Finding Balance When Work and Life Collide [Infographic]

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For many of us, work now shares a common space and schedule with raising children, socializing, and caring for ourselves. It can be hard to adapt and allocate our mental and physical resources to give both the attention they deserve. But finding balance, even in these troubling times, is necessary. So, let’s get started.   

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Remote Working: Make the Transition to Working from Home [Infographic]

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Well, here we are again. Another week begins and we’re still working from home. We might as well face it. We could be here a while. But look on the bright side, telecommuting does have its advantages. The commute is certainly a lot easier. The only traffic jam you’ll likely experience is when the kids are hogging the bathroom. More importantly, research suggests that working from home can actually make you more productive. Your living room can be a productive workspace. You just have to make the transition to telecommuting.   

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How to Stay Focused While Working From Home [Infographic]

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Working from home sounded like a dream come true. After all, you never have to change out of your pajamas. You commute involves shuffling down the hall to the kitchen in your fuzzy bunny slippers. It’s has to be great, right? Well, as many of us are learning as we’re forced to work from home for the first time, life doesn’t always live up to expectations. Without the structure of the office, it’s not easy keep your mind from wandering. Maybe you’re worried about the current world situation. Maybe you’re thinking about homeschooling the kids. You might even be lost in deep speculation about what’s going to happen next on that show you’ve been binge watching. One thing’s for sure, the hard part about working from home is staying focused.   

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Understanding Your Target Audience When Making LinkedIn Connections

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What percentage of your LinkedIn connections are in your target audience? That’s a question I’ve been asking over the past few years. Here are the answers I get from the majority of the people:

I don’t know
Never thought about that
Maybe 10 to 15 percent

That tells me most people aren’t being very strategic in adding connections to their LinkedIn networks and maybe need a little tuneup on how to strategically grow their networks.   

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Overwhelmed? How to Reduce Job-Related Stress [Infographic]

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During this difficult time, we’re all feeling a little overwhelmed. Around the world, life as we knew it has changed virtually overnight. Things will get back to normal eventually, but until they do, we’re all experiencing a greater than usual level of stress. It’s important to remember that many of the things that feel overwhelming to us right now are beyond our control. We can, however, reduce our overall stress level by improving the things we can control. Whether you’re working from home or still going to the office, there’s no reason to be overwhelmed by work on top of everything else.   

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Tell Me About Yourself: A Most Difficult Interview Question

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Possibly the most difficult interview question to answer is “Tell Me About Yourself?” But if I asked your co-worker to tell me about you, they could easily rattle off several things. During a job interview, you’ll need to overcome the stage-fright associated with answering the “tell me about yourself” question.   

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