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what to bring to work on your first day

what to bring to work on your first day

Whether you’re starting your first ever job, a new-to-you job or just moving from working from home to working in an office, knowing what to bring to work on your first day can be surprisingly stressful. Especially if you’re as Type A as I am 🙂 So, today I’m sharing what to bring to work on your first day. (And for most things, I recommend leaving a lot of it at your desk, if you have storage space!) [READ MORE:…

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how to work among chaos

how to work among chaos

Whether you’re working from home with children or roommates or working in an office space with coworkers, there is likely a hefty amount of chaos around you! I’m sharing a few productivity tips to work around the chaos and stay on top of your shit. I know my work environment is especially chaotic, and I can’t think of too many other environments that have one up on me. Exceptions, obviously, if you work in a school or a hospital, or…

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what I look for in a resume

what I look for in a resume

It seems timely to talk about resumes, so I’m sharing a few resume tips today. A lot of resumes come by my desk, and it’s a subject I feel passionate about. There are a lot of ways to go wrong in a resume, so let’s avoid that before you get started. [READ MORE: Are you making these three resume mistakes?] 1 – A clean, simple and easy-to-read layout. I always, always, always advocate for a clean, simple and easy-to-read resume….

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4 planners I would recommend for school and work

4 planners I would recommend for school and work

I have always loved planners, so I wanted to quickly rate some of the best planners, in my opinion, for work and school. It is that time of year, after all! If I’ve never used a planner, I won’t share my thoughts on it, but I do mention a few planners I want to try at the end of this post. Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. Planner review: The Day Designer In my personal opinion, this is the…

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How to come back from vacation ready to go

How to come back from vacation ready to go

I am sure I am not the only person who struggles to get back into the swing of things when coming back from vacation – either a short or long trip. We took a quick weekend trip to Nags Head a few weeks ago, and even that Monday morning was tough, even though it was only a few hours both ways! I have a few tried and true strategies for sinking your teeth back into your work and starting your…

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what to do once you receive your first job offer

what to do once you receive your first job offer

It’s the time of year when many recent graduates are receiving their first job offers, and I try to be as helpful as I can when my students come to me, unsure of what to do next. It is a really stressful time, especially if it’s your first job! Wondering what to do after you receive a job offer? Let’s get started. But remember: Your mileage may vary. What works for me and other people I know, may not work…

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how to get rid of old clothes

how to get rid of old clothes

If you’ve just Marie Kondo-ed your apartment or dorm room and are suddenly overwhelmed by huge piles of clothes you don’t want anymore and don’t know what to do with… I feel you. Let’s talk about how to sell your old clothes and make extra cash to replace them. The process of purging my closet began in 2017… and somehow, in April 2019, I am still on this adventure. I don’t even know what to say about that. But I…

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resume mistakes you might be making

resume mistakes you might be making

I give a lot of resume feedback in my day-to-day, and I’ve received a lot of resume feedback, too. There are a few things that have come up a lot lately, so I wanted to share my resume tips for anyone who is trying to perfect that all-too-important document in preparation for job applications and internship season. Remember – your mileage may vary! You might do something I do not recommend on your resume and still find an internship or job….

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balancing your work life and home life

balancing your work life and home life

I recently read the very annoying New York Times article (that I refuse to link to, because I am still annoyed) about how today’s young people work longer and harder than ever before and are addicted to working long hours. It’s plain and simply true, because it takes a lot more work and a lot more grit to achieve the same level of success. Without getting into my own personal bitterness about generational differences and why things are much harder for millennials than they…

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January Signup Special: Sign up and receive $55 in product credit

January Signup Special: Sign up and receive $55 in product credit

First thing this morning, I got details on the January SeneGence Signup Special – and it’s fabulous, especially if you were thinking about signing up to sell or buy at a discount after the holidays. Between now and January 31, sign up for $55 plus tax, and you’ll receive $55 in product credit in your distributor account. Sound like something you might be interested in? Sign up NOW! If you need it, my distributor ID is 495434. When you sign up…

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