Adding Value During Tough Times

Adding Value During Tough Times

During this uncertain time in our lives, it has been a difficult time to move forward. For me, it’s almost like we are all in this weird limbo of standstill. We are moving forward, but not really. Many of our decisions and next steps are going to be based on how this virus evolves and reacts, but none of us know what that will look like or how long it will be.  We are in very unchartered waters, with no real idea of where north is or where our oars are. 

All of the uncertainty has people and companies less eager to buy or try something new. You don’t want to plan too far ahead, because you don’t know when things are going to happen or how things will change. Resulting in feeling stuck, or on pause until further notice.

For many us, me especially, this can be pretty difficult. How can we continue to move the needle forward in business, or keep working towards that goal, sale, whatever, if we don’t even know what next week will look like?

As soon as I felt listless and a little lost, I knew I had to find some kind of solution so I could keep moving forward. At that time, I had these recurring thoughts of:

“How can I continue to add value today?”  

“How can I continue to make a difference and move forward?”

“How can I show up for my team, my managers, and my candidates at this time?”  

I believe that we can continue to move forward, to trudge through this fog of unknown by slowing down for a minute, calming down, and then focusing on how we can add value to our customers, clients, colleagues, friends, and communities in these times of needContinue reading “Adding Value During Tough Times”

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 👊”

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”