Posts Categorized: Career Tips

Declining a Job Offer

With an economy that has been losing steam and marked by widespread layoffs, it would seem that people would not have much use for advice on how to turn down a job offer. So, if you are fortunate enough to be able to turn down a job offer, you also need to realize that you… Read More »

Breaking into a New Career

Are you looking to start a new career? Maybe you have been laid off because of the economy, or maybe you are looking to begin something new. Either way, if you are thinking about a new career, here are a few things to keep in mind. One thing is to get to know people who… Read More »

Ignore the Siren Call of Technology and Stay Focused at Work

In this age of information technology, there are an almost limitless number of places we can go to get information. We check on a website, e-mail someone, look on Facebook or Twitter. We can use a computer, a smartphone, or an iPad. With the push of a button, we can get to Google, YouTube, books… Read More »

Raising Your Job Satisfaction

Although many companies claim that their employees are their most valuable resource, recent surveys appear to paint a different picture.  One survey showed that employee job satisfaction had hit a 22-year low.  Another showed that almost 85 percent of workers are unhappy with their current job, and another showed that one-third would move to another… Read More »

How “Sleeping On It” Helps Us Make Better Decisions

What is the best course of action to take when you are faced with a big, far-reaching decision? Many feel that the best way to go is to act with certainty and make a decision on the spot. But is that really the best way to make a big decision?  When President Barack Obama was… Read More »

Secrets to Successful Self-Promotion During a Job Search

If you’re applying and applying — and applying! — for jobs but not getting much traction from your efforts, you’re probably wondering why you’re “working” so hard at finding work, but having so little to show for it. If that’s your situation, the Opti Staffing Group is here to help. Here are some tips you… Read More »

Getting the Important Things Done

Do you feel overwhelmed? Feel you never seem to get done what you need to get done on any given day? And then do you have a friend or two who seems quite “together,” who always is cool, calm and collected and who — amazingly it seems — appears to get done all the important… Read More »

Overcoming Fear at Work — and Making it Work for You

Because of the pace of change, and the rapid expansion of knowledge, navigating your way in the workplace has become a lot more difficult and a lot more uncertain.  There is always fear, mostly fear of making mistakes, fear of failing.  How can we combat this fear and get beyond it? In this new business… Read More »

The Importance of Updating Your Résumé, Even if You Have a Job

Even if you have a job now, if this recession has taught you anything it should be that “No job is forever.” Which means that you always should have an up-to-date résumé because One. Just. Never. Knows. Updating your résumé  means you’ll never have to scramble to put one together should a great opportunity pop… Read More »

How Our Mood Affects Our Workday

Some days just don’t start out well.  Maybe you oversleep.  Traffic is horrendous.  You spill that cup of hot coffee in your lap on your way to work.  The end result is you walk into the office not in the best of moods. What impact does all of this have on your day at work? … Read More »