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 »

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 »

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 »

Create an Unbeatable Morning Routine

Getting off on the right foot can be the key to launching a productive day. Even if you struggle with unusually hectic mornings, change is possible. Use these seven tips to create an unbeatable morning routine.     Decide What You Want to Accomplish Chances are, you’re reading this article BECAUSE you want your mornings to be better. So, start by asking yourself what exactly you want to accomplish. Better health? A… 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 »

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 »

How to Begin Bringing Back Your Furloughed Employees

With state stay-at-home orders expiring after the Coronavirus pandemic, you’re probably in the process of reopening your business. However, reinstating your workforce won’t necessarily be a straightforward process. Use these tips to successfully begin bringing back your furloughed employees.  Create the Safest Workplace Possible Understandably, some of your employees may be afraid to return to work. And certainly, you don’t want people to get sick… Read More »

Tips to Help Manage Political Discussions in the Office

You may prefer to run a non-partisan business, but during an election year those political conversations inevitably pop up. And suddenly, an off-handed comment turns into a heated debate. To keep work-life civil, use these tips to manage political discussions in the office.  Familiarize Yourself with Workplace Laws When it comes to politics, workplace laws vary by state, industry and context. While everyone has First Amendment rights, these rights may not apply in the office.… Read More »

Maneuvering Your Job Search Through COVID-19

Right now times are very uncertain, very stressful and even a bit frightening. The COVID-19 outbreak has not only caused a health crisis but an economic crisis, as well. In a matter of days, millions of people found themselves suddenly out of work. Millions more are weeks or even days away from losing their jobs,… Read More »