Archive for January, 2013
Are you about to relocate and need to find a job? If so, the following post shares six tips for your search.
If you’re looking for a job in a different geographic area than where you live, it can be difficult to get your resume noticed. Naturally, employers prefer to hire local – it costs less and it’s easier to coordinate interviews. However, there are ways for you to increase your chances of getting that
The way you communicate with people can affect how they respond to you. If you need to improve your communication skills to sell yourself, the following post offers some advice.
Communication is an exchange – a simple but vital concept. Often we approach interchanges with no consideration of how the other party will react. Our own message looms large, overshadowing the person with whom we are communicating. Cultivating an awareness of how another person is likely to react to your communication
If you have been laid off from your job and trying to get back on your feet, the following post shares seven tips for beginning a new job search.
The current economy has made cutbacks a norm. And while the job climate may be looking up, workers everywhere should understand the continued threat of layoffs is still present.Losing your job can be a nightmare, especially when you aren’t prepared for what comes next. Too many individuals are left shocked and surprised after a sudden layoff
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What are some workplace trends to watch in 2013? Learn more in the following post.
Debra Dailey Today is a good day – the release of Sodexo’s 2013 Workplace Trends Report, a compilation of pressing business issues that are top of mind for organizations looking to be more productive and grow. I know what you are thinking…another report that lists a bunch of things your company isn’t doing, right? Actually, that’s the exciting part. Most
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When it comes to salary negotiations, you should be aware of a few numbers and some other information. Find out more in the following post.
A recent post on the “desired salary” interview question by HRNasty got me thinking about this question myself. When it comes to salary, there are three numbers you should be able to share with a recruiter: 1. What you make in your current role. 2. What you would like to make, based on current market rates
When meeting people, it doesn’t hurt to stand out (in a good way of course). Learn five ways to make a memorable impression when networking in the following post.
Quick. Say something memorable about yourself, on the spot, in less than 15 seconds. Now come up with another – and then smile professionally, right in front of a bunch of strangers. Oh, and if you’re feeling bold, drop in a phrase that indicates you’re looking for your next job or another client. That’s
When reviewing your resume, it may seem like it’s not quite filled out to your satisfaction. If your resume has some holes, the following post has ways to close them.
If your career trajectory contains a few speed bumps such as a gap in work history or job hopping, you’re among the multitudes in this job market.Given the state of economic affairs over the past few years, most job seekers don’t fit the classic picture of a “stable” work history at a single employer the
What are some tips from the presidential inauguration that you can apply in your new job? Learn more in the following post.
Much pomp and circumstance surround the inauguration of the person elected to the highest office in the free world. As well it should be, considering the awesome responsibility that goes along with this office.Your new job may not get as much press globally, however, there are some similarities that could have you feeling downright
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The following post shares tips for human resource workers in handling difficult times for a company.
Almost all companies go through periods of downsizing. It’s never anyone’s first choice, but companies will inevitably shed jobs in an unsteady economy. How a company handles this unfortunate business can make or break their credibility in the eyes of their employees. Any downsizing, whether it’s a necessity brought about by economic stress or just a routine
Employees who come to work sick can put the health of others at risk. The following post has advice for employers to get workers to stay home while under the weather.
The flu epidemic has been plaguing many and has employers scrambling to come up with ways to keep sick employees at home. While a company can’t force workers to stay out of the office they can create an environment that makes it easy for them not to come in when they