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Today’s Solutions: June 25, 2024

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5 tips for highlighting your collaborative skills in a job interview

Job candidates struggle to highlight their accomplishments without seeming arrogant. While interviewers want to know your past and skills, they don't want you to seem self-centered. The idea is to utilize language that demonstrates how well you cooperate with others. According to a 2022 Read More...

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Career stuck? To know what you want, you must first know what you dislike

When someone tells you to “follow your passion,” the advice isn’t inherently wrong. It’s simply incomplete. Knowing what you enjoy in a career is essential, but knowing what you dislike is even more crucial and arguably easier to determine. So next time you find yourself questioning whether Read More...

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For Gen Z, climate careers are the clear path to success

For many Gen Z students contemplating their future careers, the answer is clear: addressing the climate crisis. Multiple surveys have found that overwhelming numbers of students and professionals under 25 are pursuing environmental-related degrees and careers. This shift in career aspirations Read More...

Why coasting at work is the be

Why coasting at work is the best thing for your career, health and happiness

When I met a friend recently, I asked him how work was. “Oh, just coasting,” he Read More...

These five signs will show you

These five signs will show you it’s time to change your career

If you’re bored with your job, showing some initiative and creating new projects can serve as a fantastic way to solve your boredom. But if the source of your dissatisfaction is much deeper, it may be time for a change. Here are five signs that show you need to rethink your work Read More...

A funny thing happened on the

A funny thing happened on the way to the office

Nancy Mann Jackson | August 2009 issue   John Morreall, professor of religious studies at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, tells the story of a police officer who responded to a domestic violence call after having completed a course of humor training. As the officer Read More...

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Migrate toward the merriment

David Servan-Schreiber | August 2009 issue   Jerry Seinfeld‘s father sold neon signs and often took his son from one local store to the next. His father loved funny stories, and he never failed to tell one to a potential client. Often as they got back into the truck, Seinfeld’s father Read More...