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  Do you often find your workday spiraling out of control? You start each day with a plan to get so much done, but soon find yourself becoming distracted, focusing on low-priority tasks and, simply, procrastinating. So how can you regain control of your time? One-size-fits-all lists on how to be more productive don’t work;...

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The most important thing you can do at the beginning of a new job is to observe. Think of the Alligator as it floats on the lake with just its eyes and ears above the water. Alligators and their cousins, crocodiles, have been around for millions of years while other groups like the dinosaurs became...

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Merito Group is a boutique talent acquisition firm based in the D.C. metro area. We are dedicated to helping job seekers find a fulfilling career, but often starting the job search process can be overwhelming. While being open-minded and flexible is important in job searches, twisting yourself into a pretzel isn’t going to help you move...

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  In the United States, Canada and Germany, February is observed as Black History Month. The observance originated in the US in 1976 to recognize and honor the role Black Americans have and continue to play in our country’s history. It’s also a time to recognize and review the progress that still needs to occur to...

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  Moonlighting is defined as an employee working another job outside of their main job. Traditionally, moonlighting employees were those who were cash-strapped or in-between careers, but in today’s gig economy, many white-collar professionals are turning to a second job for a variety of reasons – supplemental income, personal fulfillment, skill-building and other factors.  ...

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  The New Year is just around the corner, and we’re all familiar with the New Year New You theme. But have you applied that ideology to your resume? Here are five simple steps to refresh your resume for the New Year.   Clarify your job target. Once your career direction is clear to you, tailor...

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As I was walking my dogs this week, I took note of the 6 pine trees in my neighbors’ yard. I remember when those trees were planted – about 20 years ago. I thought about how the yard has changed over time. There used to be 8 of them, but only 6 remain. Those trees...

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If only college offered a course about learning how to please the boss. It should even be a degree requirement. In fact, if they offered it, the ideal course title would be Learning To Exceed the Boss’ Expectations. It’s a lesson we all could use, and one that can spell success in your career. On...

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Gone are the days when personal branding was only for celebrities or executives. Personal branding is a way of establishing and consistently reinforcing who you are and what you stand for in your career and life. Everything affects your personal brand: What you wear, how you speak, even how you compose an email. “Personal brands aren’t reserved...

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Great bosses change us for the better. They see more in us than we see in ourselves, and they help us learn to see it too. They dream big and show us all the great things we can accomplish. Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great...

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