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By Suzanna Kaye | Tuesday, August 11, 2015

How to Write a Killer Job Interview Thank You Note

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Think it’s old-fashioned and unnecessary to send a thank-you note after a job interview? Think again.

In a CareerBuilder survey, “58% of employers say it’s important to send a thank-you note after an interview, and 24% say it’s very important.”

But lots of us find job interview thank you notes hard to write. What exactly do you say—and how do you say it?

Here are some guidelines for writing a thank-you note that keeps you at the top of your interviewer’s list:

 

By Starshine Roshell | Sunday, August 2, 2015

Reclaim an Extra Hour a Day — Every Day

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“If only there were another hour in the day …”

We’ve all said it. Now our Productivity experts show you exactly where to find that extra hour a day—60 satisfying minutes that will put some breathing room back into your workday, taking it from utter madness to totally manageable.

By Suzanna Kaye | Thursday, July 9, 2015

5 Business Texting Habits You Should Break

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Texting is a fantastic way to convey information quickly and easily, and it has become a large part of business and personal communication. New etiquette rules are forming around the practice, and some are still hazy. But here are 5 texting mistakes you definitely want to avoid, especially in a business setting.

By Suzanna Kaye | Thursday, June 18, 2015

The 4 Rules for Organizing Your Office with Piles (Not Files)

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The common belief is that to keep your papers and office organized you must have a detailed filing system: meticulously labeled file folders, a clean desk, etc.

But I’m going to tell you something a little controversial: It’s okay to pile your active papers. That’s right. Skip the files and keep the piles.

If you use this method of organizing your active files, though, you must pile with a plan. Let’s talk about how to use a combination of piles and files to keep your papers organized.

By Suzanna Kaye | Wednesday, June 17, 2015

5 Safety Tips for Using Password Managers Like LastPass

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With the latest news of suspicious activity in the LastPass password management database, it’s a good time to think more about how to protect our online privacy and data.

Here are a few ways to make sure your passwords remain safe when using any password management software:

By Suzanna Kaye | Monday, April 13, 2015

Manage LinkedIn Connections with the 'IF' Productivity App

IF is a top productivity app

I love productivity, and I love apps that help me be more productive. Among my top 10 productivity apps is one called IF.

Formerly called IFTTT (for “If This, Then That”), IF sets up triggers for a number of your common tasks. For example, you can tell it: If I change my Facebook profile picture, then update my Twitter profile picture with the same photo.

It works with over 65 of the apps and programs you already use, from Evernote and Dropbox to Instagram and Gmail.

By Suzanna Kaye | Monday, January 26, 2015

Stop Junk Mail from Burying You at Home

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How many free address labels and calendars do you really need?

Nonprofit organizations are one of the prime contributors to the piles of junk mail we get at home every day. And although you may want to support a particular charity and its mission, most of us do not need the constant donation requests in our mailboxes.

In my free video tutorial Stopping unwanted junk mail, I offer lots of tips for reducing the amount of mail you have to sift through and recycle each day.

Here’s how to stop junk mail from charities, specifically:

By Suzanna Kaye | Friday, January 16, 2015

Stop Tracking Receipts — Use an Expense Manager App

using an expense manager app lets you cut down on receipts clutter

If you’ve ever had to submit an expense report or track receipts for your taxes, you’ve probably been frustrated by faded or lost receipts, as well as the tedium of compiling all the bits of information.

By taking your expense management paperless, you can save countless hours of expense tracking and get you back to the more important work in your day.

Using an expense management app like Expensify or ReceiptsPro, you can easily track all your expenses as they occur, categorize them, and save the receipt image. Even if you only track expenses for taxes, or if your company’s expense reports require their own format, these apps can save you a ton of time and energy.

I’ll show you how.

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