Let’s pretend for a second that this pandemic didn’t happen. If you were beginning a job search in an alternate 2021, you’d probably still feel overwhelmed. The idea of going into a new office, meeting new people, making a good first impression, learning a new routine, trying to get along with new … [Read more...] about New Job Nerves or Something Else? Is Social Anxiety Sabatoging Your Job Search?
Interviews can be extremely stressful. It’s hard to know how to prepare; it’s even harder to know what to say and do. It’s no wonder why so many job seekers feel like they’ve tanked a job interview over a simple mistake. As a recruiter, I can tell you mistakes are common during an interview, and … [Read more...] about Made a Mistake in an Interview? Here’s How to Recover
So, you want more flexibility at work but you’re avoiding the topic with your boss because you’re afraid they’ll say no. Or maybe you’re not afraid, you know they’ll say no, so why even waste your time? Well, I have news for you: sometimes hearing "yes" is more of how you say it than what you … [Read more...] about Asking for Job Flexibility: Get Your Boss to Say Yes with These 5 Easy Steps
In the employment world, staffing agencies and their recruiters get a bad rap. Partially due to media portrayal and resume farms masquerading as staffing firms, real recruiters who can help you hire and find a job faster get cast aside without second thought. For those in the know, they understand … [Read more...] about Why You’re Dead Wrong About Staffing Agency Recruiters: 5 Myths Busted!
If we’ve learned anything living through a pandemic it’s how important adaptability and flexibility are, but being flexible is always easier said than done. Hey, humans are creatures of habit. Fortunately (or unfortunately), the pandemic taught us many lessons the hard way. We’ve learned just how … [Read more...] about Job Flexibility: Are You as Flexible as You Think?
Many companies have made or are making changes to their work environment and what returning to the office might look like. While some companies are opting to keep their employees 100% remote, other businesses have and will remain in office as normal. But beyond these two options of work lies a … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of a Hybrid Work Model
I’m sure you’ve seen the job descriptions that look like they’re seeking professionals who can do everything and then some. It’s widely known that writing a job description in this way can be intimidating and turn off a lot of job seekers. What’s less known is that it turns off job seekers largely … [Read more...] about Ask A Recruiter: Should I Apply for a Job If I Don’t Meet all the Requirements?
Speaking up in the workplace can be hard. It is natural to feel nervous when expressing your opinion, sharing your ideas, or requesting support from management. It can be intimidating to ask your supervisor for help. You don’t want to send the message that you are in over your head or somehow failed … [Read more...] about Need Help in the Workplace? These 4 Tips Will Help You Start a Conversation With Your Supervisor
In 2020, an alarming number of US employees admitted to feeling stressed or fatigued, with 76% stating that they were experiencing burnout. Regardless of how you define it, burnout is very real. In most cases, the causes of employee burnout are so small, it’s often hard to notice they’re occurring. … [Read more...] about 9 Little Things That Lead to Big Employee Burnout
If you haven’t felt some form of emotional fatigue in the past year, you, my friend, are a unicorn. Feeling run down by the weight of the world is nothing new, but the last few years took those feelings and cranked them up to 11. Burnout is a completely normal feeling that we’ve all experienced. … [Read more...] about Feeling Burned Out? 4 Tips to Help you Recover
As your business changes, there may be times where you will need to find a large volume of talent in a short amount of time. This can be due to a new department creation, opening of an operation center, or even an internal structural change. When high-volume hiring projects occur, it can be tempting … [Read more...] about 5 Steps To Ensure Your High-Volume Hiring Project Is a Success
There are many misconceptions about what it is like to work in a collections position. The general myth is that it's a grueling role where you make phone calls to angry people who yell at you all day. In reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth. A career track in account recovery or … [Read more...] about 4 Surprising Aspects of Collections Roles That You Probably Didn’t Realize Were Myths
For many, job searching feels like an exercise in futility; constantly spinning your wheels and waiting for phone calls from employers that may never come. Furthermore, if you’re looking to change up your job search strategy, the lack of employer feedback makes it difficult to determine what to … [Read more...] about 10 Tips to Make Your Job Search More Effective
There is a lot riding on doing well in an interview. Emotions are high. There’s a lot to think about ahead of time; no wonder they’re so stressful. Fortunately, a little bit of forethought can go a long way in helping to calm those pre-interview nerves. If you already know what you’re going to say, … [Read more...] about Have an Upcoming Interview? Interview Yourself First with These 5 Questions
Most job seekers believe the process of obtaining a new job is straightforward: you apply, interview, and if you’re lucky, you’ll receive a job offer. If you don’t? Rinse and repeat. In reality, job searching is far more nuanced than playing a game of large numbers. For some professionals, what … [Read more...] about Should You Take That Counteroffer? 5 Questions to Ensure You’re Making the Right Decision
It is natural to be nervous before an interview! You may be wondering what type of questions they will ask you. You may even be feeling stressed about how to prepare and appear confident on interview day. If you are looking for some simple ways to look and feel more confident during your interview, … [Read more...] about Want to Look More Confident and Prepared During Your Interview? Here’s How!
In today’s world, work-life balance is a buzzword that gets used so much it can simply sound like noise. Depending on who you ask, a work-life balance can mean spending more time with family, having a flexible schedule, or simply lightening your workload. The Cambridge dictionary defines work-life … [Read more...] about Three Steps to Regain Your Work-Life Balance
In March 2020, all non-essential businesses were told to close their physical doors and open up digital ones. This meant sending employees to work from home. As the 14-day shelter-in-place order approached week three...then four...then ten....it became clear no one knew how long the work from home … [Read more...] about Is Working From Home Working for You?