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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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Merito Group is a US-based woman-owned business providing data-driven talent acquisition solutions including consulting services based in the Washington D.C. area. We understand that candidates face a lot of pressure when applying for a new position and that is why we offer individualized coaching to help candidates gain the confidence to crush their interview. But...

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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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The Great Resignation era of workers are returning to the workforce but not as originally imagined.  With new priorities and values, Americans are searching for a new job or a new career, which also means becoming an entrepreneur. Employers, especially those in strained industries such as transportation and finance, are fighting to keep current employees...

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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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Successful leaders have a certain “Je ne sais quoi” – an air of authority, trust, confidence and knowledge that inspires others to follow them and move towards the goals they have set.

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Making Time to Learn

January 14, 2019

As a longtime executive recruiter and career coach, I can appreciate the recent articles offering quick opportunities for people to supplement their incomes with “gig” type jobs. Pet sitting, running errands, doing telemarketing work, getting a part time job at WalMart or McDonalds or Chipotle which may continue on for a few months or weeks...

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Having meaningful relationships with people you work with has many benefits. For starters, work is much more enjoyable when you get along well with those around you. The happier you are at work, the more productive you will be. Having good working relationships is also great for collaboration, innovation and creativity, from which the whole...

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