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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

3 Tips to Conquer Your Fear of Speaking Up At Work

You would like to contribute ideas, point out potential problems, and offer suggestions at work, but you’re too scared to say anything. Don’t worry. With a few tips and a bit of practice, you can overcome your hesitation. Here’s how to conquer your fear of speaking up.  Ask Yourself, “What Are You Afraid Of?” Fear can be paralyzing.… Read More »

Is There Such a Thing As a “Perfect” Job?

You’ve probably heard people take about their perfect job. But as world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking once said, “Perfection simply doesn’t exist.” So, how can you have a job you love without anticipating every day will be perfect?       3 Ways Overcome the Idea of a Perfect Job Recognize Bad Days Happen  Even if you’ve landed your dream job, you’ll have days where things go wrong. You might make an embarrassing mistake, receive a mediocre performance… Read More »