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Six Ways to Attempt Work-Life Balance During the Holidays

  
  
  
  
  

Six Ways to Attempt Work Life Balance during the Holidays

Do you find yourself reaching for your iPhone or sweating over a big deadline while your entire family scoffs down gingerbread cookies and seems blissfully unaware of your impending corporate doom?

Why Your Cover Letter is Keeping You from Your Dream Job

  
  
  
  
  

Why Your Cover Letter is Keeping You from Your Dream Job

First, let’s address the question of should you send a cover letter.  Yes, you should.  “Not sending a cover letter is a sign of laziness.  It’s akin to making spelling and grammar mistakes in your résumé.  You just don’t do it,” says Jodi Glickman, a communications expert and author of Great on the Job.

The Six Books That Took Me From a Job to a Career

  
  
  
  
  

The Six Books That Took Me from a Job to a Career

I never believed it when people said college will be the fastest four years of your life.  Four years seemed like forever to my freshman self.  WRONG.  The summer before my senior year hit me like a truck.

How to answer the tough interview questions

  
  
  
  
  

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Preparing for an interview can be tough.  Aside from thinking about how you will find the building, and what you will wear, you are probably (hopefully) thinking about what you might be asked during the interview.

7 Hacks to Avoid the Holiday Weight Gain from Your Office

  
  
  
  
  

7 Hacks to Avoid the Holiday Weight Gain from Your Office

75% of annual weight gain takes place during the holiday season.  Between Thanksgiving and New Years, we are constantly overwhelmed with offerings of mashed potatoes and mimosas.  And to top it off, most of us spend up to 80% of our day sedentary, at an office.

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Congratulations Douglas MacDonald!

  
  
  
  
  

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Temporary of the Month for October 2014 and winner of the $100 prize!

Doug first came to JOHNLEONARD in October 2013.  Doug’s positive attitude, a "pitch in" with a smile on your face style regardless of the type of assignment, is what makes him exceptional.  His skills have been applied in data entry, reception, convention registration and customer support roles within our education, legal and green energy clients.  These clients have continuously requested him back due to his willingness to accept responsibility, courteous manners, and flexibility.  JOHNLEONARD continues to receive nothing but stellar client feedback and we are grateful to have him on our team.  

Doug you have been great every step of the way.

WILL YOU BE NEXT?

5 Tips to Stop Procrastinating at Work

  
  
  
  
  

5 Tips to Stop Procrastinating at Work

We all do it.  We troll Reddit , color code our planner, and we online shop for new post-it notes,  all before completing a single aggravating task.  Procrastination is natural, but often times, it can hinder your work performance.  Learning how to control your distractions and buckle down on those tough assignments is an important step in career growth….but it’s tougher than it sounds.

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4 Ways to Say “Yes I Can” and Achieve Your Goals

  
  
  
  
  

4 Ways to Say “Yes I Can” and Achieve Your Goals

We have all met them, those really successful individuals, who seem to do everything before the age of 30.  They have been early accepted to Ivy League Universities, started successful nonprofits, traveled, and managed to hold down a super high powered job all along the way.

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How to Negotiate Your Salary

  
  
  
  
  

How to Negotiate Your Salary

Do you dread salary negotiations?  We are told early on in our careers to never bring up salary during an interview.  However, with today’s busy schedules, do you really want to waste resources and time going through the interview process only to learn you are being offered a compensation package that is less than desirable?  The problem is that most employers have set reasons why they won’t disclose salary.

It’s Not You, It’s Me: How to Professionally Reject a Job Offer

  
  
  
  
  

It’s Not You, It’s Me   How to Professionally Reject a Job Offer

So, you landed the job…or maybe you landed more than one.  Congratulations!  Remember, this is a happy problem.  Having to reject a job offer means that (hopefully) you are accepting another offer, or you are in the position to wait for something that is more in line with your career goals.

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