When is Canceling or Rescheduling an Interview Appropriate?

Landing an interview is a major accomplishment when you’re searching for a job. So, the idea of canceling or having to reschedule might seem like the worst possible scenario. But, life happens. Kids get sick, car emergencies happen, and even technical issues can get in the way of making it to an interview.  On the… 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 »

Do You Need a Resume to Get a Job?

If you’re job searching, you may be wondering if you need a resume to get a job. Well, the answer is yes! Having a resume is not only a necessity, but it can also make getting a job easier. Here’s how resumes work for you.    Resumes display your qualifications. You might have heard of people grabbing… Read More »

Here’s How to Answer “May We Contact Your Current Employer?”

The question “may we contact your current employer” is a common one during job searches. It can be asked by human resources departments, on an application form, or, more rarely, by hiring managers.  But here’s another question: How should you answer? Will, it hurt your chances of getting a job if you say no?    Why Companies Ask the… Read More »

5 Great Professional Development Podcasts!

It’s the Age of the Podcast! Many people want to learn more about how to succeed in work, but feel constrained by time management concerns (how do you get professional development with limited time)?  Well, enter podcasts, which allow you to listen anywhere – while commuting to work, cleaning your house, or exercising. The following five professional development podcasts can help… Read More »

Should Your Company Keep in Contact With Former Employees?

Should you let the relationship with a former employee fade, or do you maintain it? The rise in social media makes it much easier to keep in contact with former employees if your company wants to. But is it a good idea?  Frankly, the answer to the question may hinge on the company’s perception of the employee. Here’s a… Read More »

Why You Should Ask for the Salary You Think You Deserve

Salary discussions may well be the most fraught part of the hiring process for many job seekers. Many people may feel anxiety discussing money at all – let alone asking for a high salary. They worry that too high a salary request may get them passed over for the job.  But in fact, it‘s very important to… Read More »

How Can Your Human Resources Team Take Advantage of a Staffing Agency?

Does your Human Resources team need a staffing agency? Working with a staffing agency can bring significant benefits to your company overall, and to HR specifically. Here’s a brief overview of what staffing agencies can bring to the table.  Staffing agencies can save time. Many HR staffers (and hiring managers) may sigh inside when they need to hire. Why? Because many of the activities involved in hiring… Read More »

Is it Time for a Fresh Start?

Everyone sometimes needs a fresh start. In a job, that can be a new position or even an entirely new journey, to a new career. But how do you know when it’s time for a fresh start or new journey? Pay attention if you’ve encountered any of the following feelings. Just like your body can tell… Read More »

Leading a Team When You Have Lost Your Passion

Leading a team is great when you have a passion — for leadership, for the company’s vision, for maximizing your team’s talents, or whatever other capabilities you bring to the table. But it can become not so great if you’ve lost your passion.  Losing Passion: Why It Happens Why do people lose passion for something they care about, such… Read More »