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 »

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 »

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 »