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How to Unwind from a Frustrating Work Day

We all have less than ideal moments, but how we handle them can go a long way in our overall wellbeing and productivity. When something goes awry at work, like a bad interaction with a coworker or customer, a bad review from a manager, a technology challenge that directly impacts your job, it can be easy to dwell on the frustrations. Recognizing the value of separating from the disappointment of these instances and learning how

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Use Social Media to Your Professional Advantage

How to Use Social Media to Your Professional Advantage Almost everyone uses social media in some capacity in their daily lives. For the most part, people use social media for their personal interests, keeping friends and family aware of their activities with regular Facebook posts, and keeping up to date with current events through sites like Twitter. Social media helps us keep up with others and allows for the sharing of accomplishments, ideas, and news.

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Ten Spring and Summer Events in the Lower Peninsula You Won’t Want to Miss

Ten Spring and Summer Events in the Lower Peninsula You Won’t Want to Miss Springtime in Michigan can be rainy or sunny (and even sometimes a little snowy), but it is one of the best times of year because of all the opportunities to finally get outside and explore. Michiganders tend to hunker down in the winter months, but once Spring arrives (or, at least is supposed to), we start opening our doors and venturing

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10 Podcasts to Improve Your Life

10 Podcasts to Improve Your Life Podcasts are enjoyable whether you listen in the car, while you work out, or right before bed. Plus, they can improve your ability to ask critical-thinking questions, see the world through various perspectives, and gain empathy for those in different circumstances. There are so many podcasts out there today that it can be overwhelming trying to determine where to start, or what to listen to next. The following list

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5 Summer Reads Suitable for Work and Pleasure

5 Summer Reads Suitable for Work and Pleasure As we step firmly into spring, our cleaning, planting, and growing are well underway. Yet, beyond sweeping away the cobwebs of our homes, this can also be the time of year when we declutter and organize our minds. To aid in this growth/transition, you might take on new activities: like walking outside (just because you can), volunteering, planning summer trips, or even joining a recreational league. As

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How to Leverage Your Network to be More Successful

Whether you’re just starting out on a new job search, building a client list, or looking to improve the sales of your business, networking with your current contacts and building more relationships is a necessary (vital) part of the process. In each of these situations, it is often tempting to consider an online scattergun approach to building a larger group of useful contacts. That is, adding everyone you know (and some you don’t) on LinkedIn

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Recruitment Trends for 2019

Recruitment Trends for 2019 As workers navigate through the job search process, it is important to note the many things that have evolved over the years. For example, people used to mail their resumes out or hand deliver them to the place they were applying to work. Today, most applications are completed online, with job boards adding hundreds of new opportunities daily and recruiters working hard to help candidates find great positions. People can learn

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A Balanced Team is a Better Team

A Balanced Team is a Better Team Each year, we recognize groups who have been, in the past, marginalized: We honor Black History Month in February and in March, we celebrate women during International Women’s Day (March 8). This year, the International Women’s Day campaign cited its theme as “#BalanceForBetter” — an initiative for activism, collectivity, and collaboration. Buzzwords like “diverse” and “balanced” might casually be thrown around in a work setting, but are we

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2019 Resume Trends

You probably know that you have to impress a hiring manager with your resume fast. Approximately six seconds is all the time you have to grab their attention before you are selected to move to the “interview” pile (or not). A well-written resume isn’t enough anymore – a visual appeal is what compels recruiters to take a second or longer look. This is due, in part, to the readily available design software systems and expanding

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Tips to Unplug for Spring Break

  Whether you are traveling somewhere for an amazing spring break adventure, volunteering your time in town or away, or just staying home for some much needed and deserved downtime, spring break is an optimal time for relaxation. Hopefully, the extra time presents you with an opportunity to indulge in self-care and some quality time to do things you enjoy with people you care about. That said, it is equally important to take time to

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