Blog

Posted

Every interview should be conducted as though it is the last opportunity to sell your skills to that company. This is why it is imperative to be prepared. Yes, it is true that practice makes perfect, but job seekers should not just focus on the minute details when the more obvious questions are equally as… Read more »

Posted

Are you tech savvy, communicative, organized, and skilled at multitasking? If so, you may be in the market for an administrative role. Administrative assistants, clerical professionals, data entry professionals, and receptionists are the backbone of most businesses and they handle far more than clients and customers may realize.  Administrative jobs are numerous because they span… Read more »

Posted

Looking for a new job – and a competitive edge? Try keywords in your resume to set yourself apart. With the high volume of resumes hiring managers receive for every open position, many companies employ keyword scanning software to search for certain words, eliminating resumes that don’t feature critical industry terms. Making it past the… Read more »

Posted

Even if you are no marketing expert, you could probably list half a dozen soft drink, athletic gear or automotive manufacturers and easily describe their brand. What is their product, what differentiates them from similar products, who is their target market? But what about you? What is your brand? How can you market product “you”?… Read more »

Posted

Did you nail the interview or are you second guessing your answers? Wishing for an opportunity to reinforce how awesome you are or get a do-over? Following up the right way can give you a chance to correct or reinforce the impression you made in the interview. Reiterate what makes you a great fit for… Read more »

Posted

Congratulations! You got the job. Take a moment to pat yourself on the back. Okay, finished? You still have work to do. Resigning from your current job in a professional manner will demonstrate that you’re the classy person you know you are. Try to give a minimum of two weeks’ notice, to give your employer… Read more »

Posted

As managers, we intuitively know that giving and getting honest feedback is essential to grow and develop, and to build successful organizations.  So why is it that many of us put off giving feedback to our employees?  Maybe it’s because there are so many ways to mess it up. Here are some common feedback mistakes:… Read more »

Posted

I don’t know about you, but quite frankly I’m sick of hearing about the tough economy.  So today, we’re going to focus on 5 ways to turn negative thoughts into positive action. You have a lot of potential – start recognizing it! You may not be built like a body builder or be mistaken for… Read more »

Posted

Certain people always have great jobs. They always seem to land the promotion.  And they always seem to be successful with everything they touch. Is this just luck or a coincidence?  Nope!  These people don’t wait for things to happen, they make their own luck.  So what can you do to ensure you’re successful?  You… Read more »

Posted

Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read more »