Why Being Transparent During the Interview Process Can Help You Secure a Job

When you go into a job interview, you want to present the best version of yourself. That is why it is very easy for anyone to “fluff” qualifications or stretch the facts. However, the best policy always is honesty. Three Reasons to Tell the Truth Employers Will Know Most people have a limited number of [...]

By | April 17th, 2018|Employee|0 Comments

How to Be a Better Mentor to Your Fellow Coworkers

A mentor is an experienced and trusted advisor who provides wisdom, insight and support. Even renowned management consultant Peter Drucker praised two of his bosses as ideal mentors, “They were willing to listen to me. They were sparing with praise, but always willing to encourage.”   In conventional mentorship programs, a manager or executive counsels [...]

By | March 6th, 2018|Employee|0 Comments

5 Ways You Can Use LinkedIn to Help with Your Job Search

LinkedIn is a professional social networking service for employees and businesses. Owned by the Microsoft Corporation, LinkedIn is the third most popular social media site after Facebook and Twitter (Lifewire, 2018). If you are job hunting, LinkedIn is an essential tool. In fact, many potential employers will expect you to have an online presence. Here [...]

By | February 27th, 2018|Employee|0 Comments

How to Show Off Your Soft Skills in an Interview

As you navigate today’s job market, you are likely to hear the buzzwords soft skills or emotional intelligence. What are soft skills? And, how can you use this knowledge to ace your next interview? Soft skills are personal characteristics that enable someone to interact effectively with other people. They include a wide variety of traits [...]

By | January 16th, 2018|Employee|0 Comments

Want to Make a Career Move, But Don’t Know Where to Start

Changing jobs is stressful, and changing careers is even more so. Although this can be a leap of faith, it is not an insurmountable challenge. It is, however, important to move forward with a plan. These five suggestions will help to pave the road to a new journey. 1. Decide What You Want to Do [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|Employee|0 Comments

How to Launch a Career in the Skilled Trades Field

Skilled trades are labor jobs which require specific training, but usually not a bachelor’s degree. Often these careers are viewed as physically demanding, yet this is not always the case. However, they do require strong problem-solving skills and creative thinking. Examples include construction managers, auto mechanics, carpenters, plumbers, crane operators, electricians, welders and CNC machine [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|Employee|0 Comments

Advantages of Using a Staffing Agency to Get Hired

Perhaps you have never considered looking for a job through a staffing service, but you should consider it.  Many people don’t realize there is no cost to them to get a job through a staffing agency and there are many advantages. The fact is, a staffing service can provide a distinct advantage in your employment [...]

By | November 22nd, 2017|Employee|0 Comments

Best Practices to Get Employers to Notice Your Resume

The job search is on. Your resume is written and perfected, you dutifully sent out dozens of copies … and all you hear is crickets. What went wrong? First, don’t get discouraged too easily. Industry estimates vary, but in some markets, less than 2 percent of applicants are called for an interview. However, if your [...]

By | November 15th, 2017|Employee|0 Comments

How Social Media Will Help You Find Your Next Job

Fast food giant McDonald’s made headlines recently when it rolled out a plan to recruit millennial workers using Snapchat, Spotify and Hulu. According to senior director of HR for McDonald’s USA, Jez Langhorn, “We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to find job seekers.” (ERE Recruiting Intelligence, 2017) This is a far cry from [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|Employee|0 Comments