Help!!! My Resume Is Dull and Needs an Update!!!!

How to Make Your Most Boring Jobs Sound More Interesting on Your Resume You’ve finally found it: The job listing that appears on your computer screen with a glowing beam of light and a rousing rendition of the “Hallelujah Chorus” playing on repeat. Alright, maybe that’s a little bit dramatic. But, the point remains the same: You’ve found an open opportunity that sounds like it could be the perfect fit for you. There’s nothing you want more than to land … Continued

Do I Sound Like I Lack Confidence?

7 Phrases That’ll Instantly Make You Sound Less Confident I’m not sure if you have the time to read this article, and I’m sorry if it’s taking you away from something more important. Really, I hate to bother you—it’s just that I think I have something kind of important to tell you. Is that OK? …said the author with no confidence whatsoever. If you want others to believe in you, you must believe in your own value. The words you … Continued

Why Do I Feel So Unproductive At Work?

The Science-Backed Excuse You Can Use When You’re Feeling Unproductive We all have things to complain about in our office. It’s too warm during the winter, too cold during the summer, too crowded, too loud, too quiet, too stuffy, too bright, not bright enough. And usually, these issues start and end at just that, complaints. There’s no good fix to please everyone, so you learn to adjust, whether that means wearing more (or less) clothing, buying seat supports, or investing … Continued

What’s The Best Way To Set Goals?

How Do I Set Goals in a Position That Has No Clear Goals? Hi Kyle, I’m an executive assistant. Most would say this position doesn’t have any goals, but our performance review system requires me to set goals. How do I go about this? Signed, Goal-Seeker Hi Goal-Seeker, Goals are in place to help us take care of business as usual, sure, but they’re also intended to challenge us to grow as professionals and advance in our careers. Everyone has … Continued

I Need To Build My Network — How Do I Do It? Through Email!!

5 Email Templates That’ll Give You the Courage to Reach Out to People You Admire Making small talk with strangers is one thing. Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone by speaking up in a meeting full of important people you don’t know is another. And putting yourself out there and extending a “Hello, hi, you’re awesome” note to someone you admire is yet another one completely. Sometimes, though, it’s the practice part of this equation (and not necessarily the resulting correspondence) that counts. … Continued