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Mastering the Skill of Composure: How to Stay Poised Under Pressure

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It’s no secret that the workplace is stressful. But, as a professional, you can’t let it get to you. When dealing with high-pressure situations, your demeanor can have a dramatic impact on your success—for better or worse. Showing your feelings in the wrong way can undermine your credibility.

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Why You Need a Work Journal

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I’m a big fan of documentation, especially in the workplace. I firmly believe that, when we put thoughts into words and commit them to “paper” (whether physical or digital), we make them more real.

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Is Loyalty Hurting Your Salary?

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Most of us were raised to believe that loyalty is a good thing that will be rewarded. But in the professional world, this often isn’t true. In fact, the longer you stay with one employer, the more you could be missing out financially. Keep reading to learn more.

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3 Project Management Practices to Improve Your Daily Work

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It’s no secret that I’m passionate about project management. One of the reasons I love this field of study is because it’s just so darn useful. A lot of project management practices have broad application; they can be used for managing many aspects of work, far beyond projects.

Elevating the Virtual Interviewing Experience

How do you break through the digital barrier when conducting a virtual interview and share your exceptional self? Think in unconventional ways to elevate the virtual interviewing experience.

Is a Two-Week Notice Necessary When You Quit?

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Recently, I’ve seen some discussion around the topic of the traditional two-week notice period given when you quit a job. Some folks are saying it’s no longer necessary. Some argue it is. So, as a career coach, I wanted to weigh in on the topic and offer my professional opinion.

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Quiet Quitting Isn’t New (and It’s Not Helpful)

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Well, I guess we have to talk about it. If you’ve been paying attention to the news and social media over the past two weeks, you’ve undoubtedly heard the term “quiet quitting”. For some unknown reason, this concept has gained a lot of traction lately, but don’t be fooled. It’s not a new idea.

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Understanding the Productivity Cycle

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In today’s ultra-busy workplace, many professionals harbor the unhealthy and unrealistic belief that they’re supposed to be ultra-productive 100% of the time. I hate to break it to you, but it’s just not possible. Believe me, I’ve tried!

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Interruption vs. Distraction: What’s the Difference?

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This video is an excerpt from a live training session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video (“Managing Interruptions & Dealing with Distractions”) is available in the Career Success Library. The article below summarizes the video content.

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How to Deal with Employment Gaps in Your Resume

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This video is an excerpt from a live Q&A session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video is available in the Career Success Library. A participant in our recent Q&A session asked: “CVs (or resumes) are often rejected by recruiters for having career gaps.

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The Ownership Mindset: An Essential Ingredient for Career Success

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“Your company owns your job. You own your career.” Earl Nightingale. In my training programs, I cite the above quote more than any other…and for good reason!

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Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

Your Best Investment is Always YOU

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In the early part of my career, I worked in the financial services industry. We talked a lot about investments. One of the fundamental principles with regard to investing is that you always want to consider the “return.” That means, what do you expect get back ?

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Looking for a Promotion? 3 Ways Managers Evaluate You

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This video is an excerpt from a live training session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video (“Get that Promotion! Strategies for Career Advancement”) is available in the Career Success Library. The article below summarizes the video content.

Workload Management Tip: Find Hidden Opportunities to Delegate

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This video is an excerpt from a live training session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video (“Overcoming an Overwhelming Workload”) is available in the Career Success Library. The article below summarizes the video content.

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Exploring Informal Leadership

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As most professionals know: You don’t need a formal leadership title to be a leader! But, what exactly does “informal” leadership really look like? The concept can be a little fuzzy. Many professionals want to embrace leadership principles, but they worry about appearances.

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Why Process Improvement is Key to Your Professional Success

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Whether you realize it or not, your day is full of processes—established sequences of activities designed to achieve specific goals.

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How to Master the Necessary Skill of Professional Detachment?

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As a career coach, I believe everyone should love their work. After all, the average person spends about one-third of their lifetime on the job.

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How to Build Trust in the Workplace

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It’s a well-known fact that trust is an essential component for career success. However, at the same time, many workplaces have complicated, competitive social dynamics. People are often so focused on their own agenda and protecting themselves, they end up pushing others away.

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PIP vs. PDP: What’s the Difference?

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We can probably all agree: Business abbreviations are the worst! When you don’t know what they mean, they sound like random letters thrown together to make some people feel superior and leave the rest of us feeling totally confused and ignorant.

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3 Steps to Improve Accuracy and Attention to Detail in Your Work

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This video is an excerpt from a live Q&A session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video is available in the Career Success Library.

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Navigating Increasing Complexity at Work

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It’s no secret that the working world is more complex today than it’s ever been in the past. Everything is fast-paced, highly advanced, unpredictable and interconnected, which makes your job much more difficult.

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The Value of Planning When Plans Go Awry

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This video is an excerpt from a live training session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video (“The Basics of Flexible Planning”) is available in the Career Success Library. The article below summarizes the video content. “ Plans are nothing.

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Time Management Self-Assessment: Rate Your Skills!

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I am a big believer in the power of self-awareness. All growth starts with understanding where you currently are. I am also passionate about all things related to time management. Recently, I wanted to assess my own skills in this area, so I did a personal inventory.

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How to Master the Necessary Skill of Professional Detachment

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As a career coach, I believe everyone should love their work. After all, the average person spends about one-third of their lifetime on the job.

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Building Career Resilience: How to Bounce Back After the Unexpected

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As a professional, you have hopes for your career. When things don’t go your way, it’s easy to get stuck in disappointment and regret. If you’ve ever been laid off or terminated, passed over for a promotion or denied a job you thought was perfect, you know how hard it can be to bounce back.

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Managing Interruptions and Dealing with Distractions

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Whether you’re working at the office, or virtually, or in a hybrid capacity, interruptions and distractions surround you! In many ways, this is simply the nature of today’s working world, and for some roles, it’s an unavoidable part of the job.

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Stuck on Autopilot? Strategies to Re-Engage Your Brain

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Let’s face it: We’re all guilty of working on “autopilot” from time to time. Occasionally, it’s even beneficial! But when autopilot is your primary mode of operation, it becomes extremely dangerous.

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How to Avoid Being Pigeonholed at Work

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If you’ve been attempting to advance your career for a while without success, you may be a victim of “pigeonholing.” Put simply, being pigeonholed at work means that people have developed such a strong image of you in your current position, they can’t even imagine you doing anything else.

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Why Planning is Beneficial (Even in Unpredictable Times)

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Can I be embarrassingly honest for a minute? I’m a control freak. I always have been. While I certainly try not to let it run my life, I’ve come to accept that it’s part of my make-up. That’s one of the reasons I love planning. When I have a plan in front of me, I feel more in control of my destiny.

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The 3 Essential Functions of Time Management

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“What is time? If nobody asks me, I know; but if I were desirous to explain it to one that should ask, plainly I know not.” ” St. Augustine. When it comes to professional development, time management is one of my most passionate areas of study (and most enjoyable topics to teach ).

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Taking on More Work Due to Downsizing? Want to Ask for a Raise? Read This!

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A common question I’m hearing lately goes something like this: My organization has recently downsized and now I’m doing more work covering for some colleagues who were laid off. I think I deserve a raise, but is that a reasonable request given that we just had to let people go?

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Is HR the Enemy?

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I’ve been working in the professional development arena for a long time now. I started my business in 2009, and it’s funny how much has changed—and how much has stayed the same. One thing that has always been true is this: People really mistrust Human Resources.

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From Goal to Action: How to Build a Plan for Success (Webinar)

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For most career-minded professionals, goal setting is an essential part of the new year celebration. But sadly, few people know what to do once a goal is set. Consequently, they end up feeling overwhelmed, unsure of where to start or how to make real progress. Thus, many goals are quickly abandoned.

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5 Tips for Working Without Direct Supervision

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As I write this, we are in the midst of a global pandemic, which has changed the way we live and work. Many professionals are working from hom e for the first time.

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How to Stop Complaining About Work (and Why You Need To)

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Not long ago, I wrote an article on the topic of chronic complainers. It focused on how to deal with these kinds of folks because, let’s be honest, no one likes a whiner. And yet, it seems most workplaces are crawling with them.

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Is Your Job in Danger?

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As a career coach, I often work with people when they’re dealing with an expected job loss. They’ve either been terminated for cause, laid off, or asked to resign. In any case, it’s never an easy situation. Most people tell me they were blindsided—they had no idea!

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Task vs. Project: What’s the Difference? (Video)

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This video is an excerpt from a live training webinar hosted by Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video and worksheet are available in the Career Success Library. The topic of this webinar was, “How to Speak the Language of Project Management.”

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How to Develop a Growth Mindset

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Psychologists distinguish between people who have a fixed mindset and those who have a growth mindset. The latter is considered important for resilience, adaptability, and overall success in life and work. For modern professionals, a growth mindset is especially essential.

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How to Work With (and For) Difficult People

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Let’s be honest: The workplace is full of difficult people! You aren’t going to “love” everyone you work with or for, but you still have to find a way to create productive working relationships with them.

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Are Productivity Tools & Tech Wasting Your Time?

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This video is an excerpt from a live training session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video (“Exploring Time Management Tools and Tech”) is available in the Career Success Library. The article below summarizes the video content.

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The Power of Modern Business Etiquette (Webinar)

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Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “The Power of Business Etiquette.” ” Webinar Description: Etiquette may sound like an antiquated term, but it’s a concept that still very much applies in our modern business world.

Is It Okay to Talk About a Former Boss? (Video)

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This video is an excerpt from a live Q&A session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video is available in the Career Success Librar y.

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