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Meditation is an activity that is gaining a good deal of attention. It has migrated from a fringe exercise associated with New Age spiritualism to a more mainstream phenomenon practiced by a broad range of people in business and industry. And there are good reasons for its increasing popularity. Research has shown that it helps… Read more »

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One of the most important work skills a person needs is knowing how to focus, how to block out all distractions, no matter what they may be – issues at work or personal problems – and concentrate completely on the work that needs to be done. Being able to focus is an essential skill because… Read more »

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When looking at job candidates, employers naturally want people with the technical skills and knowledge for a particular job. But that is not all that companies are looking for. They also want to make sure the job candidate is a good fit for the company, that he or she can work well with others and… Read more »

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With the job market as tight as it is, your company cannot afford to miss out on any qualified job candidates. That is why in the hiring process, the candidate experience has become much more important. You don’t want to turn off anyone to your company because of brusque or discourteous behavior, as unintended as… Read more »

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Job fairs are a great way to meet potential employers, to learn information and make connections in ways you cannot do just on a website. You have many companies all in one place, which is a unique opportunity. But to get the most out of a job fair, you need to come prepared, and you… Read more »

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Our habits in many ways define who we are. They are the activities we do every day, the things we do almost instinctively because they have become ingrained in our minds and ways of thinking. So, if you want to be successful at work, it is important to develop good habits, Here are a few… Read more »

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It’s common knowledge that people tend to exaggerate and stretch the truth a little on their resumes. Hiring managers are aware of this. But things become a little more problematic when people begin to put outright fabrications on their job applications. And the number of people doing this appears to be growing. Some staffing specialists… Read more »

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Looking for a job can be stressful and time consuming. It takes a lot of effort and stamina. But there are things you can do to streamline the process, to help you save time and energy and work more efficiently. Here are a few tips to help. 1. Work with a recruiter Good recruiters can… Read more »

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Companies these days are getting a little more creative in the way they interview job candidates. Firms are interviewing people in different settings and situations – over a meal, for example, or drinks, or even outdoors. The intent is to get a better idea of what candidates are really like, to see how they handle… Read more »

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Years ago, people would stay with one company for their entire career, but, as is well known, that is no longer the case. People today change jobs often. Workers today are more focused on career growth than company loyalty. But the economy itself is a driver of job change. As technology advances, companies themselves, especially… Read more »