Everybody gets a bit nervous the night before a job interview. It’s an unfamiliar situation and a lot of pressure. It’s completely natural to feel some butterflies in your stomach, or a bit of anxiety. However, there are a number of things you can do to ensure that you’re as prepared as possible for your… Read more »

Did you know that the first five minutes of an interview are often the most important? As soon as you walk into the room, your prospective employer is already making tons of snap judgments about you that will inevitably influence their hiring decision. How are you dressed? What’s your energy like? Did you arrive on… Read more »

There are a few misconceptions floating around about temporary jobs. Some people assume all temporary jobs result in lower pay and unsatisfying work. Others think that temporary positions never lead to full-time employment.   But these misconceptions are just that: misinformation. There are a number of great benefits of taking on a temporary position. And… Read more »

Did you know that employees who routinely show up to work late is one of an employer’s biggest pet peeves? It may seem like a small thing, but if you’re late to work day after day, your employer will definitely start to notice you. And not in a good way. Arriving late sends a big… Read more »

Nobody wants to appear as though they don’t know all the answers at work. When faced with a workplace dilemma, sometimes it can be embarrassing and uncomfortable to ask for help. But the truth is that even the most seasoned professionals need to ask for help sometimes. A workplace is always full of potential challenges… Read more »

Finishing one job and beginning another means starting fresh with new co-workers and a new employer, right? Wrong. When it comes to your career, you’re never completely starting over. Maintaining a positive relationship with old employer(s) is actually highly important for all workers in any industry. If you can avoid it, you never want to… Read more »

Interviews can be stressful and nerve-racking experiences. Even the most confident employees tend to get nervous right before a big interview. But there’s no denying that interviews are also a necessity when you want to secure a new position. The interview is your first encounter with your prospective employer. It’s an opportunity for them to… Read more »

Employees have many different reasons for leaving a job. Maybe your family relocated to a new city. Maybe you just weren’t a good fit for that particular work environment. Or perhaps you were let go due to staffing cut backs. Whatever the reason that you left your last job, it’s important to have an answer… Read more »

What’s the difference between a person who always lands great jobs and a person who continually strikes out? Two words: interview skills. You can have the most amazing resume in the world, but it won’t get you very far if your interview skills are lacking. When you impress your interviewer with your confidence and enthusiasm,… Read more »

Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read more »