• Work and Career

    How to Deal with Problematic Clients

    For every great client that you land, there’s another one that makes you wish you never even crossed paths. For every dream client who loves your work, there’s another one out there who’s unhappy and dissatisfied and just drains you of your energy. The sad thing is that there’s no early warning device that you can use to help you weed out the undesirables. There’s no way to know if they’re problematic clients until you accept the job and start working with them. Don’t panic, though. Here are a few things which you can do and keep your sanity intact. Always Communicate If your clients are happy with your work,…

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    Read This Before Setting Up Your Own Online Business

    According to experts, by the year 2020, most of our consumer transactions will happen online, and our consumer habits will be mostly influenced by the internet. Now that’s your cue to make that dream online business happen and start raking in the profits. Setting up your own online business is easier compared to one that requires an actual physical store. Online businesses take less effort and money, and there’s also less risk involved. There are also a lot of things that you need to consider, and we have listed some of them below. Find a Need and Fill that Need You can start with a product and find a market…

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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…