Pick Up Your Phone and Find a Job on Social Media With These Tips!

If you are job hunting, you’ve probably searched the internet for openings, visited job boards and even looked around the neighborhood for Help Wanted signs. But, have you considered social media?  That’s right. Social Media isn’t just for personal posts anymore. Learn how you can use your social accounts to advance your career.   LinkedIn  Designed as a social network for professionals, LinkedIn continues to… Read More »

3 Ways to Politely Wrap Up A Dead-End Interview

Dead-end interviews are not an ideal situation. You invited a candidate in, and after ten minutes (or maybe two), you know this person is not the right for the job. What should you do?  Don’t Drag Things Out  Most people would much rather not tell an applicant they didn’t get a position. In fact, many hiring managers are so eager to avoid this situation that they will… Read More »

No Car? 4 Ways to Ensure You’re Still at Work on Time

Maybe your car broke down? Maybe you are saving money? Or, maybe you are trying to reduce your carbon footprint? Whatever your reasons, not having a vehicle shouldn’t interfere with your job.  Here are four tips for getting to work on time without the luxury of your own car.  1. Walk or Bike For this to be an option, you must live relatively close to… Read More »

What to Do When Your New Job Wasn’t What You Were Expecting

Sometimes things don’t turn out as planned. This can be especially difficult when new job isn’t what you thought it would be. Are you stuck? Should you quit? What’s your best plan of action? Don’t Overreact Even if you are frustrated or angry, take a deep breath and step back. First days and first weeks… Read More »

8 Tips To Combat Sleep Deprivation In The Workplace

You stayed up a little later than you should have, only to find yourself exhausted and groggy at work the next day. And, you feel like this is becoming a habit. You know you should get more sleep, but how? 1. Create a Sleep Schedule The average adult should clock between seven to nine hours… Read More »

Do You Have a Hiring Criteria? If Not, What Should It Include?

Is your company hiring? Before you post to the job boards, sort through resumes or conduct interviews, have you clearly defined the exact employee you need? This is where hiring criteria comes into play. Although hiring criteria varies by position and industry, these five categories are a good starting point for any organization. Qualifications First,… Read More »

5 Ways To Talk Your Boss About Safety Concerns

You know safety is important. But, pointing out a dangerous situation at work can be tricky. You don’t want to look like you are kissing up, being a Nervous Nellie or trying to cause trouble. Although the idea of bringing up a problem may be intimidating, a preventable tragedy is far worse. If you aren’t… Read More »

Didn’t Hear Back After an Interview? Maybe It Was Something You Said…

Saying the wrong thing in an interview is easier than you think. After all, you are in an incredibly stressful situation. Make a note of these statements that make employers think “Uh oh,” so you can avoid them. I hate my job. Admitting you are unhappy in your current position may make you seem difficult… Read More »

Nervous About Your Limited Work Experience? Have No Fear — Land a Job With These Tips!

When you are looking for your first job or changing careers, lack of experience can be a huge obstacle. If you’re tired of not applying because you’re not qualified, change your perspective. These five strategies can help you get past the frustrating experience requirement. Take a Chance Think of job descriptions as a wish list… Read More »

Why You Should Be Promoting Mental Health in the Workplace

To better care for their employees, many organizations are adding wellness programs to their benefits packages. Although these usually cover fitness and healthy eating, mental health is another important part of the equation. What Are the Advantages of Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace? Decrease Your Costs On the surface, mental health issues are less… Read More »