How To Communicate at Work (Without Awkwardness)

communicationAuthor: Jennifer Magliano
Source: The Muse

We’ve all suffered through it. That moment you put your foot in your mouth big time and cringe inside. Hopefully it was among close friends, but what do you do if it wasn’t? Maybe it was in a meeting at work, or an offhand comment among co-workers, and you can’t stop kicking yourself for making such a professional blunder. Whatever the cringe-worthy situation, you know you need to prevent it from happening again. The solution? Clear communication.

A smooth interface with your boss and coworkers is key to a happy, successful work life. This is never more obvious than when communication breaks down—always, it seems, at the most crucial times. So, how can you keep communication flowing when the stakes are high?

It helps to be mindful of your own mode of communication, and others’ as well. The way you interact with coworkers with different communication styles can make all the difference. Read on and you’ll be communicating like a pro in no time.

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Forget Job Titles, Here’s How To Really Measure Your Success

happy-businessmanAuthor: Ruby Lowe
Source: Undercover Recruiter

There are many ways you can measure the success of your career. Your pay packet, your job title, the size of your team. But when it comes down to it , and you begin to look at the bigger picture, these measurements don’t mean a thing. You could have a great paying job with an impressive title – but if you don’t enjoy your day-to-day life due to the stress – it could be argued that you’re not successful at all.

Everybody has a different idea of success – but if we’re getting down to the nitty gritty about the fundamentals of work, life and happiness, here are a few ways that you may be able to distinguish success other than your pay check!

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Awesome Resource: 101 Career Tips You Can Learn in 3 Seconds

tm-pilbox.global.ssl.fastly.netAuthor: Lily Herman
Source: The Muse

We know—you want great career advice, but sometimes, you just don’t have time to read lengthy articles or books.

Well, today, you’re in luck: We’ve distilled some of the best-ever advice on The Daily Muse into bite-sized chunks that you can scan in a matter of seconds.

Or, better yet—that you can share with your entourage! Each tip is 140 characters or fewer, so you can easily copy and paste your favorites to share with your followers all over the web.

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How to Build Relationships That Lead to Dream Jobs

dreamjAuthor: Sheila Nielson
Source: BrazenCareerist.com

Most people who network with the end goal of getting hired tell everyone they know that they’re looking for a job.

They anxiously ask, “Have you heard of anything?” The usual answer is, “No, but if I hear of something, I’ll contact you.”

End of conversation. Dead end.

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