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March 27th, 2008

Applying the 80/20 Principle

Photo Credit: Image from Celine Roque  from Blue Rabbit Media
The 80/20 Principle is also known as the “Pareto Principle” or “the law of the vital few”. Generally, this means that 80% of the outcomes come from 20% of the causes. Here’s example of how this relates to business:

80% of your work […]

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March 24th, 2008

How to Minimize the Recession’s Impact on Your Career

In the last quarter of 2007, many economists have been speculating about the US recession. Their predictions were often dismal, going so far as to say that it will be worse now than it was in the 1930’s. The public’s response? Probably to panic, hold onto their jobs, and pray that they […]

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March 20th, 2008

Pimping Bookmarks: Finding Your Dream Job

If you haven’t found your dream job yet, the following collection of articles have helpful tips that can make the search easier:
An article about career choice from MindTools.
To find a dream job today pick a path with twists and turns by Penelope Trunk
Looking for your dream job at AskMen.com
5 Steps to Let Your Dream Job […]

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March 17th, 2008

Own Your Time

Image by Christian Benacer, taken from stock.xchng
If you think you own your time, you are either enlightened, or kidding yourself. For most people, including me, it’s the latter.   Whenever you find yourself attending pointless meetings, spending too much time on email, or at your boss’ beck and call - you don’t really own your […]

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February 24th, 2008

The Art of Saying “No”

Sometimes it feels flattering to be the go-to person for most tasks.  This shows that people think you’re responsible, dependable, and you deliver good work.  But what do you do when they give you too many tasks for you to handle?  What if they depend too much on you for most things?  If you answered […]

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February 22nd, 2008

Warning: Mugs on the loose! What to do with your surplus of office mugs.

Whether it’s a souvenir from your company or a gift from your coworkers, you probably receive at least one mug a year.
See the photo above? That’s all the extra mugs I own. Extra. Meaning, these are the mugs left unused in my home. From my count, these are 24 extra mugs. […]

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February 15th, 2008

Pimping Bookmarks: How to create a better workspace

If you spend hours a day in your workspace, you’ll need to make it as efficient and comfortable as possible. Here are some great articles that can help you accomplish that:
10 Ways to Relaxify Your Workspace by Steve Pavlina
Tips for your office from Design Psychology
Do Cubicles make workers more productive? from WiseGeek
Improve Your Cubicle Life […]

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February 8th, 2008

3 Relationships You Must Have in the Office

If you’re working in an office building, you get to interact with so many people throughout the day.  If you’re telecommuting, this is still possible, although to a lesser degree.  With all the people you meet, here are the 3 essential office relationships to cultivate:
The ally.  This is like your office best friend.  He or […]

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February 6th, 2008

Pimping Bookmarks: How to Get Promoted

Congratulations - you’ve been promoted!  Well, not yet, but in case you’re eyeing a promotion, you might want to go over these articles for some great tips on climbing the corporate ladder without falling down:
20 Ways to Get Promoted in the Tech Industry at Infoworld.com
10 Ways to Get a Promotion (General Tips) at MSN Career […]

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January 22nd, 2008

How to stop office bullies, the bloodless way

Remember that big kid who would stomp on your sandcastles when you were 5 years old? Guess what, he graduated and moved into your office. Quite possibly next to your own cubicle. However, unlike sandbox politics, you can’t just cry and hope that your preschool teacher notices you. Here are some […]

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