Tips for Describing Yourself During an Interview 

During the interview process, the hiring manager almost always asks, “How would you describe yourself?”  It can be a scary question and a balancing act. It’s tough finding the line between self-confidence in your abilities and coming across as arrogant. How do you describe yourself to someone who has a real influence on whether you get the job! Yes, it’s a …

What is Inclusion? (Without it, Diversity Doesn’t Count)

There’s no doubt that diversity is a powerful and immensely beneficial tool within any organization, especially within the workforce.  A genuinely diverse work team has a tang, a flavor, a seasoned strength. It is the secret power of any successful team. It might be easy to assume diversity only focuses on gender and ethnicity.  But true diversity is so much …

Newly Graduated? – 7 Tips for Moving Forward

Congratulations! You’ve passed the milestone of college graduation! You have your cap, your gown, your degree . . . and, most likely, a student loan to pay off. So now what? Advice for Grads — 7 Tips for Moving Forward Keep Moving  “You don’t have to see the first staircase, just take the first step.”  –Martin Luther King Jr.   …

Passive Candidates and Long-Term Vision — 5 Tips for Recruiting

The job market is tight right now.  The reality is that many, many candidates, the same ones you want and need, are already employed and not looking for work. These “passive candidates” are not looking for a career change. But they are probably open to at least talking. If the shoe fits, that is. A LinkedIn study showed that: 79% …

Avoiding Politics at Work

The political divide has never been more intense. These days, politics come up at just about any dinner table, water cooler, or outdoor seating patio. And no matter what side of the aisle they are sitting on, everyone cares.  A lot. About everything. Working with people who think and are passionate about things quite different from yourself can cause a …

Looking for a Fresh Start in Your Career? Consider Your Clerical Side.

Every industry needs clerical help. After all, a business cannot run without “taking care of business.” Somebody must answer the phone, keep track of data, manage the books, organize, schedule, and the list continues. The plus side is while clerical positions usually require a calm, unruffled, pleasant personality and strong attention to detail, they typically do not require extensive education. …

The Path to Excellence in Management

While management skills look great on a resume and are reflected in your paycheck, it can be a challenging position to fill. No, you don’t have to be the expert in every area, but you have to be aware of the needed expertise and how to obtain it. The success of your team/department rests on your shoulders, which means you …

Safety in the Warehouse

Safety is a vital ingredient in any work setting. In addition to your employees’ well-being, unsafe working conditions are a liability and inhibit productive workflow. It is especially true in warehousing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 680,000 Americans work in the warehouse or product transport workforce. Unfortunately, warehousing has experienced an increase in safety incidents …

Optimizing Your Home Office

“If you don’t pay attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.”   —David Allen COVID-19 certainly brought sweeping changes to the landscape of the workforce. What everyone thought was a temporary switch from office to remote has become a permanent solution for many.  As we all know, working from home had its …