Author Archives: Rachel Schneider

Is a Toxic Job Adding Too Much Stress?

Toxic workplaces are bad for your mental and physical health.  In a recent survey, an astonishing 53 percent of workers said their place of employment brings no happiness to their lives.  Too many Americans are trapped in toxic jobs. Are you one of those people?  Perhaps it is time to do something about it. What Is […]

Using Text Messaging In Your Job Search

Do you text often?  Are your texting skills lacking or do you “rock” it? According to Jobvite’s 2018 Recruiter Nation Survey, 43 percent of hiring managers have communicated with job candidates via text.  This trend will continue to increase.  So it is in your best interest to brush up on the texting skills and be prepared to […]

Top 10 Tips to Ace Virtual Interviews

You have applied for your dream job and they have contacted you for an interview.  Surprise…it is a virtual interview.  You’ve never done one of them before and now you are getting nervous. Virtual interviews are becoming commonplace now to cut down on travel costs.  Usually, they are used for your first round and employers […]

Are You Dreaming of Early Retirement?

Do you dream of early retirement?  Many people do.  Thinking about retiring early and not following someone else’s schedule is appealing. As many young people dream of retiring early, there are many  workers in their 50’s and 60’s that wonder if it will be possible to retire at regular retirement age.  Some feel they will […]

Things to Consider Before Applying for a Non-Profit Job

If you’re ready to leave the corporate world behind and look for a job with a non-profit, you may think it’s a great shift. But the needs of a non-profit are very different from that corporate job you’ve been working. Before you send out your resume, there are a few roadblocks that may keep you […]

5 Areas of LinkedIn Job Recruiters Use to Screen Applicants

Would it surprise you to know that social media has become an almost universally adopted hiring tool, with 92 percent of recruiters surveyed using it as part of their interview and hiring process?   Of the various social media, LinkedIn comes out on top with 87 percent of recruiters using Linkedin.  Fifty-five percent are using Facebook, and 47 percent are using Twitter. […]

Rate Your Workplace Happiness

This is the time of year when new initiatives are starting, bonuses are often paid, and things get into a routine at work.  It’s a perfect time to look at your workplace happiness.  Do you “love” your job?   If not, it might be time to take inventory and consider your options. More than a third […]

Remove the Stress From Job Hunting

Hunting for the perfect job for an individual requires time, effort and knowledge. Sometimes we get stressed with the amount of time and effort involved with the process of job hunting.  Has this ever happened to you? Steps to Remove the Stress For stress-free job-hunting, every individual must first consider the following pointers before starting […]

Be Prepared When Disaster Strikes

I live near Houston, Texas.   Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined the wrath of Hurricane Harvey on my area.   I thought I lived in a very safe zone, but I had to evacuate.  My home ended up being OK, but several homes close to me had water damage. So how do you […]

Why Your Handshake Matters – Job Interview Tips

The importance of a handshake is much more than you can imagine.  While a handshake is a nonverbal form of communication, don’t be fooled by thinking “it” doesn’t speak volumes about the person shaking hands. Having a good handshake can mean the difference between getting the job or not.  Decisions are made about our personality […]

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