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Feeling Stressed? Cut These 3 Phrases from Your Life

Everyone knows the pen is mightier than the sword, but words don’t have to be written down to yield tremendous power. As Job Success Labs founder and renowned career coach Lea McLeod writes in a great post for the Daily Muse, the things we say to ourselves have tremendous impacts on our productivity and well being. Words of negativity about our boss or workplaces can create self-fulfilling...

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10 Jul 2014
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5 Ways to Be a Better Communicator

So many of life’s problems could be avoided if people were better communicators. That’s especially true at the workplace, where getting up and talking in meetings isn’t the only stressful situation involving words. Each and every day, we engage in tiny exchanges with bosses and coworkers, and often, our inability to express ourselves and truly listen to other people leads to disagreements, animosity, and decreased productivity....

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09 Jul 2014
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Study Suggests LGBT Workers Face Bias from Federal Contractors

When President Obama signs his executive order banning employment discrimination based on gender identity, he’ll have the power to help a whole lot of LGBT individuals land the jobs they’re qualified for but simply aren’t getting. That’s according to a new study published by Freedom to Work and the Equal Right Center, who have found that openly LGBT job applicants are 23 percent less likely than their...

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08 Jul 2014
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How Your Local Library Can Help Your Career

You know that big building around the corner where everyone is really quiet and there are a ton of books and computers? It’s called the public library, and it just might help you get ahead in your career. That’s according to Daily Muse contributor and Carpe Junevis co-founder Catherine Jessen. In a recent post titled “5 Awesome, Free Ways the Library Can Help Your Career,”...

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07 Jul 2014
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How to Address Your Cover Letter: 3 Great Tips

Cover letters are tricky. You’ve found a job you’d be absolutely perfect for, and you can’t wait to start talking up your skills and qualifications and telling these folks why they’d be fools not to hire you. Those are tough things to communicate, but before you can even start worrying about that stuff, you’ve got to address the letter. That opens up a whole other...

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04 Jul 2014
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5 Ways to Stop Fearing Your Boss

It’s one thing to dislike your boss — on some level, most people probably do — but it’s quite another to actively fear them. If you go to work each day terrified you’ll have a run-in with your supervisor, you’ve got a real problem on your hands, and not just because it’s a terrible way to go through life. As acclaimed “career coach to milennials” Ashley...

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03 Jul 2014
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How to Stay Motivated on Your Job Search

Looking for work can be extremely frustrating. You wake up, make some coffee, search for job postings, send out some resumes, and wait around for responses that simply might not come. Persistence is key, but how do you keep your head in the game when you’re constantly being hit with rejection or flat-out indifference from potential employers? In a great post for the Daily Muse,...

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02 Jul 2014
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How to Quit Your Job with Class

Whether you’re fed up with your boss or you’re simply leaving to pursue another opportunity, quitting a job can be super stressful. Chances are, you’ve got some grievances you’d like to air, but it’s a small world, and you never know when you might run across these people again. You’re requited to be professional and polite — even when you’d rather push over the water...

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01 Jul 2014
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6 Lessons of Highly Successful LGBT Professionals

In the 25 years since Stephen R. Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” hit shelves, there have been no shortage of books and articles exploring similar topics. Everyone wants to know what it takes to be successful, and the business website Inc.com recently published a list of six essential skills. While many of these tips apply to all people, members of the LGBT community often...

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30 Jun 2014
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How to Handle an Office Crush

It’s bound to happen sooner or later. You see your coworkers more than about anyone in your life, and over time, that cute guy or gal at the end of your row becomes more than just someone you enjoy talking to. You start thinking about him or her in a romantic way, and before you know it, you’re in the grips of a full-on crush....

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27 Jun 2014
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