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Career Monday: Expert Job Interview Tips

Career Monday: Expert Job Interview Tips

It’s exciting to make it past the resumé and job application phase. Being invited to a job interview can feel exciting. It can also feel nerve-wracking. Now that you’ve made it past the initial phase, it’s time to make the first impression needed to take the next step. You can also shift your perspective: during […]

Q&A: Are There Topics We Shouldn’t Talk About During an Interview?

Q&A: Are There Topics We Shouldn’t Talk About During an Interview?

You should avoid asking questions that could be viewed as discriminatory or that infringe on a candidate’s privacy. Essentially, you want to avoid any questions that are not directly related to the candidate’s ability to perform the job. These would include questions about race, national origin, citizenship status, religious affiliation, disabilities, pregnancy (or desire to […]

Affirmation: I Organize My Priorities Into Separate Bins And Pull Them Out One By One

Affirmation: I Organize My Priorities Into Separate Bins And Pull Them Out One By One

There is a reliable technique I use to manage my priorities. Using this system helps me organize my life. When I think about my priorities, I imagine a row of balls. I pick up each ball, one at a time, and I label it with a goal or a task I hope to accomplish. Then […]

Career Monday: 7 Ways to Boost Focus and Productivity While Working From Home

Career Monday: 7 Ways to Boost Focus and Productivity While Working From Home

Many businesses have allowed or forced employees to work from home. While this is a welcome development for many people, it’s not always easy to be productive from home. It can be easy to sleep late, watch a little TV, spend too much time on social media, or just waste time in general. Having children […]

Q&A: What Do We Do When a Prank Crosses the Line?

Q&A: What Do We Do When a Prank Crosses the Line?

It sounds like this prank could have crossed the line into harassment, even though the person who was offended wasn’t necessarily the intended target. As an employer, you have an obligation to prevent and deal with harassment complaints promptly and thoroughly. To that end, follow your standard procedure to investigate the incident and take appropriate […]

AFFIRMATION: I Know How To Unleash The Power Behind My Dreams

AFFIRMATION: I Know How To Unleash The Power Behind My Dreams

Dreams have power. My dreams are important to me. They show me what I have and what I desire for my future. To make my future into what I want it to be, I must follow my dreams. Each day I dream and work to make those dreams come true. Dreams are valuable in helping […]

Career Monday: Managing Video Meetings – How to Avoid Collaboration Fatigue

Career Monday: Managing Video Meetings – How to Avoid Collaboration Fatigue

2020 was a year rife with changes and challenges. Remote working evolved from a futuristic concept into the standard strategy for most businesses. Our in-person meetings and daily chats became video calls and instant messaging. Collaboration tools like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Slack took over the world in the age of the pandemic, promising a […]

Q&A: A Candidate Told Us They Have a Disability. What Do We Need to Do?

Q&A: A Candidate Told Us They Have a Disability. What Do We Need to Do?

We recommend asking if they need an accommodation during the application process, but above all, ensure that having this information doesn’t influence your hiring decision. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities if needed to be considered for a job unless the accommodation causes an undue hardship. […]

Affirmation: I Maintain Hope While I Wait For My Dreams To Come True

Affirmation: I Maintain Hope While I Wait For My Dreams To Come True

I believe in my dreams. Those visions are inside of me for a purpose, which is soon to be revealed. My faith is steadfast as I await the manifestation of my dreams. There are many reasons why I must wait. Sometimes, I need to prepare myself for the change my dreams are having on my […]

Career Monday: Dealing with ADHD at Work

Career Monday: Dealing with ADHD at Work

Does your boss keep giving you the same feedback? You need to follow instructions and pay more attention to details. These could be signs that you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). More than 8 million adults struggle with ADHD. If you’re one of them, you may have trouble keeping track of multiple projects or […]