Posts Categorized: Job Seekers

Are Your Decision-Making Skills Different on the Night Shift?

The night shift is an absolute necessity in the industrial world – nearly fifteen million Americans work a permanent third-shift job or regularly rotate on a night shift. But that change in working time doesn’t come without hazards – sleepiness, fatigue, decreased attention and disruption of the metabolic process are just a few. Here’s what… Read More »

How Can You Increase Your Value as an Employee?

It’s competitive out there. You want to make sure you’re leading the pack at work and making yourself indispensable to your employer. Next thing you know you’ll be up for a raise or promotion, and there’s no better way to stand out than to work hard and show that they simply won’t be as valuable… Read More »

Don’t Burn Bridges: Best Practices for Leaving Your Job

Once you decide to leave your job, you need to be careful of how you manage your relationships with your supervisor and co-workers in your final weeks. If you alienate your former colleagues, you risk getting bad references as you apply for new jobs. You never know who you will run into again, either professionally… Read More »

Seven Questions to Ask Today for a Better Work Day Tomorrow

Have you made self-reflection a daily habit? Asking questions of yourself can help you line up your priorities and motives and set yourself up so you can be productive and effective at work each day. Here are seven questions you can ask yourself to prepare for a great work day tomorrow. 1. What do I… Read More »

How Do You Choose to Follow Up After an Interview?

Knowing when and how often to follow up after a job interview is a delicate balance. If you do nothing, you’ll seem disinterested. But if you’re calling every hour to get an update, you risk irritating them and you might not get a second interview. So how can you find a good balance? You have… Read More »

What Do You Do When You Feel Disconnected From Your Work?

When you’re feeling disengaged at work, like your work doesn’t matter, like you lose the desire to go to work each morning, you have to change that – fast! An occasional lull at work is normal. Sometimes it’s just related to your mood, the weather, or a lack of sleep. But if it persists, you… Read More »

How to Quantify Your Resume When You Don’t Work With Numbers

Crafting the perfect resume is a truly an art form. You have to make your job come alive in a way that proves you added value to your employer. The truth is that verbs, adjectives and fancy adverbs mean are best supplemented by having some hard numbers to back them up. It’s easy to do… Read More »

Build Your Personal Story: What Does Your Resume Say About You?

Your resume should tell your story. It’s more than just a list of your skills and accomplishments. Your resume needs to tell a compelling story that illustrates who you are, where you’re going and what you can contribute to the company that hires you. You need to prove that you’re the most qualified and talented… Read More »