Helpful Job Resource Blog

Mar 26, 2020  |
Employers,  |
Mitchell Riley,  |

Whether you landed your dream job right after graduation or had to work long shifts to make your way to the top, there will come a time when your job doesn’t excite you anymore. You will feel that there are no more skills that this job can teach you, and you no longer see any capacity for personal or professional growth.

While its primarily the employer’s responsibility to ensure their employees’ professional development, most often you have to take charge of it on your own—and if you’re in a similar situation, here are a few things you can do to set your professional development goals and ultimately achieve them.

Mar 19, 2020  |
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Mitchell Riley,  |

It can be challenging to make a name for yourself in a company that you’ve just joined. You will be looked upon as the “newbie,” and every step you take could be scrutinized and judged by not only your employer but also your fellow employees. 

Even if you have a good idea, you may get shot down or looked over because people will peg you for a person who still isn’t familiar with the work or the skills. But regardless, if you want to persist for the sake of your ambitions, we salute your resolve!

Take a look at how you can prove your worth to a company with the help of these tips.

Mar 12, 2020  |
Employers,  |
Mitchell Riley,  |

Did you know that one of the primary reasons why employees leave their jobs is because of bad employers? 

If you left your last job because your employer made you work overtime without pay, played favorites within the team, wasn’t a good team leader, discriminated against you, or displayed inappropriate behavior, leaving your job was the right thing to do.

But what’s next? As daunting as job hunting can be, we’re here to help you out. Here are a few ways you can get your job search back on track.

Mar 5, 2020  |
Employers,  |
Mitchell Riley,  |

Gone are the days when the generation of baby boomers would work hard at their jobs to advance their careers without paying heed to their social life. Now that millennials and Gen Z are taking over the scene, the need to maintain a work-life balance is becoming crucial—changing the face of work culture drastically.

This is further substantiated by a plethora of research that came about to shed light on how a misbalance in the work-life dynamic can harm an individual’s mental well-being. However, most people still struggle to maintain this balance. Popular belief dictates that you can either chase your career or maintain your social life. But we’re here to tell you that it doesn’t need to be this way.

Feb 27, 2020  |
Employers,  |
Mitchell Riley,  |

Did you just receive a call for a job interview? Congratulations, you’ve almost made it!

We bet you’re experiencing an eclectic mix of excitement, nerves, and a whole lot of anticipation. But as elating as the idea of making it to the final stage sounds, it’s often short-lived. Soon enough, the anxiety of the interview takes over and you find yourself palpitating.

Your knees tremble, your palms get sweaty, and before you know it you’ve lost your nerves and have forgotten everything you had prepared for the interview.

Feb 20, 2020  |
Employers,  |
Mitchell Riley,  |

There comes a point in your life when you wake up and are hit with the sudden realization that you’re essentially reliving the same day every day—each morning you wake up, go to work, do the same tasks, and come back home only to start all of it again the next day. 

It’s a sobering moment when you realize that your current job doesn’t ignite a passion within you anymore.

If you’re in a similar situation, the chances are that your current career path makes you feel trapped. If such is the case, here are a few steps you should take to make some progress in your career.

Feb 13, 2020  |
Employers,  |
Mitchell Riley,  |

Whether it’s time for your annual raise or a performance meeting where you’re hoping to discuss the prospects of your salary, the mere thought of negotiation can often send us into a state of panic.

While for some people, a salary negotiation brings all their self-esteem issues to life and shines a bright light on their shortcomings; for others, it may awaken the pride monster than resides within them.

Either way, salary negotiation is a daunting task—especially because it entails excessive self-reflection as well as critiquing your work. So if you foresee a salary negotiation soon for your job, here are a few tips and tricks that can help you out!

Feb 6, 2020  |
Employers,  |
Mitchell Riley,  |

Whether you’re looking for a desk job or applying for a construction job, there’s a common denominator to all kinds of jobs that sends a chill down your spine—an interview.

Sweaty palms, shaking legs, and a stuttering voice are some ways through which the anxiety manifests for the dreaded interview—especially now that phone interviews are becoming an important part of the recruiting process.

Jan 26, 2020  |
Employers,  |
Mitchell Riley,  |

With increases in risk exposure, performance monitoring, and administrative challenges, the restoration industry faces more immense challenges. Amidst these adversities, running a successful business is harder than ever. 

Management is constantly dealing with the pressure of getting the job done, while also maintaining standard service levels. However impossible they may seem, these hurdles can be overcome with the right skilled technicians.

Jan 19, 2020  |
Employers,  |
Mitchell Riley,  |

If the recruitment cycle at your company has just ended, it’s likely that you’ll have a number of new hires joining from the start of next week. 

This is a crucial time, because the on-boarding process plays a central role in an employee’s long-term experience with your company. You need to help them ease into the new environment and gradually familiarize them with the norms of the company. 

Without proper guidance and a formal orientation, new recruits will not reach their full potential—and that’s not an outcome employers want to see! 

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