Soft Skills: Teamwork

Teams are an essential part of most professional careers. At one point or another most jobs require some form of teamwork, therefore the importance of working well in a group setting is undeniable. Here are some strategies to effectively collaborate with others in the workplace: Check your ego at the door. Often stated, rarely executed, … Continue reading Soft Skills: Teamwork


Soft Skills: Receiving Feedback

In the workplace and life in general, receiving feedback and criticism is a difficult thing. In the last entry of our core series we discussed strategies to improve doling out feedback, but now we’ll discuss the less covered process of receiving feedback. First we must understand that when it comes to feedback there are always … Continue reading Soft Skills: Receiving Feedback

Soft Skills: Public Speaking

From team presentations to product demos, effective public speaking can make or break certain projects. Consequently, clearly conveying concepts provides an essential foundation for success. Delivery forms the crux of a strong public speaker. The manner in which you carry yourself when presenting a deliverables update or a product demo is key. Follow these simple … Continue reading Soft Skills: Public Speaking

Soft Skills: Conflict Resolution

“Can you tell me about a time you had a conflict at work?” You’ve likely heard of or even been asked this very question during an interview. Hiring managers gravitate towards this question so often because conflict management remains an essential soft skill and an inherent indicator of a candidate’s interpersonal skills. Here are some … Continue reading Soft Skills: Conflict Resolution

The Risks of Reneging on a Job Offer

Receiving a job offer is exciting, but the real stress comes when deciding whether or not to accept it. Since most employers give a short time frame to negotiate and accept, many people figure that going through with the acceptance is the best option. Their strategy is to land the job, but some may continue … Continue reading The Risks of Reneging on a Job Offer

How to Create a Positive Online Presence

In today’s ever increasingly competitive job market, recruiters are utilizing all kinds of tools at their disposal to analyze applicants. Most recently, this has extended to social media. The 2015 Jobvite Recruiter Nation Survey shows over 93% of recruiters are now using social media to learn more about candidates during the hiring process. Why social … Continue reading How to Create a Positive Online Presence