Before You Accept That Job Offer – Conduct A Company Background Check

July 20, 2016

Employers aren’t the only ones who can conduct background investigations and reference checks. So before you accept that job offer, do a little digging to make sure the employer will be a good fit for you. Read the rest of this entry »

2 Things That Could Keep You From Landing That Job Offer

July 13, 2016

Dismissal or failed job interviewLeah was discouraged with her job search and hired me to help her. “I’m really good at what I do, but I’m not a dynamic interviewee,” Leah told me during our first meeting. “My resume gets me the telephone interview. That gets me the in-person interview. But then I never get the job offer.”

She took a sip of coffee and sighed as she set her cup on the table. “It’s happened over and over. I practice. I study. I do everything right. But then I don’t get the job. What’s wrong with me?” Read the rest of this entry »

Coworker’s Bad Mood Ruined Other People’s Day

June 29, 2016

iStock_000014105727Small_150Have you ever stopped to consider the amount of influence you have on other people as you go about your normal day? It was something I hadn’t really thought about, until one day in particular.

It started out as any other workday, but on this day, things took an unexpected turn – all because of a colleague’s bad mood. Read the rest of this entry »

Here’s How To Get Your Boss To Let You Work From Home

June 13, 2016

iStock_000016732914Medium_150Are you longing for a shorter commute, a more flexible schedule or even just a day to be heads-down and complete a passion project for work? Telecommuting could be the answer.

According to a recent Gallup poll, 37 percent of workers say they have telecommuted, up from 9 percent in 1995. If you want to tap into this growing trend to work remotely a few days a week or month, answer these questions in preparation for a pitch to your boss. Read the rest of this entry »

6 Things To Do If Your Personal Brand Takes A Dive

June 8, 2016

personal brand - isolated text in mixed letterpress wood type printing blocksPersonal branding to benefit your career continues to be a growing topic of conversation. It’s a powerful tool for standing out among coworkers, getting a promotion, scoring interviews and getting hired.

But what happens when your personal brand takes a dive? Whether you made a big mistake, became known for the wrong thing, acquired a reputation for being difficult to work with or whatever else – hope is (usually) not lost. Take a deep breath and follow these steps. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Common Job Seeking Mistakes And How To Fix Them

May 18, 2016

Close-up Of Businessman Reading Resume With Tea Cup On DeskMistakes make us human. We’re all guilty of them, but it’s time we stop making them within our resumes, job applications and interviews. Whether written or face-to-face, it’s imperative that we present the best version of ourselves.

So how do you ensure you’re being perceived the way you want? Consider these simple tips to negate the most common job-seeking mistakes. Read the rest of this entry »

Grads: These 4 Things Will Transform Your Job Search

May 11, 2016

pretty african female college graduate at graduation with classmatesCollege graduation is right around the corner, and according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), an anticipated 1.87 million students will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree this spring. Many will begin their first real job search, and while NACE says employers expect to hire 5.2 percent more new graduates from the Class of 2016 than they hired from the Class of 2015, that doesn’t mean they’re guaranteed a job. Read the rest of this entry »