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How to Write a Professional Email

April 17th, 2018

Use these tips to write a professional email.

For many industries and companies, email is one of the most common forms of communication, whether it’s used for a quick response or a longer detailed message.

Since this method of communication is used often, there is a lot of room for error, which can negatively impact yourself and your business.

Here are a few tips to remember when writing and sending emails that could save you a lot of grief.

4 Email Etiquette Tips

  1. Proofreading

While many email provider offer editing services, they may not catch the wrong word if it’s spelled correctly; if you write “ant” but mean “and” the editor may not catch it. While this may seem like a simple mistake and the email recipient will likely know what you are trying to convey, it can make you look less professional.

Take the time to read and then re-read your email; there’s no point in losing credibility over an easy to catch error. Read the rest of this entry »

The First Week of Work: How to Make a Great Impression

April 6th, 2018

How will you make a good first impression at work?

The first week of work at a new job is often the roughest, scariest and most exciting time. Though you’re probably nervous and finding your bearings, it is important to make an excellent first impression.

Here are a few tips from Fortune to help you become an outstanding member of your workplace right away.

How to Make a Good First Impression at Work

  1. Be Confident

Though you may not be 100 percent sure of what you are doing, project confidence in your work. It is important that your employer and co-workers see that you work well under pressure and can handle responsibilities. This will serve you well down the road when they offer you additional tasks and work. Read the rest of this entry »

Social Media and Job Searching: What You Need to Know

March 27th, 2018

How professional are your social media pages?

Just about everyone has some sort of social media account; that includes people who could be employing you for a job.

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, “70 percent of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring, which is up significantly from 60 percent in 2016.”

If you are searching for a job, don’t forget to polish your social media accounts as you perfect your resume and cover letter.

Here are a few tips from Work It Daily to help you manage your social media accounts as you look for a career. Read the rest of this entry »

Important Skills for Team Building: What You Need to Know

March 14th, 2018

What skills do you think are important for team building?

It is finally spring, which means it’s time to shake of the winter blues and start anew. One of the best office place tactics for leadership to work on is team building.

Three Team Building Techniques

E-Skill has created an incredible list of leadership skills for a successful team; here are a few of our favorites.

  1. Relationship Building

Taking the time to build a relationship with your team is important. The website notes, “These relationships will help inspire your team to work harder, possibly even going beyond their job responsibilities. A team member who feels personally mentored by his or her manager is more likely to go the extra mile for that manager.” Read the rest of this entry »

Top Benefits of An Open-Door Office: What You Need to Know

February 20th, 2018

Is an open-door policy right for your business?

One of the most popular buzz-words for businesses is to have an open-door policy. This means that employees of all levels can speak to their supervisor. It’s believed to be a way to keep communication open and flowing, build relationships and keep employees in-the-know about company information.

While this seems like it should be a great idea, is it right for you as a supervisor? Keep reading for a few reasons that an open-door policy is beneficial for corporations compiled by Forbes.

4 Reasons an Open-Door Policy Will Benefit Businesses

  1. Access

If a business has an open-door policy, managers are more likely to have a better understanding of the day-to-day issues and goings on of their company. The open-door policy will encourage employees to directly address issues to their manager and receive high-level advice. Read the rest of this entry »

Be Inspired: Career Quotes from Successful People

February 13th, 2018

What’s your favorite career quote?

Looking for a job can seem daunting and stressful. You need to make sure your resume is tight, cover letters are clear and your interview skills are sharp.

Through the process of applying and interviewing, have you ever lost your drive? To keep you motivated, here are our five favorite quotes from some of the most successful and influential people.

Inspirational Career Quotes

“Success isn’t about how much money you make. It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” – Michelle Obama

“Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.” – Katherine Whitehorn

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan Read the rest of this entry »

How To Choose an In-Demand Job in 2018

January 29th, 2018

Is a job trainer the right position for you in 2018?

If you’re in the market for a career for the first time or want to pursue a position in a new field, finding a job right away is an important step. Here are a few of the most in-demand jobs in 2018 according to The Job Network; click here for their complete list.

Top In-Demand Jobs for 2018

Fitness Trainer

Do you enjoy being active? You may want to consider a position as a fitness trainer.

Getting healthy and establishing an exercise routine is a popular goal for just about everyone regardless of age. The Job Network sites a statistic from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that noted the demand for fitness trainers will increase by 8 percent in the year 2022.

Most job openings in this career require various health certifications and general physical fitness. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Choose a New Career

January 27th, 2018

Use these three tips to choose the right career.

Choosing a career is an incredibly important and exciting decision to make. When you select a field to pursue, you are creating a map for your life that will hopefully lead to success and fulfillment.

If you are in the process of beginning your career or considering changing industries, keep these factors in mind before you make a commitment.

3 Things to Consider Before Picking a Career

  1. Education

Research your career interests and find out if you need certain degrees or certifications to advance. If you already have a degree in your chosen field, you may be able to pursue job leads right away. If you need to obtain new degrees or certifications, consider how long they will take and if the job might allow you to work and go to school at the same time. Read the rest of this entry »

3 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Office

December 26th, 2017

2018 is upon us and we hope you’ve had a productive year! From showing your employees you appreciate them to ensuring your workplace is as healthy as it can be, this past year has been a great opportunity to improve your company. What resolutions should you set as goals in the coming year? Read on for three ideas.

What New Year’s resolutions have you made for your workplace?

3 Workplace Goals for 2018

  1. Host Regular Performance Reviews

Not all companies offer performance reviews, and while they take time, reviews offer a real benefit to both your organization and your employees. Employees who regularly receive feedback produce higher quality work and are more committed to their jobs; learn how to prepare for a review in this blog post.

  1. Encourage Workplace Health and Wellness

Could your office be healthier? If you want to see your team members’ productivity increase and your health bill decline, make this your focus in 2018. Encouraging frequent standing in the form of walking meetings, offering sit-to-stand desks and even having dedicated team standing breaks can add years to your team’s life expectancies and also boost their on the job productivity. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Increase Health and Wellness in the Workplace

November 28th, 2017

We’re coming up on the season for New Year’s resolutions, when both workers and employers make a conscious effort to change aspects of their life with health and wellness in mind. Are you looking for ways your office space could be improved?

Are you focusing on workplace health and wellness?

Employing strategies to increase the overall health and wellness of your office can be a great way to boost morale and encourage higher rates of productivity, in addition to extending the lives of your employees. Workplace stress can be as dangerous as secondhand smoke; workers who lack proper ergonomic comfort and sit for all hours of the day can experience body pain, low motivation and are more likely to quit their jobs. Read on for a couple of strategies to boost the overall health and wellness of your team.

2 Strategies for Boosting Health and Wellness at Work

  1. Encourage Higher Water Consumption

How much water do your employees drink in a day? Is it enough? Healthy water consumption is important for health and wellness; it regulates body functions, helps with alertness and encourages a more positive attitude. Read the rest of this entry »