Soft skills are often referred to as ‘people skills’.  These are the skills that determine how others will perceive you at work and in your life outside of work. To be a success at work, and even in life, you will need to develop a good soft skill set.   Let’s look at some of the… Read more »

The only thing more nerve-racking than a job interview is your first day on the job. You achieved your goal. You secured a position. But now the real pressure is on. More than ever, making a good impression is critical. First days are a whirlwind. You’re meeting co-workers, getting a tour of your new work… Read more »

What’s the difference between a person who always lands great jobs and a person who continually strikes out? 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, you make… Read more »

Getting the job you really want means that you have to stand out from the crowd. To do that you have to be outstanding! Follow these tips to be outstanding and stay top-of-mind with a hiring manager. Stand Out Early Apply to the company where you want to work before there is even an opening…. Read more »

A wise person once said, “what we are grateful for, we get to keep.” But, being grateful at work allows us more than just keeping our job. Gratitude increases your job satisfaction Have you ever noticed that when you are in a good mood, the days seem to fly by? It may not exactly be… Read more »

Your resume is the first step in getting that great new job you’re looking for. If you haven’t updated it for a while, or if you’re just starting out in the job market, here are a few basic resume tips that can lead to success in your job search. Make a Good First Impression Your… Read more »

Negotiating is not easy, especially if you are negotiating for yourself. Most people find it difficult to talk about their positive qualities and even harder to ask for what we want, or think we deserve. But sometimes we just have to bite the bullet and get in the negotiating game in order to get what… Read more »

Did you know that every year, nearly 3 million men and women are injured on-the-job? And the majority of those injuries are the result of workplace trips, slips, or falls. What is even more alarming is the fact that the majority of these injuries can be prevented. Let’s take a look at trips, slips, and… Read more »

Is there really a right time to ask for a raise? Yes. When it comes to asking your employer for more money, the right time to do it is after both you and your boss have agreed to it. This is the point when your boss is enjoying a breath of relief at having gone… Read more »

Everybody gets sick at one time or another. In fact, the average adult battles the common cold two or three times every year, with each bout typically lasting a week, or longer.  And that means days off from work. You may be thinking that it’s better to push through and go to work when your… Read more »