Labor Day is Coming: Is it Time to Gear Up for the Busy Fall Season?

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Shift Into High Gear

Labor Day is coming and it’s back to school for millions of school children … be it virtual, in-class or hybrid. But this national holiday also signals the unofficial end of summer, when companies shift into high gear to meet their revenue targets for the year. But will that be the case with pandemic in the air and many still working from home?

Many people get the blues but you can avoid the post-summer slump by getting yourself ready for a not as usual busy fall season.

Getting Ready

What does getting ready entail?

First, start thinking about how you’re presenting yourself in every aspect …Read more…

Will Email and Social Media Ruin Your Post-COVID Vacation?

With or Without Your Cell phone

With or Without?

Be honest. Were you constantly checking your company email and social media accounts this resent holiday weekend?

The summer vacation season “officially” started with the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S. although it is likely to look very different in these post-pandemic days. Since the advent of the Internet, most of us find that we’re tethered to our smart phones because business colleagues and clients expect that we’ll be available 24/7, even when on vacation or PTO (Paid Time Off).

We all know we need a break from work to refresh ourselves whether we’ve been working from at-home or in the office. Harvard calls this predictable time off. In a study of consultants at Boston Consulting Group, Harvard researchers learned that productivity improved when consultants were …Read more…

“Wow” Them in Your Next Video Job Interview

As if being interviewed in person isn’t pressure enough,business man working on laptop with Colleges indoor job candidates these days often find themselves in the hot seat doing video interviews on Skype or Zoom.

It’s a simple and relatively cost-effective way for employers to weed out applicants.  Plus the probability of traveling in these waning Covid-19 lock-down days isn’t particularly great. …Read more…