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Interviewing During Covid-19

By Interview Tips

Right now the job search situation is not ideal for anyone, including the people doing the hiring. Here are some tips so you can navigate this stressful and confusing job world.

  1. Identify your strengths.
  2. Request a video interview.
  3. Don’t rely on the interviewers to know everything that’s going on.
  4. If you do go in person, wear a mask.
  5. Pay attention to what you learn.

What Is Workplace Sensitivity?

By Management Tips

With everyone discussing diversity in workplaces, you might want to consider doing sensitivity training within your office. But what is sensitivity training?

It helps those in your office distinguish between what is and isn’t appropriate behavior in the office and how to make sure people feel represented and that there is equality in the workplace. It especially helps people work out the nuances of different folks and their perspectives so you can be sensitive to their struggles rather than accidentally step on toes or say something offensive.

Working From Home Tips

By Interview Tips

As Covid-19 ravaged the world, many of us had to move into working remotely full time. And while it didn’t come without some hiccups, there are some ways to make it a smoother and more enjoyable process.

  1. Carve out a comfortable workspace for yourself.
  2. Create a consistent routine.
  3. Make sure your children are part of that consistent routine.
  4. Overcommunicate and stay connected with colleagues.
  5. Give yourself a break every day.

How to Be a Top HR Professional

By Management Tips

The key to being a capable human resources leader is to make sure you connect with the talent and employees you represent and to also be their voice in trying times. You need to make sure that you understand the industry you’re serving and find ways to amplify them during problems while also making sure there is enough representation.

HR and recruiting are very people-first jobs, so if you don’t feel comfortable working with others then it might not be the position for you.

Interview Tips for Students

By Interview Tips

It’s a scary time to be graduating college right now, but here are some tips for interviewing for a job right now.

  1. Prepare for the job by reading up on the company and the job requirements.
  2. Say why the position appeals to you.
  3. Practice your interview with counselors and others.
  4. Bring a copy of your resume.
  5. Send a thank you email after the interview.

Leading By Example

By Management Tips

When you start leading a team at your job, you always hear people say that you need to lead by example. But what exactly does that entail? Here are a few tips for understanding what you can do to lead your team best.

  1. Do the work and understand what your business and industry are all about.
  2. Respect the chain of command in your organization.
  3. Listen to your team and take in their feedback.
  4. Take responsibility for issues that crop up.
  5. Give your team space to breathe and don’t micromanage them.

Tips for First Time Managers

By Management Tips

Being a manager can be a very exciting, but also very stressful, time for anyone. While it signifies an advancement in your career and an opportunity to grow within a company. However, it can be a lot of pressure to put on a person to have to manage their own workload and a team’s.

Here are a few tips on how to be a great manager your first time around:

  1. Prioritize one-on-one check ins with your team members.
  2. Keep working alongside your team rather than unloading your workload.
  3. Set a good example.
  4. Know when and how to delegate.
  5. Understand that relationship dynamics will change.

Finding the Right Job for You

By Interview Tips

When you’re looking for a job, you’ll need to make sure you keep these basic tips in mind.

  1. Mirror words and phrases to make sure your resume fits the job description.
  2. Adjust your resume to fit specific jobs.
  3. Sign up for LinkedIn.

Tips for a Strong Resume

By Resumes

Creating a strong resume can be tricky, but it is not impossible. Here are some tips on creating a strong resume that can help you land a great new job.

  1. Include well-known names of clients and companies.
  2. Use keywords, but don’t go too crazy there.
  3. Include quality skills over naming too many skills.
  4. Interweave hobbies where possible.
  5. Don’t keep it too generic.

Finding a New Job During Coronavirus

By Interview Tips

During the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a lot of competition as more people are unemployed and there are less jobs hiring because of what’s going on right now. Here are some tips to help you stand out.

  1. Practice interviewing and networking online.
  2. Prioritize your needs and determine if it’s the right time to start looking and start a new job.
  3. Tap old connections to see if they have anything to offer.
  4. Use this time to reflect and research.
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