Almost everything from coffee, red wine and even desserts can be good for us, if we indulge in moderation.
Moderation, or the act of being balanced mentally and emotionally at work, can also bring us great results.
Working day and night may bring great financial rewards and career success, but it’s not that great if you have no time to enjoy it. That’s why moderation works.
Here are five ways that moderation can help you at work: Click Here to Read Article …
For over seven years, I devoted myself entirely to the practice of law and working as a corporate attorney.
When year number eight rolled around, with its continued promises of working long, stressful hours at a thankless job, I decided to make the leap out of the legal profession and into the realm of being a full-time freelance writer.
It didn’t take too long to realize that even though my office setting had changed, and I had more flexibility working from home, the long hours only increased.
I had to become even more productive to handle all aspects of the business myself, because I had no dedicated staff to run it for me. Click Here to Read Article …
As the job market and jobs themselves are evolving, it’s important to remember that resumes evolve along with them.
While the resume has always played an important role, there are also new trends to which we must pay attention.
If you want to write a resume that will help you stand out, then incorporate these tips.
The most important thing to remember in writing your resume is that this is the time of showing, not telling. Click Here to Read Article …
There will always be conflict at work.
It can range from petty squabbles to major disagreements.
Sometimes this conflict boils over into angry words or worse.
These situations have the potential to damage relationships, your professional growth, even your job.
In order to avoid that, here are five tips for how to deal with conflict at work. Click Here to Read Article …
There are many things you should probably never ask at a job interview, like if they have a drug testing policy, do background checks or how many sick days you get.
But there are also some questions that might help you find out a little more about the job you’re applying for and others that might actually help you get the job.
So the next time you’re heading to a job interview, here are five questions you should ask: Click Here to Read Article …
Keeping on top of your email inbox is becoming more and more of a challenge for many of us.
There’s just too much, too often, waiting for a response yesterday.
It’s difficult to manage all this information and still get your work done.
Often times we can end up feeling like our job title is Professional Email Writer.
If you are feeling more than a little overwhelmed by the barrage of your incoming messages, here are few tips to create an email system and take back control of your inbox. Click Here to Read Article …
As freelancers, we get up close and personal with new acquaintances very quickly.
We go from cordially greeting a businessperson and exchanging pleasantries to sending that person the work for which they’ve hired us in a dizzying space of time.
Whether we’re designing graphics, preparing spreadsheets, writing copy, whatever our bag, we discuss the results a client wants and get to work.
After we’ve put things together and sent them off, we may find that a variation on one of the following ensue: Click Here to Read Article …
We can agree it’s important to keep up on the current state of one’s industry. It’s key to look beyond the computer screen from time to time. That could mean learning the latest trends in content marketing, outsourcing or graphic design. It could be checking in with the role of working at home in the global economy or the future of contract work as we know it. Everything is changing and it’s essential to know what to expect. Even if you have a favorite freelancing trade journal you faithfully read — in print or electronically — here are a few recent books you may wish to devour. Click Here to Read Article …
One of the main qualities of a good freelance writer is their ability to not only write well but to write quickly.
This is especially true if you are at the beginning of your writing career. You must learn how to write faster because you need to write more; you are getting paid less.
And if you like eating three meals a day, and so does your dog, then you better learn to write faster before both of you are hungry — very hungry.
Here are a few tips to help you get started on becoming a faster writer. You and your dog can thank us for them later. Click Here to Read Article …
Decisions, decisions. Sometimes it feels like our lives are one big set of decisions strung together between meals and sleeping.
Maybe that’s because on average all of us are asked to make more than 100 small to medium decisions every day — just in our personal lives.
If you are a supervisor or manager, then you are likely being asked to make even more — often more important — decisions than that every working day.
It is no wonder therefore that so many of us have decision fatigue. It is characterized by a range of emotions and reactions including indifference and inertia. Click Here to Read Article …