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 »

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 »

Positive Management Style Leads to Better Team Performance

Do you think management style doesn’t make a difference? Think again. Research shows a positive management style leads to better team performance. After all, how would you react in the following situation?  A project your team was overseeing didn’t go well. Your manager calls you into the office and…  Scenario #1 – … points everything you did wrong, threatens to fire you if this happens again, and expresses disappointment because your group “is usually so on top of… 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 »

Having a Rough Time Finding a Job That Fits Your Skill Set?

Unemployment rates have skyrocketed during the COVID-19 crisis. And, as a result, landing a job may be more difficult than ever before. If you’re having a rough time finding a position that fits your skill set, don’t panic. Here’s what you can do to overcome this challenging situation.  Focus on Transferable Skills Transferable skills or soft skills can be applied… 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 »

4 Reasons You Are Afraid to Get a New Job

When you hear the words job search, what comes to mind? Maybe you think EXCITING? But, it’s more likely your one of your first thoughts is SCARY.   However, if deep down, you know your current positions aren’t right, getting a new job IS in your best interest. So, let’s break your fear down. Here are four reasons you are afraid to get a new job and how to fight off your… 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 »

4 Reasons Manufacturing Is a Good Career Choice

Are you trying to decide what you would like to do for a living? Office work? Health care? Skilled trades? How about manufacturing? Although often overlooked, manufacturing can be a good career choice. Here are four reasons why you should consider looking into this field.  Skills Shortages In September 2019, The National Association of Manufacturers reported a record number of 522,000 open jobs. And, according to industry estimates, this number could grow to 2.4… Read More »