I Don’t Think I Belong Here . . .

3 Ways You’re Letting Your Imposter Syndrome Sabotage Your Career You’re the first one into the office every day, bring in the most new business, and command more praise from managers than any of your colleagues. So why do you feel this overwhelming fear of not being as smart, as talented or as deserving as co-workers think? This nagging worry of being “found out” as a fraud is known as Impostor Syndrome, and you’re far from alone in feeling its effects. Aside from narcissists and sociopaths, … Continued

I Need A New Job — How Do I Kick-Off My Job Search?

7 Statements That’ll Motivate You to Finally Kick Off Your Job Search I have a lot of friends who don’t like their jobs—whether it’s because they don’t get along with their boss, or they’re not motivated by the work they’re doing, or because they simply don’t feel challenged. Those same friends, however, don’t really do anything about it. They’ll vent for months, but they’ll also say they’re not miserable enough to spend the time finding out their next step. So, … Continued

Help!! A Team-Member Is Dragging Me Down!! What Do I Do?!?!

Your 3-Step Plan for Dealing With a Lazy Co-worker Who’s Dragging You Down In an ideal world, your colleagues would all be hard workers who you can enjoy the occasional happy hour with. They’re also (hopefully) people you can count on to get their jobs done. After all, they (probably) wouldn’t be employed if they just sat around all day. But what are you supposed to do when you can’t get that person next to you to follow through on … Continued

I Never Get Enough Sleep!!

3 Excuses You Make for Not Getting Enough Sleep (and Why They’re All Wrong) I’m the queen of blaming everyone but myself for not sleeping enough:  My mom called and kept me up late chatting, that extra coffee trip with a co-worker at 4 PM made falling asleep impossible, that one episode turned into five because the plot just kept getting better. But the truth is, I have all the control when it comes to my habits. I choose not to listen to the people, … Continued

You Too Can Remain Engaged In Your Job!!

4 Things People Who Truly Enjoy Their Work Do Differently While it’s true that terrible jobs are often directly related to a horrible boss or boring, tedious work , things that can be hard to problem-solve, many people have found a way to enjoy what they do in spite of a few outstanding negatives. A recent study showed that 49.6% of people enjoy their jobs. Even though almost half of employees like their jobs, if you’re part of the 50.4% of people who don’t, it can … Continued

My Work Is Not Keeping Me Engaged . . . What Should I Do?

What to Do if Your Work No Longer Excites You You used to love your job, but now you’re bored. You have to drag yourself to the office each day, and while you’re there, you’re not even working, just refreshing Facebook every five minutes. If you’re being honest, you’ve outgrown your role, but you’re not ready to throw in the towel and move on just yet. Job searches take a lot of time and effort, and—especially if you once loved your position … Continued

Should I Stand Out In My Job Search?

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Trying to “Stand Out” in Your Job Search All job hunters hear the advice to “stand out,” “be different,” and “separate yourself from the crowd!” But what exactly does that mean with regard to your job search? Do you send a fruit basket to your interviewer? Record a video of a company cheer you composed? Or, maybe you just try to be your “best self”—whatever that means! Here’s the scoop: You will face competition when applying to most … Continued

I Can’t Get Started!! How Do I Get Motivated?

7 Bad Reasons People Give Up on Their Goals Before They Really Get Started Too many people judge success by the day—which isn’t realistic, and here’s why. They set a really big goal, usually something that combines the proficiency of multiple skill sets, each of which would take years to master. That goal is then tied to some sort of hope relating to external validation: “When I achieve this, then everyone will respect me!” And finally, to top it all off, they vow to … Continued

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