In today’s world, reaching out through email gives you the opportunity to craft the perfect message, without awkward silences, brain freezes and too many “likes” and “you knows.” Yet don’t think that the more conversational nature of email communication means that you can slack off. Making a good and lasting impression still remains as crucial as ever.
In fact, it might be even more challenging in the digital age when people are so inundated with communications — emails, texts, social media, etc. — that it’s even harder to make oneself… Read more
In today’s job market, no job seeker should be without a LinkedIn account.
Your profile serves as your digital calling card; knowing how to make it work for you can make you stand out among an increasingly crowded job-market.
1. Be thorough
Make sure you create a full profile. This includes the summary, relevant information about your background, experience and skills. Your profile should give recruiters a good sense of who you are, what you’ve done and what you want to do. Don’t forget to include any quantifiable information such… Read more
In today’s digital world, reaching out to strangers through email is the norm, rather than the exception.
Reaching out through email — or “cold emailing” — gives you the opportunity to craft the perfect message, without awkward silences, brain freezes and too many “likes” and “you knows.” Yet don’t think that the more conversational nature of email communication means that you can slack off. Making a good and lasting impression still remains as crucial as ever.
In fact, it might be even more challenging in the digital age when people… Read more
AUSTIN, Texas, September 20, 2016 – Building Team Solutions, Inc., a commercial construction staffing agency based in Austin, TX, is excited to announce that it has opened a new branch in Dallas, TX. This location will primarily serve North Texas and the Tri-State region.
The Dallas branch, managed by Mr. Rick Ruenes, a 12 year veteran in the construction and industrial staffing industry, will help to facilitate Building Team Solutions’ nationwide construction recruitment and strategic placement services.
This expansion allows the company to offer more services, such as the placement… Read more
Staying positive during the job searching period isn’t as difficult as many people expect it to be. There will be issues that can make you less effective in your search, but there will be plenty of frequent detours you can take that will improve both your outlook and your prospects.
One of the biggest problems that many people face during the search is that they’ll find a great opportunity, get to an interview and then discover they’ve been passed over at the very end of the application process. While most… Read more
When is it appropriate to put your foot down with your boss, and when should you take one for the team? Though it’s not always an easy call, we’ve compiled some key considerations to help thoughtfully guide your approach.
1. Is it an exception or the rule?
When determining whether a request is reasonable or not, take into account whether similar requests are being made on a regular basis. If you are asked to stay late, or work on a weekend every so often, that is quite different than if… Read more
We don’t always like to admit it, but frequently, mother and father really do know best. Case in point: Now that you’re looking for a job, you may find yourself wishing you had listened to mom when she cautioned you about posting those risqué photos of you and your buddies from senior week. Likewise, you probably rolled your eyes and thought dad was clueless when he warned you that controversial tweets and complaints about teachers or those Facebook comments made by a vengeful girlfriend might come back to haunt you… Read more
In today’s business community, many experts embrace, those who spread good “karma” are more likely to succeed in the long run.
But what exactly is karma? Good or bad — is part of the belief system of millions of people around the world. In the simplest terms, karma results from a person’s actions. Many professionals believe performing an act of goodness will bring good karma, while behaving badly will boomerang at some time in the future.
Could your career karma use a positive boost? Here are a few suggestions to… Read more
One of the best things you can do to improve your chances of advancement within a company is to start acting the part of a leader, even if you’re not officially the leader. But don’t think that it’s just a matter of “fake it ’till you make it.” There are concrete, well-defined behaviors you can display that prove you’re leadership material, even if you’re still relatively new to the office.
When it comes time for upper management to bring someone new into the ranks of the company’s brass, they’re going… Read more