Refresh and Recharge Your Way to a Productive Second Half of 2022

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Burnout is a real issue in many jobs these days. The American Psychological Association (APA) says it’s everywhere in 2022. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that burnout is an occupational phenomenon caused by workplace stress. Surveys show 79% of the workforce say they’re experiencing the negative consequences of workplace stress, including emotional exhaustion and Read more »

Why Every Professional Should Consider a Career Coach and/or a Mentor

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Work can feel like a dead end. Maybe you’ve been longing for a new challenge but feel trapped in your current job. Maybe you’d like to break into a new field but don’t know-how. Perhaps you’ve been job searching but can’t find anything that seems to fit. In all of these situations, a career coach Read more »

The Key to Properly Identifying and Selecting References as You Apply for Your Next Job

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In the rush to prepare your resume for the job search you may forget about an important step: Finding references. Most employers ask for references these days, so you don’t want to make this an afterthought. When combined with your resume and the interview process, the references you choose will have a direct impact on Read more »

When Was the Last Time You Updated and Refined Your LinkedIn Profile?

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LinkedIn is the number one professional networking site in the country. There are around 740 million individual members and 55 million registered companies actively using the site. That makes this free tool an incredible resource if you are a job seeker. But the key to using this resource properly is to start with an up-to-date Read more »

Should You Trust an Employment Agency with Helping You Take the Next Step in Your Career?

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Employment agencies provide jobs for about 16 million American workers each year. From temporary contract jobs to full-time hire and everything in between, it’s clear that the partnership between staffing agencies and job seekers seems to be working out just fine. But if you’ve never used an employment agency, how can you pick the one Read more »

Five Books All Professionals Should Read to Improve Their Career in 2022

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There are thousands of business books out there. There are books for entrepreneurs in startup businesses, books about industry disruption, leadership books, books to teach you to develop your productivity—and everything else you can think of (plus a few we bet you can’t). 2022 is going to bring some big challenges. Are there any good Read more »