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Past articles by John:

7 weird terms people are using during the Coronavirus pandemic that you should know

Here are the latest words and phrases people are using during the coronavirus pandemic including zoom-bombing and covidiot. → Read More

12 iPhone apps you’ll need while you work from home all day

One of the coolest apps you’ll find for communicating with friends and coworkers, Threads (made by Instagram) lets you share text and video quickly. → Read More

Mark Cuban's strategy for leading a remote team

The famous entrepreneur and Shark Tank host mentioned how leading a team during the pandemic can be quite challenging and we all have to work harder. → Read More

These are the best sit-stand desks you can find on Amazon

Stand up at your desk! That’s what health experts say. Now that many of us are working at home, it’s not out of the realm of possibility. → Read More

These are the best laptops you will ever buy for under $500

These models are exactly what we need to help us focus on work and become more productive. → Read More

The best coffee-makers you can buy on Amazon

Stuck inside during the current health crisis, trying to stay motivated. It’s important to replicate a real work environment as we tap into a remote office. → Read More

I've worked in a home office for 18 years. Here are my top work-from-home tips

In the current climate of fear and anxiety over the coronavirus, you might be stuck indoors working and that does create several challenges. → Read More

6 apps to use to safely order food to your home office

Several home delivery apps work wonders because you can pick out the meal you want for delivery, click a few options, and expect the food to arrive within a few hours or overnight. → Read More

How to ask for a reference and increase your chances of getting hired

In order to accomplish to how to ask for a reference there are decisions to make about approaching current bosses and coworkers, who may blab about your career move. → Read More

Resume samples that incorporate data, growth and social media

Here are a few resume samples that incorporate data and success metrics from your career whether it be social media or video to show that you are valuable. → Read More

Ride a bike to work? These experts offer sage advice for your commute

There’s nothing quite like it in the world -- pedaling away as the sun rises and enjoying the air. Here are 7 tips from experts on how to bike to work. → Read More

Use this technique to see if someone is actually listening to you

I’ve used a simple technique to find out if someone is listening. It’s not complicated, and it can work in meetings, interviews, just about any discussion. → Read More

How to know if someone doesn’t really want to have a conversation with you at work

If you want to read people correctly and know if they are listening and interested in what you have to say, look for these clues. → Read More

4 ways to find more direction in your life

That said, we can all use a little guidance. Here are a few practical tips to help you through a life transition and make it a little less stressful and rocky. → Read More

How to know if someone will be difficult to work with

If one employee is hard to work with or there is a pervasive problem, these early warning signs can alert you. → Read More

This is the cover letter format you need to get the job

Cover letters are often how you make a first impression on a hiring manager or recruiter before they jump into your resume. Make sure you are representing yourself accurately with these tips. → Read More

6 new office gadgets to increase your productivity

That’s where these new office products can help. Each one can help boost your output during the day. → Read More

8 experts on how to deal with job burnout

Some of the experts suggest a change in roles or a career transition, and some offer advice about how to cope day-to-day. → Read More

14 marketing experts predict the trends of 2020 (and beyond)

Ladders asked marketing experts at several well-known companies and agencies for their prediction about the trends we’ll see in 2020 that will impact all of us. → Read More

5 things to do every morning to make sure your day is productive

It’s all about productivity. In the morning, you can generate new ideas for the day and then spend the rest of your time in the office hammering out those plans. → Read More