Do You Have an Avocation AND a Vocation?

Avocation and a vocation

When job hunting, what we do in our spare time can be almost as important as what we do at work. Our careers and jobs can take up much of our life, but we always need some way to blow off some steam and enjoy ourselves. Our passions in life can say a lot about … Continued

Who Helped You Get Your Job? Have You Thanked Them?

Who helped you get your job? Have you thanked them?

You have gone through the entire job search process, and now you have your new job! Have you thanked anyone? What if you didn’t get the job? Did you still thank anyone? You would be surprised at how seldom help is acknowledged after a job search. There are many ways someone might have really made … Continued

What is a Performance Review and How Can It Be a Problem?

What is a performance review and how can it be a problem?

Have you ever had a performance review? When a company has a major problem or situation with an employee, the manager and someone from Human Resources might consider removing that person. But because that is a legal action, they can’t just fire them. Instead, a process for a formal performance review will be set up. … Continued

Does a Lien on Your House Mean You Can’t Get a Job?

Does a lien on your house mean you can't get a job?

It would be lovely if everyone had a stable financial situation that would not get in the way of things like looking for a new job. But that is just not true. A family’s financial matters can quickly become a big problem if they are, for example, faced with overwhelming medical bills. This situation can … Continued