Workplace stress has become something we all deal with daily. Some people handle better than others, but others don't. This chronic stress can fill our lives, despite our best efforts to keep it confined to our workspace. So how do we reduce stress at work? Change your mindset We all spend way too much time doing things that trigger stress than we do on something that relaxes us. Too much stress can expedite the aging process, weaken our immune systems, and leave us feeling tired and depressed. The key is to recognize the signs and respond with healthier habits. An excellent way to start this is by asking yourself, what can I control? Reduce Stress at work and Learn to say "No" This is not an easy thing to do. It's human to want to help and to take on more than we should, but learning to say no once in a while can relieve [...]
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Interviewing? Get ready for this question- Are you a Team Player? In almost every interview, you are asked, “Are you a team player?” The obvious answer is “yes,” to this question; however, interviewers will ask to order to determine if you are able to support a team and work well with others. Think about this question and prepare yourself to have an example of when you demonstrated this behavior. Questions to consider before your interview: Are you helpful? Do you enjoy collaborating with others and discussing new ideas with your co-workers? Are you able to effectively communicate with people with different personalities or even complex personalities? Do you know how to reconcile conflicts and motivate people? Are you cautious in your communication method? After answering these five questions, you will clearly understand how best to address the question "Are you a team player" in your next interview. Today, with a hybrid work environment, meaning work [...]
Like most people, you may have no idea what you want to do next in your career. You want to make a change, but it feels like such a huge undertaking that you're stuck worrying about it instead of focusing on the next single thing you could do to move forward. Here's what you can do to set yourself up for a successful career change. Want a Career Change? Plan for the future and stop avoiding the present. Planning ahead is an excellent idea, and preparing for the worst is a smart move. And yet, plans can fall apart, and the worst thing you planned for is unlikely to happen. Challenges may come up that you could have never anticipated. However, unless they're causing you a significant problem right now, they don't deserve to be taking up so much of your attention. Why would you spend your time worrying about a problem you haven't got [...]
Many people are now working from home and enjoying a bit more flexibility within their day. However, in order to stay sharp and happy working from home, you'll need to establish some home office rules and routines. Don't start working the minute you wake up. It's easy to roll out of bed and immediately log into work, but this could potentially be setting you up for a 10-hour day, causing you to burn out. Instead, go through a morning routine. Give yourself time to get ready for the day, work out, brew some coffee, or get some fresh air. Having a routine will allow you some much-needed "you" time before starting work. Workspace is for work only. One of the best things you can do when you are working from home is to give yourself a space where you do nothing but work. Being able to dedicate a work-only area will allow you to set boundaries for [...]
While hiring has slowed, it hasn't stopped altogether. Many employers are still recruiting - they're conducting remote interviews. Here are six steps to nailing those remote interviews and landing the job you want. Your setup Sit down and turn your camera on; what can be seen? Arrange your face in the middle of the screen. Check the position or height of your laptop to get the angle correct, so you're not looking down at the camera. Take a look around the room. Make sure there is no clutter, and organize the area. Be aware of noise or distractions that might interrupt you, such as housemates in the kitchen or pets. Find a quiet space that allows you to focus. Try a test run With so many video conferencing platforms, it's easy to get confused. Whether it's Webex, Zoom, Skype, or Teams, practice with a friend to learn the platform used. There is nothing worse than [...]
In today's busy world, it takes time for recruiters to reach out to potential applicants. You could have applied for a job weeks ago or just yesterday, either way, you need to be prepared when they call. While on the phone with a recruiter, don't forget to ask these 6 questions while you're on the phone. Even if it only lasts 5 minutes, the call is essential and more important than the job interview. Why? First impressions are unforgettable; this is your chance to show who you are. It's also a perfect time to ask any questions about the job so you can be prepared for the interview. Here are the 6 questions to ask the job recruiter 1. Do you work for the hiring company? There are two types of recruiters. It's essential to know the difference between each one. An internal recruiter works directly with the company that looking for someone to hire. [...]
Why Hire an Interview Coach? Do you sweat and stress out when you think about your upcoming interview? Has this happened to you while sitting in front of your potential employer? Good news; you are not alone. Job interviews are stressful, no matter how much experience you may have. Meeting new people, in general, is nerve-racking enough, not to mention the questions that go hand in hand with any interview, "Tell me about you," "Can you remember a time when," and everyone's favorite "What are your weaknesses"... plus, your dream job could slip through your fingers with one wrong response. No big deal, right? Without preparation, It's a pretty big deal. This is not the time to recruit friends or family to role-play with you; instead, hire an interview coach. Interview Coaches will help you reduce the sweat and stress from interviewing. You will work closely with your coach in mock interviews and receive real-time [...]
Have you been spending hours, days, and months of job searching, and you keep coming up empty-handed? Have you been blaming the economy on the lack of job replies or feeling like everyone else is struggling too? Do you ask yourself why your job search is not working? We can help you improve your results with simple changes that will greatly impact your job search strategy. If your job search is not working, here are the mistakes to avoid Job Applications Not all applications are created equal. Most online job boards send you down a rabbit hole, wasting your time and taking you away from your goal of finding a job. Did you know that 80% of vacant positions are filled without advertising? Some companies are even required to post jobs, even if they fill them internally. These jobs are filled by an employee or referral from the company's existing database of potential candidates or [...]
Resume with limited or no work experience First-time job seekers applying for jobs face a similar challenge: no work experience to prove they’re qualified. Most hiring managers or recruiters review work history as one of the best ways to predict future job performance. So what can you do when you don’t have work experience? Maybe you’re fresh out of school or trying to change careers – it might be a bit tricky, but with these tips, you can still create an impressive entry-level resume. Short and Sweet Resume Most resumes have two pages, but this could be silly when you don’t have the experience to fill the pages. Keep things short and easy to read on one page, so your best achievements and skills can stand out to hiring managers. Transferable skills List anything work-related that comes to mind. Emphasizing your transferable skills will help in two ways: Build your confidence in what you have [...]
Practical Tools for a Career Change (Successfully!) Changing Career Paths From a young age, we set our sites on careers that are frequently not practical as adults, leaving us to contemplate a different career path. Reasons for this change can be vastly different from one person to the next, but the idea of changing your career can be intimidating. Before choosing to switch careers, it could be helpful to evaluate your current position. What are the things you found intriguing when you first took the job, and what are your main concerns today? This process could help determine if you need to explore more options in your current career or change paths entirely. Here are a few simple tools for changing careers Understanding your current job satisfaction. It’s important to know about your current job you like and dislike. While evaluating why you dislike your job, consider whether it involves the work itself, company culture, [...]