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  • Is It Too Much For You To Go To Work?
    by Carole Kanchier - September 17, 2018
    Are you wondering whether you should make changes in your career - and life? Are you satisfied with your job? Responding “yes” or “no” to the following questions, may help you get a clearer picture of whether you should consider a job shift. 1. Is your body sending you messages? Do you have lingering colds? Trouble getting out of bed on a work day? 2. Are you constantly thinking, “I can har...
  • Sharpening Job Interview Skills
    by Carole Kanchier - September 11, 2018
    Do you ace job interviews? Or do you need more practice presenting yourself? It's crucial to make a great impression at your job interview. The interview usually determines whether you will receive a job offer. Interviews are a two way street. Both you and the employer are evaluating each other. You want to convince the employer you're the best candidate for the position, and get information to evaluate the com...
  • are you engaged in your work
    by Carole Kanchier - September 4, 2018
    Fall is approaching and many are wondering what to do with their lives. Fall, a season of transformations, may be the time to reassess life career goals, welcome new opportunities! Current research suggest (by Aon, a global professional consulting firm, and Gallup) forces such as favorable economic conditions and greater workforce stability may be causing an all- time high in employee engagement. Job engagement refers to...
  • What Does Labor Day Mean to You
    by Carole Kanchier - August 27, 2018
    For most people, Labor Day means two things: a day off and a chance to say goodbye to the summer. But why is it called Labor Day? In North America, Labor Day, a national holiday, always falls on the first Monday in September. This year (2018) Labor Day is Monday, September 3. Labor Day is also celebrated on this day in Puerto Rico, the Canal Zone, and the Virgin Islands. The day is set aside to pay tribute to working men...
  • What the Colors You Wear Say About You!
    by Carole Kanchier - August 20, 2018
    Colors you wear may affect your mood as well as how others perceive you. Work environment colors also matter. At a subconscious level, colors affect people in different ways. Colors can send positive or negative messages. Using colors effectively to dress, decorate your office, or design your website can put you ahead of the competition. Research on the psychology of color demonstrates that colors evoke emotional, behavi...
  • Integrity at Work
    by Carole Kanchier - August 13, 2018
    I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” - Frederick Douglass Famed 19th-century author and orator Frederick Douglass was an eminent human rights leader in the anti-slavery movement and the first African-American citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank. Frederick Douglass was born into slavery around 1818...
  • Are These Your Job Search Challenges?
    by Carole Kanchier - August 6, 2018
    Have you ever been told you’re perfect for the job, then received a rejection letter? Has an employer said he’d call and failed to do so? Have you sent out several resumes and received no acknowledgments? These and other job search challenges can be resolved by common sense, good timing, networking, research and confidence. The following discusses common dilemmas and possible strategies for dealing with them....
  • Are Attractive People More Successful?
    by Carole Kanchier - July 30, 2018
    Want some career advice? Look in the mirror. Appearance matters more than you think! Numerous studies on variables related to getting, keeping and advancing on the job revealed that appearance and looking young gives workers the competitive advantage in the job market and workplace. Noted economist, Daniel S. Hamermesh in his book, Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful, shows that the attractive are more...
  • Embrace Change: Strengthen Adaptability and Flexibility
    by Carole Kanchier - July 23, 2018
    The world of work is changing at an ever increasing pace. To succeed, we must embrace new ideas and technologies, and strengthen Questers traits such as adaptability and flexibility. Adaptability and flexibility have meanings which are broadly the same but not identical. Adaptable indicates long-term changes; flexible more short-term alterations. One might adapt to the introduction of a new shift pattern, and be flexible enou...
  • Summer Job Search
    by Carole Kanchier - July 16, 2018
    Think summer is a slow time to find a new job? Think again! Recruiters and hiring managers do not usually take summers off. Hiring managers are looking for top talent now. If they have any openings, they do not wait to hire. So, now is as good a time as any to look for your next position. There’s less competition in the summer. Fewer people are job searching so you and your resume have a better chance of being seen...