How to Put On A Good Front With A Coworker You Don’t Get Along With

Although we can choose our jobs, we can’t always choose our coworkers. And, sometimes we get stuck working alongside someone we just don’t like. What’s the best way to hand this challenge?  Don’t Trash Talk Complaining about a difficult coworker may be fun, but it won’t solve your problem. If this person happens to find out what you said behind their back, the situation will get even worse. Be the… Read More »

6 Skills You Need to Get the Job That Doesn’t Require A College Degree

Lots of good-paying jobs don’t require a college degree. But you’ll still need to demonstrate basic capabilities to land the position you want. Here are six of the top soft skills hiring managers look for in candidates.  A Strong Work Ethic If you want to be successful, the first step is to show up. This sounds simple, but many people struggle… Read More »

These Are the Top 4 YouTubers to Subscribe to For Career Advice

You’ve probably used YouTube to watch funny videos, listen to music or even to figure out how to do something. But, have you ever considered using YouTube for career advice?   Here are four of our favorite job and career coach YouTubers:     101 Mentor   Also known as the 101 Mentor, Brian Yam seeks to help people… Read More »

The Key to Workplace Health in Hot Summer Months

Summer is here along with picnics, lemonade and hot weather! But those high temperatures can pose a threat to some employees. If you want to stay healthy at work, be sure to STAY COOL.   Who Needs to Pay Attention to Hot Weather? Every year, thousands of employees become sick, or even die, from heat-related… Read More »

Here Is Why Taking Temp Work Is Great for Your Career

Most of us like the idea of a dream job, but perfect opportunities seldom fall out of the sky. Sometimes finding a job, any job, can be both difficult and discouraging. Whether you are newly graduated, unexpectedly unemployed, looking to re-enter the work force or aspiring to switch jobs or careers, temporary work can be… Read More »

Best Practices to Get Employers to Notice Your Resume

The job search is on. Your resume is written and perfected, you dutifully sent out dozens of copies … and all you hear is crickets. What went wrong? First, don’t get discouraged too easily. Industry estimates vary, but in some markets, less than 2 percent of applicants are called for an interview. However, if your… Read More »

Five Ways to Be a Better Team Manager

Being a manager can include lots of perks – a bigger office, more money, greater flexibility, more prestige and even bonuses. It is fun to focus on the benefits and easy to forget that managers carry an incredible amount of responsibility. In a 20-year study published in 2015, Gallup reported that “managers account for at… Read More »

Top Strategies to Increase Employee Retention

Employee turnover is expensive and disruptive to businesses. To reduce employee turnover, managers must address why their employees want to leave. According to a 2016 article in the Harvard Business Review, “In general, people leave their jobs because they don’t like their boss, don’t see opportunities for promotion or growth, or are offered a better… Read More »

5 Important Signs You Need to Make a Career Move

Most people make major career choices before they’re 21 years old. While it seemed like a good idea at the time, life has changed. You may find your job is no longer fulfilling, too stressful or not lucrative enough. Is this just a passing phase, or are you poised to tackle a new chapter? Here… Read More »