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5 Strategies to Boost Motivation During the Cold, Slow Season Amidst a Pandemic

5 Strategies to Boost Motivation During the Cold, Slow Season Amidst a Pandemic It’s hard enough to get through the slowest month of the year for most businesses (February) under normal circumstances; let alone during a pandemic. After nearly a year of adapting to this “new normal” way of life, many of us are secluded at home and in front of a screen for hours [...]

February 12th, 2021|

Why You Should Stop Multitasking & Do This Instead

I hear people say they are skilled at multitasking all the time. However, according to neuroscientists, our brains are not wired to multitask.  The ability to work on two two complex activities simultaneously is simply an illusion. People who believe they are multitasking are actually doing individual actions in rapid succession. Our brains cannot perform two cognitive functions at the same time. But, why does [...]

January 29th, 2021|

Selecting the Right Position for You

Selecting the right a job means so much more than securing a paycheck. Here are some top tips on selecting the right job for you. Remember, compensation is more than base salary The base salary is just that, the very base. On top of that, there is total compensation and benefits. Make sure to consider these all together. Consider what your taxes will be if [...]

January 15th, 2021|

Setting 2021 Career Goals

It's Time to Set 2021 Career Goals As we enter a new year, it’s a great time to reflect and plan for the year ahead. The simple act of setting goals will help motivate you throughout the year, give you a sense of accomplishment when completed, and help you maintain your focus. Here are some tips to help you set 2021 career goals. Reflect on [...]

January 1st, 2021|

How to be Successful While Working from Home this Holiday Season

How to be Successful While Working from Home this Holiday Season While a vaccination and a promise to return to normalcy are in sight, we still need to get through this holiday season during a pandemic.  While you are likely already used to the technology for a remote holiday experience, this holiday season could present some unforeseen hiccups with a work from home environment. Here [...]

December 25th, 2020|

Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals The end of the year is fast approaching, and it’s time to start thinking about creating goals for the New Year. A tried and true strategy for setting career goals is the S.M.A.R.T. approach. Specific: Be as specific as possible when you set goals. Address an issue that is important to you and consider what exactly you want to accomplish, why it [...]

December 18th, 2020|

Tips to Master End of Year Self-Reviews

It’s hard to believe it’s almost time to wrap up the year! That means for many of us, it’s time to self-evaluate our performance for the current year and develop a new individual development plan for the upcoming new year!  Self-evaluations can be nerve-wracking and make even the highest achievers nervous. It can be a delicate balance to not be boastful, keep it honest, and [...]

December 11th, 2020|

The Interview Question that Lost Me the Job

The Interview Question that Lost Me the Job Early in my career,  I applied for a really great job. To my surprise, they offered me an interview. I killed the first interview, slayed the second, and ended up being one of the last two candidates for this sought after position. What happened in my third interview was something I will never forget. I choked when [...]

December 4th, 2020|
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