• 6 Job Tip #1: Don't Take Things Personal
    Remember that your colleagues and bosses are people too. When someone snaps, often it has nothing to do with you. What to do? Be like a duck... just let the water roll right off of you.
  • 7 Article: How To... Be Detail Oriented
    Being detail-oriented is a skill that can be learned if you practice keying in on little things like names, dates, places, times and numbers. In today’s highly competitive workplaces it’s often the little things that set you apart.
  • 8 Job Tool: External Drive
    For when you need added computer space for files, or have data that is always on the move. An External Drive is a hard disk that’s separate from a computer...
  • 9 Job Skill: Good Communication
    Good Communication skills are a necessity in every area of life, and especially at work. Work relationships with bosses, colleagues, clients, customers, suppliers and more, are all shaped and formed by the process of positive or negative communication and interaction.
  • 11 Career Industry: Advertising
    For those who enjoy pop culture and creating brand love. There is probably no other profession in the world that pays you to be creative, eccentric, and slightly schizophrenic.
  • 10 Article: How To... Instant Message at Work
    This article isn’t about the mechanics of how to use an instant messenger. This is more of a heads-up about some things to consider before signing in and chatting away at work.
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#7 LEARN YOUR BOSS: If you're working for someone, you've got to learn how they operate. Learn their likes and dislikes. Learn their work habits and preferences. Write it down. For example, if your boss doesn't like to fly a certain airline when you do all their travel. Or if your boss doesn't like to schedule meetings after 5pm. Or if you find that your boss doesn't like to lunch with a particular colleague, write it down. It'll save you in the long run. And you'll be a team member that pays attention.
#3 HAVE A GUILTY PLEASURE: Keep something nice and neat in your work area that you can sneak whenever you need a moment. Whether it's chocolate, some music, a sketchpad, hand lotion or a cookie. Whatever it is, keep it close for those occasional times when you can focus on you for a minute. You'll feel much better.
#8 DON'T REINVENT THE WHEEL: This is crucial. Unless "it's" broken, don't reinvent the wheel. If there is a system, or a form, or a spreadsheet, or an order that already is in effect and it's working fine, continue to use it. Or use it and change it for the current events or information. For example, if you have been charged with making a new contact list for your boss's clients, search for it in the computer database or company intranet. Nine times out of ten, there already is a contact list that just needs to be updated, "pretty-fied," and saved under a new name. Then, wah-lah! You've got your project finished with precious time to boot.

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