How to Improve Your Executive Presence

In professional service industries such as management consulting, it’s important to have “executive presence” and continue to develop it. You won’t be able to grow your career without it.

Typically, executive presence refers to the way you present yourself—how you …

By Vibhu Sinha - Firsthand
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7 Improv Techniques That’ll Make Conversations at Work Less Awkward and More Productive

Talking to people at work can be challenging and stressful. Whether you’re attending meetings, conversing with clients, or just making small talk in the hallway, nerves can start to take over. What do you do with your hands? How long …

By Megan Gray - The Muse
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6 Things to Consider Before You Pick a Remote, In-Office, or Hybrid Work Setup

Once upon a time, a typical working arrangement consisted of going to an office for 40 hours a week. Remote work was a relatively rare perk that few companies (in select industries) offered or an arrangement that workers had to …

By Anisa Purbasari Horton - The Muse
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Administrative Skills Aren’t Just for Admin Jobs—Here’s What Everyone Needs to Know (Plus a List of Examples)

As you look for jobs—particularly admin jobs such as executive assistant or office manager—you may see that employers are looking for administrative skills. And for good reason: Businesses can’t run without them. “Focusing on administrative skills can transform average companies …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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Reduce Workplace Stress and Thrive

It is common knowledge that workplace stress impairs employee happiness and contributes to decreased productivity. What’s even more important are the short and long-term health effects that stress has on workers.

Healthcare has never been easy. With COVID, reduced resources, …

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Ways to Get More Work Done When Working From Home

Working from home offers comfort, flexibility, and freedom from many of the usual office constraints. It also offers challenges and distractions to productivity. But, thankfully, those are not insurmountable.

Discover eight ways to get more work done from home and

By Karen Bradford - Firsthand
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Leadership Lessons from 15 Women Founders & CEOs

At the time of writing, women are the CEOs of 41 companies of the Fortune 500; for anyone not looking to do math today, that’s about 8%. And that distressingly low number is actually higher than its ever been. The …

By Vault Careers - Firsthand
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Employers Are Expanding Benefits and Perks in Response to COVID and the “Great Resignation”—Here’s What to Look For

COVID-19 has shifted many people’s perspectives of what they want out of work and life. Maybe working remotely for the first time during COVID made your former commute seem intolerable. Or maybe you’ve decided that protecting your mental health means

By Allison Torres Burtka - The Muse
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How to Ask for a Promotion—and Get It

Asking for a promotion can be anxiety-inducing, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, with the right preparation, asking for a promotion can be relatively stress-free. Also, it’s important to keep in mind that sometimes your manager is too busy to realize …

By Matt Casadona - Firsthand
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5 Common Interview Mistakes and How to Fix Them

You’re ready for a new challenge. You did your research, sent out applications, and eventually interviewed. When you finally heard back, you were told you were a great candidate, but your application just didn’t stand out. Why?

One likely answer …

By Anne DeBruin Sample - Firsthand
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