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WORKING: Unemployment's Trauma

Joshua Stewart - Friday, June 1, 2012 - 9:01am

Losing a job, for whatever reason, is a life-changing event. It can also be a traumatic one that leads to a loss of confidence and even depression. But Brandon Smith says a few simple things can help keep you moving and...

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Prescription - How To Quit Your Job The Right Way

Brandon Smith - Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 12:17pm

The key to quitting your job the right way is your mindset. When you finally come to the point that you are ready to have the “I quit” conversation, contrary to popular belief, that conversation is no longer about you....

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WORKING: Difficult Bosses

Joshua Stewart - Friday, June 8, 2012 - 6:41am

Ever had a day where your boss really rubbed you the wrong way? Where nothing you did was right? Those days might not look so bad once you’ve heard the two listener/reader letters Brandon Smith is answer on this week’s...

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WORKING: Bring Your Own Device

Joshua Stewart - Friday, June 15, 2012 - 8:14am

Smartphones have been part of the business world since back in the days when Blackberries ruled (remember those?). Laptops are ubiquitous. And now with tablets like the iPad, the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Kindle Fire...

'I Don't Have Work/Life Balance'

Brandon Smith - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 10:43am

Ah, work/life balance… We all want it and very few of us actually have it. To make matters worse, the strain of the economy has forced most of us to “do more with less.” Many of us are underpaid and overworked. In the...

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Joshua Stewart - Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 7:42am

We’ve probably all taken an IQ test at some point in our lives. Intelligence has long been considered crucial to success in life and even a predictor of how far we each can go. Now, more and more studies (like the one...

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Signs You've Lost Work/Life Balance

Brandon Smith - Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 6:13am

Have you lost work/life balance? Maybe you never had it in the first place. Fortunately, there are some telltale signs that you’ve teetered over the edge. Review the following list and make a mental tally on how many of...

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WORKING: The Boss's Email

Joshua Stewart - Friday, July 6, 2012 - 8:21am

It’s safe to say we’re constantly in touch. That means sometimes we’re sending work emails outside of work hours. And sometimes we’re getting them. From our bosses. Does that mean we’re expected to be working and...

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Time To Be Honest With Yourself

Brandon Smith - Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 12:27pm

I’m not going to beat around the bush. This is not a post for the lazy reader. If you are looking for something light, sweet and fluffy you may need to sample something else off of my proverbial menu. This post is...

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WORKING: Internal Vs. External

Joshua Stewart - Friday, July 13, 2012 - 11:28am

Sonja recently wrote to our career guru about a leadership position she’s about to take at her company. She’s worried that her compensation will be lower because she’s an internal hire instead of a new employee coming...


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