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

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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 »

What Soft Skills Do You Need for Your Career?

“Which Soft Skills Do I Need for My Job?” It’s a question job seekers ask our Gallatin recruiters all the time. Regardless of your industry or job function, soft skills are essential to landing a position – and thriving in it once hired. These traits allow you to work well as a functioning member of… Read more »

Frustrated at Work? Don’t Complain; Do This Instead

Can’t remember your last raise? Annoyed by an obnoxious coworker who talks incessantly about themselves? Ready to hurl your broken desk chair out the window? You may be tempted to whine and complain – but that won’t get you anywhere. Complaining doesn’t work. It rarely has any positive effect. It antagonizes coworkers. And honestly, complaining… Read more »

Make the Most of Your Entry Level Job (Hint: Don’t just phone it in!)

“Look on the bright side.” “When life hands you lemons, make some lemonade.” “Find the silver lining in that cloud.” When you’re entry level job isn’t what you hoped it would be, you don’t need platitudes like these. You need solid plan to Adopt the right mindset. Anyone who is just starting out in a… Read more »

Land a Great Job in Middle Tennessee in 30 Seconds, Flat!

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Looking for your next dream job? You’ll land it faster if you have a solid “elevator pitch.” What’s an Elevator Pitch? In simplest terms, an elevator pitch is a statement that accurately sums up the unique benefit you offer a potential employer. It should: be short – 30 seconds or less; contain value-oriented statements which… Read more »

Think Job Hopping is Bad for Your Middle TN Career? Think again.

Statistics cited in this earlier Wood Personnel post on hiring job hoppers show that frequently changing jobs is becoming the norm: Average job tenure in the U.S. is at 4.6 years, and 45% of employers expect new college grads to work for them for less than two years (CareerBuilder). The majority of employers (55%) have… Read more »

You Spring Clean Your House – Why Not Your Job Search?

Spring is right around the corner! Time to get down to some serious cleaning – of your job search, that is. Just like your windows, your garage or your closets, your search for the perfect career could benefit from an annual cleaning. Whether you’re currently unemployed or looking for better jobs in Middle Tennessee, use… Read more »

Don’t Just Think About Asking for a Raise in 2016. Get It!

Asking for a pay raise? That’s never easy. For most people, the process is awkward and anxiety-provoking. But if you truly deserve a raise in 2016, you need to move past your discomfort – and get paid what you’re worth. Use these tips from our Murfreesboro staffing service to get your ducks in a row,… Read more »

Succeed at Your New Job by Meshing with the Corporate Culture

Landing a new job or assignment in Middle Tennessee takes hard work, patience and sometimes a little bit of well-timed luck.  When you land a great opportunity, it’s only natural to be excited.  After that initial excitement wears off, however, you may start worrying about the uncertainty inherent in any new work situation – like… Read more »

Change is Good – The Strategic Job Change for Middle Tennessee Job Seekers

Should you stay or should you go? In a time when good jobs are harder to find, you may be tempted to just “stay put” – even if your current position lacks the potential you desire.  But if you look at your career from a strategic point of view, there are several reasons why it… Read more »