Feb 16 2018

The 3-Step Process to Becoming a 10X Employee

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Unicorns are real. Not the type that gallivants through the forests in fairytales, but the kind that’s known as a 10X employee. 10X employees—as their name suggests—have ten times the output as their peers. They’re hyper-performers…and consequently, hyper-rare. You can find this mythical professional in engineering, marketing, sales, HR, finance, customer service—essentially, every part of an organization. Here’s the secret of 10X employees.[…]

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Feb 9 2018

Interview Questions That Sound Like Tricks—But Aren’t (Part 2)

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As mentioned in Part 1 of this article, navigating the interview process can be tricky. In Part 2, the questions that may feel like traps continue, but don’t be dismayed. The answers below will help you navigate the interview process like a pro! 3. “Where do you want to be in five years?” The right answer is without a doubt: “At your[…]

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Feb 9 2018

Together, we did more for One America Appeal

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Working together, people can accomplish wonderful things. This is the driving force behind Signature’s annual giving campaigns that benefit deserving non-profit organizations. Each year, during the holiday season and into the New Year, Signature invites its consultants, client partners, and members of our local communities to donate to pre-selected charities. Signature then chooses a primary recipient and matches those donations—dollar[…]

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Jan 30 2018

Interview Questions That Sound Like Tricks—But Aren’t (Part 1)

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Navigating an interview can feel like walking through a house full of booby traps. Everywhere you look, there’s danger to avoid. One single mistake, and you’re done for. But here’s the thing: most of that is actually in your head. While interviews are definitely stressful, the hiring manager hasn’t designed some diabolical test in the hopes you’ll magnificently fail. They want[…]

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Jan 22 2018

Can You Be Friends With Your Boss?

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It’s an age-old question: Can managers be friends with their direct reports? On one hand, it’s natural to develop close relationships with people you spend a lot of time with—especially if you’re collaborating on projects, supporting each other during stressful moments, and sharing feedback. On the other hand, a friendship can make coworkers feel like they’re getting less than preferential treatment[…]

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Jan 17 2018

Counteracting Decision Fatigue with 4 Strategies

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When do you make your wisest decisions? In the morning, the afternoon, or at night? Research reveals you’re probably making the best choices in the first hours after waking up—thanks to an effect known as decision fatigue. Contrary to popular belief, self-control isn’t like a muscle. It doesn’t become stronger the more frequently (or intensely) you flex it. Instead, the greater[…]

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Jan 10 2018

5 Team-Building Activities That Are Inclusive to All

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If you’ve ever planned a team event, you know how hard it is to pick a good activity. There are tons of guardrails: Nothing too physical, since that will exclude people who aren’t in shape. Nothing too late at night, since that will exclude parents and caretakers. Nothing too alcohol-centric (like happy hour), since that will exclude those who don’t[…]

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Jan 5 2018

4 Simple Tips to Relieve Interview Stress

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Interviewing is one of the most anxiety-producing experiences out there. Not only are you in an unfamiliar environment, the stakes are high—but you must remain calm, confident, and eloquent the entire time. We don’t blame you for getting stressed. Fortunately, there are relatively simple steps you can take to make yourself feel more comfortable (and increase your odds of a successful[…]

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Dec 22 2017

The Truth About “Dream Jobs”

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Do you have your dream job? You might be thinking, “Yes! I love absolutely everything I do at work, and there’s not a single aspect of the role I’d change.” But more likely, you’re thinking, “Nope. I thought it was my dream job, yet I’ve discovered I really don’t enjoy doing X task, and Y task always puts me in a[…]

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Dec 18 2017

Workplace Issues – What To Do

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Dealing with a workplace issue? It’s inevitable. Even in the healthiest work environments, problems can crop up around responsibilities, communication, conflicting personalities, and more. To handle these situations with grace and as little stress as possible — and more importantly, to find a solution — you need to know the best way to respond. Some problems necessitate going to HR. Others can[…]

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