I Hate Waiting After I Applied For A Job — How Do I Follow Up?

Because Waiting is the Worst, Here’s How to Follow Up at Every Step of Your Job Search The job application process is a back and forth between two interested parties. Written out like that it seems reasonable enough. But somehow it always ends up feeling like you’re just constantly waiting, doesn’t it? You submit an application. Then you wait. You’ve completed the phone screen. Then you wait. You met the hiring manager at the on-site interview. Then you wait. It … Continued

Career Development Tips For Smaller Cities!

4 Common Pieces of Career Advice You Need to Tweak if You Don’t Live in a Big City I’ve talked previously about the fact that I live in a smaller city. And, for the most part, I love it. I love the cheap cost of living, the fact that I can leave my front door unlocked without worrying, and that I can almost never run to the grocery store without crossing paths with someone I know. But, as much as … Continued

Are You Interviewing For Your Perfect Job? Are You A Good Communicator?

17 Questions Good Communicators Can Answer Easily Whether you regularly speak in public and write online, or you mostly express yourself over email, being a good communicator is part of every single job description. But how can you really know if it’s something you’re good at? Here are 17 questions that can help you identify whether you’re awesome at communicating—or a bit rusty. (And don’t worry if it’s the latter, there are simple ways to improve each of these skills.) … Continued

Manage Expectations!! How to Respond to Every Email Within 24 Hours . . .

How to Respond to Every Email Within 24 Hours (Even When You Don’t Have an Answer) You nod along when everyone around you is talking about how they achieve inbox zero. But truthfully, you never feel like you get there. Zero In-Box And in your defense, that’s because you receive messages that require lengthy or thoughtful responses. Someone asked for your opinion, and you’d like to take the time to formulate it. Or there’s a five-page attachment for your review—and … Continued

You Need To Continually Learn In Your Career!!

Apologies to Your Retirement Countdown, But Your Career Shouldn’t Have an Expiration Date Most of the time we imagine that work is something we do, until we finally don’t have to do it anymore. We count down the days until we’ve saved up enough money that we can just quit. In fact, we throw people retirement parties to celebrate the fact they no longer have to go into an office every day. But what if work was something that actually … Continued