4 Ways to Improve the Relationship with Your Boss

As an employee, we’ve all experienced it. The boss who just doesn’t seem to be on the same page as you. Who doesn’t assign you to the high-level projects. Or doesn’t hand out a “great job” when you’ve completed a successful project.    Whether you’re an experienced professional, or just starting out in your career, having a manager who doesn’t seem to… Read more »

Working from Home During the Coronavirus

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, many employees are now working remotely. Sounds easy enough – but if you’ve never worked from home, staying focused and productive can be a challenge. Especially if you have a spouse or kids in the house.  The fact is, working from a home office can actually increase performance, business continuity, and even achieve greater work-life balance. Here are 5 examples to follow—whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned remote… Read more »

5 Steps to Becoming an Indispensable Employee

Job security is a serious concern for many employees in today’s workforce. With positions being outsourced, cut, or revamped, it’s important to be looked upon as a valuable worker or team member. Many employees feel that they work hard and do a good job. But while hard work is certainly admirable, it’s only one part… Read more »

Didn’t Get That Raise? Here’s What to Do

Don’t count your chickens before their hatched is an old saying. But when it comes to getting a raise in today’s bottom line-oriented corporate environment, it still holds true for many full-time workers. A recent workforce survey showed that 33% of workers were provided with no rationale for why their employer denied them a raise.… Read more »

Do You Love Your Job? Tell-Tale Signs You May Want to Move On

To leave or not to leave? That is the question. Even if you’ve enjoyed the time spent working at your current company, all good things must come to an end. But how do you know if you’re ready to think about a job change and not just having a cranky day? As a potential jobseeker,… Read more »

How to Search for a New Job When You Already Have One

Starting a job search when you’re still working at your current employer is not uncommon. But as a jobseeker, there are definite do’s and don’ts to consider when you decide to take that step. While HR professionals typically advise against quitting or waiting until you’re fired to start your job search, there are risks associated… Read more »

Not Enough Experience for a Job? Apply Anyway!

As a job seeker, you may come upon a job posting that really interests you – but you don’t have the exact experience the hiring company is looking for.   You’re really interested in pursuing the opportunity – so what should you do?   First off, no one fits a job description perfectly, and there’s no such thing as the ideal candidate! If you only apply for… Read more »

3 Ways to Clean Up your Social Media Image

As a job candidate, you need to consistently put your best foot forward to ensure hiring managers see you as their next new hire.  And that includes your social media footprint.   Today’s hiring managers are looking at your social media sites just as thoroughly as your resume or cover letter. In fact, a recent survey showed that close to 50% of hiring… Read more »

How to Make the Best Impression During your Interview 

Whoever first said, “you only have one chance to make a good impression” must have been a candidate preparing for a job interview.    Before a job seeker can deliver those well-thought-out answers to questions like “what is your greatest weakness,” the interviewer will be evaluating the candidate’s potential to fit the job and the company. Some… Read more »

5 Ways a Staffing Firm Can Help Your Career

Searching for a new job can be stressful, time-consuming, confusing, and at times, frustrating.    With January now upon us, jobseekers also face a lot of competition. That’s because studies have shown that one in three (33%) Americans are planning on looking for a new job this year. And of those, 90% say they’ll be looking in… Read more »