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LESSONS FROM THE SPORTS WORLD: PART ONE

Much can be learned from the world of sports, whether you think about teamwork, dedication, or even defeat. Over the next few weeks, Movin’ On Up will bring you lessons from the sports world to help you up your professional game and gain real-life applications for the workplace. The Famous Michael Jordan “Flu Game” In...

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5 TIPS FOR GOLD MEDAL JOB PERFORMANCE

Athletes from around the world will soon compete for a spot on the winners’ podium. While winning is quite the accomplishment in itself, we all know the true goal each athlete strives for is bringing home a gold medal. Similarly, as a job seeker or even as a new employee, you should be striving for...

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COMPETITION AND PRODUCTIVITY: A BALANCING ACT

When you think about competition, your first thoughts probably drift to sports arenas and the like. Yet, competition also lives in the workplace. And, while competition can breed productivity, it’s important to know how to balance the two to create the best workplace environment for your company and your career. Competition Can Increase Productivity The...

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WARM WEATHER SAFETY

Spring is here! And, as we get closer to the summer months it’s important that everyone understands the signs of heat illness and practices prevention. 3 Degrees of Heat Illness Although there are many types of heat illness, here are three basic types to be aware of: Heat stress often involves confusion and heat cramps....

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WHAT FACTORS CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR JOB SATISFACTION?

Many job seekers focused on their goal of finding a job at the beginning of the new year, and now that 2016 is well underway, it’s important to understand the key factors that contribute to job satisfaction in order to know that the job you’re trying to get is right for you. To help determine...

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EVERYDAY HABITS THAT MAKE YOU A BETTER LEADER

Becoming a great leader doesn’t take a lifetime of work. Rather, there are everyday habits you can start right now that will help you learn to successfully lead others. From communicating effectively to being courageous in the face of adversity, these tips can help you mold yourself into the leader you want to be today....

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THE TOP SKILL EMPLOYERS WANT MAY SURPRISE YOU

In a recent survey from Express Employment Professionals, employers shared which soft and hard skills are the most important for a job applicant to possess. When asked, “What are the five most important soft skills an applicant should have,” respondents answered: Dependability/reliability – 72% Motivation – 48% Verbal communication – 44% Teamwork – 39% Commitment...

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SPRING FORWARD…INTO YOUR NEW JOB

The start of Daylight Saving Time is here. At 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13, one hour of daylight will be switched from morning to evening, which means our clocks will shift to one hour later until they switch back in November. This annual time change signals the beginning of Spring, which means warmer weather...

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THESE SURPRISING SKILLS MAY LAND YOU A JOB THIS YEAR

At this point in your career or job search, you’ve probably heard a lot about skills. There are hard skills, like typing and reading, and soft skills, like etiquette and time management. You know that you should seek ways to sharpen your leadership abilities and brush up on your communication talents. But, today’s business world...

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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN APPRENTICESHIP AND INTERNSHIP?

If you want to gain work experience while you’re still in school or right after graduation, you’ve probably looked into an internship or apprenticeship. Both internships and apprenticeships can offer entry-level experience in your field of choice, but they operate in different ways. If you’re looking for one of these opportunities, you may be wondering...

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