You are already working or you're seeking seasonal work until you can find full-time work. Where do you start and what should you do? Well, we here at Building Team Solutions put together our top three tips for finding seasonal work.
1. What are you doing staring at the computer? People are already employed for seasonal work. But, there is still time! Don't let Thanksgiving week be an excuse for not applying for seasonal jobs. Instead, apply in person and right away. You could apply for a job in retail… Read more
Here's an issue I run into every once in a blue moon- a business owner who refuses to delegate but wants to hire someone. Yes, there are people out there who know they need help but can't let go of their control issues. Listen, in business you're going to have to hire. In fact, the need to hire means you're growing- a very good thing. But you can't do it on your own. You will need a great support team behind you.
If you're having trouble delegating work and responsibility,… Read more
Let's say you landed your dream job. You're having trouble fitting in with the culture. It seems no matter what you say, other employees (or worse, bosses) are taking your words out of content. Here are a few tips to fit in better and keep you from saying the wrong thing.
First, don't interrupt someone who is talking too much. If you start explaining an idea, or anything for the matter, and someone runs over you and talks, and talks, and talks, and ...... simply wait for the person to… Read more
A recent article cited how government employees, while not happy with their jobs, are in love with the idea of remote working. In fact, they are considering staying with their employers longer because of the option to work from a remote location. Here is the full article:
As an employer or employee would you consider working remotely? For me, this decision depends on the company, type of company and then learning and engagement levels of the employee. The answer is not yes or no or black or white. This is… Read more
I had an interesting conversation with a client the other day. He said lying on a resume is outdated since we have social media. Basically, he implied this practice is over and done with. While I wish I could agree, there are still those who try to stretch the truth when applying for a job. So, how do you tell when a potential candidate isn't being 100% honest?
First, ask for transcripts. One of the worst and most common lies on resumes are college GPAs. Not many people are lying… Read more
I spent the morning collecting the worst job seeking advice floating around the Internet. Here are my top 5 ways to NOT get a job.
#5. Using a land line for a phone interview is a must.
This only applies if you live somewhere between a rock and a cave.There are cell phone towers and WiFi everywhere these days. You don't need to track down a land line to conduct a job interview. Rescheduling the interview because you have no land line is a serious no no.
#4. You MUST… Read more
There is a new way to find work. While it isn't so popular right now, I think the method will go viral soon. Instagram job hunts are on the rise. But how can a simple photo help connect someone with the right job? Well, let us consider these facts:
1. 1 billion "Likes" go out per day on Instagram. That's 1 billion chances for people to connect with one another.
2. Over 130 million people use Instagram more than twice a day.
3. Instagram allows you a custom handle, making… Read more
Ahh, you come to the end of your workday and reflect on all that you have accomplished. Your expense reports are done. You have met with your team to discuss goals and set deadlines. You've fired one employee and you've hired a new branding team. Your work here is done. So, how's your health.
Did you start the day off with a high-calorie coffee and muffin? Maybe you took a snack from the vending machine and then ate a fast food burger at your desk. Not so accomplished after all,… Read more
I once had an encounter with a highly-skilled person. She was an amazing interview. She was personable, had the qualifications I was looking for, and much more. I didn't hire her.
What was wrong? Well, it was very simple - she assumed she had the job and didn't possess follow through. I was looking for someone who was both experienced and possessed follow through. I share this story because it is very important for people seeking work to understand and then practice the art of follow through.
If you interview… Read more
I tried my best to fit in as many things as possible during the course of one day. I tried this for years. It didn't work out. This thought brings me to a habit I had, eating lunch at my desk. Not only did I think it impressed others and showed dedication and leadership, I truly felt that I didn't have enough time to eat lunch in the break room or at a restaurant. I then realized that lunch at my desk, especially as a CEO, was a bad habit… Read more