Ten minutes. That’s all it takes for a potential employer to size up a candidate. That ever important first impression is shaped by many elements. But one is easy and absolutely free: a bright, positive smile!Continue reading “Your Best Face Forward”
No one likes to make mistakes. No one enjoys admitting when they’re wrong. When we need improvement or should have/could have done something differently, it’s hard to own up to shortcomings.
It’s human nature…and if we are honest, it all comes down to ego. It’s difficult to let go of personal pride to benefit the greater good. But in order to be an effective problem solver in work and in life, this type of selflessness is a necessity.Continue reading “Let Go of Ego.”
When people think of post-high school education, most automatically think about college. But your road to continued education may not lie in a traditional 4 year college. Are you considering a trade? If so, your skills and talents are in demand.
Have you ever considered that taking the next step in your future goes beyond passing your high school equivalency exam?
Do you know how to use your imagination in your work environment? Do you know how to talk to others to get your own ideas across? Do you get along with your coworkers and boss? Are you flexible? Do you spend your time well? These are really important skills that if they don’t come naturally, can be taught.
Did you know that what you wear to your interview could help make or break your presentation? Well, it’s true. It once was so easy to select an interview outfit—the rule of thumb was, wear your Sunday clothes. Today, however, even Sunday clothes aren’t what they used to be. In fact, some might even say they’re down-right questionable! So if the Sunday clothes standard is no more, now what? Fret not and follow these updated rules:Continue reading “Dress for the Interview”
Job hunting used to be so simple: pay a visit to a company you heard was hiring, fill out an application on site, turn it into a manager who was waiting nearby for you to finish, hand that manager your resume and application and talk with him/her about your qualifications, and then agree to wait a few days for a decision to schedule a formal interview or to decline your application. That was it—simple.Continue reading “How to Job Hunt in the 21st Century”
For all age people, texting is the preferred mode for quick messaging in everyday life. However, for business purposes, texting is improper. Instead, email is king. (Read more, “The Number of Emails Sent Per Day [and 20 Crazy Email Statistics]”.)Continue reading “How to Email Responsibly”