You apply for a new job, your résumé is polished and sent off. After hours of sweating, you receive a call back and set up an interview. But wait, don’t forget the personality test! (WHAT?!) Heart pounding, you begin the questions. “Base your answers on instinct,” it instructs. “INSTINCT,” your brain recites. “What’s that again?” […]
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So I wanted an adventure… a change of scenery… a fresh start. I took a chance and sped off 400 miles away from my comfort zone. With my goals in mind, and dreams in hand; I drove on. But I forgot… This is an adventure. All the best planning in the world can’t stop adventure. […]
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Things change quickly. Sometimes more quickly than we can process immediately. Here’s a fun fact for you: 96 hours ago I wasn’t moving. 96 hours ago, I was sitting on a stool, reading a book. Then the phone rang. In ten minutes on my phone, it was decided that I’m moving. So here I sit, […]
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Feeling lost? Insecure, perhaps? As I packed my little bag of tools, lessons, contacts, and dreams after graduation; I ventured into the unknown. I know what you’re thinking. How can you be in the unknown? You have an internship. You have a future. You would be correct, my friend (to an extent). I do have […]
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You click the “send” button. Suddenly your temperature spikes and there is a butterfly riot in your stomach. Anxiety. We all know that feeling. I recently sent off a couple of emails, in hopes of getting an interview. I know what you’re thinking, that doesn’t sound so bad…right? A few things I have learned from […]
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Remember your first college class? It’s the same drill every time: name, major, something interesting about yourself. So let me guess, your name is _____. Your major is (probably business), and you like sports? Prepare to be lost in the crowd of classmates. The sad fact is, this happens to far too many of us. […]
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Help! I have been swallowed by the back cubicle! We all have that one storage space in our office that is the equivalent of a black hole. If you have misplaced something, chances are it will magically reappear there. But why does that area have to be such a hazard? We all need storage space. […]
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Work: this is a daily thing for most of us now. Today my twelve year old sister was texting me while she was at home doing her chores. At twelve, she tends to forget that I have a job, and asked me what I was doing. I responded, telling her that I was working. She […]
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Assessment: who are you? Knowing your audience is key for any type of interaction. You need to be alert, and aware of who you are speaking to at all times to avoid a communication disconnect. Communication disconnects are one of the largest sources of frustration in the office. Why don’t they get it? Are you […]
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I am a classic over-thinker. A perfectionist to the core, I analyze the details down to the smallest component imaginable. I have known this fact for years, and it is one of my biggest flaws. Every day is a new battle with my obsession with details. Now, I’m not saying being detail-oriented is a bad […]
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