Quitting without notice is an impulsive decision that happens in the heat of the moment, and affects your career progress. This may seem like an exercise in common sense and obvious advice, but people incur unforeseen problems when they take that stand. Quitting without giving notice is an avoidable mistake. You are taking a gamble … Continue reading Quitting Without Notice: Taking A Stand, Or Rolling The Dice?
You could see yourself working there; the people were friendly, the company is going places, and the job suited your experience and expectations. Then, you were informed that the job was offered to someone else. This wasn’t what you were expecting. Disappointment and wondering start to dominate your thinking. Where did you go wrong? Rejection … Continue reading Bounce Back When You Don’t Get The Job.
Challenge--or the lack of it--is a powerful motivator to stay or to leave. Employees who find their jobs becoming routine tend to lose interest in their work. The desire to learn and grow, to push into uncharted waters, and be excited about one's work again is a positive force for an employer to harness. When … Continue reading Keeping Good People – Part 2 – Provide Challenge And Growth Opportunities
The competition for experienced, qualified, and well connected people is intense. How do you improve the odds of keeping good people and why do they leave? This series of blog posts explores some of the main issues that prompt people to seek greener pastures, and what companies can do to prevent this exodus of talented … Continue reading Keeping Good People: Part 1 – Recognize An Employee’s Contributions And Success.
Manipulators know that many people are susceptible to flattery. They understand that there's a universal human need for acceptance and approval. They actively offer flattery and acceptance to people whom they perceive as being needy or unsure of themselves. They do the same thing with people who are outwardly strong and capable, but in a … Continue reading Recognize Manipulators In The Workplace.
We have conducted thousands of interviews. Over time, we have learned that highly accomplished professionals, and beginners alike, may share a similar feeling of nervousness, going in to an interview. It isn't something you do every day. There are various skills of active listening, practicing empathy, and using open-ended questions as techniques to conduct a … Continue reading There Is No Substitute For Character.
It’s the little things that can trip you up in your job application. Candidates are derailed in the hiring process due to simple errors that raise concern or suspicion in the employer’s mind. A case in point is where an employer receives a resume with certain employment dates, then, after doing a casual LinkedIn profile … Continue reading Simple Errors In Employment Dates On An Application Affect Your Job Search.