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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »