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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.


    Handle Your $#!*: How to Control Your Emotions in the Workplace

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / January 25, 2017

    When a loved one passes away, most employers and colleagues understand it’s going to be a tough time for you. They may be a bit gentler with you, and may understand if you’re not as focused as usual.   When heartbreak strikes through a loss of love, you often experience the same intense feelings and […]


    All Treats and No Tricks: Your Guide to Halloween at Work

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / October 28, 2016

    You look forward to Halloween all year and then you realize…it’s on a Monday!?   You’ll be wearing your costume to parties all weekend, but the question is: Can I dress up for work? Here are some tips to help you navigate the delicate situation of costumes at work for Halloween (or any other holiday). […]


    Is Lifestyle Inflation Making You Poor?

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / October 11, 2016

    I recently had a friend in town and we were discussing how life has become so expensive.   We couldn’t believe that it was only a few years ago that you would have spent only half of what you’re spending on an average weekend now. We assume that it’s just that the cities we live […]


    Three Ways You’re Doing Interviews Wrong

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / September 20, 2016

    A job search can be so draining that getting to the interview stage can feel like success in itself. But that feeling quickly fades when you find out you didn’t get the job.   We know it’s not much consolation, but the more interviews you go on, the better you’ll be at them. Treat each as an […]


    Four of the Best Reasons to Call in Sick

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / September 9, 2016

    With the unemployment rate hovering at 5 percent, "calling in sick" or taking unplanned time off has fallen out of fashion to such an extent that employees are coming to work even when they shouldn't   That's right. There are legitimate reasons to miss work…and some not so legit reasons.   Good reason #1: Contagious illness, such […]


    The 6 Phrases you Should Drop Like a Bad Habit

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / August 10, 2016

    Think of the last meeting you sat in on. How many times did the presenter say "um..." or "uh..."? If you started counting, then it may have affected your ability to retain any information or key points—more importantly, it could have caused you to think less of the person speaking. It sounds harsh, but it's […]


    Nervous About Negotiating? Here’s How to Get to Yes

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / July 28, 2016

    Sell me this pen.   Not really, but if you’ve ever attended a seminar on negotiation, this phrase might be familiar. So you can sell a pen, but can you sell YOU?   Whether it’s a raise, more responsibility, learning opportunities, or just a little time off, asking for what you want in the workplace […]


    Work vs. Your Personal Life: How to Keep Everyone Happy

    By Alexandra Hoeflicker / July 28, 2016

    “Don’t go anywhere near Jim’s office today, he’s on a rampage.”   You’ve no doubt heard that, or something similar. The phrase comes up when someone is having a tough time keeping their personal life separate from work. With social media dominating our lives these days – chances are everyone already knows why you’re on […]


    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 […]


    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 […]


    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 […]


    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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