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Can Accessories Improve Your Interview?

Just a few weeks ago, I attended a party where some ladies were promoting a line of high fashion jewelry by the name ofPark Lane. The head representative there was extremely lively and soon began entertaining the group with a few stories. She shared some of her background and told us how she began working with the company. During the story telling session, I heard her say something very interesting. She mentioned that over her years of selling jewelry, she's had quite a few customers that work in the HR field. They have often told her that job interviewers that wear nice jewelry have great interviews! We discussed this for a few moments and after the event I decided to do some thinking and researching about this. Though I don't agree completely with the idea that wearing jewelry in itself can help a person interview well, I have listed a few reasons why wearing jewelry to an interviewcan be beneficial.

1. Confidence
The motto is true that when you look good, you feel good. Typic…

7 Motivating Quotes

Sometimes it is easy to become discouraged as you are working towards your goals. Whether your goals are financial, career related or personal there can be times that you may feel less motivated. The video below highlights a few motivating quotes. These quotes should be a reminder of just how strong and powerful you are. Please be encouraged and know that you can achieve whatever you believe you can. 
Best wishes!
Jess



Keeping Social and Political Views Out of the Workplace

With the political and social turmoil raging throughout the U.S., Europe and many other regions, it can be difficult to abstain from discussing your personal views with those at work. I advise not interacting in political and social discussions at work for three main reasons, which I have outlined below. 
1. Relationships in the Office
Think about your supervisor, colleagues and direct reports. Each of these groups of people will have differing opinions than you on at least one issue. There will also be certain issues that people are very passionate about, which can lead to some very heated debates. Your work relationships can suffer as a result of these debates. You don't want the people you work with to have a reason to suddenly look at you in a negative light or constantly debate you on various issues. It is also well known that all people have (conscious and unconscious) bias to those that look, act or think differently than them. When people know your views oppose or support th…

Who are the Mean Girls in your office?

Every office has a group of "Plastics" that can be comparable to those in the movie,Mean Girls. That movie is still one of my favorites. It not only demonstrated how "high school" politics play out, but also college and the typical office as well.Within an office or department, there will always be a clique or group of people that stay ahead of the pack. Let's take a look at the office Plastics.