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 »

Why Building Your Employer Brand Is More Important Than Ever

You’ve probably heard companies talk about their employer brand. So, what does it mean? And why is building your employer brand more important than ever?  What Is an Employer Brand?  Your employer brand is your reputation as an employer. This includes how potential, current, and past employees view your business. In other words, it’s the answer to the question, “What’s it like to work… Read More »

3 Tips to Help you Find a Job While You’re Unemployed

Searching for employment can be challenging under the best of circumstances. And when you’re out of work, it’s even more difficult. But don’t give up. You can do this! Here are three tips to help you find a job while you’re unemployed.  Put Yourself on a Schedule When you’re out of work, it’s tempting to sleep in until noon and spend the rest of… Read More »

5 Tips to Get Your Resume in the RIGHT Person’s Hands

You’re searching for a job, and you’ve spent hours perfecting your application. So, how do you make sure it achieves the results you want? Start by using these five tips to get your resume in the RIGHT person’s hands.  Figure Out Who the RIGHT Person Is If the job posting includes the name of a hiring manager or supervisor, you’ve finished this… Read More »

Are Poor Online Reviews Scaring Away Top Talent?

You’ve discovered some fantastic candidates, but in the end, no one seems interested in joining your team. Could poor online reviews be scaring away top talent? Find out what’s wrong and how to fix the problem.  Signs Poor Online Reviews ARE Scaring Away Top Talent  You Have Poor Online Reviews  Since bad online reviews can cause trouble, you need to know what’s out there. Top candidates will visit employer–review… Read More »

Have You Thought of a Strategy to Onboard Remote Hires?

The Coronavirus pandemic has made remote hiring more common than ever before. However, just because you’ve hired someone off–site doesn’t mean you can skip the onboarding procedures. Have you thought of a strategy to onboard remote hires? If not, here are some tips for developing a successful plan.  Tips for Onboarding Remote Hires  Extend a Warm Welcome  You probably won’t be… Read More »

Start Looking Forward to Monday

Certainly, most people find weekends more enjoyable than weekdays. But that doesn’t mean you have to dread every upcoming week. Here are five tricks to help you look forward to Monday.    Schedule a Fun Event When you have something fun planned, it’s easier to look forward to the day ahead. So, if possible, make Monday your go-to day for events. Meet a friend… Read More »

You Are Finding Candidates, But Not the RIGHT Candidates

Hiring can be a challenge. Sometimes you have no trouble finding candidates. But when you start interviewing, no one quite fits your requirements. Use these three strategies to uncover the RIGHT candidates the first time around.  Rewrite Your Job Descriptions If one candidate after another fails to meet your expectations, you may need to revisit the job description. Start by identifying possible problems. Pull out a piece of… Read More »