Why Evaluations at Work are a Good Thing

If you want to see an entire workplace stressed out (or at least one department), mention that staff evaluations are coming in a week and watch everyone lose their marbles. Or… nearly everyone. There’s always that one person who seems to really enjoy them-thrive on them even! They look forward to the feedback, the evaluations […]

The Wavy Line to Employment

Does your education determine your career future? Once upon a time, it certainly did. If you took a trade in school, odds were that you would be working in that same trade, and given how the ‘traditional’ economy shook out, you would be working in that trade for forty years or until retirement. If you […]

Why It’s Certifications AND Attitude that Matters

It has been a long running idea that the more certifications and training one has, the better their chances are of getting a job. In fact, our education system is based entirely on that idea and no one can blame them for that; if it weren’t for certifications, many of these schools would have a […]

Getting Your Resume Through the 10 Second Skim

In a world where more resumes are hitting the internet and where more people are applying for work on a regular basis (the average length of time someone holds a job today is 3-5 years), employers are contending with more and more resumes for a job post. If an employer has a stack of one […]

Ways to Stay Productive at Work (Yes, even on a Friday!)

When we think about productivity, we often think of flying through as much of our to-do list as possible, regardless of how important those items actually were. If you fly through fifteen items on your to-do list, then you look pretty productive! However, if many of those to-do items were things like ‘check email’, ‘get […]

Public Speaking as an Introvert

Public speaking is an important skill to have in the workplace; however, for many people, it’s also a huge stressor! There are those who really enjoy talking to groups or even large crowds and there are others who are more scared of that than they are scary clowns. For many introverts in particular, the mere […]

How to Foster Good Work Relationships with Others on the Job

The number one reason why people leave their job isn’t the job itself, but rather the people that they had to deal with on the job and the work relationships they have with others. People don’t quit jobs; they quit teams, they quit managers or supervisors or bosses. On the flip side, the reality is […]

Dealing with Job Jealousy

There have always been times where we feel envious of those around us, but in the age of social media, it’s easier to have that envy spike harder than usual. Hashtags such as #myjobrocks, #myjobisbetterthanyours, #top30under30, #everythingisamazing and so on, is enough to make anyone take a second look at their job and wonder if […]

Are you a Serial Job-Hopper?

The days of having a job last twenty or thirty years may be dwindling, but that’s hardly a reason for the emergence of the serial job-hopper; people who can’t seem to last in a job longer than a few months or a year and always have reasons why. One of the big reasons for job […]

Five Reasons to Work in Hospitality

To celebrate our Room Keys and START programs which are currently running, this article will look at why hospitality and tourism are such great places to find work for a whole variety of people. ~ Eating out, planning vacations, visiting different places in different towns (or even your own town), going to hotels, motels, resorts, […]