Tools for Success: JobDash

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If you’re in the market for a new job, you have to try this week’s tool for success: JobDash. JobDash is a free online tool that helps you set job search goals and keep them. You can keep track of the jobs you applied for, interview’s you’ve attended, and JobDash even offers coaching courses for best practices during your job search.

To start, you have to request permission to sign up for a free account. They will send you an email once you are accepted and you’re free to create an online profile. Once you’ve added some of the basics to your personal profile, JobDash will recommend goals and jobs to apply for.

This is a great tool if you consistently find yourself confused on what jobs you applied for, who you have interviewed with, and if you’ve sent a thank you letter or not. Have you tried JobDash before? How does it help you become successful in your job search?

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Tools for Success: Unroll.Me

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Does your inbox get cluttered with junk email and now it’s so overwhelming that just the thought of unsubscribing from each one is exhausting? If you’re looking for an easy way to clean up your inbox, this week’s Tool for Success: Unroll.Me is for you. Unroll.Me is a free tool that makes organizing your inbox a breeze.

In just a few clicks, choose the emails you don’t want anymore and Unroll.Me will unsubscribe from them for you. The emails you do want to keep are added to a digest called “The Rollup.” Once a day, “the rollup” appears in your inbox with all the subscriptions you decided to keep. No need to look through multiple emails, just one email with all your favorites.

What tool do you use to help organize your email?

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Five Workplace Safety Tips For Today’s Worker

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Workplace Safety Tips

Staying healthy and safe at work is important. No matter what your job, it is important to reduce your risks of injury and illness at work.

In honor of June being National Safety Month, we asked APR’s safety experts, Bernadette Simmons and Quan Smith for their best workplace safety tips. Here are their top five:

  1. Understand the risks. Once you know the particular hazards of your job or workplace, you can take steps to reduce your risk of work-related injury or illness.
  2. Reduce workplace stress. Common causes include long hours, heavy workload, job insecurity and conflicts with coworkers or bosses. Stress can lead to depression, sleeping difficulties and problems with concentration.
  3. Take regular breaks. Staying fresh and alert will help you avoid injury or burnout. Schedule the most difficult tasks of each day for times when your concentration is best, such as first thing in the morning.
  4. Avoid stooping or twisting. Use ergonomically designed furniture and equipment, and rearrange your work area so that everything you need is within easy reach.
  5. Protect your back. If you do need to pick up and carry heavy loads, keep the load close to your body and lift with your thigh muscles.

Another resource to use for workplace safety tips: http://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/recognizing-hidden-dangers-25-steps-to-a-safer-office-2

And just because the following rule not only applies to the zombie apocalypse, but to work safety as well:

Zombieland Survival Guide Rule # 18: Limber Up – When fighting a zombie or running from zombies it’s not a great time to be pulling a muscle or throwing your back out. So limbering up is a must. Stretch it out a little…it may save your life.

 

Tools for Success: Dropbox

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Have you ever found yourself trying to attach something to an email and it won’t send because the attachment is too large? Or what about trying to send a lot of information (Pamphlets, flyers, brochures) to a client or customer? This week’s Tool for Success: Dropbox, is a free service that offers cloud storage so you can easily share your documents, videos, and photos.

For the free account, you get 2GB of storage. If you or your business needs more than 2GB, you can pay extra to receive more storage space. This is a great tool when needing to send a lot of paperwork or store content for a project. Another great way to utilize Dropbox is when you are interviewing for jobs. Upload your portfolio to Dropbox and share it with the person conducting the interview before hand. Especially if you have a bigger portfolio, trying to send it over an email can get messy. With Dropbox, you simply send them a link to give them access to the folder and they can view everything in your portfolio.

The best part about Dropbox is you can access is it anywhere. From your phone, any computer, or tablet, just sign in to your account to access your online storage.

Have you used Dropbox before? What ways do you use it?

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Tools for Success: Remember The Milk

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This week’s Tool for Success not only organizes your work assignments, but your personal tasks as well.  Remember The Milk is a free, easy to use task management tool that you can use either on your desktop or mobile phone.

If you were not a fan of Asana (other task management program featured as a Tool for Success) because of layout or usability, try Remember The Milk.   I emphasize the term “Task” management as oppose to project coordination. While Asana is great for teams and group projects, Remember The Milk is more for personal tasks and work assignments.

From the moment you log in and start creating tasks, you will see how easy the program is to navigate. Even go the extra step and download the app to your phone and watch your tasks sync with both your phone and desktop.

Have you tried Remember The Milk? What tool do you use to help manage your tasks?

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