3:16 pm, May 20th | by Emily Co, SavvySugar
Peppering your conversations with “like” can seem like the norm or even cool in high school, but when it comes to the working world, it can discredit your professionalism. You might as well throw in a “whatever” or “as if!” while you’re at it. It disrupts the flow of your conversation, and also makes you sound unsure of what you are saying.
2:45 pm, May 15th | by Emily Co, SavvySugar
With a cable network to manage, a school in Africa to run, and shows to host, Oprah Winfrey might just be one of the busiest women in the world. And as Winfrey’s health and fitness adviser, Bob Greene is definitely used to guiding busy professionals. Greene says one of the biggest excuses people often give is the “lack of time.” Here are some steps to living a healthier lifestyle even if your plate is full.
9:30 am, May 15th | by Emily Co, SavvySugar
Being picky on LinkedIn doesn’t make you a snob, it’s just smart. After all, if you add everyone and their moms to your account, you’re diluting the strength and integrity of your connections and network. How can you be a trusted connection if you had no idea your connection Jane Smith is a scam artist? It can be hard navigating the ins and outs of the professional social media network, so you should have a few ground rules for accepting LinkedIn requests.
3:30 pm, May 14th | by Emily Co, SavvySugar
We’ve all been there before — it’s midnight when you suddenly remember a work email you promised to send at the end of the day. You’re tempted to send an email right then and there because you either have a deadline, or you don’t want to forget to send it again the next day. Before you make any rash decisions, stop and consider the situation. Unless the email is an emergency and you actually have people waiting to hear back from you, then I advise you hold off on it till the next day. It’s also OK to send it if your colleague lives in a different time zone where it’s daytime to your night. Here are reasons against sending late-night work emails.
9:45 am, May 14th | by Emily Co, SavvySugar
There are plenty of horror stories on how people’s referrals end up being bad hires, which may make the referrer look bad. But then again, you could argue that it’s nice to help people out, especially ones who aren’t as lucky as you are and don’t have a stable job. What do you think — would you recommend someone whom you don’t have any ties to for a job?
2:15 pm, May 13th | by Emily Co, SavvySugar
We all know how lying to your potential employer can create problems, but there are also a couple of résumé missteps you need to be aware of. Here are some red flags to avoid on your CV.
1:30 pm, May 9th | by Emily Co, SavvySugar
Do you know that every time you make a change on LinkedIn, your connections get an update of your tweaks? If you don’t want your every move watched by your network, turn the notifications off. After all, not only do you want to avoid spamming your LinkedIn friends every time you change your profile picture, but you might also want to keep the timing of the changes private. Here’s how to turn the notifications off.
9:45 am, May 9th | by Emily Co, SavvySugar
We all know what we can do to live a happier life, but when those claims are backed up by science, we tend to take them more seriously. After all, if it’s been poked and prodded at by scientists, the findings definitely sound like they have more validity. It’s up to you to figure out what works for you, but these strategies are worth trying! Here are some things that will increase your life satisfaction, according to studies.
9:45 am, May 8th | by Emily Co, SavvySugar
If you’re the sentimental traveler, you may be trying to find a way to keep your trip memories alive in your home. It takes some work to turn travel knickknacks into art, but we’ve found a couple of organization ideas any globe-trotter would be inspired by.
8:30 am, May 2nd | by Emily Co, SavvySugar
Are books one of your biggest spending vices? You may think that great literature is worth any price, but buying books here and there can quickly add up. If you’re a voracious reader, try to save money by getting some of your books for free through these means.