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Appropriate Instances to Say No at Work

Appropriate Instances to Say No at Work

Speaking up and saying “no” at work can feel uncomfortable. However, there are some times when that is absolutely the appropriate response. Here are several instances when it’s a good idea to say “no”. An unreasonable deadline If you’ve been tasked with a project, and the deadline to complete it would be an impossible feat, let your manager know. You don’t want to be working on the project at the 11th hour only then to realize…

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How to Be a Better Communicator

How to Be a Better Communicator

Some people are born great communicators. They can walk into a room (or a board meeting) and instantly command the room with their words. They are engaging, present, and purposeful when communicating with others. For some of us though, this doesn’t come easily. The good news is it just takes some preparation and practice to develop those skills. Here are some tips, for those of us for whom it doesn’t come naturally, on how to be a…

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Working Remotely Post Covid

Working Remotely Post Covid

The pandemic forced many employees, who previously had no experience working remotely, to say goodbye to their cubicles and hello to their home office. Now, with many employees returning back to the office, some may find themselves in the position of wanting to continue working remotely even after the pandemic is over (at least part-time). If you are someone who enjoys working from home and wants to continue, here are several things you’ll…

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Returning to Work After a Long Weekend or Vacation

Returning to Work After a Long Weekend or Vacation

Returning to work after a long weekend or vacation always feels like a bit of a chore. You’re still in vacation mode and it can feel like a harsh reality to try and get back into the swing of things right away. If you’re struggling with the shock of returning to work, here are a few things to help you adjust back to work life. Focus on your objectives for the day It can be helpful to create a to-do list with 3 non-negotiables items listed…

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Landing Your First Professional Job after College

Landing Your First Professional Job after College

Graduating from college is a huge milestone and an accomplishment to be celebrated. However, after graduation, you have the next step of landing a new job. If you didn’t work throughout college, this can be a challenge and can feel like endless job hunting. If you find yourself in this situation, keep reading below where we share our tips on quickly and successfully landing your first professional job. Network If you haven’t already, one…

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The Proper Way to Give a 2 Weeks Notice

The Proper Way to Give a 2 Weeks Notice

While a 2-weeks notice isn’t required, it is strongly encouraged and is considered common courtesy to let your employer know ahead of time that you’ll be leaving. Depending on your role and industry, once you announce that you’ll be leaving your current position, you may be walked out the door on the spot, or you could be asked to stay the full 2 weeks and work on a transition plan for your current role. If the latter is likely the case…

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Simple Actions to Feel Calmer at Work

Simple Actions to Feel Calmer at Work

While stress is a normal part of life, and even considered healthy in small amounts, when it becomes too much to handle and effects your physical and mental wellbeing it’s time to look into ways to manage it. There are certainly varying degrees of stress, but in our blog we’ll look at lower levels of chronic stress (specifically work-related stress) and simple tools to help you manage. Prioritize If it’s one of those days where it feels…

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Phrases to Sound More Confident at Work

Phrases to Sound More Confident at Work

Your words can be influential and the words you choose and the way you communicate can possibly further or hinder your ability to succeed at work. Someone who conveys confidence with their speech will likely have more successful job interviews, stronger presentations, and more deals at work. There are many everyday phrases we say without thinking of the underlying tone they could be implying. Here are ways to reword those phrases to sound…

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The Future of Remote Work

The Future of Remote Work

For over a year now, many (non-essential) workers have been able to work from home, either full-time or part-time. Overall, these workers enjoy the benefits of working remotely and have proved to maintain their productivity when working from home. While at the start of the pandemic remote work may have looked like a temporary solution, after over a year many workers remain happy with their work-from-home status, and it looks like the trend…

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Importance of Resume Headlines

Importance of Resume Headlines

When applying for jobs, tailoring your resume is a must. You shouldn’t use the same resume for every role you are applying for, but instead do your homework ahead of time, research the company and the job, then format your resume to highlight key responsibilities and accomplishments that are relevant for that specific role. This is something most people are aware of and do already, but one other key factor when formatting your resume is…

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