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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

5 Principles of Successful People

Are you hoping for a higher paying job? A more fulfilling career? Or just a better you? If you’re ready to journey down the path to self-improvement, start by following these five principles of successful people.  Embrace Passions AND Talents In his famous commencement speech at Stanford University, Steve Jobs advised graduates, “You’ve got to find what you love.” And while passion is essential to success, it… Read More »

3 Tips for Creating Better Professional Relationships

What if you got along well with your co-workers? In most cases, it probably would make your job easier. Follow these three tips for creating better professional relationships and, therefore, a better career.      Make a Commitment to Relationship Building We all know developing a meaningful relationship takes time and effort. In other words, you can’t bring in donuts once and assume everyone will love you forever. As a result, you’ll… Read More »