Dear Dr. Mimi- Lost

Dear Dr. Mimi: Three months ago, I emailed my supervisor giving him notice about a four-day vacation I am taking next week, and said that if he had any objections to let me know ASAP. I never heard anything and went ahead and made plans. Today, I received an email from him implying that if […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi- Graduate

Dear Dr. Mimi: I have been working just to support myself through school and have now graduated. I have been searching for a job that catches my interest, as well as within my graduating major. However, I have had zero luck getting hired. Do you have any tips for finding a job? —Graduate Dear Graduate: […]

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“Quiet Quitting”

“Quiet quitting,” “phoning it in,” and “lying flat,” have become social media buzzwords and are more prevalent with employees returning to the workplace post-pandemic. It is called “quiet quitting” because you’re not outright quitting your job, but you’re quitting the idea of goingabove and beyond. It occurs when employees work just enough to keep their […]

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You Need to Know Your Work Style!

At work, as well as at home, people approach their work differently. Knowing how you do this helps you and your team reduce stress, become much more efficient and have fewer conflicts. Are you a D? Strong D types are known for being decisive, daring, dominant, and visionary. They are idea-oriented individuals, who are not […]

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Providing Purposeful Feedback

Feedback can be an anxiety-producing experience for both the giver and receiver. But it doesn’t haveto be. Here are some tips! Don’t wait until the end of the year. Yearly performance reviews are becoming a thing of the past. Today’s workforce desires instant feedback and with current technology, feedback can easily become more continuous and […]

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Leaving Your Job? Give Notice!

While leaving without notice isn’t illegal, it is in your best interest to give notice and work hard during your last two weeks. Why? It’s a professional courtesy. Professionalism is important from your very first day to your very last moment. Even if you did an amazing job during your time there, leaving without notice […]

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Adjusting to Your New Job

Changing jobs is stressful. Meeting new people, learning new policies and procedures, and working in a new environment can be intimidating. Sowhat can you do? Prepare for your first day. Review the research that you did on the company before you interviewed (Hopefully, you researched that!) Review and educate yourself on the responsibilities of your […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – No Puppy Love

Dear Dr. Mimi: We are working remotely and one of my co-workers has had a new puppy for about two months. When we have our virtual meetings, the puppy is always on her lap and distracting her. I love dogs, but our meetings end up being so much longer now because of the puppy. Should […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi- Annoyed

Dear Dr. Mimi: I applied for a promotion in my company and made the mistake of telling my co-worker. I just learned that he has now applied. So far he has said nothing to me about it. Should I approach him and let him know that I don’t appreciate his applying? I don’t think that […]

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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Have you ever received a job or an unexpected promotion? Were you scared that, in reality, you had no idea what you were doing, while your boss and coworkers assured you that you were doing great? If so, you may have been suffering from Imposter Syndrome. Imposter Syndrome usually plagues high-achieving individuals and affects 8 […]

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