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Get Back into the Work Mindset: 10 Tips to Help You Refocus after a Vacation

Returning to work after a vacation can be mentally challenging. You’ve just spent a tremendous amount of time relaxing and now it’s time to get back into the swing of things. While some people are able to make this transition easily, others of us may find this more difficult to do. In order to help you make it through the week, we’ve compiled a list of 10 tips to help you get back on track at work. Continue reading Get Back into the Work Mindset: 10 Tips to Help You Refocus after a Vacation

Why You Should Crave Constructive Criticism

Criticism can be tough, and let’s face it, no one really likes to be told they’re not perfect. You have worked long and hard on a project for work or school, and turned it in perfectly. All of your I’s are dotted and all of your T’s are crossed. However, rather than receiving praise for your work, you are met with a load of comments and revisions. This may not be the response you were looking for, but it may be the response you need to make you better at what you do. Continue reading Why You Should Crave Constructive Criticism

Plan-Do-Study-Act: 4 Steps to Accomplishing Your Personal and Career Goals

The Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle is a tool commonly used to implement and measure changes made within healthcare organizations. Developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the cycle enables practitioners to set actionable goals, evaluate their success, and change their approach as needed through multiple rounds of the PDSA cycle. The tool has been applied successfully to generate change in many healthcare systems, however, it can also be applied to your life and your career. In order to accomplish your goals, it is imperative to create a plan of action and reflect on whether the actions you have initiated are getting you any closer to your objectives. Continue reading Plan-Do-Study-Act: 4 Steps to Accomplishing Your Personal and Career Goals

Navigating Career Fairs: a Fireside Chat with Joe Reaves

Joe Reaves is the DJoe Reavesirector of the Career Planning and Placement Center at Wilbur Wright College in Chicago where he helps students realize and actualize their potential and find meaningful careers. As a part of his role, Joe organizes the college’s annual career fair. In this fireside chat, we speak with Joe about how to stand out in the crowd and navigate a career fair successfully. Continue reading Navigating Career Fairs: a Fireside Chat with Joe Reaves

Stepping Outside the Box: Effective Job Searching Techniques

Everyday, sites such as Indeed, Glassdoor, and ZipRecruiter are flooded with hundreds of applicants pursuing the same job. With such stiff competition, it can be hard to make your resume and credentials stand out from the crowd. While submitting an official application through a job board is a formal requirement for most jobs, relying solely on your online application is not a very effective means of searching for and landing the perfect career opportunity. Making the most of your job search will require you to be more proactive than the average candidate. Here are a few ways to stay ahead of the game (and your career):

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Being Productive on Your Day Off

It’s understandable that you want for your vacation days to be spent, well…vacationing. However, there are a lot of ways to be productive during your time off work that aren’t mentally taxing. To help you along, we have compiled a list of five ways you can use your time away from the office to your benefit. Continue reading Being Productive on Your Day Off