Posts Categorized: Job Seekers

Five Steps to Prevent Burnout and Start the New Year Strong

At the beginning of a new year, you should feel refreshed and energized, ready to tackle your 2019 goals. For some, however, the December holiday season becomes a never-ending string of work and family commitments, leading to feelings of burnout. Burnout can lead to physical, mental and emotional exhaustion, which hampers your ability to excel… Read More »

Don’t Make These Five Common Resume Mistakes in the New Year!

Your resume is the all-encompassing first impression a hiring manager will see when reviewing your application for a new job. You want to make sure it’s customized to show the most accurate and compelling representation of yourself. This is no place to be modest or downplay your achievements. You want to make sure the hiring… Read More »

Seven Ways to Land an Interview When You’re Not a Perfect Fit for a Job

Sometimes you find a job, read the description and instantly have the feeling it’s right for you! There’s just one problem: you come to realize you don’t meet all the requirements. Don’t lose heart, as you can certainly still apply. If you really believe this job is a good fit for you, one that you’d… Read More »

How to Conduct a Confidential Job Search

Starting a job search while you’re still employed can be complicated territory. You’re anxious about casting a wide net and finding the best opportunity to advance your career, but you also need to maintain a certain amount of discretion and secrecy so your current employer doesn’t find out. If they discover that you’re getting ready… Read More »

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 »