Productivity

Commuter Trouble And How to Avoid It

Whether you’re driving, taking the train, or walking to work, there are certain commuter essentials that will make your life easier and help you avoid the dreaded five words that come to mind when nothing seems to go right before 9:00 am: this is not my day. Here are 7 items I try to always keep […]

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How to Prepare for Your First Day at a New Job

The night before your first day at a new job isn’t much different than the night before your first day of school. Some of the same thoughts may be crossing your mind- will I fit in? Is this the right place for me? How will I present the best version of myself? The first day can set […]

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How to Change Things Around at Your Midyear Review

Receiving negative feedback at your midyear review can be upsetting and difficult to take, especially if you didn’t see it coming. In a corporate setting, you are almost guaranteed to have performance evaluations twice a year, at the midyear point and at the end of the year, in addition to any one-off conversations you may […]

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Breaking and Entering the Pharmaceutical Industry

The truth is, as a little girl I didn’t long to be a corporate pharmacist. I was a writer. I was a writer in the most basic, inexperienced, naïve way you could describe the 10-year-old-me who enjoyed creating poetry and typing away at her very first attempts at a novel. Like most parents, mine worried I’d […]

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Customize Your Office Space to Reflect Your Personality

We are all given the same blank canvas when starting a new job: a chair, a desk, and a few basic office supplies. Whether you keep your space as minimal as possible or start bedazzling every object in close proximity is entirely up to you. Most people organize their space in a way that reflects their […]

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5 Time Management Strategies

If there is one sure way to miss a deadline, it’s to completely forget about it. If you have a complex schedule with meetings, deadlines, and competing priorities, it’s vital that you enlist certain techniques to keep you on top of it all. Having a full time job and this lovely blog, I often have […]

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Using Technology to Meet Your Deadlines

If you have a deadline that is weeks or months away, it can be hard to get started during the first week. Procrastination has to be one of the most difficult obstacles to overcome in meeting deadlines. I have been in situations where I kept telling myself I have plenty of time to get something done […]

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Feeling Lost After Vacation? 4 Ways to Ensure a Smooth Transition

Returning to work after a vacation can be a difficult adjustment.  Your mind goes into overdrive constantly thinking of old projects, new projects, laundry, cooking, cleaning, and everything else that you need to take care of.  With an extensive to-do list and a backlog of emails, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the different tasks […]

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Tell Me About Yourself, Part 2

A few days ago, we discussed smart ways to answer tough interview questions that may come your way.  Read on for more questions and tips on how to present your best self and get the job you really want! 4. What is your greatest weakness? I find this one to be one of the craftiest […]

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