At The Office

5 reasons why you need a mentor

why you need a mentor

As a young professional, you are looking for all the help and advice you can get. While you’re still a student you have the fantastic resource of your professors and classmates. However, once you leave school it becomes much more difficult to find feedback and support. This is why you need a mentor. In order…

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Common mistakes millennials make at their first job

first job mistakes

Starting your first job can be terrifying (to put it lightly). The pressure to perform can be hard to shake, and can impair your overall mood. Keep in mind that everyone messes up at their first job. But you can avoid making simple mistakes if you come to your first job well prepared.  To avoid…

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5 phone interview tips you need to know

phone interview tips

There’s nothing easy about nailing a phone interview. Phone interviews combine all the pressure of a job interview with the communication challenges of a phone call. Although a lot of preparation should be similar to preparing for a regular, in-person job interview, there are a few extra factors to consider. Nail your next interview with…

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7 proven strategies for getting better at your role

getting better at your job

Once you’ve gotten past the inevitable learning curve at the office, professional growth tends to stagnate. Most employees struggle to continuously grow because they are focused on consistently performing well, which leaves little time for exploration and learning. Here are 7 strategies for getting better at your job while interning abroad.   1. Knowing and…

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7 mistakes millennials make in their professional lives

Millennials have plenty of qualities that make them an asset to the workforce. They’re unconventional, tech-savvy and openminded. That said, this generation also has some qualities that drive employers crazy. Learn from these common mistakes millennials make in their professional lives.   1. Oversharing on social media Whether it’s a drunk picture or a rant…

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9 ways to survive your first week on the job

first week on the job

There are few moments in life as anxiety-heavy as your first week at a new job. There are so many new faces, jargon and data systems to understand. While learning the basics, you’re eager to make a splash and prove yourself to your new coworkers. During this stressful time, it’s nice to have a little…

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8 signs you need a new job

signs you need a new job

Deciding to pursue other career options puts us in a difficult position. The stability of a job you know and office you’re familiar with tends to outweigh the desire to try something new. Sometimes it’s time to look for other employment. Check out these 8 signs you need a new job and decide for yourself:…

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17 benefits of being bilingual

benefits of being bilingual

Becoming a polygot isn’t an easy thing to accomplish. But once you learn a second language, the benefits are plentiful. The following benefits of being bilingual will be enough to inspire you to start learning your second language as soon as possible.   1. Easier backpacking and independent travel From being able to negotiate prices,…

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6 ways to make a good first impression

Getting along with your coworkers is essential to accomplishing your career goals. Whether you’re doing an internship or starting a new job, fostering positive relationships with your office mates will expand your network and make you more savvy and productive. Here’s how to make a good impression at the office and get off on the…

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