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03 Apr

Kids, Fido, and WFH: A Short Survival Guide

Welcome to the new normal. Many of us are now Working From Home (WFH) for the foreseeable future because of the novel coronavirus. And now — our kids are home too. Hello, double-duty! 

Two of the largest school districts in the United States have switched to remote learning in response to COVID-19 — which means a very new reality sets in  for many working parents: double duty as a remote employee and educational supervisor. 

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03 Apr

The Science of Rest: 5 Ways Unfocused Time Can Boost Your Brainpower

Back away from the internet. If you want to get more done, you may have to do less. It seems the greatest life hack we have for improving brain function, is giving it a much-needed break. As a productivity-focused society, we often want to be more efficient and focused. All anyone wants is to get more done, but the science has come back to let us know that in actuality, it’s our rest states that boost creativity and mental output. 

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03 Apr

How to Run an Effective Conference Call

The social distancing recommendations we’re now under to tame the spread of COVID-19 are challenging many workers and workplaces to embrace teleworking for the first time. When the need inevitably arises to speak with team members or larger groups, conference calls can be a useful tool. Most people in today’s business world are familiar with conference calls, but what does it take for you to run an effective call? 

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03 Apr

7 Tips for Conducting Remote Meetings

If working from home is a part of your usual routine or you have found yourself working from home temporarily, conducting meetings remotely can still be just as effective as being face-to-face. Whether you are a manager or a member of a team, these tips can help your meetings run smoothly while working remote. 

Before the Meeting 

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03 Apr

How to Prepare for a Virtual Interview

Video interviews have become a common part of the interview process. They allow managers to get the process started quickly and save money and time. It’s important to treat and prepare for your video interview just as you would an in-person interview. 

Here are some tips on taking your video interviewing skills to the next level and acing the conversation! 

Prepare Ahead of Time 

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03 Apr

How to Navigate Your Job Search

Now more than ever, things have changed dramatically with how people are expected to conduct their job search, from the resources they use to identify job leads, to how they pursue those leads, to tools they can leverage to assist, to systems that companies utilize to prioritize applicants, to the “digital background checks” companies use to screen applicants. They say "knowledge is power," but just as important is having the knowledge around job searching tools! 

To help you navigate your job search effectively and confidently, we’ve created a 7-step roadmap for success! 

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03 Apr

5 Resume Truths for Today’s Job Search

In our conversations with consultants, we occasionally hear “I want to transition from my current permanent position to consulting” or simply “How do I get the next great consulting job?” 

When seeking a new job for any reason, the below five things are good to keep in mind: 

Truth #1 – Your resume may need to pass a system test before being seen (in most cases).  

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03 Apr

What Kind of Resume is the Right Type for You?

Written by Suzanne Ricci | suzanne@computercoach.com  

Throughout your career, you have likely had your fair share of resumes written. Sometimes, it’s helpful to get back to the basics.

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03 Apr

Continuing Education - Prepping Yourself From a Technical Perspective

It’s always important to take time and freshen up your technical skills. We’ve put this blog post together to provide some of the training and resources to help. 

Let the tech-prep begin!

Types of Training 

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03 Apr

Best Practices for Working Remote

Businesses around the world have recently adapted and adjusted their policies to ensure business continuity, resulting in many professionals working from home for the first time. These best practices can help those new to remote work maintain productivity and stay connected. 

1. Maintain a Set Schedule