Setting Professional Goals for 2021

The new year is right around the corner. So, have thought about your career resolutions? It’s time to start setting professional goals for 2021.  Why Setting Professional Goals Is Important  You Need to Overcome 2020’s Setbacks  Many people experienced career setbacks in 2020. You may have taken a pay cut, missed out on a promotion or even lost your job. Rather than simply feeling sad and frustrated, create a plan to get back on… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Ditch the “Fake It Until You Make It” Attitude

At some point in your life, you probably didn’t know how to do something. So, maybe you just pretended everything was fine… until it wasn’t. Are you looking for a better solution? Ditch the “fake it until you make it” attitude and try these strategies instead.  Admit You Don’t Know It All Especially in the workplace setting, many people feel pressured… Read More »

Importance of Noting Even the Small Wins in Your Life

For most of us, it’s easy to dwell on the negative. Your company’s sales are down this quarter. Your top employee just quit. But remember to focus on the positive too, because noting the small wins in your life can make you happier, healthier, and more successful.   The Benefits of Noting the Small Wins in Your Life Numerous studies link positive thinking to both a healthier mind and a healthier body. Advantages include:  Lower… Read More »

Feeling Overwhelmed by Your Job Search?

If you lost your job during the COVID-19 crisis, you might feel overwhelmed. After all, how are you supposed to find a new position with unemployment rates spiking into the double digits. Take a deep breath. You can do this! Use these tips to launch a successful job search and get back to work.  Complete One Task Every Day… Read More »