When and How to Use Resumes and CVs

Most people mistaken the resume for the CV and vice versa, believing them to be synonymous. However, they actually serve two very different purposes. Continue reading to find out exactly what these two documents are, the purposes they serve, and when to use which one. The Resume: Resumes are short documents (usually limited to one… Read more »

Acing Your Interview: The Post Interview Thank-You Note

One of the keys to a successful job interview actually occurs when the interview is over: the thank-you note. Recruiters and hiring managers often interview several people for the same position, so a thank you note will remind them of your interview and help set you apart from your competition. The thank you note is… Read more »

How Best to Work from Home

At first, working from home sounds like a dream come true: no rush hour traffic, wearing your pajamas all day—what’s not to love? While working from home is rewarding for a lot of reasons, it can also be really difficult to work efficiently and productively. Home comes with a lot of possible distractions, and if… Read more »

Management Tips: Setting Goals for Your Employees

In order to keep a company on track, a manager should work with her employees to establish attainable goals and deadlines. According to Success Factors, most businesses see an increase in company performance when managers work with individuals to create goals that are connected to the company’s overall strategy. Here are some tips for how… Read more »

How to Achieve Work-Life Balance

Technology makes workers accessible around the clock like never before, and as a result, people work longer hours. According to Forbes, 94% of working professionals are working more than 50 hours per week, and nearly half of these people said they work more than 65 hours a week. Work-life balance, an increasingly relevant term, has… Read more »

The 30/60/90 Plan: How to Succeed in a New Job

The 30/60/90 plan is a great way to set yourself up for success in your new job. For each month that you’ve worked, on the 30th, 60th, and 90th day, you complete and begin a new set of goals for both understanding the company, understanding your role in the company, and contributing to the growth… Read more »

How to Navigate a Staffing Website as a Job Seeker

Are you new to the world of temporary employment? Staffing agencies can offer job seekers exclusive jobs, and they specialize in matching their candidates with companies based on their candidate’s skill set, personality, and values. However, trying to find a staffing agency that suits your needs can be difficult, especially if you are beginning with… Read more »

Retaining Top Talent: Office Culture

The notion of company loyalty has changed dramatically in the past few years. As the job market changes, employees are switching from job to job more frequently, which means companies are having to re-strategize in order to retain their top talent. One strategy is to establish and / or maintain an engaging office culture. According… Read more »

How to Get Your Business More Involved in Your Community

It’s well known that for a business to succeed, it has to successfully engage and serve its local community. Of course, your Chamber of Commerce can help you connect with your business community, not to mention getting involved with groups like Jackson MS’s Small Business Administration or the Jackson’s Women Business Center of Mississippi. But… Read more »

5 Secrets of a Likable Manager

Being a good boss isn’t about giving orders. That’s what a dictator does. An effective manager should to lead by example, show respect for his or her employees, and inspire subordinates to give their best efforts. It helps greatly if employees like their manager. It takes an incredibly rare individual to be unlikable yet still… Read more »