professional development

Ready for a Career Refresh? 4 Easy Ways to Get Started

Ready for a Career Refresh? 4 Easy Ways to Get Started

By Erin Ollila / October 21, 2021
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While you sincerely enjoy your job, there’s a chance that these past two years have left you feeling a bit burned out in general — and now, you’re considering a career refresh. Maybe you simply feel like shaking things up…

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How To Take Time off Even if You're Too Busy

How To Take Time off Even if You’re Too Busy

By Erin Ollila / August 5, 2021
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After a year and a half of social distancing, working from home (and for some people having their children schooling at home!), and a potential return to the office, workers everywhere are feeling stressed and overwhelmed.  Instead of burning out,…

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How to Avoid the Summer Marketing Slump

How to Avoid the Summer Marketing Slump

By Erin Ollila / July 22, 2021
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Summer. Summer. Summertime. With the increase of temps sometimes comes the decrease in motivation to work. You know how important it is to market your business all year round, but you’re not really looking forward to putting the effort in…

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How to Write a Professional Bio That's Fresh and Interesting

How to Write a Professional Bio That’s Fresh and Interesting

By Erin Ollila / March 11, 2021
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Oh no — you were tasked with the responsibility of updating your professional bio. And now all you can do is stare at a blank page and wonder what you can possibly say about yourself. Are you supposed to be…

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How to Let Your Supervisor Know You're Ready for More at Work

How to Let Your Supervisor Know You’re Ready for More at Work

By Erin Ollila / March 4, 2021
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Unlike fairy tales may lead you to believe, opportunity doesn’t always find itself on your doorstep. This means your supervisor won’t necessarily be the person who recommends you for a new job or offers you a training program or professional…

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How to Achieve a Great Professional Reputation

How to Achieve a Great Professional Reputation

By Erin Ollila / February 25, 2021
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You care a lot about what people think of you — and that’s a good thing! How you’re viewed by others directly affects your career. You know that when others like you, working with them will be easier, you’ll get more…

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How to Stay Motivated Now That The New Year Buzz Is Gone

How to Stay Motivated Now That the New Year Buzz Is Gone

By Erin Ollila / February 18, 2021
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When you set your New Year’s resolutions for 2021, you felt as if you could tackle anything. You were ready to say goodbye to 2020 and start fresh. But now that the year isn’t so brand new anymore, you’re finding…

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How to Best Support Remote Workers: An Interview with Mari Anne Snow of The Remote Nation Institute

How to Best Support Remote Workers: An Interview with Mari Anne Snow of The Remote Nation Institute

By Erin Ollila / February 11, 2021
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2020 introduced remote working to many organizations that weren’t familiar with it or who may have never previously considered allowing their employees to work from home.   At the beginning of the pandemic, remote working was allowed for survival. But, over…

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5 Reasons Why Failure Is Actually Pretty Awesome

5 Reasons Why Failure Is Actually Pretty Awesome

By Erin Ollila / January 28, 2021
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Just recently, I watched the TV show Dino Dana with my five-year old, and the lead character explains to her sister that in science, there’s no such thing as failure. She says any question or experiment, even if they appear…

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Procrastinating at work with bubbles

Procrastinating at Work? 5 Tips for Ditching Overwhelm and Getting Back to Work

By Erin Ollila / November 6, 2020
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You’re a great employee. All performance evaluations come back with high marks, and you know that your supervisor appreciates your efforts. But, as good of an employee as you are, you find yourself stuck in a vicious cycle that most…

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