What Do I Put On My Resume If I Do Not Have Experience?

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There’s a first time for everything, and this includes putting yourself out there to land a new job in a field you have no previous experience in. Whether you’re looking for your first job or venturing into a new career field, creating a resume that highlights why you’re the perfect candidate for the job can… Read more »

How to Attract New Skilled Trade Candidates During a Labor Shortage

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There aren’t too many people who will complain about a good economy, especially low unemployment rates, but a booming economy does present some challenges for certain industries – mainly that the demand for a skilled trade workforce exceeds the current supply. Where you once had candidates filing through your door, you’re now hearing crickets.  Labor shortages can… Read more »

How Many Times Should I Follow-Up After My Job Interview?

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There’s nothing easy about a job search. Each time you put yourself out there, it’s done with high hopes, knowing full well that your effort doesn’t always produce the return you’re looking for. This is why it’s natural to get overly excited when you get a callback and ace the interview. You feel like you’ve landed the job, all you… Read more »

Beat the Heat and Don’t Become a Statistic

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Summer, along with the warmer temperatures and longer days that it brings, is upon us. While the blazing sun might make for a great day at the beach, the same doesn’t hold true for those who work outside in the heat, or in warehouses and manufacturing facilities that can become excessively warm during the summer months.   Each year, heat–related stress is… Read more »

Should I Wear a Suit to My Admin Job Interview?

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Congratulations! You’ve just landed an interview for an admin position that’s been on your radar. If you’re like most job candidates, once the initial endorphins subside, a bit of nervous fear sets in. Suddenly, all you can think about is preparing for the interview ahead. You’ll probably do research into the background of the company… Read more »

5 Ways to Build Strong Leadership Skills Even in Entry-Level Positions

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Just because you haven’t made your way to the corner office doesn’t mean that cultivating leadership skills shouldn’t be on your radar. Regardless of your current role, even if you’ve just gotten your foot through the door, working to develop leadership skills today will serve you well into the future.   Leaderships skills are important,… Read more »

3 Ways to Manage Your Workplace Stress

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We live in a culture where the average worker is expected to do much more than just work, and highly stressful working environments are considered normal. Not surprisingly, this has led to a spike in depression and anxiety among employees nationwide. And the number may be even higher as not all employees admit to feeling… Read more »

You Don’t Have to Put Up With a Workplace Bully

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Toxic Thoughts are Ruining Your Interview

Workplaces, being staffed with adults, should be bully-free zones. But survey commissioned by CareerBuilder and conducted by Harris Poll found otherwise, showing that as much as 28 percent—or 1 in every 4 people—were victims of workplace bullying. As much as 19 percent of workers left their jobs because of bullying and abuse. And the survey… Read more »

What One Bad Employee Can Do to Your Workplace Culture

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One bad apple really can spoil the whole bunch! Toxic employees are not only harmful, rude and difficult to get along with, they also create a highly negative and stressful workplace environment for everyone else. What’s more, a single toxic employee may be the catalyst for a downward spiral in in terms of harmony, engagement… Read more »

The 5 Things You Need to Be Prepared for Your First Day on the Job

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Depending on how well you’re prepared, the first day on your job can be memorable – or stressful. Now that you’ve landed the job, get ready for your first day at work and reduce your anxiety levels. What’s more, since the first day at work can be an overwhelming one, prepare yourself as much as… Read more »