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 […]

Top Soft and Hard Skills of 2019

We are now half-way through 2019 (or just about) and with summer just around the bend and a new school season starting soon after that, it’s never too late to upgrade and hone your employability skills. After all, “stop learning, start dying” (paraphrased and attributed to Albert Einstein). So, what are/were the top skills of […]

The Importance of Defining Achievement in Switching Careers

We have and are in the middle of a career revolution wherein more people are jumping jobs, taking on contract gigs (as opposed to the forty hour a week standard that prevailed in the mid twentieth century) and generally having a more varied resume. But the mentality around careers hasn’t quite caught up with this […]

Generation Z in the Workplace

Generation Z are those people defined as being born between 1995 (roughly) and the mid 2000s. This means that the first wave of Gen Z is just about to or has just hit employment. (Those born in 1995 are now 24 years of age, meaning that they have either been in the workforce for at […]