Employee & Job Seeker Blog
Practicing Mindfulness in the Workplace – Why It’s So Important
It’s one of those early Spring days where, after a stretch of dreary, cold weather, the sun is finally out. You step outside, turn your face to the big orange ball in the sky, and breath in deeply. For a minute, all you notice is the sensation of heat radiating on your face, the smell of the fresh, crisp air, and the sound of birds singing. You’re simply in the moment. If you have ever done this before, you were practicing mindfulness and may not have even realized it.
Why Contract Work May Be for You
You’re torn. During your job-hunting endeavors you come across a contract position that you know you possess all the required skills and qualifications. You want to apply but are hesitant because it’s a contract position.
5 Tips on Being a Successful Conversationalist
Was that really a two-way conversation?
Have you ever been in a conversation with someone where…?
…every time you started to say something, they cut you off with one more thing they wanted to say?
…you realized, when you finished the conversation, that all you had said during the past 30 minutes was, “uh huh,” “oh,” “interesting,” “really,” or something else along that line?
Body Language in Zoom Meetings (and In-Person)
Zoom fatigue. Why are so many of us experiencing it on a daily basis? Part of the reason video calls can be so draining is that our human nature of relying heavily on nonverbal cues to listen and assess information during meetings is challenged? Some studies suggest that 93% of communication is made up of nonverbal communication (body language and voice). How does this transfer to video meetings?
Top 10 Skills for Warehouse Workers
Which ones do you have? Which ones do you need to gain or strengthen?
Have you wondered what warehouse workers do and what skills they need? Are you thinking of applying for a warehouse position and wondering what skills and experience will help you get hired? Continue reading to find out.
5 Things to Consider if You Find Yourself Hesitant to Return to Work from Furlough
You were furloughed earlier this year, along with over 33 million other American employees. At first you were disappointed and worried. Then you realized, due to the CARES Act, you are making more money while collecting unemployment than you were when you actually worked. If you have children in daycare you've also decreased your expenses by not having to pay childcare - since they're home with you now. You're thinking, "This isn't so bad!"
Then you receive the email or phone call from your employer. They're ready to open back up and need you to return to work. Instead of being excited about going back, you find yourself trying to figure out how to delay the return. You're thinking about the money you feel you will "lose" when you return. If you have children at home, you have to arrange and pay for daycare. You may even be nervous, healthwise, to go back - even though you or a family member don't fall into a high-risk category.
WORKING REMOTELY: 5 Tips on Making It Work for You!
You're about to work from home! Are you nervous? Excited? Overwhelmed? Looking forward to it? All of the above?
If you haven't worked remotely before you may wonder how you will balance everything, how you'll stay disciplined and focused. It may take a bit of adjusting your mindset, but it will be worth it. You may even find you have increased production, less office distractions, and time freed-up from no commute.
Protect Your Back While You're at Work
It's the only one you have!
It's Monday morning. My back is aching. I spent Saturday sitting on an airplane, sitting outside in the cold at a sporting event, then sitting on an airplane to fly home. Sunday I cleaned out, organized, and rearranged my home office. Now I sit behind my desk at work typing on my computer. All the lifting, carrying, and moving furniture and items, combined with sitting for long periods of time, took a toll on my back. So it's fitting that I am now writing about protecting your back. Whether it's at work or home, there are several ways to protect your back.
Tips on Writing a Professional Resume
You've been searching for a new job and wonder if your resume needs to be cleaned up a little. You're not sure what to include and not include, what the layout should be, or how to best highlight your skills and accomplishments. Below are a few tips for you to consider as you write or rewrite your resume.
4 Tips for Holiday Shopping on a Shoestring Budget
Thanksgiving is over. Christmas is only two weeks away. The race to finish your holiday shopping is on! Are you ready? Or do you still have more shopping to do?
Are you trying not to break the bank, while still finding the perfect gifts? Are you working on a shoestring budget? Have no fear - you can still find great gifts and stay within your budget.
following 50 body language secrets will provide you with tips you can use in job interviews, boosting your career, enhancing your social life, learning how to read other people’s body language, and what you should not do when it comes to body language.
Go on enough job interviews and you'll quickly learn most interviewers ask the same things. But what are employers really looking for when they ask things like "Where do you see yourself five years from now?"
Many companies are starting to reevaluate the traditional hiring process. After all not only is the traditional process long, but it can be surprisingly inefficient. A great way employers are looking to update and shorten this process is with video interviews.
What’s wrong with job interviews?
Interviews are the second most used and “flawed” tool in HR (right after performance appraisals). They are used and relied on around the world for hiring, transfers, promotions, and for selecting leaders. After studying and researching interviews for over 40 years, I find it laughable when people think they can become interview experts simply by conducting a few of them.