3 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Finding a New Job This Year 

Looking for a new job in 2021? It pays to strategize some methods of increasing your chances. Many people read job boards and send in resumes. While that’s a fine strategy, it’s frankly not the way most jobs are found. More than 80% of jobs are found through networking! Plus, because so many rely on… Read More »

The Importance of Understanding the Motivations of a Candidate

If you’re in the process of hiring a new employee, it’s very important to understand their motivations. Build in a method of getting to the bottom of why a candidate wants a new job. It could be money, for example, or time, or a new opportunity, or even a shorter commute.   Methods such as an open-ended interview… Read More »

Will Using a Staffing Agency to Find a Job Cost Money?

Job hunting can cost money, from gas to drive to interviews to new shoes.  But does using a staffing agency to find a job cost money?  You might assume that it does. After all, many staffing agencies have fancy logos advertising their name and formal-looking offices.  But in fact, it’s the opposite. Using a staffing agency never costs the job… Read More »

Setting Yourself Up for Success in 2021

There’s no two ways about it: 2020 has been a bad to terrible year for many people in the U.S. Even if it hasn’t been for you personally, it’s easy to read the headlines or listen to friends and relatives and become discouraged. The economy is bad; many employers aren’t hiring.   But the key to… Read More »

This New Year Focus on Bringing the BEST Out in Your Employees

A new year brings with it new year’s resolutions – and 2021 is no exception. Make this a year in which you focus on bringing out the best in your employees. Why? Because bringing out the best in them works to your advantage and the advantage of the company. If you can help employees succeed… Read More »

3 Tips to Get Your Resume in HR’s Hands

Your resume is a key document in obtaining a job. It has to show what you have done and what value you offer to the company. But it can’t do that if it doesn’t end up in the hands of the Human Resources (HR) Department! HR is crucial during the hiring process. They screen and review… Read More »

Can Managers Be Friends With Employees?

Whether you’re new to management or a seasoned hand, the issue of whether or not to be friends with your employees is a common one. Can you be friends? Can you hang after work? What is the norm around relationships that are both manager-subordinate and friendships?  First, let’s clarify what “friends” means. There’s a difference between friendly and friend. It’s important to… Read More »

What Is Your Priority as a Manager?

It’s very easy to become overly busy as a manager. In fact, many would say it comes with the territory! But you also must show and demonstrate the ability to prioritize and manage. So how can you do those things instead of being overwhelmed with work from every direction? Here’s how.    Prioritize by looking at… Read More »

What to Do When Your New Job Isn’t What You Thought It Would Be

Getting a new job is exciting! You look forward to a new paycheck, new responsibilities, and new coworkers.   But what if the new job isn’t what you thought it would be? How can you tell if you’re just overwhelmed by a new job? How long should you stay if it really isn’t what you thought?   Your approach depends on what “isn’t… Read More »

4 Best People to Choose as Job References

One of the most crucial parts of the hiring process is the period when the prospective company checks your references. Generally, this occurs after the initial interview. If you impress the hiring manager or human resources professional during the interview, you may be in line to be hired – but the actual hire usually won’t be made until your… Read More »