The year 2020 was a year of many challenges. It abruptly created a new normal that everyone had to quickly adapt to. There is no question the year wore people down, physically, mentally, and emotionally. For as much as we want (and desperately need) to view the future through rose-colored glasses, … [Read more...] about The Power of the Pause
It’s no secret how nerve-racking interviews can be, but what if I told you there was a way to ace your next interview using the science of psychology? Well, there is and, it’s not even really that much of a secret! Even though the person sitting across from you in an interview room can seem … [Read more...] about Hack Your Next Interview with these 5 Easy Psychology Tricks
After months of working from home, and a COVID vaccine in production, we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. While we are not out of the woods yet, for many remote workers, this means that our time working from home (most likely) will be ending sometime in 2021. It’s time to start … [Read more...] about Returning to the Office? These 6 Tips Can Help You Prepare
The last impression you make on someone is often the impression they will remember most vividly. In the context of the employment world, this means that when you and your employer go your separate ways, it is vital to keep yourself in good standing and avoid burning any unnecessary bridges. Even if … [Read more...] about Why It’s Important to Avoid Burning Bridges Within the Workplace
In 2021, not only will business leaders need to be mindful of economic recovery, but they also need to be mindful of the psychological recovery of their team members. 2020 was an incredibly stressful year for various reasons, and leaders who are looking to strengthen their company culture need to be … [Read more...] about 2021, Company Culture, and You
A new job is equal parts exciting and nerve-wracking. New jobs can be both challenging and rewarding. There’s a lot to learn, and it can feel overwhelming at times. You want to do your best and be successful, but it’s not always clear the best way to show your commitment and determination when you … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Stand Out Professionally During Your First 30 Days of a New Job
The end of the year is reserved for reflecting on the past 365 days and setting goals for the year ahead. As we near the end of 2020, the tradition of setting resolutions can feel a bit overwhelming --especially considering that this past year threw us all a curveball. (Well, if I’m being honest, it … [Read more...] about 6 New Year’s Resolutions All Team Leaders Should Make in 2021
The term “elevator pitch” or elevator speech gets used a lot in the professional world, but what exactly is it and what does it mean? You’re not trying to educate someone on all things elevators! Your elevator pitch is a verbal snapshot of you as a professional that is meant to grab your listener’s … [Read more...] about 8 Do’s and Don’ts for Building a Bad*ss Elevator Pitch
What can we say about 2020 that hasn’t already been said? In fact, I think some of us might be tempted to not speak of it at all. As much as we may want to put the box labeled 2020 in the darkest corner on the highest shelf in our brains, that decision may be ill-advised. The impact from the events … [Read more...] about What’s in Store for 2021: Job Market and Staffing Trends
When you’re working remotely, sometimes the scenery of your home office doesn’t quite cut it. It can be tempting to take your home office on the road. After all, working from anywhere while working from home can be a great way to reclaim some work-life balance while keeping PTO to a … [Read more...] about Can You Work Away From Home While Working From Home? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions!
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
It is likely that you or someone you know works from home. In the spirit of the season, you may be feeling like spreading joy and adding some (much needed) comfort to add to their workspace. Whether your friend or family member is the quirky colleague, techy teammate, or the peaceful professional … [Read more...] about 10 Great Gift Ideas for People Who Work Remotely -Including You!
During your job search, you come across a job that piques your interest. You reach out to the recruiter either through email or by applying to the job. You connect and schedule a time to talk further, but in between that initial outreach and your scheduled call, something happens. Circumstances … [Read more...] about Ask A Recruiter: What Your Silence Actually Says
Does Social Distance Create Emotional Distance? Techniques to Boost Camaraderie Among Your Remote Workers
With so many professionals now working in a remote format or seeking remote work, face-to-face communication has seen a substantial decline, and technology is being used to bridge that gap. For as much of a saving grace video conferencing software and instant messenger programs have been in 2020, … [Read more...] about Does Social Distance Create Emotional Distance? Techniques to Boost Camaraderie Among Your Remote Workers
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 have ever searched for a job, you’ll know that a prospective employer won’t make a hiring decision based on one interaction with you; there are stages to the interview and hiring process. In today’s world, because so many employers use the telephone to make crucial hiring decisions, it can be … [Read more...] about The Differences Between a Phone Interview and a Phone Screen
Virtual interviews are becoming a popular tool in the hiring world. During a virtual interview, the candidate and employer meet face-to-face via computer (technically speaking, webcam to webcam) rather than in person. This is a relatively new occurrence and if you’re not familiar with all aspects of … [Read more...] about 10 Simple Technology Tips That Will Take Your Virtual Interview to the Next Level
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?