Top 7 Things To Avoid During an Interview

Congratulations! You just scheduled an interview. You are one step closer to getting your dream job! But studies show that candidates get pretty nervous regarding interviews. (So if that’s you, you’re not alone!) Thankfully, you can do things to help you calm your nerves and ace your interview, but today, let’s talk about some things you should avoid. 1. Coming …

Office Etiquette — Top 7 Rules to Follow

Office etiquette is critical to a pleasant and functioning office space. Etiquette is just treating others the way you want to be treated. It is respect and professionalism. Of course, good etiquette includes being courteous, avoiding pettiness, and following basic social, behavioral norms. While every office and workspace has its code of appropriate behavior, some general rules are always applicable. …

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 …

Foster a Sense of Belonging  

If there’s anything 2020, with all of its Zoom meetings and social distancing, taught us, it’s that we humans are hardwired for connection and belonging.  Besides meeting a deep, emotional need, employees who feel a sense of belonging are more likely to stay with the company — reducing the high cost of turnover. 7 Ways to Help Your Employees Belong …

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. …