Author Britanie

Tattoos in the workplace- can they harm your employment?

The workplace is changing. People are working more and more from home. The rules of what is considered to be professional attire evolves daily and more people are finding themselves "relaxed" when it comes to office formalities. So, what about tattoos? According to a 2010 Pew Research Center study titled Millennials: A Portrait of Generation Next, 38 percent of millennials (ages 18-29) have at least one tattoo. What millennials fail to remember, however, is that although they have the right to express their personal identity, the people hiring them are… Read more

Are you in a professional rut?

It can happen. All of a sudden you are fresh out of ideas and your business looks grim. It is possible you are stuck in a rut. Generating creativity and motivation to be a "go getter" 100% off the time can be challenging.  I find the following tactics can help you dig out of any rut, especially in business. First, admit you are in a rut. Make a list of ten reasons why you feel you are in the rut. The next step requires noting which reasons are the top… Read more

Finding A Job.... The Simple Version.

You need a job and you need one fast. There are tons of resources online. But where do you start? You know to dress well. You know the importance of great references and an even better resume. So, what are you missing? Let us help you with these three simple tips for finding a job - and finding it fast! #1. Where have you not looked? If you have been looking for a job for over 20 days and haven't had one hit on your resume- change how you are… Read more

Finding Great Employees on Twitter.

It can happen. You can be on Twitter and suddenly come across a compelling biography that screams "hire me!" So, is it worth looking into? Yes! More and more men and women are hiring talent based on Twitter profiles. But, you can be fooled. If you are going to start seeking job candidates on Twitter understand there are some tell-tale signs that the profile is great but the candidate isn't. So, how can you tell if you have a real lead? Always use a reliable app when seeking candidates on… Read more

Twitter, The New Resume.....

It is a sign of the times. Twitter is starting to become a great way to post jobs, find jobs and connect professionals with great companies. In 2012, 45 percent of companies expect to increase their budgets for recruiting on Twitter and other social networks, according to a recent survey by TweetMyJobs, a Twitter-based job-finding service. If you are going to use Twitter, or any other social medium, to help amplify your job search, know there is a whole set of new rules to abide by. First, don't use any… Read more

How to Get Through A Bad Day at Work... or Interviewing

CEOs don't always have it easy. In fact, CEOs hardly ever have an "easy" day at work. There is a lot of stress involved in running a company. And, if you are active in hiring people - the stress can double. How then do you get through a hard day? Let me share some of my tips and tricks. First, I always do a good deed on a bad day. Not only are you helping someone else, you are picking your spirits up. If you are in bad interview after… Read more

Handling "Trick" Interview Questions

There are occasions when an interviewer may be on the fence between yourself and another candidate. Usually when an interviewer is considering really hiring you, he or she will propose a few trick questions.  Have you ever come across any of these phrases during an interview;  "Describe when you were part of a team that could not get along." "If you could change one thing about your last job, what would it be?" "Tell me about yourself." Every one of the above three questions are specifically designed to be trick … Read more

5 Tricks to Impress Your New Boss!

So, you've landed a new job. Now, the trick is keeping that job. Here are five fail-safe ways to impress your boss and obtain promotions within the workplace.  #1. Don't be on time, be early! Yes, bosses love employees who are early. Even if you are hourly, peep your head and let the poss know that you are there- even if you can't clock in just yet. Arriving to your job early not only shows that you are responsible, it allows bosses to recognize your enthusiasm for the job!  #2.… Read more

Why Not Talking Business Can Harm Employees!

As a CEO I have to walk a fine line. I want my employees to know how much I value and appreciate them. However, I don't want to be involved in any aspect of their personal lives. And, this can be hard. Employees spend between 25-65 hours a week at work. Speaking about their personal lives is going to happen, but it should be limited. It is hard to run a successful company and maintain respect and authority once employees start spilling the beans about their challenges at the home-front.… Read more

How to overcome lack of experience on a resume.

Those who are entering the workforce for the first time and those who have been out of the workforce for some time all face the same challenge- lack of experience. Here is how to overcome the experience issue on a resume. Start by focusing on the skills you have. If you have related education credits, note them. Work with what you have and play up how skills can outweigh experience. For example, a person who is applying for a management position may lack management experience. You do have to be… Read more