Are you coasting by or taking necessary steps to develop your career?

Taking the Necessary Steps in Career Development

Are you getting comfortable in your career? It’s great to love what you do, but it’s also important to work towards goals. That way, you’ll always be satisfied and never feel as if you’re stagnating. Learning new things is one of the keys to happiness—and when you consistently set and achieve goals, it will help… Read more »

You Can Do This: Networking Tips to Promote Career Growth

You’re social. You’re inquisitive. You’re a hard worker. But are you doing everything you can to grow your professional network? Networking opens doors to new opportunities, influential people and others who can promote your career development. Whether you’re aiming for a promotion or would like to change the direction of your career, use these tips… Read more »

Showoff or Shrinking Violet – Who’s More Likely to Get Ahead at Work?

Getting ahead at Work | Wood Personnel Services

In a perfect world, your accomplishments would speak for themselves. You’d automatically earn raises and promotions for your hard work, without having to self-promote. But we all know that’s not how the real world operates. The real world of work is, at times, an unfair place – full of jealous co-workers, tough bosses and tricky… Read more »

We See You, Wallflower

Do you find yourself envying those individuals who can walk into a room full of strangers and talk to any one of them? Find yourself hesitating to speak up at meetings – even when you have something important to share? Wish you could be more outgoing at work? Whether you’ve been with your employer for… 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 »

Not a Mind Reader? 6 Things Your Supervisor Wishes You Knew

Work would be so much easier if you had psychic abilities. You’d be able to: know what your boss was thinking anticipate his frustrations understand how to exceed his expectations …all without him ever having to utter a single word! Sadly, however, the vast majority of us has no psychic ability whatsoever. But even if… Read more »

Personality and Job Fit: Find the right position for your natural traits

Are you in the right job for your personality? The simple fact is, certain personality types naturally complement certain types of work. And when you work at a job that’s a great fit for you, you’re more likely to be happy, fulfilled in your work and successful. Today, Wood Personnel presents some common personality categories… Read more »

Is Your Resume Up to Snuff – Really?

Send a cover letter – no, wait – don’t send a cover letter. Lead off with an objective statement – scratch that – lead off with a list of accomplishments. Integrate your résumé with your social media profiles – or on second thought – keep the two separate. With so much résumé information available online… Read more »

Ace Your Next Behavioral Interview – No Matter What Type of Job You’re Seeking

While in an interview, you probably expect to answer questions like: “What was your last job like?” “Why are you interested in the available position?” “Why should we hire you?” These are all standard questions designed to gain more information about your skills and experience.  But are you prepared to answer questions like: “What is… Read more »