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Feel the love

So it’s Week Two in February – our Feel the Love month! My last post told you how small things to show BIG appreciation to your team members. Did you take up my challenge on those things? If not, there’s no time like the present. Last week I suggested a few small things you could do […]

Getting to know your candidates

The last few posts I’ve written have been about preparing for an interview, putting a candidate at ease and doing the necessary follow through after the interview. You can read those posts here: 7 Tips for Better Interviews  Interview Expertise Some of my readers have asked about what to do during the interview itself. I wanted to […]

Interviewing expertise

“You are probably the best in your field. You studied you craft. You perfected your approach. And now you can honestly say you’re ahead of most people in your line of work. Congratulations! Now go hire someone just like you were 5 or 10 years ago. But you won’t get any pointers on how to […]

Career search – steps for success

Well, you’re ready for a job change. Maybe even a career change! You’ve thought about what is important to you about your next role. You know what type of management style makes you feel most engaged. And you’ve written a killer resume. Here are some general points to help you get noticed for all the […]

Get noticed – Developing a resume that stands out from the crowd

I had a conversation recently with someone who shared his struggle with finding a new job. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. THIS guy is having a hard time finding a job?!? He went to the right college. He took all the right jobs to develop an awesome career path. He moved around the […]

Resume writing tips

So you’ve decided that finding a new job is in the cards for you this year. Congratulations! You’ve made a big decision! There are some first steps you might want to take as you evaluate the things that are important to you in a job, company or a manager. Check out other blogs of mine for […]

Interviews are like dating … sort of …

How many times have you gone on a date and felt like the person wasn’t really paying attention to you? Awkward, right … If it’s been sometime since you had a “date” think about it in the context of a business meeting, lunch, or a networking event. You met someone you were really interested in, […]

Searching for a job? Here are some ideas to get started

Ahhhh … it’s the beginning of a new year. Tell me, did you spend time over the holidays thinking about blue skies, white sand beaches and a new career for your new year plans? Many people, just like YOU, spend time thinking about a new career move during the holidays – and then they return […]

It’s time we have a talk.

I’m curious – how well was your year in 2015? How well did your team members perform? Did you do a year-end wrap up with your team members? If you didn’t, it’s okay. The beginning of the year is a great time to start talking with employees about past performance and establishing goals for the year […]

This is not a day care

“This is not a day care.” Have you ever thought this same thought about your company? You’re not alone! This quote was included in a blog post written by Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s president Dr. Everett Piper about his observations on today’s youth. While his blog focuses on the behavior of college students being fiercely politically correct […]