In light of recent events, citizens of Illinois and throughout the nation are grappling with the stress of employment uncertainty. Within these uncertain times, many professionals have found themselves without a job. As a professional, it is important to understand the difference between being laid … [Read more...] about What is the Difference Between Furlough and Layoff?
Whether it is in our personal lives or our professional ones, we use our phones for everything. What most people don’t realize, however, is that the role the phone plays in the business world is a little different than it is in private or personal communication. Many professionals think, “Hey, a … [Read more...] about Five Rules of Professional Phone Call Etiquette
Have you ever woken up not feeling 100% up to par and contemplated if you should go to work? Many individuals’ concerns about calling in sick revolve around losing their jobs or losing out on pay. Deciding to call in sick isn’t always easy, especially given the current circumstances around COVID-19. … [Read more...] about Sick Enough for a Sick Day: Best Practices for Calling off Work
There are about 5.59 billion active email accounts, each of them having a username as unique as the person who uses the account. Although an email address may seem like a great place to show off your creativity or a special characteristic about you, when it comes to your job hunt, that creativity … [Read more...] about Is Your Email Address Sending the Right Message?
This season alone, as of February 2020, the CDC estimates at least 34 million people have caught a flu illness. The biggest indicator of the flu is its tell-tale symptoms: cough, sore throat, headache, lethargy, muscle and body aches, fever and chills – just to name a few. Whether it’s the flu or … [Read more...] about Be a Workplace Warrior: Tips to Help You Fight The Flu
Job fairs can be a nerve-wracking experience, but they don’t have to be! The businesses that attend job fairs are coming to your school with the intent to hire –and with any luck, the person they hire will be you! Here are 6 tips to stand out in the (literal) crowd: 1. Dress for the Job You … [Read more...] about 6 Simple Tricks to Nail Your Next Job Fair
We’ve all been there. We’ve all taken that walk into the interview room, rehearsing our elevator pitches in our heads; going over the lines of our resume in the hopes that we don’t forget to mention any of the experiences that make us right for this role. You sit down in the interview room and pull … [Read more...] about Tell Me About It: 7 Open-Ended Interview Questions and Their Responses
Clothes. When most of us land a new job, this is the last thing on our mind. Well, except for maybe planning out next Friday’s shopping spree with your newfound spending cash. In all seriousness, deciding what to wear to a new job can be nerve-racking. Even though an HR manager may have said the … [Read more...] about Addressing the Dress Code: Workplace Attire Definitions and Guidelines