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How To: Appropriately Handle Work Stress

What is there to do when your workload is piling up and the requests keep coming in? Short of staying late and working extra hard to get it all done, how can you handle the stress level appropriately and graciously? Minimize the Distractions Put your phone away. If you are someone who keeps your personal… Continue reading How To: Appropriately Handle Work Stress

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The Contents of a Great Email

In today's day and age, email keeps us far more connected than ever before. Rather than picking up the phone or walking across the office building, we continuously send emails to our colleagues, friends, and family regarding matters from business to social plans and everything in between. So, how do you know if your email… Continue reading The Contents of a Great Email

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Email Etiquette: Handling a Busy Inbox

In both our professional and personal lives, we often receive a high volume of emails on a daily basis. On those days when your inbox is so full you are almost scared to open it, how should you handle the massive amount of inquiries that need a response? Here are my tips for managing a… Continue reading Email Etiquette: Handling a Busy Inbox

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Having a Successful, First Professional Interaction

This week, I have the opportunity to connect with a professional in my field and ask her my questions about her career, the field, and what it takes to "make it." I want to ensure I make a great first impression so I have put a lot of time into preparing for my phone call with… Continue reading Having a Successful, First Professional Interaction