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Starting a new job is exciting but also stressful. You want to get off to a good start, to hit the ground running, and make a good impression, while also laying the foundation for a productive career. The first 90 days are especially important for getting yourself established in a new job. Here are a… Read more »

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In today’s tight labor market, job candidates now often have the upper hand because they have options. It is more important than ever for companies to make sure candidates have a good experience during the recruiting process. And the most important factor in giving candidates that experience is respecting their time. The thing that frustrates… Read more »

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We all want to be more productive — the workload seems to grow all the time. There has been a lot of information published about productivity and how to enhance it, covering things like time management, organizing, even lifestyle changes. In the ongoing effort to increase productivity, there is one key factor that should not… Read more »

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Everyone knows that job interviews can be stressful. Everything you do and say is being observed and judged. And sometimes the pressure can get to you. You may find yourself rambling or drawing a blank or making an awkward remark. If you leave an interview with the feeling that things didn’t go that well, what… Read more »

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Procrastination is something we all have to deal with to some degree. It just feels good to put something off until later, to avoid something that is unpleasant. But in the long run, this does more harm than good. Those tasks hover over us like a dark cloud, increasing our stress and anxiety, sapping our… Read more »

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Technology has enabled us to communicate more quickly and easily than ever before. We can send messages at the touch of a button. This has helped people to work more efficiently and to be more productive. But there are times when this ease of communication is actually not such a good thing. One time especially… Read more »

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Even if you are not currently engaged in a job search, you never know when something more appealing might come along. You may be happy with your job now, but you may see a job notice, or hear about a job through your network, or be contacted by a recruiter about a position that intrigues… Read more »

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When you go for a job interview, you should have questions for the hiring manager about the job. In fact, it doesn’t look good if you have none. But if you are really interested in the position, you naturally will want to know as much about it and the company as you can. There is… Read more »

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A job interview is a performance. You are selling yourself, attempting to persuade a hiring manager why you are the best person for the job. To do that effectively, you need to hone your interviewing skills. Preparation and practice are key. Here are a few ways to sharpen your interviewing skills. 1. Work with an… Read more »

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If you are engaged in a job search, you probably know about volunteering and how it can help give you a leg up in getting a job. But, while many job seekers may see volunteer work as something nice to have on the resume, they may not realize how important it is and how much… Read more »