Change is scary, but not impossible when you are starting over (by choice or not by choice) when you have been at the same place for a decade or more. The job market has changed drastically in recent years, and competing with younger candidates can be challenging. But that doesn’t mean you should settle for second best…. Read more »
You Got Fired – Now What Do You Do?
Getting fired can be extremely hard, but you might be surprised how many successful professionals have been through it. Big names like Mark Cuban and J.K. Rowling have both been there and risen to greatness despite – or even partly as a result of – their struggles. The truth is that not every job is… Read more »
The Right Attitude for the Job Interview Is This
First impressions matter, particularly on the job hunt. An interview is a critical point in that process and showing up with the wrong attitude can ruin your chances no matter how good your resume looks. Candidates need to strike just the right balance of self-assurance and humility to make a good impression. Here are the… Read more »
Your Temporary Job Assignment Ends, Now What?
Temporary contracts are a unique kind of work. If you’re not used to moving from contract to contract it can be confusing as you come to the end of a job assignment. If you’re at that point and need a few pointers on where to go from here, read on. Here’s what you should do… Read more »
Struggling to Make Small Talk? 3 Safe Topics to Keep the Conversation Going
Whether you’re networking or kicking off an interview, small talk is an important skill when you are setting off on your job search. Some candidates are highly skilled in shooting the breeze with their prospective hiring managers, but others need to learn how to manage a conversation. Having a selection of no pressure ice breakers… Read more »
Want to Be Successful? 3 Ways to Think That Way All the Time
Winston Churchill said, “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” He knew that failure was a stepping stone to greater success so long as the individual learned from their mistakes. It’s the same for professionals in their career. Often success seems like such a final endpoint, but in truth, success… Read more »
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 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 »
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 »