Tools to Prevent Burnout in the Classroom

As adult learners, you have some unique challenges compared to children and teenagers going to school. These usually include things like family needs, working outside of the classroom, transportation, paying bills, and health issues. We see these played out regularly in and around the classroom in the form of burnout. Burnout is best defined as […]

Red Flags to Watch Out For in Job Postings

If a successful job search is one of your resolutions for 2020, then you’re far from alone! We have talked a lot over 2019 (and in previous years) about conducting good job searches, interview skills, and resume writing, but there is still an area where many job seekers fall apart and that’s not reading the […]

Getting Your Background Checked for Work

Background checks (the formal ones anyway) are usually the last stage in the hiring process for an employer, along with reference checking. When we think of background checks, we tend to think that they are used for things like government jobs, security, police, and anything where you may be working with money. However, many employers […]

Understanding Contract Positions

A combination of factors is creating a situation whereby contract positions are growing in popularity. Where once contract positions were generally found in the arts and labor; today, they can be found across all sectors with a push from both workers and businesses to cement their status as a viable part of the overall job […]

The Importance of Delegating

We have discussed before how strong a role a manager plays in whether an employee will be a long time part of a company or a short fly-by. Statistics show that the number one reason people quit a job is due to their manager or supervisor, not the job itself. In a Gallup poll in […]

Tracking Technology in the Workplace

It wasn’t all that long ago that employees could… well, get away with more. When everyone worked on the honor system, it was much easier to get away with slightly longer lunch breaks occasionally, stealthy job searches, and procrastinating on responding to a customer who was driving you insane. However, with new technology and data […]

Managing the Education Requirement of a Job Posting

Do you need to have that particular degree, certification or diploma to get that job? For a while there, degrees were being used as a filter by many employers, which had the effect of causing a loss of value for the degrees and many otherwise qualified applicants feeling as though there was no point in […]

Five Common Ways to Sabotage Your Hiring Chances

For many job seekers, the process of resumes, interviews, and hiring can seem opaque and murky. Why is it that some people get hired immediately and easily while others struggle from interview to interview, or worse, never get the interview at all? This leads to a lot of frustration on the part of the hopeful […]

Getting the Job you (Didn’t) Train For

It’s a nasty little secret that many people have: they did their college, university, or trades training and discovered along the way that the job they were training for turned out to not be the job they wanted. This could be because the internship, practicum, or job placement they did turned out to be a […]

Why It’s Important to Mourn Your Old Job

Job hunting is extremely stressful for most people, even the most optimistic among us. In essence, you are constantly putting yourself out there to be judged by others, with the added layer that if no one judges you ‘worthy’, you are out paychecks with a shrinking budget and savings account. The worry about money, skills […]