Negotiating during the interview closing process isn't on the top of your To-Do List? It should be. When searching for a new job, there are many factors you must consider. You don't want to only want to find a job that you love and enjoy going to every day. Search for one one that also offers the money and benefits that you desire! While a pay increase is a common reason why many individuals accept a new job, it shouldn’t be the only benefit you negotiate. Here are several benefits you should ask for during your new-hire process. Vacation time If...

The onboarding process is one of the most important steps you will take if you want to become successful in any job and industry. During this process, you are integrated into the company and taught about its processes, policies, structure, and more. Some companies consider their onboarding process as simply filling out paperwork and showing their new hire to their desk, but this process is so much more than that. It includes building a connection between yourself and your new team, learning about the workplace culture, being introduced to policies and procedures, and more. Studies show that when employees experience...

Showing appreciation at work matters!! Gratitude is a powerful thing. It does more than draw people to you, it also improves relationships, physical health, mental health, and self-confidence. There are many ways and places where you can express your appreciation and show gratitude, including the office. But, showing your appreciation and not looking like a brown-noser can be a little tricky. Here are five ways you can show appreciation at work to your co-workers, employees, managers, and more. 1. Go out of your way to say 'Thanks' Rather than send out a quick email to tell a co-worker that you appreciate help...

No matter the company you work for and the industry you work in, you will encounter many individuals who may be difficult to get along with. But, what do you do when that individual is your boss? Bad bosses are quite common in the workplace. According to one survey, three out of four respondents said that their boss is the worst—and the most stressful—part of their job. Are you one of the many who struggles to get along with your boss? Check out these tips to help you find common ground and enjoy your job once again. 1. Talk to your...

It's a fact: Interview mistakes happen. The interview is one of the most important steps in the hiring process. This is the time where you can tell potential employers why you are the best candidate and why they should hire you. But, you must tread lightly. There are many things you could do to ruin your chance of making a good impression (and landing the job). Let’s discuss five of them. 1. Your timing is poor You should never arrive late to a job interview. And while this one thing is critical if you want to make a good impression, you...

Low productivity in the workplace is costing companies across the United States billions of dollars every year. In fact, employees who are not engaged in their work cost the United States up to $550 billion a year. As an employee, there are several things you can do to ensure your productivity and quality of work remains high. Let’s look at just four common reasons your productivity may be suffering and what you can do to improve it.   1. Communication is poor The average employee spends 13 hours alone on emails each week. This is more than one full business day filled with...

Anyone, no matter how much they love their job, can burn out. This is when you reach a state of fatigue both mentally and physically. You begin to lack motivation and activities and tasks that once interested you, become a chore to even begin. A few signs that you have reached this state include displaying a negative attitude about your responsibilities, having little energy, dragging your feet to begin a project, and becoming frustrated and irritated with the smallest thing. While these feelings are very common, they are easy to avoid. You can build up your morale and enjoy going to...

Most Americans will spend more waking hours in the workplace than in their own homes. Unfortunately, work-related issues are one of the most common sources of stress. A whopping  61% of Americans report work as a top stressor in their life. Additionally, 77% of people say they experience physical stress-related symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, stomach aches, muscle tension, and impacted mental health. However, stress isn’t the only factor that affects an individual’s overall mental well-being in the workplace. More than 43 million adults (or about 1 in 5), say they experience some sort of mental illness in a year. This...

Did you know there are more than 10,000 job posting websites in the United States alone? This makes it difficult to narrow down your search and find postings that target your expertise and experience. While there are many popular job posting websites such as Indeed and Monster, they are general and don’t focus on many specialized positions or industries. Niche job boards are the solution. Here are just five reasons you should use niche job boards in your search for the perfect job. 1. They are less competitive Niche job boards generally boast less traffic than general boards because only those with...

Statistics show that employees spend approximately five hours each week wasting time (doing nothing that is pertinent to their job). While there are many reasons why you may be unproductive and wasting time while at the office, many individuals simply have not developed proper time skills and habits to help them manage their time wisely. Let’s take a closer look at several time management tips. All employees should know to reduce wasted time and money in the workplace! Understand What Is Important Prioritizing is one of the most important — and often most difficult — time management tips to develop. When prioritizing,...