How Your Company Handled COVID Matters to Future Candidates

Your organization survived the last year. Whew. You’re glad that’s in the past. Only guess what? How your company handled COVID matters to future candidates. Here’s why the pandemic will continue to impact recruiting and how you can address potential employee’s concerns.  Why Your Handling of COVID Matters to Future Candidates  They’re Hoping for Reassurance About Your Company’s Stability  Some businesses struggled but survived the pandemic. Others folded. And still,… Read More »

Is January the Best Time of Year to Find a New Job?

Maybe you were laid off in 2020? Maybe you’d like to advance your career in 2021? Or maybe you’re simply looking for something new? Whatever your reasons, you are ready to job hunt. So, is January the best time of year to find a new job? Here’s what you need to know.  Why January IS the Best Time of Year to Find a New… Read More »

How to Get Your Employees Pumped for the New Year

The past year has been tough for everyone, but you and your team made it through. So, how can you build enthusiasm for an even better 2021? Here’s how to get your employees pumped for the new year.  Celebrate Last Year’s Accomplishments  Although 2020 wasn’t easy, you and your employees can still find at least one positive takeaway. Maybe you overcame what once would have… Read More »

Signs Contract Work Is Right for You

Maybe you can’t find the job you want? Or maybe you don’t like the idea of committing to a full-time, permanent placement? Either way, you’d like to explore other options. Answer these questions to find out if contract work is right for you.  Are you hoping to have more work flexibility?  Most full-time jobs lock you into a position, a location, and a salary. Not to mention, you’ll probably be working set… Read More »

3 Tips to Live Your Life For the Week, Not Just the Weekend

Do you celebrate every Friday afternoon and hide under the covers every Monday morning? Don’t let work get you down. Follow these 3 tips to live your life for the week, not just the weekend.    How to Live Your Life for the Week, Not Just the Weekend  Focus on the Positive During the Week  Hopefully, you like something about your job.… Read More »

Don’t Want the Job After Learning More About It in the Interview? Here’s What You Should Do!

You landed an interview. Hooray! You picked an outfit, researched the company, and practiced questions. But, uh-oh, a few minutes into the process, you realize this position isn’t for you. Now what? Here’s what you should do if you don’t want the job after learning more about it in the interview.   Don’t Feel Guilty  When you realize… Read More »

HOT Leadership Trends Heading into the New Year

The past ten months have been difficult, but you’re hoping to take your organization to the next level in 2021. So, what management skills should you focus on? Here are HOT leadership trends heading into the New Year.  HOT Leadership Trends for 2021  Tackling Volatility  We don’t know how long Coronavirus will last. We don’t know when a vaccine will be widely… Read More »

How to Reconnect With Professional Contacts

You meet lots of people throughout your career. And often, when you switch roles or companies, you lose touch. Then, unexpectedly, you need a favor, but you haven’t talked to this person in years. Uh-oh. Now what? Use these tips to reconnect with professional contacts.  How to Reconnect with Professional Contacts… If You’re Planning Ahead  Maybe you’re thinking about launching a job… Read More »

Train Your Brain to Complain Less

Does your first reaction to any situation seem to be a complaint? Would you like to be a more positive person? Here’s how to train your brain to complain less.  Monitor Your Complaints  So, are you as negative as you think? As Al Pittampalli points out in his book, Persuadable, human beings aren’t great at evaluating themselves. Therefore, run a more scientific experiment. Create a Complaint Notebook using either a pad… Read More »

Can You Get a Job Without a Resume?

You’re looking for a job, but you don’t have a resume. Writing one seems likes lots of work. So, can you get a job without a resume?   In short, the answer is yes. It’s possible. Nevertheless, in most cases, having a resume works to your advantage.  What Jobs DON’T Require a Resume?  You can land many entry-level positions by simply submitting an application. Examples of jobs that often don’t require… Read More »