Black Friday - To Work or Not to Work?
It's that time of year again! The leaves have turned, the pumpkin spice lattes are flowing, and retailers are gearing up for the biggest shopping day of the year - Black Friday. For many people, working on Black Friday is an annual tradition. But for others, the thought of dealing with hordes of angry shoppers is enough to make them want to curl up in a ball and hide until Boxing Day. So, what's it really like working retail on Black Friday? Let's find out.Read More
Guide to Appropriate Halloween Costumes in the Workplace
One subject that continues to stump even the savviest career expert is what, if any, role Halloween costumes should play in the workplace. Should you wear one at all? Is there a limit to how much skin should be shown? Do certain types of costumes come across as more offensive than others? To help clear things up, we've put together a quick guide to appropriate workplace Halloween costumes. Read on for everything you need to know!Read More
Can You Survive in a Negative Workplace?
You are not alone if you're currently trying to swim in a sea of workplace negativity. A survey conducted by Gallop Poll concluded that about 70 percent of workers dislike their jobs because of negative factors. You can try some tactics if you believe that your environment is primarily hostile, and these are three of them:Read More
What To Do When Emergencies Happen and You Can't Get To Work
Not being able to get to work can be devastating, especially when trying to make a good impression. However, emergencies often come around during the worst possible times. These are some tips for what to do if you have an emergency, such as a vehicular breakdown, debilitating illness, or something else.Read More
How Long To Wait and What To Write in a Resume Submission Follow-Up
Resume submission follow-ups are a fairly new practice in the job search realm. Prospective employees take the initiative to reach out to companies they apply for jobs with. It's said that the practice helps potential workers get an edge in snagging interviews. These are some tips for when and what to say if you want to reach out to a prospective employer after sending your resume:Read More