Evaluating A Company as a Place to Work

Posted

During job interviews, companies are evaluating candidates to see if they would be able to perform well in a job. But the interview is essentially a two-way street. Job candidates, in addition to trying to sell themselves to the hiring manager, need to be evaluating the company as well. You need to be sure that… Read more »

How to Avoid Distractions

Posted

We all fall victim to it at some time or another. We get distracted from our work, either by something in our environment, or because we lose our focus and concentration for one reason or another. Staying on Schedule The best way to stay on schedule is to block out periods of time on a… Read more »

Building Resilience

Posted

Psychologists and business experts generally agree that resilience is a key trait that people need to have if they are to be successful in their careers. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from a failure, to continue moving forward even after experiencing setbacks. To have resilience is to have the ability to persevere. Having… Read more »

How To Stay Motivated While Working Remotely

Posted

If you’re like many people, you’ve been working at home for quite some time. You may be enjoying the time away from the office or looking forward to returning to the workplace. Whatever the case, you may find that you’re getting into a well-worn routine. It may be getting a little tiresome, and you’re ready… Read more »

How Not to Network

Posted

Networking is a great way to find a job. In fact, according to some research, most job candidates find new jobs through networking. But in order to get the most out of it, you have to avoid certain pitfalls. There is a right way and a wrong way to network. Here are a few of… Read more »

Job Interviews and the Subject of Salary

Posted

When interviewing, bringing up the issue of salary is always tricky. You don’t want to bring it up too early because it may lead the interviewer to believe that your overriding concern in applying for the job is simply how much money you can make. By the same token, you do want to get some… Read more »

Achieving Career Goals

Posted

Achieving Career Goals Everyone knows that achieving success in your career requires hard work. But there is another quality just as important, one without which you cannot achieve success. It goes by different names. One of the most common is resilience. Some psychologists use the term grit, which is meant to define the desire, perseverance,… Read more »

How to Stay Productive While Working Remotely

Posted

Many people are now working remotely. This arrangement offers workers greater flexibility, but it can also present challenges for maintaining productivity. Here are a few tips for staying productive while working at home. 1, Appropriate dress Just because you’re working at home doesn’t mean you can stay in your pajamas or throw on a T-… Read more »

How to Deal with Procrastination

Posted

At one time or another, we’ve all suffered from procrastination. For some, however, it can become a habit, affecting their performance at work. If you procrastinate too much, you may feel like you’re always behind in your work, cause frustration for those who are relying on you, feel overwhelmed or inadequate about meeting deadlines. Here… Read more »

What to Do If You Make a Mistake at Work

Posted

Mistakes happen. At some time or other, being human, we may commit a blunder. The question is how to respond after it occurs. Here are some tips. 1. Determine the severity of the mistake Try to figure out what the impact of your mistake is going to be, the consequences, both direct and indirect. This… Read more »