Let's face it, we have all enjoyed the holidays and probably let our work priorities and structural regimes slip. I find myself overwhelmed when I don’t have a good consistent level of organization whether it’s in my home, my car, workspace or even how I approach business opportunities.
January 8, 2020
There are many certification programs that can increase your probability of working in a specific industry. However, they range from programs that only require you to study some information and pass a test to receive the certificate, to more in-depth programs that require years of industry experience to qualify for the certificate.
June 26, 2019
Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Just getting an interview can already be a tremendous hurdle to clear. If you are serious about trying to obtain a new position, there are a few steps to keep in mind.
Starting a new job and relocating at the same time is potentially one of the most stressful endeavors you can take on if not planned out correctly. Just because people apply for jobs that would require relocation, doesn't mean they always do the necessary research on the location prior to getting a job offer. Here are a few things to think about before that job offer comes.
There is a problem in the world of salespeople, and that problem is that they are often talking too much. If a salesperson asked a question every time they opened their mouth, more sales would be closed. Let’s take a step back for a second and think of a stereotypical used car salesman with their, “I’ll tell you what I’m going to do for you.” That is just a bad sales presentation, and everyone knows it. This salesman’s mouth is constantly moving, trying to force a sale. We all want a professional salesman, someone who lets the client or prospect do the talking by "reversing" to keep the conversation flowing in the direction of a closed deal.
October 24, 2018
I’m a big believer in tailoring your resume for the job opportunity you want. As you look at a job description, you see the skill and technologies requirements for the job. Why would you not add some of those keywords if you have that experience in your background?
September 26, 2018
What’s being conveyed to potential hiring prospects, clients or business partners during the first three seconds of your encounter? Some studies show that it only takes three seconds for an opinion to be formed about you. Here's why appearance in the workplace does matter.
February 23, 2018
To many, a new year means an opportunity to start fresh. It's a way to leave the year behind and make resolutions to start another year off right. Whether it be weight loss, forming a new habit or breaking an old one, most resolutions involve becoming a "better you." This can even carry over to the job world. So, whether you are in the market for a new job or a promotion, it is never a bad time to put your best foot forward.
Engineering has been and will continue to be one of the top career choices among many people. When you look at the numbers, it's the industry to be in with a steady growth rate of 10.3% over the period 2008 to 2018. Still, engineering is a broad industry and can be broken down in smaller fields, so which niche job is considered to be on the rise to success?
Summer is the season of lying by the pool, grilling out with friends—and yes, job hunting! There’s a long believed myth that hiring stalls during the summer months, but in fact, position are filling up at the same rate or faster than the rest of the year. Keep your job search fired up during these months and use these tips for summer job hunting.
June 16, 2017
Online job hunting has become the one of the most popular ways to land a new position. While there are positives to using this method, it isn’t always the best option. In this blog, we outline the good, the bad and the ugly of online job hunting.