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    Alexandra Hoeflicker

    Alex spends as much time watching Gilmore Girls as many times as humanly possible, drinking Matcha lattes like it is water, and attempting to be the Van Gogh of Pinterest crafting.

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    7 Email Mistakes That Make You Look Like an Amateur

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / July 21, 2016

    So much of what we do at work is done over email, which means that perfecting our email skills is crucial for success in the office. If done wrong, it can make you look like an amateur. If done right, email can be your best friend and WILL make life so much easier.   Here are […]

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    5 Ways Pokémon Go is Like Looking for a Job

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / July 15, 2016

    Catching all 151 creatures on Pokémon Go is a lot like job searching, and you can be successful as long as you’re vigilant and know where to go.   Here’s how the game is like your job search:   1. Searching Pokedex. The app informs players of a Pokémon’s location through the Pokedex, a database that […]

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    The Truth About What it’s Like to be an Assistant

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / July 12, 2016

    One minute you’re making sure your boss is prepped for her meeting with investors, the next you’re sorting through mail and booking travel. You’re definitely not limited to one type of task to keep the office running smoothly.   Who are we talking about? The administrative assistants of the working world.   If I asked […]

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    So You got Rejected, Now What?

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / June 21, 2016

    Face it: No matter how qualified and skilled you are or how well you present yourself at a job interview, you’re not going to get every job you apply for. Sometimes the listing was a mere technicality and the company already knew who it was going to hire long before they held interviews and sometimes […]

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    5 Things You Should Never Talk About in the Workplace

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / June 14, 2016

    Getting along with your coworkers is great—they can be friends in the real world or, at the very least, they can make the 9-5 a little more bearable. But being close with your coworkers doesn’t necessarily make it okay to talk about your crazy weekend over your morning coffee.   Here are five conversations you […]

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    How to be a Leader When You’re Not the Boss

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / June 7, 2016

    It’s important to keep your leadership skills sharp even when you don’t have an official “boss” title (yet). You’re likely to go back and forth between management and non-management positions throughout your career and leadership is important for both. The great news is that leadership is not synonymous with being in charge! In fact, when […]

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    Stop Doing These 5 Things That Make Meetings Suck

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / June 1, 2016

    Whether it’s a weekly catch-up session or a daily team huddle, we all have some sort of regular work meeting. But when they become a daily part of your working life, it’s easy to fall into a rut and stop thinking creatively about how to collaborate.   Here are five things to stop doing during your […]

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    Calling all Stress Balls: How to be Less Frazzled

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / May 27, 2016

    Life can be stressful, but have you ever noticed that some people seem to be perpetually calm? Even in the most out-of-control situations, while the rest of us are frazzled and pulling our hair out, they’re the picture of serenity. Turns out, they’ve got a few tricks up their neatly rolled sleeves. Here are five that […]

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    6 Tips to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Boss

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / May 26, 2016

    Like it or not, your boss plays an important role in your professional life and if you want to continue to climb the corporate ladder and develop your career, your boss’s opinion matters. Not to mention, when you spend so much time working with someone, it’s only natural to crave a decent rapport between the two […]

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    Did You Miss That “How to Get a Job” Class in College?

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / May 24, 2016

    Research shows that it takes anywhere from three to nine months for a college graduate to land their first job. If you’ve already begun the search for your coveted first position, you already know that those months can stretch out to feel like an absolute eternity. Yes, your job search will be stressful and it will test […]

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    3 Ways to Stop Worrying about your Job Search

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / May 23, 2016

    Looking for work takes so much time and effort, but once you’ve spent part of your day networking and applying for jobs, you probably still have hours left to fill. With all that down time, it’s common for anxiety and worry to take over.   Feelings of fear and anxiety can have a constricting effect […]

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    How to Stay Motivated in a Job You Don’t Love

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / May 16, 2016

    The world would be a magical place if we all landed jobs and careers that fulfilled every desire we have on our “dream job” checklist. Sounds wonderful, right?   Unfortunately, reality doesn’t always align with our fantasies—meaning that many of us need to suck it up and get through jobs that make us feel exhausted […]

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