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1. Drink Water Drink A LOT of it. Sometimes we overlook the importance of water to our lives, but it is incredible the benefits this mineral has. Did you know that staying hydrated can actually help you be more alert? That’s right. If you start adapting the habit of drinking water while you work, you… Read more »

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Need a little energy boost? Make sure to include these ingredients in your smoothie for some natural energy before (or during) work!   1. Berries Berries are packed with great anti-oxidants and their Vitamin C will sure make you more alert! 2. Citrus Fruits Citrus fruits may not only be packed with Vitamin C, which… Read more »

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Makes doing repetitive tasks easier. It doesn’t matter what kind of job you have, we all have those repetitive weekly tasks that are incredibly time consuming and we could almost complete in auto pilot. The good news? Research has shown that listening to music while completing repetitive tasks can actually increase your productivity! Therefore, not only will… Read more »

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There are many important qualities needed to advance in your career. For example, dedication, punctuality, consistency, training, and personal development. However, there is one thing that most people who aren’t advancing in their careers are missing: Going the extra mile.  People are so preoccupied with earning XXX,XXX per year and how to get there rather… Read more »

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In honor of Monday’s National Coffee Day, here’s a few reasons your body will thank you if you drink coffee daily:   1. Improves Energy & Alertness Perhaps the main reason why most of us drink coffee every morning: energy & alertness. Not only is this natural stimulant super tasty, but it helps improve your… Read more »

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According to Frontline Resource Group, as many as 90% of companies use a staffing service.  Whether you are looking for full-time, part-time, or professional hires, here’s a few reasons your company needs to partner with a reputable staffing agency: 1. SAVE MONEY According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average direct cost for a… Read more »

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1. You Don’t Take Risks. Being a perfectionist myself, I can definitely say that this has been one of the hardest obstacles I’ve had to overcome. As perfectionists, we like being in a routine and keeping things “safe”. But the reality is that the business world is never a straight line, and we encounter ups… Read more »

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1. Jack Dadam, EIU Alumni Retired co-CEO of Red Bull.   2. Jimmy Liautaud, EIU Alumni Founder and chairman of the board, Jimmy John’s restaurants.   3.Tom Murphy, U of I Alumni Chairman of General Motors.   4.Barbara Turf, U of I Alumni CEO of Crate & Barrel.   5. C.E. Woolman, U of I Alumni… Read more »

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You landed a big interview. You get through the nerve-wrecking hour-long interview. Now what? Many job seekers neglect the power of following-up after a job interview. Sometimes, following up after an interview will be that one thing that sets you apart from any other candidate! It’s important to note that each position- and company- is… Read more »

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1. Organize Yourself The key to being more organized is to know how to prioritize. It’s easy to lose focus and spend a lot of time on things that are urgent, but not important. Therefore, make sure you look at all of your projects and place them on a to-do list in order of importance…. Read more »