Do you shudder at the thought of writing a cover letter? You’re not alone.
Cover letters are the perfect opportunity to show that you’re likeable, smart, and driven—but if you’re not a writer the whole thing can seem like a nerve-racking complication. After all, if you’re applying for an IT position, you never claimed to be able to write. Continue reading
It might be flattering to know that your boss wants you to stick around. However, if you’re ready to leave a company and your boss is trying to convince you to stay, the situation can quickly grow uncomfortable. Here are all the things employers will say to get you to stay and why you shouldn’t listen to any of them. Continue reading
The average employee attends 62 meetings per month—yet nearly half (47%) consider meetings to be the top time-waster at the office (Atlassian). Unproductive and unstructured meetings have become a constant in the workplace—and the drain on company resources can be surprising. Continue reading
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, has a curious rule for meetings. He doesn’t plan any meetings in which two pizzas aren’t enough to feed everyone (Inc). Despite the company’s gargantuan size (it counted on more than half a million employees in 2017), Bezos sticks steadfastly to his two-pizza rule. Continue reading
Going into an important meeting without an agenda is a little bit like baking a cake without the recipe. It could turn out well—but more likely it’ll be a complete disaster. Continue reading
So, what exactly is an informational interview? Imagine a job interview where, instead of pursuing a job, you’re just seeking career advice.
You can request an informational interview when you want to know more about someone’s job, company, or industry. It’ll give you a chance to pick someone’s brain for career advice, providing you insight into what it takes to reach your goals. Continue reading
Across industries and departments, these are some common meeting topics with defined and specific purposes. Here are some types of meetings to help you clarify the results you’re looking for: Continue reading
Did you know that most employers will check your social media when you apply for a job? But don’t worry, you don’t have to make everything private or delete all your pictures from the internet. Here is all you need to know on making your social media job hunt ready!
As you learned in our last post, meetings can quickly become a money-waster. But does that mean companies should scratch meetings completely? Well, no.
Face-to-face communication is invaluable in the workplace. An overwhelming majority of meeting attendees (92%) said they value the opportunity to contribute (Verizon). Continue reading
Next time you’re in a meeting, try to calculate the cost. A one-hour meeting between 10 employees earning an average of $30/hour adds up to $300 in salaries alone. Inviting one or two managers quickly escalates the cost. Meetings between several managers or executives may cost upward of $1,000 in salary (TED). This doesn’t even take into account the time spent preparing for the meeting! Continue reading