for when your colleagues were gossiping lame stuff about him / her? Have you had a boss that really inspired you? If the answer to the above questions is Yes, let me tell you – you are among the lucky 0.001% on the Corporate world existing on planet earth. Congratulations! You may now thank you stars Yes. Most bosses are not so awesome, and most employees not so lucky. Obviously, it is a fault at both ends. But right now, let’s talk about those few […]

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