At this point, it’s safe to assume that the companies that were able to pivot to remote operations have done so and have adjusted to remote life. For those teams, modifying routines, creating a new personal workspace and workflow were just a few hurdles that they had to overcome. For the most part, … [Read more...] about 6 Strategies for Building Effective Communication Among Your Remote Team
Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) has been a part of the recruitment landscape for some time. Despite this, few business leaders fully understand the benefits this recruitment model can bring to their team. RPO staffing solutions are available in a wide range of options, and a strategic RPO from … [Read more...] about Understanding Recruitment Process Outsourcing
If you are someone who has worked mostly (or exclusively) in face-to-face customer service roles, it is easy to psych yourself out when you are looking for a job in today’s world. Many roles in today’s employment landscape are at all or --at least partially-- remote. But not to fear! There are … [Read more...] about How Does Your Face-to-Face Customer Service Experience Translate to Remote Roles?
One of the greatest feelings in the world is receiving a job offer. Not only is it flattering to learn you are the best fit for a role and someone sees potential in you, but it’s also incredibly validating when all your hard work pays off. Being selected as the best professional for a job should put … [Read more...] about Thank You, Next: How to Professionally Decline a Job Offer
Has inspiration struck? Are you ready to transition into a position involving your newfound passion? Maybe you went to school for something and had a change of heart once you got a job in your field? Whatever reason you may have for wanting a professional change, you have determined it is time for … [Read more...] about 8 Essential Steps to Ensure a Smooth Transition to a New Career
Are you one of the millions of Americans who have found themselves opening up a job search this year? Whether this is your first dip in the talent pool, or if you’ve been away from the job search world for a while, making resume revisions is most likely pretty high on your priority list. If you … [Read more...] about Best Practices for Writing Your Resume
For most, discussing the terms of a salary or an hourly rate of pay can be difficult. Some treat salary negotiations as a social taboo that’s on par with asking a woman her age or openly discussing who you plan to vote for in the next election. But salary expectations are just as important to … [Read more...] about Show Me the Money! Negotiating Salary Without Compromising Your Worth
Before my job at Bridge, I was working as a server and being trained to bartend at a restaurant. I was able to get a 2nd job during the mornings with a small, owner-operated concrete company. For over a year, I poured concrete during the mornings and serve tables at night. These were long days with … [Read more...] about Slaying Your Side Hustle: 5 Tips to Help You Balance a 2nd Job
Your schooling and education level plays a large role in the types of opportunities available to you. For someone who finds themself without a high school diploma, finding a job and starting a career can feel like it’s virtually impossible. Maybe you didn’t realize how important it was until your … [Read more...] about A Crash Course in GED Testing
Often, employees refuse to accept second shift positions, claiming the hours are inconvenient for a work-life balance. Here are 4 benefits of having a work shift outside of the 9-5 traditional work schedule. Open Your Appointment Schedule Many family-owned businesses (i.e. doctor’s offices, … [Read more...] about A Case for Non-Traditional Work Hours
Starting a new job can be exciting and nerve-racking at the same time! It is a chance to make an awesome first impression and kick off your new career with a bang! There are a few very important things you need to do beforehand to be prepared. Below is a list of important items to complete prior to … [Read more...] about Forgetting Something? Preparing for Your First Day at a New Job
2020 has been an unprecedented time for the US and the world at large. The employment world is no different. Adjusting to the new normal brought about by COVID-19 comes with its own unique challenges. From job seeking and virtual interview tips to social distancing considerations and effective … [Read more...] about Building Your Return to Work Strategy: Navigating the New Normal
You realized your active listening skills need work. Great. Now how do you improve them and practice before that next interview or important conversation? Here are 4 techniques you can do to improve your active listening skillset: 1. Summarize Content A good way to practice active listening is to … [Read more...] about Listen to This! Four Tips to Improve Your Active Listening Skills
You have just submitted your application for your dream job! What are the next steps? There are a few things you can do to help stand out in the crowd. Stop Screening Your Calls Although it may seem silly, make sure you are answering your phone when it rings. In today’s world, the typical … [Read more...] about I’ve Submitted My Application, Now What?
Not all interviews go as smoothly as we would like, or sometimes, as well as we think they may have gone. There are so many factors that play a role in how successful an interview is. Things like preparedness and interview question responses can be easy to assess, but then other things are a bit … [Read more...] about How Well Did You Do on That Interview?
Active listening is an important skill in both personal and professional life. From helping you interview to remembering important information, being an active listener is a more necessary quality than some would think. So how do you show you care? Are an active listener? And how can you improve … [Read more...] about Seven Ways to Say You’re Actively Listening
Dear Graduating Class of 2020, To say this year has been....unique....would be an understatement. Like every other student, you were looking forward to walking across the stage, receiving your hard-earned diploma, tossing your cap in the air, and commemorating this milestone moment with loved ones. … [Read more...] about Dear Class of 2020
Have you ever heard of the expression, “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it?” Body language matters, especially in interviews. Our posture, movements and facial expressions can shape how our conversations are remembered and, sometimes, make or break your interview. Here are 6 things you most … [Read more...] about 6 Things You Most Likely Didn’t Know About Your Body Language During an Interview