5 Reasons You Need to Hit Pause

Have you noticed how technology’s claim is that it will improve the quality of life, but it seems more like technology is taking over our lives? It has created a sense of constant accessibility, which leads to higher expectations in terms of finishing tasks and doing business. It’s been my impression that it’s considered acceptable[…]

How to Write Effective Emails

Chances are you’re going to spend most of your workday dealing with emails. If your goal is to be more productive, writing a simpler and clearer email is a step in the right direction.  With most professionals now receiving more than 100 emails daily, your recipients have just a few seconds to decide whether your[…]

Interview Dining Etiquette

As part of the interviewing process, be prepared to be invited to a breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  Remember, this is still an interview, even though you are in a social setting you need to remain composed and professional.  Interviewing outside of the traditional office setting provides the hiring manager an opportunity to observe your communication[…]

Saying Thank You after Your Interview

After your interview did you take the time to send a thank you to the people you interviewed with?  Beyond showing your enthusiasm for the position, a thank-you note also allows you to reinforce why you are the best person for the position.  While at the same time thanking and expressing consideration of their time[…]

Is your productivity challenged at work?

Between constant meetings, phone calls, and emails, staying productive at work can be a challenge.  I recently participated in a webinar that was focused around staying productive in the work place.  One message that was highlighted during the discussion was “Eliminating Distractions.”  The truth is the majority of us get pushed off balance by the[…]

How did you handle your last resignation?

As you look ahead to your new role that you worked so hard to secure and begin to plan the next part of your professional career, it is understandable this could overshadow the importance of taking the time to resign properly.  I always advise candidates that the number one rule is to leave on a[…]

Common Misconceptions of Phone Interviews

During interview preparation I often hear candidates say that they perceive a phone interview as being easier than an onsite interview because they do not need to invest the same amount of time preparing.  Although it is true that an onsite interview will have you most likely meeting more than one interviewer, additional preparation is[…]

Video Interviewing

Video Interviews Was video interviewing part of your last career move?  If not, you should be prepared to participate in video interviews as you start to plan your next strategic career move.  With today’s top talent being in such demand, hiring managers are looking for ways to engage candidates sooner in the process and many[…]

Your First Day

You have landed your dream job. All of the hard work and preparation that was invested into the interviewing process has paid off.  Your first day is around the corner and you have the enthusiasm of a 5 year-old on Christmas morning!  Don’t let this enthusiasm overshadow the opportunity you have on your first day[…]