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 …

Setting Goals for Your Business — 5 Steps You Need to Follow! 

Setting goals for your business is an integral part of growth. Without goals, you have no way to chart yourself, and potential growth becomes random and ambiguous. However, there is a strategy to setting business goals. So, if you’re getting ready to set some new goals for your business, follow these five steps for success! 1. Determine Areas of Growth  Before you …

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 …

Problem Solving – Part II: Tips and Tools 

Last week, in Problem-Solving – Part I, we discussed the Why and How of problem-solving. But what if problem-solving skills don’t come naturally? Well, problem-solving is a soft skill, which means it comes naturally to some and is harder to learn for others. But the good news is that you can still refine the skill until it’s a sharp and ready tool …

Leading with A Coach’s Heart

In today’s workforce, there is a real need for business leaders with coaches’ hearts. Employees are looking for personal and professional growth. Likewise, you are looking for growth within your company and for goals to be met. With a coach’s leadership style, both are possible! What is a Coach Leader? The coach leadership style is collaborative, involving employees in their …

5 Tips for Improving Your Technology Skills     

We live in a hi-tech world, and that technology changes continually. As a result, being a successful part of the workforce demands relevant tech skills. While certain positions require specific skills, like building websites, coding software, designing apps, and writing technical briefings, even entry-level positions often require a bit of technical savvy. It may just mean being familiar with apps …

Obstacles to Leadership — 6 Roadblocks To Watch

Leadership is a worthy pursuit. It’s also a difficult one. But, surprisingly, the most challenging aspects of leadership are not circumstantial but internal. While outward and circumstantial challenges occur often, it’s the internal choices a leader makes that distinguish him or her as a successful leader. Here are six obstacles to effective leadership that may be blocking your path. 1. …

Congratulations, Graduates!

Congratulations, Graduate. As you embark on the career of your choice – the one you studied long and hard for, your skills are more in demand than ever. Many industries are short-handed. We appreciate your enthusiasm and welcome you with these career-minded tips. Adopt an adaptable attitude Many organizations find themselves in a near-constant state of shuffling staff and adjusting …

Prepping for Temp Workers in the Summer — We’ve Got Your Back!

Busy summer seasons are not for the faint of heart. And summer’s right around the corner. You may find yourself needing to hire some temporary workers. Follow these helpful steps to determine your hiring needs.  1. Vacation Policies and Deadlines One tricky thing about the summer season is that, in addition to the influx of business, employees want to go …