No offense or No disrespect but. A conversation that is started with condescending words such as No Offense or No Disrespect, it signifies that you do not respect the other person’s point of view.  Immediately the person will change to defensive mode and more than likely will not hear the… Read More

Many workers receive the upsetting news every holiday season that they’re facing a layoff. While there is no ideal time to be fired from a job, there is no doubt that a job loss is especially stinging around the holidays. While the holidays are a celebratory time for most people, employers usually undertake restructuring and… Read More

Becoming a first-time manager isn’t easy, no matter your industry. That’s because most first-time managers lack the guidance necessary for success. Experts note that most blue-collar workers haven’t had management training. Therefore, they approach the job by mimicking what they’ve seen other managers do, which isn’t always the right thing. For first-time managers, job management… Read More

Relevant Experience Don’t:   Do not include experiences that have no relevance to the position you are applying for. You can however add skills that might be relevant in the form of bullet points. Do:  List experience that would qualify you for the job. Include jobs that you gained relevant experience. If you have taken courses… Read More

    With a combined experience of more than 30 years; Standby Personnel Recruiters Leslie, Derek and Will discuss what makes a good interview/candidate. Consider the points below when preparing yourself /your resume for an interview to ensure the most successful chance of finding the best opportunity.   What is the first thing you look… Read More

When you work side-by-side with someone in a vehicle, a workspace, or some other close quarters, you’re exposed to each other’s habits daily. Unfortunately, not everyone likes what they see, hear, or smell.   Sometimes, we can distance ourselves from the annoying coworker that no one wants to be around, but what if that person is… Read More

You’re minding your own business at work, going about your daily tasks, when you notice someone seems to be deliberately trying to make you look bad. Maybe they’re leaving passive-aggressive Post-It notes on your desk, or maybe they’re taking credit for your ideas in front of the boss. Whatever the case may be, it’s obvious… Read More

It is important to have a good relationship with your coworkers since you spend 8 hours a day with them. Here are seven ways to practice being more attentive and suitable team player. Learn about your coworkers Take time to learn what your teammates like and dislike. Just a simple thing such as finding out… Read More

Seven Deadly Sins of the Workplace There are seven deadly sins that will get in your way if you are not aware of them. Anger It is never appropriate to be disrespectful with your coworkers regardless of interpersonal conflict, exhaustion, deadlines, or skipping lunches. Envy Are you envious of coworker’s achievements?  Resisting envy is difficult… Read More