3 Tips For Parents Balancing Work and Back-to-School Time

Labor Day is over. You can start to feel a slight nip in the breeze. People are closing up their pools, putting away their lawn furniture and openly talking about plans for Thanksgiving. And school’s back in session – a blessing and a curse to working parents. A blessing because it will no longer be… Read more »

5 Reasons to Have a LinkedIn Profile While Job Searching

Social media has become a big part of the career-building process. Almost all job search activity now happens online, with much of the action expanding from websites like Indeed or Monster to places like Facebook, Twitter and, of course, LinkedIn. This last hub represents the main beachhead for the social-media takeover of the job-search process.… Read more »

Here Are the Top Three Career Opportunities in Flint, MI

Flint, Michigan, has a hard scrabble reputation. From Roger & Me to the water crisis, when the national media turns its attention to Flint, it tends to characterize the city as an example of economic turmoil in de-industrializing America. But the city is much more than that. Without downplaying the challenges that have marked the… Read more »

Landed Yourself a Second Interview? Here Are Your Next Steps

You scoured the web and found the perfect job opening. You re-taught yourself how to iron a shirt and managed not to sweat through it during the first interview. Something must have gone right, because they’ve called you back for a second meeting. Now what? First off, congratulate yourself. Even if you don’t end up… Read more »

Beware of These 3 Warning Signs Before Accepting an Offer

You’ve made it to the final job search stage: the offer. After slogging through unemployment limbo, enduring the ego-shrinking ordeals of the job search process and overcoming your insecurities during the interview, you’re finally at the finish line. But just before you cross, there’s a few things to consider. Not all opportunities are created equal.… Read more »

Are You Properly Reporting Safety Mishaps?

The goal of any safety policy is to avoid accidents in the first place. But mishaps happen even in the most rigorous safety regimes. When these incidents take place, it’s important to report them properly. There are many reasons it’s important to have proper documentation. There may be future medical or legal consequences. Benefits, such… Read more »

4 Tips to Boost Your Confidence if You Don’t Like Networking

It’s common advice that just happens to be true: Networking is key to building your career. Getting the best opportunities often involves knowing the right people. But this fact has a catch. What if you’re not good at meeting people? Or more specifically, what if you think you’re not good at meeting people? The truth… Read more »

Here’s How You Can Land Your Next Promotion

A treadmill. A grind. A dead-end. A lot of nicknames have been coined for bad work experiences. If we aren’t careful, the office can become a dreary place, where we crank out the same kind of work day after day, and even year after year. One way to stay out of that loop: keep moving… Read more »

Get Movin’: 3 Quick Workouts You Can Do at Work

Remember the good old days, when you had time to work out every day and you always looked and felt great and the world was yours for the taking? Well, maybe it was never quite like that. But the responsibilities of adult life have definitely cut down the opportunity to get in a regular work… Read more »

Encourage Your Team to Watch These 5 TED Talks to Get Them Motivated

It may seem like showing your employees a YouTube video might be a strange way to motivate them (other than the ones where cats get absurdly scared of cucumbers). But you can find a lot of clips in the TED Talk series that could encourage improved performance or lead to a more concrete discussion about… Read more »