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Postpone Procrastination Indefinitely By: Sandra Baptist We've all done it at some time or other. We put off our exercise routine until tomorrow; we continually delay finishing that project or starting that business. Procrastination is the mother of all demons and can literally stop you in your tracks from achieving all that you desire. Sandra Baptist provides you with 5 effective processes you can use to slay this giant. 1....
By: Linda Dessau First, let's talk about why social support is important and why it matters to your self-care. Research has shown that a lack of social support (isolation) can contribute to an ongoing state of chronic stress, which will negatively impact your immune system and put you at risk for dangerous conditions. Now, what can strengthening your social support network do for you? Social support can improve the functioning of your...
Setting Goals: Your only recipe for success By: Innocent Mwangi Gathungu Goals are like signposts. As long as you can see these signposts, then you know you are heading in the right direction. When you set goals, you eliminate the possibility veering off the track and derailing into failure. When a train veers of the rails, the entire locomotive is derailed. Looking at the rails, one does not see anything special in them; just a solid...
2020-04-13 Sacramento Bee   Apr. 13 --As state and local officials extend stay-at-home orders, road construction crews across California are taking advantage of reduced traffic to speed up projects. Contractors said they are working during the day instead of at night, extending work hours and closing longer stretches of road at a time under temporary agreements with the state Department of Transportation and...
Hearing the term Gig Economy recently caught my attention. I hadn't given much thought to it but it is a big part of what we do as consultants in the employment agency industry. Where did this word gig originate? Musicians refer to their paid performances as gigs and really cool people refer to their temporary jobs as gigs. Put another way, the term "gigging" means having paid work or being employed. Today a gig could be a temporary...
How common is it for you to text a candidate verse sending them an e-mail? Is it normal for you to send a text or does it seem out of place? If you aren't regularly texting candidates, you may be missing out on a big opportunity to streamline your recruitment process! 95% of texts are read within 3 minutes of being sent.¹ And texting is the most used form of communication for American adults under 50.² These are important...
The phone interview is such a crucial part of the hiring phase because if you can't make a good first impression on the phone, your chances of being invited for an in-person interview are nil. Below are 7 tips to keep in mind for successful phone interviews. 1. Choose a quiet environment. Be sure you're taking the call in a place where you won't be distracted and where you won't have background noises such as the television, radio,...
By  Elizabeth Lowman After the long, exhausting journey of searching for and applying to new jobs, you’ve just been rewarded with a golden ticket—an interview. But after a brief moment of celebration, the panic sets in Your heart is already pounding, your palms are beginning to sweat, and you’re wondering: Are hiring managers like sharks—can they smell fear? If the thought of sitting...
What Is Video Interviewing? Video interviewing is the practice of conducting an employment interview on the internet via video communication software, such as Skype or Facetime. There are two types of video interviews, a one-way video interview, and a video call. For one-way interviews, the employer gives candidates a series of questions and you record your interview video and send it for later review. In a video call type...
The worst part of looking for work is hearing “thanks, but no thanks” from potential employers. Whether you’ve gone through several rounds of interviews or just submitted your resume, getting turned down for a role you really like is always tough. However, by responding graciously to a job rejection, you may be able to transform disappointment into opportunity. Knowing how to respond to a job rejection professionally and...