Informational Interviews: Understanding the Basics

By | October 18th, 2017|Career Advice, Career Development, Interviewing, Job Search Tips, Networking|

What is an informational interview? Also referred to as an “informational conversation”, an informational interview is a type of meeting where job seekers attempt to obtain guidance on their career of choice, industry, as well as the corporate culture of a potential future place of employment. Meanwhile, [...]

What To Do When You’re Dissatisfied With Your New Job

By | October 14th, 2017|Advice for New Hires, Employment Exit Advice|

You have finally secured a position at that illustrious company you have been eyeing for several years now. After a series of interviews with the organization’s most relevant decision-makers, you are hoping this will be the job where you can finally settle in, long-term. However, [...]

Recovering After a “Less Than Perfect” Performance Review

By | October 7th, 2017|Career Advice, Career Development|

As conscientious employees, we always strive for our absolute best. However, there may be the rare occasion when our work performance leaves some room for improvement. Whether due to a challenging personal issue, a workplace conflict, or an unusually arduous project or task assignment; negative [...]

Tech Employment Opportunities: Still Ranked Near the Top in U.S.

By | September 29th, 2017|Career Advice, Career Development, Job Analytics|

When you compare the number of job openings available, the overall job satisfaction rating, and the rate of remuneration, skilled technical jobs are among the leaders.  Why?   Beyond Compensation First, let’s discuss this topic of salary.  The top 10 Tech Jobs right now have [...]

Five Tips for Embracing Change in the Workplace

By | September 13th, 2017|Career Advice, Workplace issues|

New policies, management alterations, technological modifications, shifts in company culture, and varied expectations are just a few of the common changes that can occur in the workplace at any given time. While adapting to new procedures is often challenging, an employee’s reluctance to adapt can certainly disrupt [...]

The Right Way to Earn Respect as a Business Leader

By | August 30th, 2017|Career Development, Executive Advice, Executive Leadership, Management Advice|

If you are a business leader entering a brand new situation or work environment, you will likely be better received if you have a positive reputation to precede you.  Yet, in order to be highly esteemed by your staff and colleagues along the way, remember [...]

Tips for Brainstorming a New Career Path

By | August 17th, 2017|Career Advice, Career Change, Career Development, Job Search, Job Search Tips|

Time and Change Sometimes we become so overly-involved in our established paths and daily routines that a day may come when you lift your head and wonder, “What am I doing?” Sooner or later (and sometimes more than once) we most all arrive at such [...]

Career Advice: Common Professional Pitfalls to Avoid

By | August 10th, 2017|Career Advice, Career Development, Job Search, Job Search Tips|

Whether or not we realize it, our subconscious can have a strong impact on our decision-making process. While our conscious and outward intention may be to achieve ultimate professional success, there may be a few hidden barriers which we have allowed to deter us from [...]

8 Ways to Determine a Company’s Culture During Your Job Interview

By | August 5th, 2017|Career Development, Interview Tips, Interviewing, Job and Career Transition, Workplace Issues|

What is company culture? The shared values, beliefs, and practices of an organization’s employees and leaders are the components of a company's culture. These beliefs and practices determine how employees and management treat one other, handle business transactions, and interact with clients, customers, and shareholders. Why [...]

Improving Your Small-Talk Skills in Professional Situations

By | August 2nd, 2017|Career Development, Employee Communications, Networking|

In business, we will often find ourselves in circumstances where we must conjure up pleasant, void-filling conversation with individuals we hardly know.  These are folks we would not normally find ourselves connecting with in everyday life, and we can struggle to interact because we don’t [...]