What to Look for in Your Next Employer

If you’re in the hunt for a new job, you have probably thought a little about the type of company you want to work for. But other than some of the basics, like general salary and benefits packages, what should you consider when accepting a job offer? Before you say yes, it is helpful to understand if the company is the right kind of employer for you and your long term career plans. Here are a few things to consider when looking for your next employer.

Stop Being Late: 5 Tips to Stay On Time

Do you have trouble arriving to work, meetings, or social engagements on time? You may have even lost out on work or other benefits because you simply can’t make it on time. Showing up late at work can be a career killer, so if you see yourself developing the habit it is important that you change it. If you’re running out the door after you’re already supposed to be in the office, here are 5 tips to adopt to help you change your ways.

Can Naps Make Your Team More Productive?

Creating a healthier workplace environment is a priority for many company owners or managers. But there may be one ignored aspect of good health that could give your workplace a productive edge over your competition. There is a secret tool to increase efficiently and effectiveness on the job: a mid-day nap. Experts believe that a quick nap, no longer than 20 minutes, in the afternoon can increase brain function. Many employees face an energy slump after lunchtime, but you can solve that by considering ways to offer afternoon naps in the office. Here are some tips to get started.

Creative Resume Ideas to Land Your Next IT Job

Information technology might not have the same creative reputation as, say, a graphic design job, but that doesn’t mean a little spice can’t help you land your next opportunity. Creative resumes and ideas can give an employer something new to think about and encourage them to contact you to learn more. So how do you use creative resume techniques to make a professional IT resume? Let’s take a look at some ideas you can incorporate.

Community Involvement and Employee Satisfaction

Do you want to develop cooperative initiatives in your business to encourage your team to become active in the community? Recent studies show that employees, especially millennials, are specifically looking to work with employers who have a community involvement component to their company culture. If you want to develop programs to encourage employee satisfaction, how do you get started? Here are ...

Top 10 Tools for Remote Working

Are you looking for remote working opportunities? Or maybe you work from home now and are interested in additional tools to make your experience easier? With so many people working remotely today, there are plenty of tools on the market that can enhance the remote worker’s experience to stay on top of office relationships and daily duties. What are the top 10 tools for remote working? Let’s ta...

A Millennial’s Guide to a Career in Finance

Are you graduating with a degree in finance this spring? If you’re in the market for a new opportunity, what do you need to know about a career in finance and accounting? As a millennial entering a job market and competing against more experienced professionals, there are a few things you should know to help you find your next opportunity. Here are some tips that can help you kick your finance j...

Red Flags that Tell You a Candidate is a Bad Fit

When you’re hiring for a new position, you need to weight all of the required qualifications with each candidate resume and interview to determine the right fit. But what if something doesn’t seem quite right? There are a few things that can tip you off to strange circumstances on a resume and make you think twice about hiring. Here are some red flags to watch out for to avoid a bad hire. ...

Imposter Syndrome: How to Avoid it At Work

Imposter syndrome is defined as the feeling high-achieving adults have that they will somehow be discovered as frauds. This means you can’t internalize your accomplishments, no matter how successful you are. It can become a serious issue for many professionals since they can never take pride in their work and constantly fear they will have the rug pulled out from under them. Before this phenomen...

Why Partnering with a Staffing Firm Gives You More Bang for Your Buck

Your company can save money though the hiring process by working with a staffing agency to help you fill your open positions. Why? The cost of hiring is high, especially when it comes to additional training or the cost of missed business while you’re filling the job. Working with a staffing firm can expedite the process and incorporate the cost into the service. Here are some of the reasons part...

Questions You Should Ask an Accounting Firm before Accepting the Offer

If you’ve been in the job market for any length of time, you may be ready to accept the next offer that comes your way. But accepting any offer isn’t as advantageous to your career as making sure you’re accepting the right offer. How do you know it is right for you? If an accounting firm is interested in your credentials, experience, and personality enough to make you an offer, it is imperative that you turn the tables and ask them some pretty important questions before saying yes. Here are some questions you should be asking.

4 Ways to Fall in Love With Your Career Again

Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air and you may be feeling a little euphoric on chocolate today, but have you stopped to think about what Valentine’s Day means for your career. Have you been feeling like you’re in a slump? Have the winter blues impacted your day-to-day work? What if you could fall in love with your career all over again? Before you end this Valentine’s Day and go home to your sweetheart and family, consider these 4 ways you can improve your happiness on the job.

Do You Have a Work from Home Policy in Place?

Working from home is becoming an increasingly popular choice for professionals at all levels. Remote working has a lot of benefits for both employers and employees, but only if done responsibly. It can lower the cost of overhead and allow employees to avoid a commute and be more efficient. Work from home options also increase overall satisfaction. But, it can be a risk if not managed correctly. Do you have a work from home policy in place? Here are several things to consider to make it successful for everyone.

IT Careers: What Should You Know About the Gig Economy

The IT industry is going through a transformation. If you’ve heard about the “gig economy” but aren’t sure what that means or even if it applies to you, here is some inside information. The Gig Economy isn’t new, but it is gaining steam with today’s job seekers. If you’re thinking about joining the Gig Economy as a technology professional, what do you need to know?

Expanding Networks: What to Look for When Choosing a Recruiter

Have you considered working with a recruiter to help you find your next opportunity? If you’ve never thought about this before, the process can feel daunting. How do you choose the right staffing agency to help you advance your career goals? Before you decide, consider some of these tips to find a recruiter who can assist your job search.

How to Negotiate Pay and Benefits

Money can be complicated. It can also be emotional. It is difficult to separate the feelings around money from what they represent. But there is a time where it is imperative that you take a bold step forward and be willing to discuss money. That is when you’re discussing your salary with a potential employer.

5 Questions to Uncover the Truth in a Candidate Interview

Interviewing is hard work. And when you meet with multiple candidates for the same job, sometimes things can be too good to be true. How do you know when a candidate is lying? What happens if that seemingly perfect candidate has holes in their story or, worst case scenario, gets hired and is unable to perform the job? There are some specific interview questions that can help you uncover the truth. Here are the top 5 to add to your interviewing process.

Why Your LinkedIn Profile Matters

There is plenty of information available about using LinkedIn, but very little indicates why it is so important. Experts will happily tell you how to maximize your profile so you get noticed by all the right employers. Is it really the top network for employers and job seekers? Does having the profile completed and searchable really make a difference? Why should you care about LinkedIn? Here are a couple of reasons to consider for ensuring that your LinkedIn profile is current and complete.

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5 Things to Look for In a Job Offer

The most satisfying moment in a job search is the receipt of a job offer. But how do you know if this offer, and this job, is the right one for you? Before you accept, it is important that you consider all the reasons to take this job or move on to the next potential opportunity. Many people believe that if they turn down an offer they are putting themselves in a bad position, but accept a job offer that isn’t right will have the same effect. Before you accept the next job, look for these 5 things.

5 Secrets from Hiring Managers

Every job seeker knows that in order to land the next great opportunity in their career, they need to impress the hiring manager. But that is sometimes easier said than done and many hiring managers are complete mysteries that can’t quite be puzzled out. So how do you make the right impression? Here are 5 secrets from hiring managers that will help you know how to conduct your communications and make the best impression.

What Are the Top Video Interviewing Mistakes?

Video interviewing has become popular over the last several years and is only going to gain more followers in 2017. The idea behind video interviewing, using conference software such as Skype, is to allow more face-to-face interaction with a remote candidate or allow for the consideration of candidates willing to relocate. With so many companies relying on video interviewing, job seeker’s need to be aware of the biggest pitfalls in order to avoid them. Here are the top mistakes people make in video interviews and what you can do to steer clear.

Mentors for Your IT Career: How to Find and Work With Them

If you’ve ever heard just one piece of career advice it may have been about finding a mentor to help you polish your path. But how do you go about finding a mentor in Information Technology and what happens once you have them in your contact list? There are plenty of reasons you should be working with a mentor, but it will only be beneficial if you know the right ways to go about cultivating this relationship. Here are some tips for finding and working with an IT mentor.

A Gen-Xer’s Guide to Working for Millennials

Recently, we shared information for millennial workers to better work with their Gen-X Managers. But that isn’t the only potential generational dynamic in the workplace. For those of us in Generation-X, how do we work with managers who are younger than us, sometimes significantly so. It can seem frustrating when you feel like you should be in charge of your manager rather than the other way around. So how do you cope, and thrive, with a millennial manager? Here are some tips to help.

Is Your Accounting Firm Ready for Tax Season?

Now that the holiday season is over, we can relax, right? Well, for any business that is primarily working in the accounting and finance industry, the first of the year means the start of tax season, so it is anything but relaxing. Between January and April, tax professionals are working hard for individual and corporate clients. So is your accounting firm ready to tackle tax season? Here are some tips to help you stay ahead of the game.

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