3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Posting on Social Media

You probably can give of an example (or two or three) of someone who got into trouble on social media. It’s easy to say, “That will never happen to me,” but everyone should think about what they post. Here are three questions you should ask before you hit Share. 1. Why Am I Posting? With… Read More »

“You’re Wearing THAT to A Job Interview?!”

"You're Wearing THAT to A Job Interview?!"

With job interviews, first impressions matter. Wearing the wrong clothes can immediately disqualify you from consideration. Dress for success by avoiding these errors. Interview Outfit Mistakes Casual Clothes Dress codes vary from formal to business casual to start up casual. However, when choosing an outfit, remember this is an interview – not a day at… Read More »

4 Soft Skills That Will Help You Land the Job

4 Soft Skills That Will Help You Land the Job

Most jobs require hard or technical skills and soft or people skills. Although technical skills are necessary for most positions, 57 percent of leaders say soft skills can be even more important. Although soft skills are more difficult to learn and measure, they often make the difference in hiring decisions. Employees who relate well to… Read More »

Is Your Team Burnt Out? Let’s Fix That.

Is Your Team Burnt Out? Let's Fix That.

According to a 2018 study, approximately two-thirds of full-time workers reported experiencing some level of burnout on the job. What can your organization do to prevent this problem? The first step is recognizing what burnout looks like. Sometimes, this is not easy as symptoms may differ from one person to the next. Signs of Burnout… Read More »

Job Hunting Mistakes You Might Not Know You’re Making

Job Hunting Mistakes You Might Not Know You're Making

One of the most frustrating parts of a job search is the unknown. Most organizations send little to no feedback to applicants. You can’t tell if you scored an A- (almost hired) or D+ (no chance). If your job hunt seems to be going nowhere, this may be a sign you need to reconsider your… Read More »

5 Ways To Make Your Job Descriptions More Effective

Finding the right employee often starts with a great job description. But, job descriptions can be challenging to write as they must describe the position and attract potential candidates. Do your job descriptions need an overhaul? Use these five tips to improve your listings. 1. Start with a Great Job Title Titles can be tricky.… Read More »

These Power Words Can Take Your Resume From Good To Great!

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You finished your resume, but something is missing. Your final product seems flat, uninteresting and even boring. It’s time to bring power words to the rescue! If you want your resume to stand out from the crowd (and you do), consider making some of the following word substitutions. Keywords From the Job Description More and… Read More »

Is It Time To Review Your Hiring Process?

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Quality hiring is essential for success. However, companies often fail to evaluate the effectiveness of their hiring practices. Could your organization be doing better? If you answer “yes” to any of the questions below, you may need to reconsider how you hire. Do You Have a Candidate Shortage? Too-few applicants leads to empty seats and… Read More »

Closing Questions To Help You Understand Company’s Management Style

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Interviews often focus on companies. “Will you (the employee) be a good fit for this organization?” is a common question. However, interviews are a two-way street. You need to find out, “Is this organization a good fit for me?” Many employers end an interview by inquiring, “Do you have any questions?” This is an opportunity… Read More »

Make Safety a Normal Conversation Amongst Your Co-Workers!

Not all work environments are created equal. And, unfortunately, despite laws and regulations, some companies take safety more seriously than others. As an individual employee, you may believe there is little you can do to change an unsafe situation. However, you may have more influence than you realize. Use these four tips to have meaningful… Read More »