How to Have a Pain-Free WorkWeek

Plenty of people complain about the aches and pains they feel from their daily commute and sitting all day at their desk. The lack of movement most people have every day is linked to nearly all discomfort, pain and health issues people feel.

Not surprisingly, studies have shown that people who integrate movement into their workday are more productive, happier and have less pain daily.

Here are 5 great tips to help you get moving…

  1. Start by varying your positions throughout the day. By doing this you can improve your circulation and minimize muscle fatigue.
  2. Invest in a high-tech chair. Office chairs with core-flex technology allow the body to maintain its natural motion.
  3. Adjust your chair to work for you. Tinker with the tension and backrest to help support your full back.
  4. Set reminders on your phone to remind yourself to take a quick break and move around for at least five minutes every hour.
  5. If you use the elevator at your office, change it up and use the stairs instead.

From the time you wake up in the morning to the time you go to sleep, you spend very little time being in motion. It’s time to make a change. Use these tips to help maintain a healthy posture and a happier workweek.

By |2014-09-22T20:59:09-05:00September 22nd, 2014|How to Be Happy at Work|Comments Off on How to Have a Pain-Free WorkWeek

How to Land a Job Over Video Chat

Whether you are a student in college or a job candidate in the real world, the way you interview for a job is ever-changing. The latest way you need to be prepared to interview is via video. No matter if you use Skype, FaceTime or video conferencing, now is the time to prepare.

Companies from all industries now interview for jobs and internships over live streaming video. University career offices have now started to train students in the skill of conversing on video chat. It’s time all professionals get familiar with this skill as well.

While you would think the younger generation would truly excel at video chat interviews, it is something everyone at every age has to practice. So how do you come across as your most professional self in a video chat interview?

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Dress as you would in person.

People often make the mistake of taking video interviews more casually, which translates to the interviewer as not taking the interview seriously.

Handle a technology glitch the right way.

It’s easy to get frustrated when technology does not work like it should. Instead of your normal, possibly aggressive reaction to a problem, stay calm, be prepared and make sure you have a very strong wireless connection before getting on the video call.

 Be aware of your surroundings.

It is best to have an interview backdrop of a private office or clean room. If you are at your home, make sure you will not have any family or pet interruptions and be aware of what is hanging on the wall behind you.

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By |2014-09-08T19:50:38-05:00September 8th, 2014|Interview Prep, Job Interview, Social Media and Job Searching, Technology|Comments Off on How to Land a Job Over Video Chat