It is a New Year. As we wind down the first month of 2014, there have been some changes in how to find work that are noticeable. We here at Building Team Solutions thought it would be a great way to end the week by sharing the top three tips for finding work in 2014.
#1. Are you really looking for a job or are you looking for a career? This has to be the first question you ask yourself. If you’re looking for a job in the field of… Read more
I recently read a Human Resources blog that suggested unhappy employees arrive at work, on the day of their reviews, with an ultimatum in hand. Yes, the blog suggested an employee should bluff their employer with a fake headhunted story that provides them with more money, better benefits and an even more flexible schedule. The blog, which I will not link, said this tactic works 98% of the time to get employee the money, time off and benefits they deserve. Well, this is far from the truth.
I was really… Read more
We have some amazing clients. Truly, we are so blessed to be able to connect great employers with talented employees. However, there are times we will be called upon to help connected an employer with employees and realize the new business shouldn’t be thinking about hiring just yet.
If you’re an entrepreneur who is thinking about expanding your employee network, even temporarily, please read this to ensure you are ready to hire.
The first rule is you will have a real weekly expense to take care of. You can’t skip… Read more
It is really sad to know there are millions of people in this country going without extended unemployment benefits this soon into 2014. While there is something to be said for a positive attitude, I know how hard it can be to keep the faith. As the New Year is headed into its third day, let me give you some quick and easy tips to help move your job search along. Yes, applying with us does improve your chances. But, if you’re still curious, take a look at my best… 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
Everyone hates cold calls. The people make the calls grimace each time they have to dial a number. The people on the receiving end usually aren’t much happier. So, what happens when you want to call a company about potential employment? Some companies don’t list their jobs online because they’re in search of a different type of employee, the risk taker!
If you have to make a cold call, don’t panic. Here are three ways to overcome the discomfort that goes along with cold calling employers.
1. Be upfront right… Read more
The IRS is closed. The Social Security Administration office is closed! Thousands of people are out of work for an unknown period of time. I’m not going to use this forum to get on my soapbox and talk politics. But I will use it to dissect the numerous ways business and work will be impacted by the shutdown.
First, credit to the Charlotte Observer that said ““Government employees spend money too,” said James Kleckley, an economist at East Carolina University. “They go out to eat, they buy groceries, they get… Read more
It happens. You’re prepared for a big interview and then your tossed a curve ball. Before you know it, a question you were not prepared for is asked and you are stopped in your tracks. How do you handle this situation?
First, let me say before you panic remember to remain positive. You don’t want to ever say anything negative about anyone else, a customer or your past employer.
One curve ball question that is being asked a lot in today’s interviewing culture is this; “tell me about the worst… Read more
My business is the HR business. I have to advocate for both employers and employees. Team building exercises tend to really help when it comes to meshing these two sides together. There are several resources online for team building advice. If you simply Google the term “free team building exercises” over a million hits come up. Just check out this link! https://www.google.com/search?q=free+team+building+exercises&rlz=1C1SKPL_enUS447&oq=free+team+building+exercises&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l3.777j0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8I’ve spent a day or two looking through all the free advice online. While some tips are great, there are a lot of bad ideas out there. Some… Read more