We all want to work in an environment that allows us to be our own unique person, but sometimes this desire can be what is holding us back. Why? Because you're not in charge. Someone else is. A curmudgeon. What or, more precisely, who is a
The Unemployment Rate: What Do the Numbers Really Mean?
Economics. What a snooze-fest, right? Unfortunately, the national and local economy plays a huge role in our lives, whether we like it or not. It explains why some people are working and others are not, why some companies are hiring and others are
Read the Writing On the Wall: 7 Signs You Should Get Your Resume Ready
The shocked feeling you have when you are let go from a job is awful. I won’t sugar-coat it for you. It sucks! It’s a feeling of dread and fear for the future. I know. I’ve been there before. Your thoughts are racing. How am I going to pay my rent
Seven Ways to Make a Great First Impression
When I was a kid, Head and Shoulders had an ad campaign which used an old Will Rogers saying as its tagline: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Of course, they were targeting people with dandruff issues. But it’s a pretty
Dealing with Your Worst Critic
Brian Young It's easy to get frustrated with ourselves when we make a seemingly silly mistake. Most of the time, though, it's not justified. The best way to respond to mistakes is to keep it in perspective and make sure you don't do it again.
First Things First, Get Out of Your Head
Humans have been blessed and cursed by our Creator. We’ve been blessed with the most gifted and fully functioning mind. Its capacity for thought, creativity, and innovation goes far beyond any other animal on the planet Earth. As a species, we are