Has Your Company Been Downsized? Give Us a Week… We’ll Give You a Future

Maybe you saw it coming. There were progressively more and more closed doors and hushed voices over the past months. You knew that some sort of change was brewing within the company but were hoping against the worst.   Alternatively, maybe it hit you like a slap in the face. You were taken aback by this sudden announcement. You thought you were just getting started climbing the ladder of success at this company, only to find that your job was being cut.   Getting news that your company has been downsized, and that a large number of jobs are being eliminated, is a tough truth to swallow. There are a myriad of emotions that come with losing your job in such a way.  The anger will come, as will the sadness, worry, and denial. And, although it is necessary to allow yourself the freedom to navigate through those emotions, it is to your benefit to [...]

Has Your Company Been Downsized? Give Us a Week… We’ll Give You a Future 2016-02-25T16:30:56+00:00

Feeling Unproductive in Your Job? Sounds Like Somebody Needs a Break

Did this work week draggg on for you? I mean, the weekend can’t come soon enough, right?! What’s even tougher than a long week at the office is a long week in which nothing really got accomplished. You sat at your desk for hours on end, pouring over spreadsheets and documents and graphs and charts and whatever else fits the bill. But, were you able to even check anything off of your lengthy to-do list?   Why is it that we often spend so much time attempting to be productive only to find our minds wandering and our projects piling up? If you feel like you need to raise your hand and join this support group, then know that you are not alone. Many of those in our country’s work force find themselves less productive than they intend to be, staring aimlessly at the materials in front of them but void of the creative efforts [...]

Feeling Unproductive in Your Job? Sounds Like Somebody Needs a Break 2016-02-18T21:46:25+00:00

Are Your References Helping You Stand Out Above the Rest? They Can Be!

Setting yourself apart from the other candidates is one of the main goals in your job search process, right? You do everything you can to show yourself to be the best choice for the job. Your resume has been re-written and tweaked a dozen times. Your cover letter has been drafted with great care to highlight your strengths and appeal to this particular position within the company.   Which third and final piece of the application package is missing? Could it be the interview process you’re leaving out? You’ve got some killer interview skills. You already know that you perform well under pressure and have the perfect wardrobe to deliver a solid, professional appearance for your potential manager. But, there’s a very important piece that comes before the interview is even a possibility.   Delivering an ideal list of pertinent and wide-ranging references will cause you to stand out from the other candidates that you’re [...]

Are Your References Helping You Stand Out Above the Rest? They Can Be! 2016-02-11T17:30:57+00:00

Are Your Job Search Efforts a Jumbled Mess? Get Your Ducks in a Row

There are times to be lax and times to be on your game. If you’re going to groom yourself to become a stellar job candidate, then you have to get yourself together and be organized in your steps. If you have your resume saved on a friend’s computer and the beginnings of your cover letter jotted on a random post-it note, then these are signs that you need to get your organizational act together!   Presenting yourself professionally to a hiring manager means getting your entire presentation package looking nice and neat. Your application should be turned in within a timely manner, complete answers and no blank spots. Your resume, cover letter, and references dossier should be well-polished and concise. These documents should be kept together in one unit and ready to go at a moment’s notice.   Whether your organizational preference involves filing cabinets and manila folders, flash drives, Google Docs or any other [...]

Are Your Job Search Efforts a Jumbled Mess? Get Your Ducks in a Row 2016-02-04T18:29:29+00:00