The 10 Commandments of Constructive Criticism

It’s the scenario you dread the most. One of your employees needs to be confronted about an issue. They’re creating conflict among the staff, handling a project wrong or maybe even made a misstep with a valuable client. On the… Read more »

Turning your Interview into an Offer – Part II

In our last blog, we covered the keys to acing your phone interview and the follow-up tools to help you receive an invitation for an in-person interview. Today we will share how to continue the process to interview perfection that… Read more »

Why Technology Needs a “Pause” Button

Technology is a wonderful thing. Being able to connect virtually with family, friends, and business 24/7 has many advantages. Family: It allows us the freedom to “be there” for our children’s events because we can complete our work later –… Read more »

Are You Leaving PTO on the Table?

Americans are often overworked – and that’s a sugar-coated statement. The truth is, we have lost the concept of rest, relax, restore. Our 24/7 connections; our tendency to put value on things, status, etc. rather than people; even our idol… Read more »

Job Seeking 101 – Part II – Action Plan

Spring fever has arrived and with comes a surge in people looking for new jobs – maybe even new locations. Last week, we discussed the blunders people make when job searching – the little and big no no’s that crimp… Read more »

Job Seeking 101 – Part I – Blunders

While the economy is stabilizing and the term “candidate-driven market” is often heard, finding a job from entry-level to middle management is not the same as choosing what apple to pick from a heavily-laden tree. It still takes motivation, commitment,… Read more »

Keys to Success as a Temp

More and more companies are discovering the benefits of using temps, increasing the option of making temp work your long-term career. Whether that’s your goal or you’re just biding time until you graduate, get hired permanently, etc.; success – being… Read more »

Don’t let Failure Be Fatal.

Failure: Everybody deals with it. Sometimes it’s small – we burnt the cookies; sometimes it’s not-so-small – we forgot a friend’s big event and “failed” to provide the support he/she needed; sometimes it’s huge – we lost the company’s biggest… Read more »

Common Mistakes of Leaders who Fail

Lack of confidence: They worked their way up the ladder, won the promotion, but lacked the confidence to carry through. Because they were afraid to fail, they did. Solution: Recognize that you will probably make some mistakes, but the world… Read more »

Learning to Love the Job You have Come to Hate.

You hate your job, the boss is lousy, the pay is worse, and nothing you do makes a difference. You’re sure it’s time to change jobs or maybe even change careers. You may be right, but before you jump ship… Read more »