Posts Categorized: Career Tips

When Looking for a Job, Think Like an Employer

When you are doing a job search, there is a lot of preparation involved – putting together a compelling cover letter and resume, networking, and preparing for the interview. But one of the most important things you can do to make your job search a success involves not just working hard, but working smart as… Read More »

Contingent Employment and Your Resume

Somewhere along the line in your career, you may have had a position as a contingent worker. Because of the economy, it is becoming more and more common. Companies are using temporary workers more and more as a cost-saving measure. For workers, temporary labor can provide flexibility in location and hours, provide employment after a… Read More »

What to Know About Recruiting

 In the competition for talent, companies are using recruiters more and more to find the people they need. So, whether you are currently employed or not, and are looking for a new job, working with recruiters could certainly give your job search a boost. There are, however, a few things to keep in mind to… Read More »

Dealing with Rejection

You have been searching diligently for a new job, and you found one that looks perfect for you. It matches your qualifications, it looks challenging and fulfilling, it looks, in short, just right. So you apply and land an interview. The interview is a great success. You get along well with everyone there, and they… Read More »

Job Search Tips for Those 50 and Older

If you’re older than 50 (or even near it), and are looking for work, you’ve not doubt found it harder to find a new position than you ever did when younger. Age discrimination is illegal, but it does exist. And that’s unfortunate, not only for the over-50 job seeker but also for employers who refuse… Read More »

Preparing for Your Performance Review

Some of you may have had your annual performance review in December. Others may have it near the end of the fiscal year (June 30) in May or June. No matter when your performance review takes place, read below for some ideas on how to prepare for it. Many companies now ask their employees to… Read More »

Optimism and Your Career

With all that is going on in the world today, it is easy to become cynical, to lapse into a gloomy outlook about life. But most psychologists would agree it isn’t really healthy. It is in a sense capitulating, rather than maintaining a vigorous state of effort and renewal. Especially if you are engaged in… Read More »

Shift Work and Sleep

If you work the night shift and believe you’re not getting a good amount of sleep when you do sleep, you’re probably right. A study by the University of Iowa on how the sleep habits of police officers affected their health found that those officers who slept fewer than six hours a night were more… Read More »