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The Importance of Positivity on the Job

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

It’s understandable to fall in the glass is half-empty category, especially if you have a stressful job or numerous responsibilities at home. Sometimes, it’s easier to focus on the negatives instead of the positives. However, in the workforce, remaining positive is essential to performing your job to the best of your abilities.

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Bad Habits Your Coworkers Are Secretly Seething About

By Adrienne Erin
Online Career Tips Contributor

Have you ever stopped to think what you may be doing to distract your fellow peers? Instead of shifting the blame elsewhere, why not take a moment to look at some bad habits that you may or may not be struggling with?

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Need to Meet? Don't Take a Seat, Take a Walk

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

This novel concept of taking a meeting while you stroll can be planned, and shouldn’t just be a last resort for overbooked calendars. The idea of a walking meeting isn’t entirely new either.

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Tips for a Successful Conference Call

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

Conference calls have been a staple in the office environment for decades. It’s one cost effective way of bringing remote workers into an otherwise closed off conversation. There are many benefits to a conference call, but it has a lot going against it as well.

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Surviving a Mentally Stifling Day at Work

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor


Work depression is not uncommon, and to say it’s a bummer is an understatement. Feeling mentally stifled goes beyond writer’s block. It’s a state of being where you feel like everything from your hands to brain are tied up. While I won’t be your cheerleader about suddenly overcoming this type of event, I will encourage you to make it through the work day.

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Pros and Cons of an Open Office Layout

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

With open office layouts gaining popularity, cubicles may be a thing of the past. With companies looking for more interoffice connections and teamwork-driven projects, an open office seems like the best, most effective design. While this work place phenomenon is changing the way offices are run, it may not be the best design. Read on to find out why open offices work well and ways in which they fall short to the cubicle.

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Dealing with Snow Day Distractions

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

Having a snow day as a child means sledding, time off from school, and possibly a marathon day of cartoons. As an adult it means time away from work, delayed projects, or if you’re a remote worker it means a big white distraction. So what can you do to keep your head in your work and out of the fluff?

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5 Steps to the Cure for Career Insanity

By Marc Miller
Business2Community.com – Special to Online Career Tips

When it comes to our careers, most of us have a limited set of strategies we reuse over and over and, sure enough, wind up with the same results. The building’s different, the boss is different, there’s a different ficus tree in the lobby, but essentially, we keep landing in the same job over and over again.

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