Stress is becoming increasingly common at almost every work place. Here are some tips on how to cope with stress.

1) Keep yourself organized: Having a good overview on what really needs to be done is good. It enables you to feel like you are in control when you know what you have to complete. Then prioritize everything and get the most important things done. It is impossible to get everything done all at once, but having a good structure will enable you to keep yourself on the track.

2) Have fun at your workplace: Work hard play hard might sound like cliche but it is also a good way of rewarding yourself. Work hard but also have fun during the time, and remember not to be too hard on yourself.

3) Think twice about staying late and coming in early: Yes, we all want to work hard and prove we are go-getters. But there's a time and place for everything. Long hours at the office can't be sustained forever, and you'll burn out quickly, like I did, if you keep up the crazy work-from-the-moment-you-wake-til-you-fall-asleep pace for too long.




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1) Research the company well: Do your homework about the employer and the industry, so you are ready for the interview question. Get to know their core values and how you can relate to them. They will usually ask some question related to their core values in order to test whether you really understood them.

2) Be happy and have a positive attitude: This might be one of the most important things. Show the recruiter that you are a high-energy person who has a positive attitude. Try to smile when you have the opportunity. This will give the impression that you are a warm and friendly person.

3) Don't think too much: Overthinking the situation will only make you insecure and probably even more stressed. Believe in yourself and what you are saying and you inner confidence will shine through. It is better to show the real you than a fake version - if they don't like you it is okay.


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Many undergraduate students find themselves landing an internship sooner or later. Some internships turns out really well while others does not. In some cases, as an intern you basically become the "office bitch" where some of your main duties will be running errands, making the coffee or sorting papers. Unfortunately, this is very common as many students find themselves simply being taken advantage off by the company. Some companies even have a system where their whole business benefits from interns.

Here comes some tips on how to cope and deal with an internships which did not really live up to your expectations:

1) Talk to your manager: Express that you are super eager to do a bit more than you are currently doing. Try to maintain a positive attitude by asking what more you can do.

2) Accept it: Yes, the internship might suck but you still have to complete it in order to get those university credits. So therefore it is better to make the most of the situation. See it as a learning experience - which it is after all.

3) Talk to other interns: The company is probably accepting a lot of interns so there must be other interns in the same position as you. Share your concerns, find solutions and support each other.



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Here are some tips on how to write a killer resume:

1) Only list what is really important: Think about which of your experiences that apply most to the position you are applying for. It might not be relevant to list that you were a camp leader when you were 15 when applying for a marketing position at the age of 20-something. Overall, keep it short and concrete.

2) Write to the future, not the past: A resume is a marketing document, not a historical record. Your current career goals should always determine which parts of your story to highlight and which to minimize. As a recent college graduate it is essential to show that you have dreams and aspirations.

3) Show your creativity: This applies especially if you are applying for a communications, marketing or graphic design position. Small details such as changing colors, fonts or background can make a nice difference. This makes your resume stand among the others, and it is also a proof that you are creative.

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Here are my best tips for a good cover letter:

1) Keep it short: This is one of the most important elements. No recruiter wants to read about your whole life, because you are really not that interesting in the eyes of the recruiter. Think less is more and keep it as simple and short as you can.

2) Keep it real: Write in a honest and genuine way showing that you are a real person with an awesome and friendly personality. Don't keep it too formal as it won't enable you to show your real killer personality.

3) Don't be narcissistic: It is quite simple - even if it feels attempting to highlight that you are a straight A-student - don't focus on it much on as this won't determine whether you will be a good fit for the company or not. 



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Today the most common way to find a position is by searching online. There are many websites which collects all of the available jobs ​within a certain category and location. Some of the best International ones are:

1) Indeed: is the most-trafficked job search engine on the planet. With more than a billion job searches a month and hundreds of thousands of new postings each week. 

2) Glassdoor: is a website where employees and former employees anonymously review companies and their management. The site collects user reviews and aggregates them into a star rating (out of five), with salary information, CEO approval ratings, and employee recommendation levels to boot. This enables the potential employee to view the rankings of the organization before even applying for a position. 

3) Linkedin: is the premiere social networking site for professionals, but it’s also a great, free tool for crowdsourcing and landing jobs. You can create a personalized, resume-like profile touting your work experience and various skills, and send requests to other LinkedIn users to join their network. The website also features an online job board where employers can post available openings and LinkedIn users can apply.

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Segmentation refers to which market you see yourself entering and landing a position within. For instance one might want to work with communication in the travel industry, or one might want to work with PR within the fashion industry. These are all examples of the segmentation of market. It is important to find your own niche and where you would fit in.

Positioning rather puts emphasis on the way one wants to be perceived by others. This could consist of only one sentence stating who you wish other would see you. An example of this could be "I want to be perceived as hard-working and nice" Or "I want to be perceived as professional and skilled within the field of marketing"



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Personal branding is the deployment of individuals’ identity narratives for employment and career purposes. A personal brand can can be seen as describing one´s strengths, values, goals and personality. Within this point of view personal branding can be seen as something that adds value to the person and provides marketing advantage by describing the person in a compelling and persuasive manner. It is therefore critical to be aware of the way one presents herself online and that the way one presents herself needs to be coherent.

A lot of lifestyle bloggers are using personal branding as a tool for communicating with their audience. They often presents themselves as a brand meaning that they carefully make a selection of how they present themselves. This includes presenting themselves as for instance healthy, fashionable and most importantly happy.

One person who successfully manage her personal brand is Swedish blogger Janni Deler, and here are some examples of who she presents herself online.





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Motivation is the reason for people's actions, desires, and needs. Motivation is also one's direction to behavior, or what causes a person to want to repeat a behavior. A motive is what prompts the person to act in a certain way, or at least develop an inclination for specific behavior.

Here are some ways of how to increase motivation in the workplace:

1. Recognize great work: One of the most important factors in employee motivation is how often their hard work is recognized. But remember that money is appropriate much of the time, but it’s not the only — or even the most effective — motivator. Treat employees as valued team members, not as numbers.

2. Set small, measurable goals: Setting clear, achievable goals provides a real boost of motivation each time one is conquered.

3. See and share the big picture: A large part of understanding the purpose behind your work is seeing how it fits into the larger picture, and you can help boost motivation in the workplace by ensuring your team understands how each of their efforts impacts the larger goals of your organization.

4. Find purpose: Although it's commonly stated that millennial employees are motivated by purposeful work, it's really true of nearly all employees.

5. Stay fueled: Keeping healthy snacks around the workplace is an easy way to help your team maintain energy levels throughout the day.

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Many of us tend to avoid negative feedback. We often perceive it as something bad, or as something we would rather not hear or even deal with. But feedback is a very important thing if you want to develop as a person as it open door for new chances.

Some important tips when giving feedback is

  • Don't label "you are" or "you always do this"
  • Refer to specific actions and judgements on behavior but not the person
  • Talks about how it affects me
  • Listen to to others point of view.


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