Amy Bergen 20 posts
Amy Bergen is a writer based in Portland, Maine. She has experience in the social impact space in Baltimore, Maryland, the educational museum sphere in Columbus, Ohio, and the literary world of New York City.

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Best Font Forward | Typing Your Way to a Resume that Stands Out

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From word choice to line spacing, there are plenty of ways to tweak a resume format for a stellar first impression. But you shouldn’t forget that your font choice can make a subtle—but powerful—difference too. Good fonts make the best use of your limited first-glance window. The average recruiter or hiring manager will skim a […]

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Can’t Focus at Work? 3 Common Distractions and How to Deal

No matter where you work, it can be remarkably easy to get sidetracked from the work at hand. According to a University of California-Irvine study, most office workers get interrupted by something—a chatty colleague, a Facebook notification, a new email—every 11 minutes and a 2018 study by Udemy found people often underestimate the time it […]

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Small Talk, Big Results | Conversation Starters for Connecting at Work

Small talk is a necessary part of almost any job. Aside from getting to know new coworkers, you may attend conferences and networking events that make the sea of unfamiliar faces even larger. Superficial as it may seem, small talk plays an important role in forging authentic connections with colleagues. Whether you’re attending an informal […]

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Want to Hire a Friend? Take These Factors into Consideration First …

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If you’re currently hiring a new staff member at your organization, you probably have a few people in your network who are eagerly asking about the opportunity. So, in that situation, should you give an advantage to someone you know, or is it best to steer clear? On one hand, hiring a friend may strengthen […]

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