Once our men and women return from their tour of duty, there is a period of limbo. Becoming a civilian can sometimes be a hard task for many of our soldiers. Simple task like grocery shopping and even finding a job can be over whelming and foreign. There are many companies out there that are trying to help get soldier back into their civilian lifestyle.
As you write your resume, it’s easy to use common phrases and verbs like “led” and “increased” as you describe some of your accomplishments.
This article from Time has some great suggestions of other verbs you can use in place of more commonly used verbs and phrases.
For years, regulators and the Obama administration have been trying to reign in all of the abuses of for-profit colleges. In a nutshell, these colleges make big promises to students and then encourage them to take out big student loans. The colleges get paid, but then when students can’t get the type of jobs they were promised (or just drop out), they’re stuck with the student debt and there’s zero risk for the colleges. These for-profit colleges have lower graduation rates and much higher student-debt default rates than traditional colleges.
Of all the bad habits that can hurt your career progression, procrastination has to be near or at the top of the list. We’re all guilty of it in both our personal and professional lives, but those who can manage or even overcome these impulses will have a huge advantage. Sometimes the less talented employee will rise faster because they don’t let important tasks go unaddressed.
There are many approaches to managing these impulses. One of my favorites is to make a list of only one or two things each evening that you want to complete the next day. Then attack them first thing with the goal of finishing them by 10 am. By doing that you’ll be far more productive and will feel good all day as you approach other tasks. All guilt will be gone!
The video above offers some helpful tips tied to how our brain works. Things like automating things that you don’t like doing can be a huge help. And then use incentives and costs for good and bad behavior. Check it out!
Every single person in the world will eventually end up in the situation in which some personal problems appear and help is necessary to get over them. This is where we normally talk about the influence of family and friends. However, those that are the closest to us are not always available. They have their own lives and their own possible problems.