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Nervous About A Job Interview? 15 Smart Strategies To Conquer Your Anxiety

Published February 19, 2021

No matter how many job interviews you’ve gone through, it’s perfectly normal to get nervous beforehand. You might be unable to sleep the night before or feel your stomach tying up in knots as the meeting time draws closer. If nervousness about a job interview becomes overwhelming, it can hinder your performance. Luckily, there are several things you can do to help alleviate your anxiety. Below, 15 members of Forbes Human Resources ...

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How to Work with Someone You Can't Stand

Published February 12, 2021

You can pick your friends, but you can’t usually pick your coworkers. Chances are you’ll work with someone you don’t like during your career, and there may even be someone on your team right now that you can’t stand. While working remotely limits the amount of interactions you have to have with the person, it can also limit information and make the situation worse, says Carlos Valdes-Dapena, author of Virtual Teams:

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5 Strategies to Smoothly Handle a Workplace Confrontation

Published February 5, 2021

The act of confronting someone can be awkward and stressful. Here are a few strategies to skillfully approach the encounter. Some situations at work urgently require a confrontation. Maybe it’s a gripe you have with your coworker, your boss, your neighbor, or even your spouse. But instead of confronting the problem, you ignore it. You rationalize away having the conversation by saying, “it’s not that big of a deal,”or ...

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8 Soft Skills That Make You an Even Better Leader

Published December 14, 2020

Claude Silver, Chief Heart Officer of VaynerMedia, recently shared a quote on her Instagram page that caught my attention: “People skills, EQ, ‘soft’ skills, HUMAN skills – these are our anchors. They ground us, remind us that we are real. Without these we fly away.”  Businesses tend to overlook soft skills and focus on hard skills. When LinkedIn released their list ...

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Are You Ready to be Coached?

Published November 16, 2020

Executive coaching can help you achieve higher performance and greater personal satisfaction at work. While you may be aware that you need to make changes — in behavior, mindset, or both — to advance your career, you won’t reap the benefits of coaching unless you’re prepared to fully engage in the process. This requires a substantial investment of time and effort, so before you move forward, the most important question ...

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