Who Should You Use as a Job Reference?

Good references are an important part of what makes an employer want to hire a particular candidate. In a competitive job market, your references can be the thing that puts your resume on top of the pile. A good reference proves your value as an employee and that’s important from a hiring perspective. Even though… Read more »

How to Show You Are a Hard Worker

Are you a hard worker? Does your employer know you are? Sometimes it’s difficult to show managers exactly how hard you work at your job, and if they don’t recognize that effort, it can have a negative impact on your compensation and even your job security. Showing you are a hard worker should be one… Read more »

How to Correctly Handle Internal Employee Conflict

Healthy conflict is a part of the growth of a team and a business. But the sort of conflict that comes from negativity and unresponsive personality clashes can do real and lasting damage to the work environment and the productivity of your projects. To effectively handle internal employee conflict, here are a few things you… Read more »

Five Tips for Saving Money When You’re on a Tight Budget

  If you are between jobs, or looking for a higher paying one, you know it can be tough tightening the belt while finding your next gig. But until you have a new job lined up, it is smart, and often necessary, to be more careful with your spending to make sure you have what… Read more »

How Does a Staffing Agency Help You Find Employment?

The job hunt is like a full-time job in and of itself. It takes a fair amount of work to find new work, and it is important to know who you have supporting your efforts. Working with a staffing agency is a clear win for many candidates because recruiters offer unique insight and support to… Read more »

Why a Boring Job Doesn’t Mean You Need a Boring Resume

Your resume is like your business card in the world of online job applications. Employers likely don’t know much about you as a candidate until you hand them one little piece of paper. And that one document is your chance to make an impression. You can make that impression in the information you provide, the… Read more »

Is Your Company Prepared for an Emergency?

Imagine if there were a natural disaster, or a high-level security breach. How would your business be impacted? Do you know what your emergency plan is? Many companies are operating on the assumption they’ll simply deal with situations as they occur. Or if they do have an emergency plan; it is unhelpful – or worse,… Read more »

You Got Laid Off. How Do You Bounce Back?

If you’ve been on the receiving end of a life-altering pink slip, don’t worry. It happens more often than you might think. Now is the time to focus on how to get back on your feet and think seriously about what you are looking for from your next job. Here are a few tips to… Read more »

The One Reason You Haven’t Gotten Hired

One of the hardest things about taking on a job search is simply never hearing back from the companies you apply to. Not knowing whether your job application materials are attracting attention or if your skills are not competitive with other applicants is a tough situation to be in. In the absence of feedback, there… Read more »

Does Your Cover Letter Include These Must-Have Features?

You should treat your cover letters like your very first introduction to an employer. They are your “toe-in-the-door” moment where you can either impress or lose your audience, your future employer. With that in mind, you need to make sure that your cover letter presents your qualifications and professionalism in the best possible light. Here… Read more »