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5 01, 2023

Sorry, Not Sorry

2022-12-29T10:54:54-05:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, General News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

“Sorry to bother you…”, “sorry for not getting back to you sooner”, “sorry I’m booked this week.” Why are we apologizing all the time? Over-apologizing can have a negative effect on not only your career but, more importantly, your self-esteem. Similar to the overuse of the words, “like/uhm” – “sorry” has become a common space filler within a conversation. According to Patrice Williams Lindo, CEO of Career Nomad, the incessant need to apologize comes from a place of insecurity and is especially common among women and people of color. One of the easiest ways to improve yourself is to make [...]

3 01, 2023

Out With the Old, in With the New – Habits to Leave in 2022

2022-12-28T16:11:55-05:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, Job Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What better time to reflect on past performance and set new goals than a new year? Our profession allows us insight into a vulnerable time in someone’s life where they reflect on late positions and what led them to where they are now. A ‘habit,’ by definition, is a regular tendency, often hard to give up and unfortunately, habits, though easily adaptable, are not always conducive to our goals and ambitions. Oftentimes, habits both good and bad are identified in a job search which leads you in the right direction in finding a better opportunity. We’ve compiled a list of [...]

9 12, 2022

Are You Shorting Your Recruiter

2022-12-09T10:21:04-05:00Categories: All About Recruiters, General Job Search Advice, How To|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Did you know that over 70% of all jobs are not publicly posted on job boards, LinkedIn accounts, etc.? Many of these job openings are attributed to the creation of jobs for candidates proposed by a recruiter. Even more interesting, over 80% of all open jobs are filled through networking with a recruiter. Connecting with a recruiter is beneficial for both immediate job placements as well as future opportunities. The question is when you contact a recruiter, are you providing them with information relevant to your job specifications/requirements? […]

8 12, 2022

Wage Gaps – Connecting the Dots

2022-12-08T09:53:05-05:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, General News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

2023 is upon us and (hopefully) starting with a bang. Beginning January 1, additional efforts will be made toward eradicating the ever-impending wage gap. To refrain from future wage gaps understanding what they are and why they exist is essential. […]

1 12, 2022

5 Ways Great Leaders Communicate

2022-11-30T15:35:27-05:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, How To, Motivation|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

“Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.” – Paul J. Meyer Leadership, to any extent, is not for the faint of heart. It requires accountability and can often be successfully achieved through quality communication. According to a recent Holmes report, the cost of poor communication has hit $37 billion. The opportunities for effective communication are endless. Read below where we address both verbal and non-verbal ways to communicate and achieve organizational success. […]

23 11, 2022

Transferable Skills – Why You Need Them on Your Resume

2022-11-22T11:08:15-05:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, How To, Internships, Job Efficiency, Motivation, Networking, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

12,000 employees and rising have been laid off by US tech companies as a result of cutbacks. It has arguably never been more important to set yourself apart from the – increasing – competition when it comes to finding new employment. Someone who may have been competing against 10 other applicants could now be competing with hundreds. Job seekers are left with the same question: What makes me more qualified? Three words – Highlight Transferable Skills. […]

22 11, 2022

Holiday Checklist

2022-11-22T11:02:02-05:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, How To, How to Survive the '9-5'|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Oh, the holidays! An expeditious time of year when, an already challenging, work-life balance becomes even harder to achieve. Last holiday season seemingly just ended, though you likely can’t recall what you did or where you were– it’s all a blur. The weeks leading to the holidays can often exacerbate burnout as you juggle end-of-year deadlines, performance reviews, travel, and holiday parties among other obligations. Below we will offer some ideas to help ease your stress and keep you on track this holiday season. […]

18 11, 2022

“Ghosting” Uncovered

2022-11-18T10:31:08-05:00Categories: Behind the Scenes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Ghosting is defined as the practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication. For all intents and purposes let’s emphasize that this originated through the abrupt termination of personal relationships. Ghosting has now infected professional relationships and is considered normal. A recent Indeed survey revealed that over 80% of employers have been ghosted by job candidates – some even after the point of hire. The question of why remains unclear. How Do Candidates Ghost? Ghosting in the workplace has maninfested itself in several ways, each more inexcusable than the last. [...]

4 10, 2022

Quiet Quitting: A Phenomenon

2022-10-04T10:53:47-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

U.S employee engagement took another step backward during the second quarter of 2022, with the proportion of actively disengaged workers increasing to 18%. The trend of, “quiet quitting,” has gone viral and adopted the attention of our employees. In fact, quiet quitters currently make up at least 50% of the U.S. workforce. To reattain the engagement of our employees it’s important to first recognize the signs and possible causes, then compose a plan of action toward a more productive future. […]

20 09, 2022

Mental Health Matters

2022-09-20T08:56:01-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, How to Survive the '9-5'|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s time to talk about the elephant in the room that is mental health. According to Mental Health America, nearly 50 million Americans are currently experiencing some form of mental illness. With such a sizeable percentage of the population facing these challenges, you can assume that one or more of your employees may be struggling. Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t something that can ‘just be turned off’. Mental health is no longer taboo, and employees are seeking employers who are engaged in helping in any way they can. […]

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