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6 Productive Ways to Avoid the 3 PM Slump

Three o’clock in the afternoon: the time when you can barely keep your eyes open, let alone get any work done. If you’re struggling with motivation, take heart that there are more options besides staring off into the distance. Over at US News and World Report, I talk about six ways to stay productive during your afternoon slump. Read it here.

How to Create a Self-Employed Budget

The majority of self-employed workers seek independence to be their own boss, retain a flexible schedule and build unique career paths. Still, many find that with increased control comes increased responsibility, and economic viability is harder than anticipated. Before you decide how many lattes you can afford as a self-employed worker, you need to take control of your finances. Over at US News and World Report, I talk about five steps to build your self-employed budget. Read it here.

6 Ways to Build Your Network Online

Whether you’re making a career change or trying to find potential clients to add to your pipeline, networking is your best strategy for success. You don’t have to leave your office to get started; use online networks to meet and connect with the right people immediately. Over at US News and World Report, I talk about six ways to build your network online. Read it here.

How to Do Work that Gets You Noticed

Don’t get passed over for the next raise or promotion at work. Over at US News and World Report, I talk about seven strategies to do work that gets you noticed. You’ll find effective and efficient ways to get the job done, and discover how to prepare for a successful climb up the career ladder. Read it here.

3 Salary Negotation Don’ts

When you negotiate your salary, you’re taking tangible steps toward greater self-worth, financial independence and career domination. Over at US News and World Report today, I talk about three salary pitfalls to avoid along the way. Read it here.

3 Cover Letter Tips that Will Get You the Interview

If you’re sending out endless cover letter and résumés to email oblivion, stop. Over at US News and World Report today, I talk about three strategies to make your cover letter stand out and get you in the door for an interview, where you can really shine. Read it here.

3 Shortcuts to Prepare for a Job Interview

Preparing for an interview can be a daunting process, what with the company research, question and answer prep and general calming of the nerves and intense anxiety. If you’re short on time, but still want the job, I talk about three shortcuts to use to impress and show off your best over at US News and World Report. Read it here.

5 Tips for Working While Traveling

Working while traveling, whether you’re on a business trip or trying to sneak in a bit of work while on vacation, can be incredibly productive and focused. Without office or home distractions, your efficiency can often go into overdrive. Over at US News and World Report, I talk about five tips to maximize your productivity while traveling. Read it here.

10 Reasons Employees Work from Home

The nature of work is changing, and many employees are flocking from their bed to their desk in the next room to start the day. Over at US News and World Report, I talk about the 10 reasons knowledge workers choose to work from home. Read it here.

When to Quit Your Job

Not sure when to leave your job? A bad day could be just that, or it could signal the breaking point. Over at US News & World Report today, I talk about some good reasons to quit your job, and help you learn the six signs that show you should sever ties – for good. Read it here.

5 Reasons Meetings Don’t Actually Suck

Too often meetings are unproductive. Employees complain about the lack of agenda, the fact that nothing gets accomplished and the time it takes to complete. But meetings can be positive and—dare I say it—they can also be fun. Over at US News & World Report today, I talk about the five reasons to get excited when your next meeting is called to order. Read it here.

How to Market Yourself for Opportunities That Feel Like a Stretch

Never let a lack of experience keep you from great opportunities. Over at US News & World Report, I talk about the five steps you should use if you find yourself desiring a position that feels like a stretch. Read it here.