4 Reasons Going Back to Work Can Be Good for Your Mental Health

A lot of the COVID-19 media coverage has rightfully focused on the physical hazards associated with the virus, but the virus has also had substantial effects on mental health — especially for individuals who find themselves furloughed, laid-off or permanently let go.  For these people, going back to work can help with respect to their mental… Read more »

7 Ways to Stay Motivated & Productive While Working from Home

For many people, “work from home” was more of a Fifth Harmony lyric that is was a description of their job situation. However, COVID-19 came along and changed all that.  Many of us have suddenly been thrust into navigating the futuristic world of Microsoft Teams, Zoom calls and constant emails. This new situation can be fun, but… Read more »

How to Start Your Job Search in the Era of Coronavirus

The first wave of coronavirus may be behind us, but the pandemic is expected to have a lasting impact on society.  Some businesses that had planned to slowly transition into a remote work model fully embraced that model over the span of a couple weeks. Some older processes that were being phased out have now… Read more »

Want to Turn Your Temporary Position into a Permanent Job?

When you’re looking to convert your temporary position to a permanent one, it can be hard not to overthink your performance and how much people like you.   But rather than basing your mindset on the reactions of others, you should be focused on making contributions and providing value. There’s never a guarantee that a temporary position will become a… Read more »

3 Ways to Move Past Job Rejection 

Unfortunately, rejection is a part of life, and hopefully, you’ve reached adulthood with a healthy appreciation of that fact.   That being said, it’s perfectly normal and healthy to be upset by rejection. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to get over any negative feelings. Below are a few steps you can take to get over job rejection.  1) Keep… Read more »

Keep Your Career Recession-Proof with These Tips

The economy was surging ahead and the labor market was extremely tight. However, what goes up must come down, as they say. Some experts predicted that the economy would slow down in 2020, possibly due to the coronavirus outbreak. Even if some massive external influence didn’t hit the markets, it’s reasonable to assume that a period of sluggish growth or even a recession is in our future.  If you want to… Read more »

How to Be More Confident During Your Job Interview

Even if you feel overly qualified for a position your seeking, a job interview can be a nerve-racking experience. Interviews are a type of situation where you are being judged on what you say and do, which can be enough to rattle even the calmest of people. Even worse, it is important to project confidence.… Read more »

5 Reasons to Learn a Trade

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There’s a common perception out there that a college education is essential for a rewarding career, with a four-year degree being the baseline and an advanced degree equating to an even more rewarding career. However, a college degree is not vital to a good paycheck and having a rewarding career. In fact, a skilled trade… Read more »

5 Soft Skills to Master Before Your Next Interview

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Soft skills are personal qualities and non-technical skills that enable you to work more effectively with other people. Some soft abilities, like leadership, might have to be acquired through experience, while others, like the ability to stay focused, are about discipline. While hard skills, such as computer programming, can be gained through straightforward learning and… Read more »

The Rules of Writing a Thank-You Email After a Job Interview

Sending a thank-you email following a job interview is always a smart idea. In fact, some hiring managers think less of candidates who neglect to follow-up properly. One big reason to embrace the thank-you email is that it’s just good manners. Another reason is a bit more self-serving: It’s another chance to make a positive… Read more »