With the increase in jobs that can be done remotely, so much work happening mostly online, it is not surprising that the interview process is not happening at the office. Gone are the days of not being able to land a job because you can’t go for an interview, or because the job is in a different city, a different country, or in a different time zone. Enter the video interview: where you open up a whole new field of job opportunities – but only if you nail the interview. video interview

When you are launching into a job hunt, it can seem overwhelming, time-consuming and realistically, a little demoralizing when you are left to read all the “thanks, but no thanks,” emails from prospective employers in your inbox. Starting with a good resume and cover letter, however, is one of the best ways to maximize your success on the hunt.  And sourcing strong job references is an important part of that process. job references

If there is one thing you have likely heard over and over again when it comes to applying for a job, it is the importance in creating a strong cover letter. The cover letter is the first impression a potential employer will have of you and your skills, and those impressions count. Let’s dive into how you can craft the perfect cover letter and land the job you’ve been waiting for: cover letter

Job seekers used to worry their social media profiles could keep them from landing their dream job. And for good reason. After all, photos of keg stands don’t exactly scream, “future executive.” Shying away from social media, however, is not the answer. With recent surveys showing that 92% of companies and recruiters use social media to find job applicants, today’s savvy job seekers leverage social media to their job hunting advantage. Here are three ways you can do the same. social media

The right recruiter can be your greatest ally in the job hunting process. They can lead you towards postings you might not have discovered on your own, help negotiate important job details with a prospective new employer, show resources for brushing up on some key skills, help with interview preparations, and even motivate you when you’re feeling hopeless. In other words, a recruiter can be a life-line for a job seeker. When it comes to working with a recruiter, however, it’s important to note that they’re not all created equal. Like any professional you work with, some are more qualified than others, and some are simply a better fit for you. If you think that working with a recruiter to find your next job is the right move for you, pay attention to these characteristics to look for to help you find someone who is a perfect partner for you. recruiter

The fears around creating an autonomous workplace culture are understandable. Managers may feel that allowing employees the freedom to work as they see fit could undermine their efforts to get the most of them. Employees who don't feel trusted by their manager become unengaged and wouldn’t want to thrive in an autonomous environment. If you’ve assembled a team of engaged individuals, granting them this freedom will be the best thing you can do! autonomous

A company’s best asset is its people, so hiring the right person for a job is absolutely crucial. A good hire can lead to greater sales for the business, a potential future leader to push company initiatives, or a hard-working employee who gets the job done every day. A not-so-great hire can mean wasted time training a short-term employee and disruption within a department. There may be several reasons why you’re finding it challenging to find the right hire for a position. Are you making any of these errors in your hiring process? hiring

Being organized at work is often considered a positive trait of a great employee — but is there such a thing as being too organized? While planning certainly has its place in the office, there can be detrimental affects if it gets out of hand. How do you know when you’ve crossed the line from productive to prohibitive? Here are some signs that you may be over-planning — and impacting your career. productivity