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    Power Books to Improve your Career

    Oscar Wilde said that “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” When explored for the right purpose, reading can lead you to amazing wonders, even to improving one’s career and life. Here are our top 5 power books to improve your career. These books are not only successful on their own, but they have also helped millions of people conquer the willpower, exude the right attitude, and materialize the right path for their career and life. Outliers This book by Malcolm Gladwell aims to examine all the contributing factors that contribute to a person’s success. The…

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    When your Co-Worker is a Slacker

    Nobody appreciates a co-worker who spends all his or her time, browsing through his or her Facebook feeds, using the office computer or scrolling on his or her mobile phone and texting everyone or yakking on the phone for a whole hour, talking about the weekend that totally rocked. Nobody loves a co-worker who takes two-hour lunches, comes in every day late but leaves the office on the dot. And, nobody wants to work with someone who’s clearly not doing their share of the workload but still gets a paycheck at the end of the month. Here are a few things that you can do to deal when your co-worker is…

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    Soft Skills You Must Possess to be Successful in the Workplace

    To be successful and well-respected in the workplace, you must not only rely on your hard skills, such as your expertise in designing software or your brilliance in accounting or your ease in troubleshooting computers. While you can be the most skilled doctor in town, patients will still choose to be under the care of the doctor who’s well-mannered, considerate, and kind. The most highly-desired qualities in candidates are the soft skills that make them liked and valued by everyone. Soft skills are what can get you promoted, but not everybody will be gifted with such. That doesn’t mean that you can never acquire them over time. Here are some…

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    How to Ace that Job Interview

    No matter how many job interviews you have gone through in the past, and no matter how experienced and accomplished you are in your field, job interviews will always be a nerve-wracking experience. However, if you want that job, you have to get that interview and come out of it alive — and hopefully with a great new job offer. Here are some tips that will help you ace that job interview. Show Your Excitement That means showing up for the interview earlier than expected. That means wearing your best corporate attire and your most positive attitude. That also means coming to the interview prepared, having done your research on the…

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    Best Volunteer Jobs To Boost Your Career

    Don’t be quick to say no to volunteer work. Some people easily get turned off by work that’s not paid. It’s your valuable skills, time, and energy that we’re talking about, after all. However, what you don’t realize is that volunteering is a great way to build relationships and find career opportunities. It’s an excellent way to market yourself because it will help you move towards the right direction when it comes to your career or your job search. If you’re unemployed, volunteering is also a good way to be productive and build up your confidence. With volunteer work, you will have a more active participation in your community. You…