Do We Really Need to Love Our Jobs?

Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.  Do what you love, and the money will follow.   We’re all familiar with these frequently quoted lines.  They seem to drive us to seek out that dream career, the one where we won’t face the day-to-day drudgery.  There’s a new train of […]

How to Become a Better Decision Maker

Every day, we make hundreds of decisions.  Will I get up and exercise this morning?  Should I drive or take the train? Will I have a healthy snack or eat that donut in the breakroom?  We make most daily choices quickly and easily.  But when it comes to our careers, there are many more variables […]

How to Overcome Job Interview Anxiety

Does the thought of interviewing for a new job send your sweat glands into overdrive?  Do you go into panic mode envisioning stern HR managers asking those tough “What-would-you-do” questions?   Well, take a deep breath.  It’s perfectly natural to feel anxiety before a job interview.  You’d be hard pressed to find many people who enjoy […]

Top 5 Career Tips for Young Professionals

With so much career advice available online it’s challenging to know which pieces to incorporate.  So, to make it a bit less daunting, we’ve compiled what we think are the five best career tips for young professionals.  Here you go! 1.     Find where your interests and skills intersect. The difference between finding a job and […]

How Not to Get Fired in the First 90 Days on the Job

If you are a millennial, there’s a 33% chance you’ll be fired or leave a job within the first 90 days of employment.   Yep, you heard right.  According to a New York Post article, millennials are fired or leave at a higher rate than the general working population.    Here’s what you can do to […]

Job Hunting Trends in 2019

Preparing to find a new job in today’s market comes with some additional considerations.  Whether you’re looking for a first job out of college, or your first job in a long career, it’s important to be prepared for the norms of job searching in 2019. U.S. News contributor Hannah Morgan outlines some crucial things to […]

4 Reasons You Should Hire Applicants 45+

As a follow up to our tips for overcoming age bias in the job search, this week we will explore the why employers should hire applicants ages 45+ years.   When hiring candidates, age bias is often unconscious.  It can be found in job descriptions with words like “energetic” and “fast-paced.”  It comes across in employer […]

Four Ways to Beat Age Bias in the Job Search

Despite laws to protect against ageism, sixty percent of workers over the age of 45 have “seen or experienced” age bias.  Another ninety percent indicated it was normal for age bias to occur in the workplace.  It happens in a variety of ways, from being overlooked for a promotion to age-related jokes.  Where individuals 45+ […]

Trends in Talent Management: Employee Retention Through Career Development

Trends in Talent Management: Employee Retention Through Career Development According to BAI’s 2018 Banking Outlook: Trends in Talent Management study, one of the best ways to retain employees is through offering career development, leadership programs, and adequate training.  Insight was provided by surveying nearly 600 HR professionals and financial sector employees.  Here are some of […]

Why Employers Should Start Video Interviewing Now

Video interviewing has generated quite a buzz over the past few years.  Not all HR representatives and recruiters are sold on the idea yet, but the concept is catching on.  HR.com surveyed 526 HR professionals in 2018 on their use of video interviewing and interviewing platforms.  Over fifty percent reported they currently utilize video interviewing. […]