Personal Development

Bad Interview Lessons (5)

5 Lessons You Can Learn From A Bad Interview

Not every interview goes exactly as planned. Ask anyone and they’ll likely have a story about how they went on an interview that totally flopped. Similar to any other skill, job interviews have a learning curve. The first few might be far from perfect, but the more practice you have under your belt the more […]

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Is that a Stress Ball in Your Pocket…or Are You Just Unhappy to See Me?

April is Stress Awareness Month, and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that long hours at work, a difficult or unappreciative supervisor, a long commute…or all of the above… could add up to some serious stress. So now is the perfect time to take a deep breath, step back, and evaluate whether […]

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Are You Living a Happy Life?

It’s the #International Day of Happiness this Sunday…a day where people worldwide pledge to take action to create a happier life for themselves and others. The day’s sponsor, ActionforHappiness.org, even offers a free downloadable Happiness Guidebook. So… what makes YOU happy? Is it time or money? Possessions or people? Experiences or something else? Give it […]

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Fun Time Management Tips for Daylight Savings Time

Hey Long Islanders, it’s Daylight Savings Time this weekend. Time to “spring forward” on Sunday and gain an extra hour of daylight (yeah!)…and lose an extra hour of sleep (#$&%*!). Seriously, one hour of time lost is a small price to pay for longer sunny days, right? Besides, with a bit of time management, you […]

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Would Your Mom Approve of That Tweet?

Given the rising popularity of social media, it’s rather easy for an individual to state their true feelings and emotions. While this very well may be the point of social media in general, the fact that employers and hiring managers are now using social media to perform their own background checks on potential recruits may […]

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A New You in 2016 – Reset Your Job Search

While the onset of the year 2016 marks substantial and exciting change for some, others find the day-to-day grind of the job search has yet to yield positive results. Although it’s critical that you maintain your determination throughout, it can be easy to lose sight of your goals. If you find that you have been […]

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Thank You Notes – Is Email Good Enough?

Given the long-range and fast-paced nature of electronic communications in the 21st century, many of us tend to fall into the habit of relying on such methods, including email, to interact with friends, family members, peers and co-workers. While this behavior is perfectly acceptable in many scenarios, there are still some documents that have a […]

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Encourage Your Employees to be Social

Many employers strive to limit water cooler chit chat, viewing social behavior as a distraction from work. However, encouraging your employees to engage with each other socially shouldn’t necessarily be considered an outright negative. There are many benefits to a socially interactive workforce. Team building is about creating a workforce that can both listen and […]

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Don’t Freak Out When You Need It – Update Your Resume Now!

Unless you’re actively searching for a new job, you probably haven’t touched – let alone looked at – your resume since your last interview. You’re comfortable, you’re earning good money and you’re happy. Why even bother updating your resume? Unfortunately, no one can predict the future. You never know when the CEO of an exciting […]

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When You Network, Don’t Always Look Up

Sidney Weinberg, head of Goldman Sachs from the 1930s to 1960s, had a huge impact on the firm’s growth into an international giant. However, he didn’t always enjoy a view from the top. In fact, Mr. Weinberg started out at the very bottom – as a janitor’s assistant. He began his tenure at Goldman Sachs […]

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