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Controlling distractions when working from home

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Working from home can pose unexpected challenges. Unlike the office environment where space is totally dedicated to working, a work from home space has many non-work related distractions that can cause unexpected disruptions throughout the workday. Controlling these interruptions is not always an easy task, but it is possible to eliminate, or at least minimize, them by taking a few proactive steps.


How to write an interview thank you letter

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Many people mistakenly think once the interview is over the application process is done. But there is still one more important step: the thank you letter. Not sending a thank you letter to the person(s) who interviewed you is considered by many hiring managers as a good way to eliminate yourself from the applicant pool.

How to identify people that gossip at work

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Office gossip has a tendency to cause strife in the workplace. People who aren't careful may find themselves amidst a sea of gossip. This can cause irrevocable damage to one's personal or professional life. Once getting actively involved in the rumor mill, it is often hard to pull away from the perpetrators of gossip. The best way to avoid getting caught up in workplace gossip is to stay clear of it in the first place.

Can a person be infected by a computer virus?

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Twenty years ago people would have thought the idea of a person becoming infected with a computer virus would be a story out of a science fiction movie. Today, being tech is progressing to new heights, perhaps not so much. That being said, is it really possible for a person to be infected by a computer virus?

Habits that can ruin your work reputation

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Habits perceived negatively in the workplace can end up ruining your professional reputation. The level of professionalism and demeanor carried in the workplace is noticed. People who spend their days not grooming their professional image and/or have tendencies to act inappropriately can do long-term or even permanent damage to their work reputation. Wondering what types of habits could come back to bite you in the butt? Read on.