Archive for December, 2012

Bah Humbug!

Tips and Tricks for putting your inner Scrooge in his place, so you can Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

If you are currently unemployed or under-employed, I’m guessing that some of the first thoughts running through your head might be, “I’m looking for a job and super stressed out. The job market isn’t great. I can’t afford good gifts. Everyone is wanting a piece of my time. . . What makes this the most wonderful time of the year!”
Continue reading ‘Bah Humbug!’

When Ho, Ho, Ho Feels Like Oh, No, No

cherylChristmas is but days away and perhaps you are feeling a bit more like Scrooge before the midnight visitors. Maybe the Ghost of Christmas Present shows you job hunting and you are concerned that the Ghost of the Future will show the same. Part of the concern is you would really love to give gifts but can’t afford them. You figure, no job equals no gifts. I say no way! Before you let one “Bah, humbug” roll out of your mouth, here are some gifting ideas that may put the twinkle back in the tree’s star without having to hock Santa’s reindeer. Continue reading ‘When Ho, Ho, Ho Feels Like Oh, No, No’

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

Weather Related Absences and How Employers Can Handle Them Legally

Here in the Gulf Coast it’s unlikely we are going to see snow this year, or any year soon for that matter. However, winter has arrived, and that does mean there will be some cold and rain along with the possibility of ice on the road, dense morning fog, and quite often, street flooding. How do you handle the absences caused by this weather, now or any other time of the year?
Continue reading ‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!’

Talent for Sale

“I will never take a job in sales!” Does this sound at all familiar?

It has always been my mantra. I’m not outgoing enough and it’s just not something I think I would be good at or enjoy. Then I found myself in the market for a job and to my surprise I realized that I WAS in sales – the product that I was promoting was me!

Thinking of me as a product seemed a little crass, but it opened my eyes to some philosophies that could prove beneficial in today’s job market. Continue reading ‘Talent for Sale’