Career Advancement

Career planning resources – career change, career choice & career advancement. Temporary Staffing, Direct Hire Staffing, Government Staffing, Hospitality Staffing.

4 Tips for Remembering Names

    Say it. As soon as you meet someone, say their name to encourage it to stick in your mind.  Try saying their name three times over the course of your conversation.  People like hearing their name and will like you more if they know you know their name–and you’ll like imprinting  their name in ...

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    4 Secrets to Career Advancement

     

    • Don’t focus solely on your job—think about your career! And the best time to work on your career is when you’re happily and gainfully employed.  If you practice perpetual career management, you’ll position yourself for salary increases and promotions and never worry about layoffs or job security because you’ll have so many coals in the fire through ...
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    4 Ways to Stop Sweating the Small Stuff at Work

    You must prioritize to be successful at work.  When you drop the following things from your to-do list, you’ll stop wasting precious time and energy and become more effective where it counts.

    1)     After you suggest a new time- or money-saving measure to your supervisor and your supervisor expresses a preference for the current method or system, drop it.  Pushing further could cause you to be perceived as an aggressive know-it-all by the person who’s doing your performance evaluations and you don’t want that.

    2)     Unless ...

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    New in a Management Role?; A Primer for First-Time Supervisors

    • You can’t be friends with everyone. This is one of the hardest aspects of being a manager for people moving out of the rank and file.  They tend to feel like traitors to their peers.  You don’t need to stop being friendly and sociable.  You do need to enforce policies and discipline employees whenever necessary.
    • Delegate, delegate, delegate. Of course, there are many ...
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    Planning Your Company’s Halloween Festivities As a Career Move

    It’s never too early to start planning for Halloween in my book…and what better way to gain some workplace kudos than by whipping up some Halloween antics?  Unless someone in your office has already claimed the role of being the designated holiday-crazed maniac, your boss will probably be game to ordain you the Howl-o-ween Coordinator.  You never know unless ...

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    When You Can’t Stand Another Day in Your Current Position…

    1. Breathe.
    2. Join a job seekers support group or meetup. A job seekers / job finders support group isn’t about moping, nor is it solely about emotional support (although that may be a component).  It’s about learning the skills and abilities of those in the group, discovering what each person is looking for, then working as a team to get everyone connected with a job they love. The time you invest in a group like this is multiplied by the number of ...
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