How to Focus at Work

How to Focus at Work

Focusing, in general, can be pretty tough, but I find that being totally focused at work is even harder.  Especially when I really need to buckle down and get a lot of work done.

I blame it on my phone and technology, but today I am not going to theorize on the impact technology has on our attention span.   Instead, I want to focus on what we can do to stay focused at work every day. 

These are some simple but really effective ways to stay focused and on task at work, every day. Continue reading “How to Focus at Work”

How I Work From Home

How I Work From Home

Working remotely has become not only a common practice in companies today, but it has almost become expected by candidates to be able to at least one day a week.  I found a study to back this assumption and it said that 70% of people globally work from home one day a week, then there is another 50% work remotely half of a week.  As a recruiter talking to people all day, I have found that a lot of candidates won’t even be interested in a role without being able to work from home at least one day a week. Then, in that same article my observation was backed by a study claiming that ⅓ of workers would change their jobs for the ability to work from home.

Now that I have been working remotely for 2-3 days a week for almost three years, I completely understand WHY people love to work from home and why they require it. 

The reasons I love to work from home are:

I am more productive.

I spend less time commuting.

I get to wear pjs or sweats all day. 

I am more relaxed and less stressed during the day.

**It allows me to have more time in a day while still getting in a full day of work.   Continue reading “How I Work From Home”

This tool has totally changed my life…

This tool has totally changed my life…

I want to start by saying this is NOT an ad. I repeat. NOT an ad. 

You’re probably thinking – no sh**t Sherlock people wouldn’t pay you to do ads… not yet at least ;). But in case you thought I was some super hip influencer who got offered free stuff to market, I certainly am NOT and do NOT. 

I DO just like to talk about the things I learn about and do every day that helps me in hopes that after reading about it maybe it will help you too!

That is why today I wanted to dedicate this entire post to my Start Today Journal I got from the Hollis Co.  Continue reading “This tool has totally changed my life…”

What makes YOU an attractive candidate

What makes YOU an attractive candidate

In this blog, I try to make it a combination of work and play.  For most of us, that’s what our lives primarily consist of working our real-time jobs and then whatever we do outside of work, which isn’t always “play” or fun, but you get the idea!

Since I am a recruiter and interview people all day every day, I give career advice and interview advice from what I have experienced in hopes that it will help you when the time comes.  Continue reading “What makes YOU an attractive candidate”

How badly do you REALLY want it?

How badly do you REALLY want it?

Relationship advice from a recruiter… 

When I first started recruiting my boss at the time would always compare the situations we were working through to relationships.  Leaving your company is like breaking up with a significant other, and how attentive a candidate is during an interview process shows how interested they are in the job, or a relationship.

At first, I thought it was a bit out there, “how could a business transaction be like a relationship?”.  But the more examples they gave, and the more time I recruited and worked through those deals, I started to realize just how accurate that comparison is.  Continue reading “How badly do you REALLY want it?”

My Favorite Podcasts

My Favorite Podcasts

Good Morning!

This week’s blog was inspired by my friend Meg. =]  

The other day Meg asked me and my other friend, Carol, what were some good podcasts that she should listen to.  That question got me to thinking of writing a blog about podcast recommendations because there are also just so many options out there and it’s hard to even know where to start looking. Continue reading “My Favorite Podcasts”

Level Up your Squad

Level Up your Squad

I was inspired to write this blog after seeing the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ movie.  I am not a crazy, obsessive Marvel diehard, but I am definitely a fan. I think they are funny and cool and if there is a popular Marvel film out I am likely going to watch it.  My all-time favorites are ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ 1 and 2. To me, they’re hilarious, light-hearted and have great endings, which is very important to me (otherwise I get pissed). Continue reading “Level Up your Squad”