Career Lesson: You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that’s assault, not leadership.

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How To Become a Better Person, in 10 Easy Steps

Article written by Angela Hydes, Marketing and Content Contributor. Follow us at @TALGroup.

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Life comes with pressure, and many of us struggle with handling it. That’s completely normal. Sadly, many of us cope with life’s expectations by lashing out at others and becoming sharper individuals. While this approach sometimes works in business scenarios, it is not a symptom that is healthy – both in the long-term for your physical wellness, or your relationships.

So, how can you best balance your professional expectations with your life goals? How do you be the person you want to be, without falling short of the person you need to be? Here’s 10 useful steps for handling a stressful work life, while also optimizing your self-wellness and preservation.

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Career Lesson: Practice eloquence.

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What It Looks Like To Come Back From Space

Article written by Angela Hydes, Marketing and Content Contributor. Follow us at @TALGroup.

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As of late, Hollywood has been releasing some pretty epic space flicks (Interstellar, anyone?), and they may have left you wondering what it’s actually like to be in space. Last week, astronaut Mike Hopkins released a video that gives you a look inside life in space, and what it feels like to be aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

If you skip to 12:40, you will get a look-see at what astronauts see as they re-enter earth’s atmosphere. Hint: it’s pretty intense.

If you are like me, and you love space, you will really enjoy this.

Oh.. and if you were wondering what the inside of the spaceship looks like during re-entry, check out this video. It is very intense.

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10 Things To NEVER Put On Your Resume

Article written by Angela Hydes, Marketing and Content Contributor. Follow us at @TALGroup.

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When it comes to job seeking, times are tough. On average, for every job opening online, there are approximately 250 resumes received. Even on large job sites like Monster, over 427,000 CVs are posted each and every week (Ere). It’s hard to get to the top of the job hiring “funnel”, considering hiring managers generally only interview 10% of applicants. The stakes are high, and its easy to fall behind.

Most articles you see online will cover what you should put on your resume, and those types of pieces are fantastic for learning. You should also consider, however, what not to put on your CV. Recent studies show that recruiters, on average, spend a mere 6 seconds reviewing a resume so you want to make sure that the content they see is enticing. Up to 76% will disqualify a candidate when they see something only slightly unappealing on the CV – so be sure to avoid the following 10 mistakes when preparing your job application.

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Career Bliss Releases List of 50 Happiest Companies in America

Article written by Angela Hydes, Marketing and Content Contributor. Follow us at @TALGroup.

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Don’t you wish you looked like this at your desk every day?

Let’s face it, workplaces are not always the happiest environments to be in especially when executive leadership imposes a threatening or highly competitive management approach. That being said you don’t have to settle for something that isn’t making you happy, life is frankly too short. If you find yourself consistently feeling unhappy in the morning, depressed and wondering how to get out of this vicious cycle, stop wondering. It’s time to seek greener pastures.

Last Monday, CareerBliss released its 2015 list of 50 Happiest Companies in the US and many are corporations also located in Canada. Ranking No. 1 is pharmaceutical and consumer package goods manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson. Ranking just behind J&J is Broadcom, Chevon, Texas Instruments and Google.

The list honors employers dedicated to creating happier work environments, as voted by their own workforce [Career Bliss]. Taken into consideration were factors such as growth opportunity and company culture. According to the company’s CEO Heidi Golledge, the list is “an indicator of what type of industries are creating happier work environments overall”.

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