Entrepreneurship

Becoming a full-time freelancer: 3 tips for web developers

So you do web development projects in your spare time to expand your skills and make some extra money. Good for you! At some point you may decide that being a full-time freelancer is a viable option. Where do you start? You’ve come to the right place. Don’t let your day job hold you back […]

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Skills Development

Why professional writing skills matter more than ever

Communication in the 21st century—personal or professional—involves less conversation and more electronic sharing of information. Written communication, therefore, is often the norm. Sadly, many good businesspeople are very poor writers. Poor writing in any context leaves a lasting impression, which can be especially detrimental in today’s workplace of enduring email, texts, digital documents and social […]

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Recruiter news

When (and How) to Fire an Employee: 7 Signs it’s Time to Terminate

No one should ever be surprised to be fired. Unless your company has fallen victim to a pirate-worthy hostile takeover, or a 60 Minutes exposé that brings the villagers with torches and pitchforks, getting fired should never come out of the blue for any employee. Every employee who is terminated should know it’s coming and be ready […]

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Entrepreneurship

How One Woman’s Journey Teaches Us About Pivoting in a Pandemic

Imagine being a small-town girl from Virginia with dreams of making it making it big in Corporate America. You go to college, and like many students, find that you’re really not into your major. So, you switch.  Now you’re studying something you really find interesting in an emerging industry that seems promising. You continue to […]

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Skills Development

Thinking About Tomorrow to Prepare for Today

One need only reflect on a short list of nearly obsolete items—folding maps, camera film, VHS tapes—to consider how powerful market forces such as disruption can be. To thrive in today’s rapidly changing global economy, corporate leaders must always be thinking ahead. But how do you plan for a seemingly uncertain future? After years of […]

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Recruiter news

5 ways to make your company more appetizing to top talent

In a recent survey, more than two-thirds of hiring organizations indicated that they’re having a difficult time recruiting for job openings, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). With a lower unemployment rate and more job openings, it’s becoming increasingly critical for employers to make sure they get noticed in the crowded job […]

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Entrepreneurship

How To Start Freelancing Without Experience

Freelancing is my favorite way to make good money, fast. If you have some basic skills, earning an extra $1,000+ a month or so from freelancing is achievable, even for beginners. The hardest part of course is getting that first client. It takes courage to go out there with no client experience, pitch a client on your […]

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Skills Development

How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

Today’s in-demand skills are increasingly technical in nature. However, there’s a corresponding need for the uniquely human ability to work with and through others to accomplish important goals.  Enter emotional intelligence (EI), a set of skills that help us recognize, understand, and manage our own emotions as well as recognize, understand and influence the emotions […]

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Recruiter news

THE BEST TIME TO LOOK FOR A NEW JOB

Most of us tend to begin the search for a new job when we’re either retrenched, about to graduate, have just been passed up for a promotion or absolutely can’t stand our boss anymore. You typically want a job immediately if any of these things have happened to you; however the best time to look […]

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Entrepreneurship

Effective Ways to Grow Your Business

If you have just started your new business, you have probably been doing a lot of research. You probably read magazines, books, and listened to people on the internet about how you should set up your new company. With all of that as well as lots of investment, you now have a company to call […]

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