The Key to Mentally Preparing for a Work Presentation

Mentally Preparing for a Work Presentation

For many people, the thought of standing up and speaking in front of others can be terrifying. This fear may harken back to school and the memory of oral reports—no one’s favorite thing to do! But with practice and a little preparation, work presentations can become almost second nature. The more you prepare and the more… Read more »

How to Have Conversations with Your Employees Regarding Their Overall Career Goals

employer having conversation with employee

The best managers are also good leaders—helping move their employees forward toward successful futures. This means supporting employees to achieve career goals. Since career development is a hot trend, it shouldn’t be too difficult to get your employees talking about what they want to do in the future. Especially because workers who feel supported in achieving their… Read more »

Desk Yoga? It Might be the Relaxing Activity You Need to Make it Through Your Day!

Long hours spent sitting at your desk can be hard on your body. If you’ve noticed yourself with a stiff back, neck or hips, you’re among the many with aches and pains caused by too much time in the same position. But did you know yoga can help? Sure—there’s not much time at the office… Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t be Afraid to Take a Temporary Job When Job Searching

If you’re in search of your next job, you’re probably looking for something permanent. But what happens if, during your hunt, you’re offered a temporary position? You may at first feel it’s a bad move to agree to temporary work; however, a temp assignment provides plenty of benefits. Just consider the following five from a… Read more »

Staying level-headed: How to keep a clear focus when job searching

If you’re currently in search of a new job, you might have noticed it can be a job in itself! After all, many steps are involved—you need to scour the internet for open positions, review job descriptions, tailor your cover letter and resume for the positions to which you’d like to apply, then fill in… Read more »

How much follow-up is too much follow up with an interviewer?

You just had a great interview. Everything went well, you connected with the interviewer, you’re among the top contenders and you’re feeling hopeful. But did you know your follow-up is very important—and can have a negative impact on the interviewer’s impression of you? It can even hurt your chance of being hired—so you want to… Read more »

Balancing Comfort and Safety: How to Dress for Manufacturing Work

Manufacturing can be a tricky industry to navigate, particularly when it comes to appropriate attire. You want to be comfortable because you’ll be working hard and extremely physical all day long, but you also have to consider safety. Flip-flops, for example, are really comfortable, especially now that the weather’s warming up, but they’re probably not… Read more »

How to Follow-Up After a Networking Event (And Make a Great Impression!)

Once you attend a networking event, there’s still work to be done. It’s up to you to maintain those new connections. If you don’t, all your efforts won’t pay off when it comes to your job search and your career. So, what are some ways to follow up after a networking event and make the… Read more »

Why Leaving Your Full-Time Job for a Contract Position Has Its Perks

There are lots of conventional perks to working full time—health insurance, 401(k) matching, paid time off. Not to mention having just one boss’s standards to get used to, one set of co-workers to get along with and one consistent paycheck. But a continuous string of contract positions can mean autonomy, variety and freedom! Five Reasons… Read more »

Job Search Taking Too Long? Speed Things Up With These Four Strategies

Looking for a new job? Then you know it takes some time. However, as leading career advisors in Nashville, Wood Personnel Services knows if it’s been months and you still haven’t gotten any offers (or you’re not hearing back at all), then you could be approaching your search wrong. Four Job Search Strategies to Improve… Read more »