Oct 9 2018

Why Working Your Way Out of a Job Is a Good Thing (and How to Do It)

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Working your way out of a job might sound like a bad thing: after all, at the end, you don’t have a job. But that’s far from the case. Anyone who’s effective and skilled enough to work themselves out of their current position is highly valuable to their company, meaning they’re generously rewarded with a promotion. So, how do you land yourself[…]

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Oct 3 2018

How to Choose Your Company Values

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Every day, your employees will face decisions both big and small. A customer asks for their money back two days past the one-month refund period. Does your customer support specialist grant the request? An engineering deadline has come and passed. Does your tech lead decide to release the product even though they’re not confident about its performance? A manager is[…]

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Sep 28 2018

2 Things You Must Do If You Want a Promotion

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One morning, your boss calls you into her office. Your heart starts racing a little faster—she looks serious. Are you about to get fired? “I have some news,” she says. Then her face breaks into a smile. “Congratulations, you’re getting a promotion!” Spontaneous promotions are awesome, but let’s be realistic. Most of the time, you know one is coming, either because you’ve[…]

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Sep 6 2018

Signature Consultants Gets Ranked Among Largest Information Technology Firms in St. Louis

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Every year, the St. Louis Business Journal ranks the largest firms in the St. Louis area according to business categories. This year, Signature Consultants is proud to have been positioned among the area’s top 25 largest information technology firms. “It’s an honor to be included among St. Louis’ most prominent local businesses,” explains Josh Bahr, Managing Director of the St. Louis[…]

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Aug 1 2018

First Meeting with Your Mentee? Here’s What to Ask.

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Becoming a mentor can seem daunting for many reasons. You may find yourself asking—Am I in the right position to mentor someone else? What if I give them the wrong advice? What if we don’t forge a connection? Don’t let these exaggerated fears stop you. Mentors come in all different ages and experience levels. The knowledge that you have is valuable[…]

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Jul 25 2018

5 Essential Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

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When applying for a job, it’s easy to feel like you hold none of the cards. The company has an open position and tons of interested candidates; you’re trying to attract their interest and prove you’re the best one. Even though it might seem like you don’t have any power, the reality is very different. Put yourself in the employer’s shoes[…]

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Jul 18 2018

The Good Habits That Could Be Secretly Holding You Back

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Not all habits are created equal. In fact, some popular “good” habits can be quite destructive. Refer to the three outlined below—if they sound familiar, it might be time to change your behavior. (We’ve also got the tips you need.). 1. Not Asking for Help What’s the issue with not asking for help? Isn’t it a good thing to figure out problems[…]

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May 24 2018

3 Ways to Say “I’m Sorry” Less

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Taking the blame for situations you cannot control is easy to do but hard to stop. Everyone has that coworker who starts a sentence with an apology. A coworker asks for clarification on a project, and they begin their reply with, “I’m sorry, I should have explained that more clearly.” Or, they’re having trouble getting their laptop to connect with[…]

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May 16 2018

3 Tricks for Quickly Calming Down

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Work tends to be a high-stress place. But even when everything is going wrong—you realize you’ve been analyzing the wrong data for your report, your team member leaves their job in the middle of a huge project, your deadline is accelerated by two weeks, your boss wants you to build a last-minute feature right before launch—you can’t lose your cool. After[…]

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May 9 2018

The Secrets of Incredibly Efficient People

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There are professionals in every office who radiate efficiency. It’s most apparent in the way they run meetings: starting on the clock (even if some people aren’t there), quickly summarizing the agenda items, and then passing the baton to the first speaker. We all want to know how they do it, right? Here are some of their secrets. 1. They delegate Delegation[…]

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