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How to Answer the Top 3 Most Commonly-Asked Interview Questions

After submitting your personalized resume and cover letter, you’ve received the much-anticipated request for an interview from a potential employer. Hooray! After you recover from your initial excitement, you may feel some nerves arise as you realize that what you say during the interview could make or break your opportunity to earn the job. If you’re anxiously awaiting your upcoming [...]

2019-10-18T07:35:54-05:00October 18th, 2019|

3 Things You Should Want in Your Work Environment

It’s no secret that our environments affect our behavior. Think about the feeling you get when you’re at the beach. Is it different from when you’re in your living room? A recent study says that it’s not just your imagination. Robertson Cooper, a business psychology firm, found that employees demonstrate a 15 percent increase in reported well-being when exposed to [...]

2019-10-09T06:57:03-05:00October 9th, 2019|

The Making of a Mentor

Mentorship isn’t just a business buzzword. It’s an activity that leads to wellness in all areas of your life. The long-term benefits of mentoring or being mentored were recently studied and proven by W. Brad Johnson, PhD, a psychology professor at the US Naval Academy, who found that those who had been mentored during their time in school “generally perform [...]

2019-07-24T14:44:58-05:00August 19th, 2019|

Making the Most of Your Internship

Turning your mortarboard tassel at college graduation symbolizes the end of one phase of your education and the beginning of another, probably more important phase: entering the workforce. Internships are a great way to ease into the professional world and avoid the feeling of being dropped into the deep end after graduation. The benefits of an internship are extensive – [...]

2019-07-24T14:29:18-05:00August 12th, 2019|

How to Save Money on Summer Utilities

Schools are closed, the pool is open and the sun is out – signs that summer has officially arrived! While the temperatures are climbing, so is the cost to cool down your home during the summer months. The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that the typical U.S. residential household will consume about 3,080 kilowatt hours of electricity this summer and [...]

2019-07-24T14:23:21-05:00August 5th, 2019|

Three Steps to Becoming a Productivity Pro

We’ve all been there. You sit down with a hot cup of coffee, open your laptop and dream of all of the goals and tasks you will accomplish that day. Yet before you even begin, your brain starts to run wild with reminders: order a birthday gift for your sister, schedule a much-needed dentist appointment, call the dog groomer, pay [...]

2019-07-24T14:23:48-05:00July 29th, 2019|

Do’s and Don’ts of Proper Phone and Email Etiquette

Technology has made it possible for us to be more connected and engaged with each other than ever before. However, increasing reliance on texting and emojis can lead to a decrease in professionalism in phone and email communication. Not sure if you’re using proper etiquette? Check out our do’s and don’ts below. Phone Etiquette Do’s Before your phone call, make [...]

2019-06-24T12:18:25-05:00June 24th, 2019|