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Are You a Time Micromanager or a Time Strategist?

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

The day starts when you step foot into your office building, and it ends when you put your computer to sleep around the 5 o’clock hour. For some, the eight hour work day isn’t enough, and for others it’s way too much. So, here’s the question you need to ask yourself…do you micromanage your time to stay busy, or do strategically play out your tasks and projects to be more productive?

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Why Not to Force Yourself to Become a Morning Person

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

Many experts believe that it’s important to give into your body’s natural rhythms and preferences. If you’re not meant to be a morning person, it’ll tell you. Read on if you need more proof that you can snooze without losing.

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How to Get the Most Out of a 5-Minute Break

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

Sure, you might not even be able to find the time to step out of the office for a 30-minute lunch, but even if you can afford to take five minutes here and there, it could very well make a world of difference for the productivity levels in your work day.

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Like it or Not, Video Conferencing is Here to Stay

By Glynn Cosker
Contributor, Online Career Tips

When I was a teenager, I marveled at the future. According to most futurists, scientists, and—more importantly—movies, by now I’d be getting to my job in a flying car.

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Stressed at Work? Read Your Desk Calendar

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

It is never a good idea to check your personal baggage in at work. While it's hard at times to leave it at the door, it really is a necessity. Finding something as small as a funny quote from your favorite show can be a mood saver. How you come into work can dictate the mood for your entire day.

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What to Do When You Run Out of Work to Do

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

Most of us work like machines throughout the day, charging forward without stopping for a breath. You keep pushing to meet deadlines and not fall behind, and now all of that hard work has paid off. Sure, take a moment to breathe and bask in your accomplishment, but now is not the time to twiddle your thumbs. Use this time to do something productive that will make your job even more efficient.

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How to Conquer 5 Common Workplace Distractions

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

Though you’ll probably never be able to eliminate all of your workplace distractions, it still is worth it to identify what your biggest ones are and to work towards minimizing those. You still might have some pesky coworkers interrupting you to show off some beach pictures, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend the next half hour after they’re gone wasting time online.

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5 Ways to Start Off a Productive Morning

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

You don't need a secret formula to be a success all day long. Some of us deflate after a bad meeting, and others just perpetuate a bad mood by piling the work just to get it done. If you're serious about making a real effort then give some thought to this list.

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