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”

Top 3 Things To Do On LinkedIn Before An Interview

Top 3 Things To Do On LinkedIn Before An Interview

When it comes to preparing for an interview, there are many different things that you can do to get ready.  I wrote another blog called “Interview Like a Pro”, which outlined four simple things you can do to prep for an interview. 

To take your preparation one step further, I wanted to add three things that you could do specifically on LinkedIn before an interview to gain an additional edge.  Continue reading “Top 3 Things To Do On LinkedIn Before An Interview”

Back to School, Back to Business – Start your “School Year” out the right way 👊

Back to School, Back to Business  – Start your “School Year” out the right way 👊

I am a summer girl through and through.  I love everything about summer and when we have the final drive home from our summer cottage on Labor Day Weekend it always brings tears to my eyes.  So dramatic, but so true. 

To change my focus from what is behind me, I try to focus on what is ahead.  

Even though I haven’t been to “school” in years there is a certain exciting feeling you get in September around the new “school year”.  It’s the beginning of a new chapter, a new season, and a new opportunity to start on the right foot.  

This time of the year always makes me reminisce and think about the things that my parents would make me and my siblings do once we started the new school year. 

Continue reading “Back to School, Back to Business – Start your “School Year” out the right way 👊”

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”

Reasons why you SHOULD take a recruiting call …

Reasons why you SHOULD take a recruiting call …

Last week I was going through a status update on one of the jobs I am working on with a hiring manager.  We were going over some candidates and he saw my note that one hung up on me. Once he saw that he asked, “Do people really hang up on you?”.  My answer, “Unfortunately, yes, and depending on the job, it happens often.” He was in shock and couldn’t believe that people would hang up on a recruiter. Continue reading “Reasons why you SHOULD take a recruiting call …”