How to Chat with Your Boss About a Raise, When You’re Instinctively Introverted

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Asking for a Raise

There are many life experiences that are simply more difficult if you’re introverted. Asking for a raise is one of them. It seems that the world rewards more assertive people. In fact, 48 percent of individuals surveyed say they’ve always felt apprehensive regarding salary negotiations (source). Whether they don’t want to seem too pushy or… Read more »

Five Breathing Exercises to Help You Relax at Your Desk

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Relaxing at Your Desk

Sometimes you just need to relax. Too much stress and tension can overwhelm us to the point that we can’t accomplish anything. Instead of making progress, we’re at our desks unsure of where to begin. And it can start to take a toll on our health—insomnia, fatigue, headaches, digestive problems, the list goes on. Fortunately,… Read more »

Is Your Job Bringing You Personal Enjoyment? If not, it might be time to chat with your boss about aligning your day to day

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Too many people settle for the notion that work is simply something to be endured, that we wake up grumpy on Monday morning and spend the rest of the week counting the minutes until Friday afternoon. But people who are happy at work perform better, form better relationships with their co–workers, and take more pride… Read more »

How to Deal With a Co-Worker Who is Seemingly Always Upset or Frustrated

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Every workplace has them—those employees who always seem to be in a bad mood. Sometimes their frustration is totally justified, but the truth is that dealing with them can really destroy your productivity and even crush morale. You can’t totally sever ties with that person—you work with them, you need to collaborate and communicate with them on… Read more »

How to Talk About Past Employment Opportunities in Interviews

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Standing Out During Your Job Search | Denver Employment Agency

We’ve all had terrible jobs, horrible bosses or simply jobs that we’re not exactly proud of but are still important enough to include on our resume. So how do you explain those employment situations in interviews? A job interview is not a time to vent. You can’t say anything negative about a previous employer or… Read more »

Five Tips for Restarting When Your “Big Idea” Gets Shut Down

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Frustrated at Work | PrideStaff Denver Northwest

So, your big idea was rejected, huh? Well, you can’t win them all, but it doesn’t mean that you must quit altogether! Instead of sulking in your emotions or giving up, you can start by going back for more feedback. Figure out what made them say no and adjust your focus until you come up… Read more »

How to Stay Alert While Working Long Hours

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Working late hours—either the night shift or overtime hours—at work is no joke. It seems totally doable until hours four, five, and six when you’re just ready to crawl into bed and fall asleep. But, if you handle it right, you can stay alert, awake, and energize through your shift. Here’s how to stay alert… Read more »

Is There Ever a “Right” Time to Leave a Job?

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When is the best time to quit a job?

Deciding to leave a job is never easy! It’s scary, especially if you don’t know what you’re going to do next. But you must recognize when the time is right otherwise you risk the chance of losing passion, becoming disengaged, or losing momentum in your career trajectory. Here are some guidelines about when the right… Read more »

What NOT to Wear on Your First Day at Work

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Workplace Clothes for New Job

Your first day at a new job can be stressful. There are new people to meet, names to remember, new software to learn, new hallways and offices to navigate. And, on top of everything, you also must worry about making a good first impression. Eye contact, firm handshakes, and positive, upbeat body language. But there’s… Read more »

Here’s Why You Should Ask Your Boss for That Raise

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Asking for a Raise at Work

So, you want a raise. You might have a very deliberate need for a little extra money—your child’s tuition, a new house, or some unexpected medical expenses. Or you might just think that you deserve a little extra money based on your work ethic and responsibilities from 2018. You’ve put in your time and you’ve… Read more »