So, you're the best of the best, your resume is incredible, you've made all the right strides toward your goals...but...when your "next obvious step" calls your references, somebody let the cat out of the bag. It appears that you were late one too many times, and although nothing was said, something was noticed...These skills are soft skills, and they are some of the most important skills an employer will value. Although they cannot be taught in a meeting, or written on your resume, they are just as crucial to your success as anything else you have on your resume.
On your way home, I’m sure you review your day and have every intention to make tomorrow better than it was today. Then you get home...and suddenly your plans of change fly right out the window. It’s ok, life happens. These 3 tips are simple and obvious. Maybe you already practice them, maybe you’d like to, maybe you think you do but….Netflix happens. Luckily I’m here to remind you how effective and EASY it is to adapt to get successful results.Read More >
Happy employees who enjoy coming to work and the office life that awaits them each morning are generally apart of a team that is flourishing. A positive work environment plays a big role in what can increase productivity and, in time, revenue. This kind of office setting can be created in a multitude of ways. But, at the end of the day, if your employees struggle with an unhealthy lifestyle, it can negatively impact them both in and out of the workplace.Read More >
Starting a new job is a delicate transition. I mean after all, you want to prove that you’re a “great hire”, and you will succeed. HOWEVER, it is not wise to come on too strong and come across as a “bulldog”. After all, you are new, and while you want to demonstrate determination and competency, you want to remain humble during this transition.Read More >
“Social” media, right there in the name it says “social.” Aren’t these platforms designed for us to cut loose, be ourselves and have a little fun? I mean after all aren’t we all just being “social” with our peer group? Hear this warning: social media pages (LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter) are not completely private, and these sites are used to assess someone’s character. It does not matter if you are looking for a job or currently employed, a poor quality post can ruin new job opportunities or get you fired. Best rule of thumb, if you do not want your boss to know ‘X’ then that’s your indication not to post ‘X’ at all. Once you post something online it’s there for all to see and bad and ugly news travels fast!
Creating an atmosphere where your employees are self-motivated to continue the growth of your organization is ideally the goal. A manager has the power to instill a strong sense of motivation into each employee. Your motivational tactics must be openly communicated and continually monitored to ensure all are on the same page.Read More >
Summer, my favorite season. The sun, the warm air, the beach, the pool, being outside, grilling and picnics…it is all so much fun. I just love summer! Working can have a tendency to put a damper on those summer days. Being stuck indoors on a beautiful day can make it hard for anyone to focus. Bottom line? We all must work. Most of us enjoy our profession, but to have the ability to enjoy summer too would be outstanding!Read More >
Resigning from your current job isn’t easy. It requires a delicate balance of restraint and assertiveness. Many people struggle with resigning, so we created a surefire exit strategy to help you burn as few bridges as possible. Remembering the following will ensure this transition goes smoothly.Read More >
Complacency is a dangerous word in the IT world. Yes, the demand for quality IT professionals is high. However, growing too comfortable and confident within the industry can be detrimental to your career. Regardless of whether or not you're looking for a new career opportunity or happily employed, to continue performing at a high level, you must actively seek ways to increase your training. Not only does furthering your education benefit a company, but you’re also more likely to receive a salary increase and move up a few rungs on the corporate ladder.Read More >
A positive workplace environment is arguably the number one way to motivate, increase productivity and achieve job satisfaction for your employees. Companies will benefit from this type of environment because happy employees typically have longer tenures, and motivated and productive employees will generate quality output. A healthy company environment isn’t just to benefit employees, CEO’s and managers will also be energized and motivated. When management and employees are producing quality workflow the company will likely experience growth, which will increase its revenue overtime. Use these tips to create your company’s healthy environment:Read More >