Career Tips

Video Conferencing Fatigue: Does a Constant Stream of Virtual Calls Impact Work-From-Home Productivity?

The WFH model is now an integral feature of virtually every white-collar professional’s daily routine. Freed from the daily grind of an energy-draining commute to the office, most knowledge industry workers report they are starting work earlier and fully engaged for longer hours. This would seem to be a recipe for added productivity, particularly when…

Avoiding Burnout While Working from Home During the Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, the lines between work and non-work are blurring. Because the shift to WFH came about so suddenly, employees were forced into this situation without adequate preparation – or any choice in the matter. Most were not equipped to maintain healthy boundaries between their professional and personal lives. Faced with…

How to Build a Meaningful Relationship with a Recruiter in Your Industry

To help you find a job in your industry, and especially if it’s in a niche role, having a strong working relationship with a recruiter can be crucial. After all, recruiters have key partnerships with companies and the organizations they represent. If you reach out to them, are personable and demonstrate your capabilities, the recruiter…

How to Work with a Younger Manager as an Older Employee

If you’re an older employee with a younger boss, it may be difficult to work through generational differences. After all, there are varying attitudes toward work depending on age and it could be uncomfortable for both parties to work with one another. As Forbes notes, for example, “Working for a younger boss – while becoming…

Here’s How You Can Make the Most of Performance Reviews

In order to attract and retain the best talent, companies want to keep their employees happy and engaged. After all, job openings outnumber skilled professionals, so employers need to help their workers growth their careers, in order to retain these individuals in their organization. Since successful business operations hinge on performance, employers are placing more…

How Job Candidates and Interviewers Can Communicate with Each Other Successfully

The job interview is the first opportunity for job candidates and employers to get to know one an-other in person. It’s a critical step in the recruiting process because it gives employers the chance to learn more about a candidate’s strengths and weaknesses, while also enabling the candidate to see if the job they’re applying…

How to Navigate New Laws and attitudes on the Wage Gap

Women have made substantial strides over the years in the workforce. Since 1972, for example, women-led businesses have surged by almost 3,000 percent, according to a study conducted by American Express. In 2017, women and minorities represented a majority of the individuals selected to fill vacated board seats among S&P 500 companies, Bloomberg reported. Despite…

Increased Focus on Performance Management: How Employees Can Benefit

Through various incentives and strategies, employers are doing their best to ensure employees are happy and engaged. Much of this is being driven by the need to attract and retain employees in the executive, managerial and professional labor market, which is largely candidate-driven across many industries. In this environment, job openings outnumber skilled professional, putting…