How to Use Social Media for Your Job Search

Over the last few years, social media – especially LinkedIn – continues to grow in relevance for both job seekers and recruiters looking to source talented professionals. So obviously you need to make it an important part of your job search. This includes ensuring your LinkedIn profile stays up to date, and your other social… Read More »

The Right Way to Follow Up After an Interview

Your well-crafted résumé and thoughtful cover letter earned you a job interview for the position of your dreams. After some focused prep work for the big day, you felt you nailed your interview performance. Upon closing, the interviewer thanked you and said they would be getting in touch soon. Ultimately, the suspense is killing you.… Read More »

How to Choose the Best References for Your Job Search

Sure, a great résumé, personalized cover letter, and a standout interview performance all play an important role in any successful job search. However, including a few meaningful references able to vouch for your skills and experience also greatly matters. This is especially the case when a company is deciding between two or three candidates to… Read More »

How to Answer Situational Interview Questions

Job interviews give companies a chance to truly vet the worthiness of a candidate. While the résumé does a decent job providing an overview of someone’s skills and experience, the interviewer is able to probe into the details beyond what’s on a CV. Situational questions – where a candidate is asked how they would handle… Read More »

Staying Focused at Work

Keeping your productivity at its highest when at work needs to be the goal of any professional. Too often the distractions of the office make it hard to stay focused on the task at hand. Riding a successful career path until your retirement requires a consistent effort each and every day. Here are a few… Read More »

How to Make a Great First Impression

Your well-crafted résumé earned you an interview with one of the best employers in Texas. However, the actual face-to-face meeting plays the biggest role in getting a job offer. It’s obvious. You need to make a great first impression on the interviewer for a chance at a second interview and potentially the job of your… Read More »

The Warning Signs of Employee Burnout

Keeping your staff engaged, inspired and productive remains essential for any organization, no matter their business sector. Employee burnout unfortunately plays a big role in siphoning the efficiency of your team. Because of this, it becomes vital for your managers to understand the signs of burnout and be able to take steps to handle the… Read More »

Recovering From a Slip-Up on the Job

Going an entire career without making one mistake is an unlikely occurrence no matter your skills and experience. In fact, some of the top technology companies in the world want their employees to make mistakes, because they provide excellent learning opportunities. Ultimately, you are likely to be judged more for your reaction to a mistake… Read More »

Is Your Five-Year Plan up to Date?

A well-considered, long-term, and flexible career plan is a requirement, no matter your chosen profession. Trying to build a professional life lasting until retirement is not done by the seat of your pants. Instead, you need to set goals, further your education and training, as well as always giving your full effort when on the… Read More »

Three Ways You Can Gain Managerial Experience

When you feel ready to take on additional responsibilities at your job, getting valuable experience as a manager is sometimes difficult. Perhaps your company just isn’t willing to promote you at this time? This sometimes happens when there is no room within the organizational structure for new leadership positions. Gaining managerial experience before taking on… Read More »