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 »

Do You Hate Your Job Or Hate Working?

You’ve decided you’re unhappy at work. But… do you hate your job or hate working? Before you start looking for something else, you need to figure out what’s wrong.  Signs You Hate Your Job  You dread going to work  You worry about your job during your free time  You repeatedly catch yourself complaining about work  You’ve distanced yourself from your co-workers  You feel frustrated because you wish you liked your job  You’re noticed symptoms of stress such… Read More »

Frustrated by Positions That You Just Can’t Fill?

Your company is looking to fill an open position. You post multiple Now Hiring ads, but you just can’t seem to find the right person. Are you getting frustrated? Before you give up, consider these strategies.     Revisit the Job Description  When hiring, it’s easy to become overzealous in defining the ideal candidate. Take a second look at your job description. Are you being realistic? Or, are you trying to find someone… Read More »

Are You Bringing Your Personal Problems Into Work?

Management is a challenging job. And, sometimes, when you are having a bad day (or a bad month), it’s easy to bring your problems into work. However, as a supervisor, you need to be a stronger person. Check out these tips for successfully navigating the personal/professional balancing act.     Signs You ARE Bringing Your Personal Problems into Work  Do you think you are doing a decent job of staying professional? Here are five symbols… Read More »

These Are the Steps You Need to Take to Become a CDL Driver

Are you thinking about becoming a professional truck or bus driver? If so, you must have a CDL or Commercial Driver’s License. But, how do you get a CDL? Here’s a brief overview.  Decide What Type of License You Need Although regulations vary by state, CDL licenses generally break down as follows:  CDL Class A – Tractor trailers, tank vehicles, livestock carriers, flatbeds  CDL Class B – Large passenger buses, delivery trucks, dump trucks, tow trucks, garbage trucks   CDL… Read More »

Watch These 3 TED Talks to Boost Your Motivation

Maybe you are having a bad day? Maybe your week seems endless? Or, maybe you feel like you are stuck in a rut? Hey, sometimes we all could use a little extra motivation.  If you are looking for a new perspective, inspiration or a personal challenge, these three TED Talks will boost your spirits.    Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Speaker: Angela Lee Duckworth Running Time: 6:01 minutes Views: 17… Read More »

Making the Most of an Informational Interview

One of the best ways to get closer to landing a job or at least an interview for an open position is to go on a couple of informational interviews. Many job seekers do this when they have no job prospects. Informational interviews are an excellent way to grow your professional network and could lead… Read More »

Resume Key Words- What to Include and What to Avoid

When it comes time to write your first, or latest, resume, you need to make sure that it is free of some key words that should never be in there. You also need to make sure that it has some key words that let potential employers know about you as a worker.   Avoid These… Read More »

The Benefits of a Contract Position

Determining whether or not you should work in a contract position can be a very difficult decision, especially if you have never considered contract work previously. However, contract positions have many advantages and offer great opportunities for candidates looking to build relationships and gain experience. One of the most exciting benefits of a contract position… Read More »