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    Alexandra Hoeflicker

    Alex is a Tucson-raised, Austin-based brunch aficionado. She enjoys a solid cup of coffee and browsing used record stores.

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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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    Six Easy Ways to Perfect Your Inbox Etiquette

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / May 3, 2016

    The average person sends and receives somewhere around 120 emails a day. That’s a pretty surprising statistic, isn’t it?   When you take a few minutes to think about it, it isn’t that shocking. Personally, I have three email accounts, and I usually feel like I can’t step away from any sort of screen for more […]

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    Dear Stress, It's Not Me, It's You

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / April 22, 2016

    Stress is my middle name. Stress is my best friend. Stress and I go way back and meet up regularly for cocktails.    Widely understood to be a negative emotion, stress is synonymous with anxiety and unhappiness. Despite this, most of us have humble-bragged a time or two about how “stressed” or “busy” we are. I […]

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    How Much Money Do You Make?

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / April 18, 2016

    Many of us are uncomfortable talking about money, especially when it comes to the details of how much we make. When this question arises, it’s important to think about who is doing the asking. There are plenty of ways to talk money while keeping your “number” discreet—here’s how.   If you’re asked in an interview….. The real question here isn’t […]

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    How to Deal with Pesky Peers

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / April 14, 2016

    While the office can be the perfect place to make new friends, you’re also bound to run into some people and personalities that rub you the wrong way, and you will probably be put in a position where you have to play nice with a not-so-nice colleague. With me experiences in a larger office- the […]

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    If the Shoe Fits: How to Know if a Company is Right for You

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / April 11, 2016

    On paper, the job seemed perfect. The position was completely in line with my background, the responsibilities were right up my alley, and the office had a well-stocked kitchen that would satisfy my every snack craving. Sounds like a dream job, right? There was only one small problem: I simply didn’t mesh with the company culture. They favored a […]

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    6 Ways to Spend a Raise on your Future

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / March 25, 2016

    Congratulations are in order!   After working your tail off you earned a well-deserved raise. Once your boss tells you the good news you have visions of popping expensive bottles of Champagne, but first stop to consider how the extra money can benefit you long term. This is not to say you shouldn’t splurge a […]

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    So Long, Farewell, Should You Quit Your Job?

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / March 24, 2016

    Maybe you want to start your own business, or perhaps you’re hoping to find a different job that leaves you feeling more fulfilled. Whatever the reason, you’re thinking about packing up your workspace, handing in your two weeks’ notice, and bidding adieu to your current job. Quitting your job is a big decision, and it’s not one you […]

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    Sticks and Stones: Criticism In and Out of the Workplace

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / March 7, 2016

    Criticism hurts. It can come from a superior at work or from a stranger on the internet with a keyboard and a loud opinion. It can be about your work, your looks, or even your personality.  It can ruin your whole day and topple your self-esteem for a lifetime. It’s easy to go on the defensive […]

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