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A Proficiency in Microsoft Excel Can Add Extra Value in Your Next Interview

Proficiency in Microsoft Excel

A proficiency in Microsoft Excel, or any similar spreadsheet program, represents a core skill in today’s job market. No matter what industry you are looking to conquer, you’ll get a boost with a deep knowledge of these products. Individual software competencies have become central to the hiring process. Whatever other skills you have, if you… Read more »

Applying with the Wrong Version of Your Resume … Now What?!

Applying with the wrong resume

It’s one of the core dangers of online applications. Your clicking-finger gets itchy and you submit your job application too fast. Suddenly, you realize that you’ve uploaded the wrong version of your resume. Uh-oh. Now you’re worried you’ve blown your chance. Searching for work can become a slog. The process can get repetitive, causing you… Read more »

Overexerting Employees: How to Avoid It

Overexerting Employees

Overexerting employees can lead to serious consequences. Studies show it can be the number-one contributor to workplace injuries, as tired workers become more prone to accidents. Beyond the safety implications, pushing your employees past their endurance is just bad business. The increased stress and fatigue cuts into productivity, making your team less efficient. Meanwhile, it… Read more »

4 Reasons to Say Thank You to That Job You Hated

Job You Hated

You’re finally out. That dead-end, waste-of-time, career-stalling, anxiety-inducing, binge eating-inspiring job has ended. You walked out. You’re done. You’ve said goodbye to that job you hated … now you never have to think about it again. But … maybe you should. Just because you hated the job doesn’t mean it didn’t provide some value. After… Read more »

Drones Are Improving Workplace Safety

Drones Improving Workplace Safety

They may seem like a toy best suited for college kids and middle-aged dads. But drones represent a potential high-value tool for many businesses. Safety sits high on the list of the many prospective benefits of these relatively low-priced flying robots (which, by the way, are officially known as unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs). They… Read more »

Best Ways to Keep Your Industrial Team Cool in the Heat

Keep Cool in Heat

The summer heat creates more than a nuisance. Sweat ruins clothes and any attempt at meaningful grooming. And the high temperatures make everyone uncomfortable and irritable. However, the consequences can be far more severe. Hot weather poses a serious health risk. Without taking proper precautions, prolonged exposure to the heat can lead to frightening consequences:… Read more »

Non-Monetary Benefits to Offer in Your Workplace

Non-Monetary Benefits

You can’t always give out raises. Even when you have what you consider the best possible staff, budgetary constraints and basic market forces keep you from granting your top-flight team all the money you think they deserve. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do things for them. There are plenty of non-monetary benefits you can… Read more »

3 Resume Tools and Templates To Help Build A Lasting Impression

Resume Tools and Templates

Your resume represents your first impression. It’s important that it looks just right … concise, interesting, informative, even enlightening. However, it’s tough to get the feedback you need to make it just right. In the old days, you would show your resume to your mom, or your roommate, or maybe a couple of friends. But… Read more »

5 Tips to Improve Your Professional Handshake

Professional Handshake

Some people put a lot of stock in other peoples’ handshakes. It may seem old-fashioned or even superstitious. After all, it’s a relatively superficial way to make a judgment about a person, and has nothing to do with their actual abilities (unless they happen to be hiring a professional handshake(r)). If you want to get… Read more »

3 Yoga Poses to Try at Work

Yoga Poses at Work

You know the value of yoga. Flexibility. Fitness. Mindfulness. The problem: you don’t really have that much time. You’re stuck most of the day at work. Meanwhile you’ve got home commitments that eat up the rest of your schedule. It’s hard to find time for a yoga class, or even a simple self-created routine. However,… Read more »