Best Practices for Answering Interview Questions About a Layoff

You lost your job, but now you’ve landed an interview. That’s great news. So, what’s the best way to answer interview questions about a layoff? Follow these best practices. Tips for Answering Interview Questions About a Layoff Tell the Truth It’s tempted to try to hide a layoff, but don’t do this. Most companies will… Read More »

Should I Talk About Politics at Work? 4 Work-Friendly Conversation Starters

The 2020 Presidential election is a controversial topic. Everyone seems to have their own opinions about who should win and why. Therefore, whenever you talk about politics at work, you run the risk of landing in the middle of a heated conversation. So, Should I Talk About Politics at Work? Ultimately, the correct answer depends… Read More »

How to Recognize Mental Health as Your Employees Return to Work

The COVID pandemic has caused considerable uncertainty for everyone. And if your employees were laid off or furloughed, they’re experiencing even greater levels of anxiety. So, how can you help? Use these tips to recognize mental health as your employees return to work. Understand the Negative Impacts of Furloughs/Lay Offs Your employees may have been… Read More »

Laid Off? Is It Time for a Career Change?

There’s no doubt about it. Getting laid off is a terrible experience. However, sometimes losing a job creates new opportunities too. If you were considering a career change before your lay off, now could be the right time. Signs It Is Time for a Career Change You Didn’t Like Your Last Job Maybe you enjoyed… Read More »

4 Ways to Find a New Job in a New City

Searching for employment can be a daunting task. And when you’re in the process of moving or when you’ve recently relocated, the challenge is even greater. But don’t worry, you’ve got this. Here are four tips for finding a new job in a new city. 1. Update Your Location A resume or social media account… Read More »

How to Leverage Short-Term Work to Advance Your Career

If you’ve found yourself recently unemployed or if you’re having trouble finding a job, you may be considering a temporary or contract assignment. And although this probably wasn’t part of your original plan, here’s how to leverage short-term work to advance your career. Look for Assignments That Build Your Skill Set Temporary positions are an… Read More »

How to Decrease and Deal with Rapid Employee Turnover Rates

Especially when the economy is unstable, you may feel as though workers are constantly coming and going. And, of course, hiring and retraining can become expensive. Nevertheless, this doesn’t need to be the status quo. Here’s what your organization can do to decrease and deal with rapid employee turnover rates. Run the Numbers Maybe your… Read More »

How to Ask Your Boss for More Hands-On Training

You think you could do your job better… if you had more experience. But unfortunately, your organization doesn’t consider professional development a top priority. Nevertheless, if you’re determined to advance, use these strategies to ask your boss for more hands-on training. Familiarize Yourself with Company Policy Your organization may have a professional development policy in… Read More »

8 Tips to Ensure Your Social Media Profiles Won’t Harm Your Job Search

You’re looking for a job. Your resume is top-notch. You’ve rehearsal commonly asked interview questions. So, you’re ready to go. But what if your potential employer checks your social media? If your first reaction is uh-oh, you may have more work to do. Follow these eight tips to ensure your social media profiles won’t harm… Read More »

Red Flags Hiring Managers Look For When You Interview

You’re in an interview that’s going well when… suddenly, something seems to have gone wrong. What happened? You may have set off one of these red flags hiring managers look for during interviews. Signs of Being a Job Hopper Obviously, a hiring manager doesn’t want to go through all the effort of adding you to… Read More »