The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released their monthly jobs report – a review of working, unemployed, seasonal, non-farm and part-time employees that make up the US Labor Force. The report opens with a 5.0% unemployment rate, even though 271,000 more people went to work in October. What does this monthly report mean?
We have all heard the line, “I can’t get experience if companies won’t hire me, and I can’t get hired without experience.” This challenge can be very frustrating for job seekers, especially those who know that they have the soft skills and motivation to learn the job in which they are applying for.
Anyone who has worked long enough has either seen or heard their fair share of workplace horror stories. With Halloween just two days away I decided to interview some coworkers for some of their best (or worst) tales from the workplace past and present. Read on, if you DARE!
When a potential employee has an interview at a company, they will do their research not only on the mission, vision and successes of that company, they will also take the time to find out what the company’s culture is like. This puts pressure on a company to appeal to potential employees and could lead […]
90 days. If you are about to start a new job the first 90 days on the job are critical. This is the time you are expected to learn, ask questions, and begin to perform. These first 3 months are also the time you are being closely monitored, observed, judged, and questioned.
In a world filled with outgoing, sociable, and charismatic leaders lies a large population of people whose secret weapons have the power to change organizations for the better. Introverts can be highly effective influencers when they use their natural strengths in the workplace rather than always forcing themselves to take on extroverted personality traits; however, […]