Here’s the thing: When your employees are successful, you’re successful too. That means that when you have an employee who is setting and reaching goals, this has a trickle-down effect. Then your business can reach goals as well! Or more accurately, your employees can help you reach goals. It may sound cliché, but setting goals that are achievable and that bring results is more complicated than many realize. So often the goals are either not that lofty (pretty easy to reach), or else the opposite: so difficult that they are setting one up for failure before they even start. You can...

Nearly 82% of women in the US agree that having a mentor is important. And yet in the same way, nearly 52% of women say they don’t have a mentor because they have never found “someone appropriate.” When it comes to being a mentor, there is a lot for the mentee, male or female, to gain, and there is a high responsibility placed on the mentor for what they have to offer. But it is these traits and skills that they offer that allow them to become sought after in their industry. It is these same traits that workplace leaders and...

If you dread writing a cover letter for job applications, you’re not alone. In fact, with only 45% of hiring managers claiming to read the letter, many people question if they should write one at all. But there is still enough research and insight from recruiters to say that you should – as long as you write it right and avoid these common pitfalls: Tell your life story Remember that the cover letter is delivered in tandem with your resume. This means: You don’t need to repeat your resume in the cover letter. The resume and cover letter need to be connected....

Call it pleasant, easy going, or affable, but whatever word you choose, employees and employers work together best when they get along well and like each other. We hear a lot about the need for proper skills for getting a job, or how important it is that you have experience and knowledge in certain areas. For example, the need for certain tech skills or experience in certain computer-related abilities. But at some point, we also have to address the importance of being a likable employee who an employer wants to have on the team and who is viewed as a pleasant facing asset to put in front of customers. Here are some of the top attributes that likable employees share: employee

Most interviewers assume that the candidate is showing up having done a bit of preparation. They (hopefully!) have researched the company and understand the role they are applying for. Maybe they have been practicing some sample questions, such as “Why should we hire you?,” or “What can you offer to the company?” But what about when the interviewer throws out an unexpected question? Being put on the spot is the time when a candidate truly has to perform.  This also offers the interviewer a good opportunity to discern potential employees from applicants. Want to stay ahead of the game? Prepare to be asked these questions: interview questions

Many people assume that the only time it is important to speak to a recruiter is when you show up in their office and ask for help finding a job. While this is indeed a big part of the work that a recruiter does, there are plenty of other services they can offer you and many other ways you can take advantage of their skills and expertise. Here are a few other reasons you should consider seeking the services of a recruiter. recruiter

Most people would likely agree that success in getting a job is very much driven by skills in technology and the ability to competently use a computer. Experts predict that by 2022, computer literacy will be non-negotiable in 90% of jobs. With the array of tasks that computers can be used to complete, it’s hard to be skilled in every area. And when it comes to getting a job, it’s hard to know where to focus your efforts towards computer competency and what skills should be a top priority. We know exactly what employers are looking for when it comes to computer proficiency: skills

If you want to get ahead in your job, you have to stay ahead in every way, especially when it comes to learning and developing your skills. With the fast-paced changes in industries thanks to the ability of businesses to connect on a global scale, you can’t afford to fall behind on the latest trends, information, and technology when it comes to your career. Consider these advantages to staying up to date in your field and pursuing the proper further education: education

Experts predict that by 2024, there will be an increase of more than 12% in technology-focused job positions. The increase in jobs is great news for the high number of individuals who are looking for a job. It is of no use however if you haven’t mastered some essential technological skills to allow you to tackle the job successfully. Here is what employers will expect you have mastered. technology