How to Help an Unhappy Employee

In your vision, life at your company resembles a joyous utopia. Everyone fills their role competently and efficiently, while simultaneously feeling fulfilled and content in their roles. Just smiles, warm feelings, and profits all around. Unfortunately, it can’t always be that way. Employees will get discontent. Whether its dissatisfaction with their compensation, frustration about the… Read More

Is It Worth Taking the Job if You Were Offered Less Money?

After a tedious application process and a series of grueling interviews, you’ve finally gotten that job offer. You should be elated. However, there’s a problem: the salary. The money part of the compensation package just doesn’t live up to your expectations. Now, you’ve got a quandary. Should you settle for the lower salary or turn… Read More

Best Ways to Practice Interview Skills

An interview has a lot in common with a performance. You might as well get on stage and sing. After all, an interview happens live, with no cuts or redos. It includes an audience. And, it involves the serious threat of humiliation if things go wrong. So, given that the process so closely resembles a… Read More

Address Workplace Stress

No workplace can avoid stress completely. Trying to get things done with limited resources and with tight deadlines (you know, any business venture) naturally leads to tension and strain. However, it’s important to keep it in check. Too much stress becomes seriously counterproductive. It leads to increased sick days and diminished morale. Meanwhile, these factors… Read More

Tips for Getting Back into the Workforce After Taking Time Off

It feels like starting over. It’s like you’re a kid again, entering the workforce for the first time. Your muscles may feel creakier and now you head to bed by 9 PM, but otherwise, getting back into the workforce after some time off can spark flashbacks to that earlier time, when you went searching for… Read More

Keeping Your Workers Safe in the Summer Heat

A summer day. It doesn’t have the same threatening demeanor as, say, a buzz saw or a barrel of toxic chemicals. But exposure to heat can cause major health issues: vomiting, cramps, fainting, even death. Working outside on a summer day seems like an innocuous enough endeavor…even pleasant in many cases. As such, the risk… Read More

How to Find a Job in Another State

You probably hear the phrase “moving your career forward” a lot. Usually, the “move” part of that is just a metaphor. But, sometimes reaching your full potential sometimes requires something more literal … like an actual move. But relocating can be an intimidating process. Not only are you taking on a new job (already a… Read More

Helping Your Employees Set SMART Goals

Business writers never get tired of cute phrases, abbreviations, and pneumonic devices. From the “KISS” rule to B2B paradigm shifts to The Peter Principle to “pivoting to video,” generations of careers have been made coining and popularizing buzzword-y ways to describe management and recruiting trends. While these often exist as eye roll-inducing advertising for corporate… Read More

Should You Bother With Job Postings That Are Over 30 Days Old?

When you’re out of work and checking the job sites every day, you exhaust the new postings pretty quickly. Eventually, you to start those desperate clicks to the second page and beyond … ads that potentially haven’t been seen by human eyes in weeks. Land of the stale posting. Are those jobs even open anymore?… Read More

How to Make Your Resume More Appealing

Once you score an interview, you can turn on the charm. You can react to the ebb and flow of conversation. You can engage with the people making the hiring decisions on a personal level. However, you can’t do any of that if you can’t get in the room. Without a stellar resume, you’ll never… Read More