Happy 4th of July from all of us at Access Staffing!
Wishing everyone a joyous Festival of Lights, from all of us at Access Staffing!
By Jeff Haden
Interview mistakes aren’t limited to job candidates; interviewers make lots of mistakes, too.
The smaller your business the fewer employees you typically have … and the fewer interviews you have under your belt. But even experienced interviewers often make mistakes. Here are six of the most common mistakes interviewers make, and what to do instead:
A boss can literally, make or break your career. Here are five ways to spot the bad ones before they become yours.
A great boss can make you feel engaged and empowered at work, will keep you out of unnecessary office politics, and can identify and grow your strengths. But a bad boss can make the most impressive job on paper (and salary) quickly unbearable. Not only will a bad boss make you dislike at least 80% of your week, your relationships might suffer, too. A recent study conducted at Baylor University found that stress and tension caused by an abusive boss “affects the marital relationship and subsequently, the employee’s entire family.” Supervisor abuse isn’t always as blatant as a screaming temper tantrum; it can include taking personal anger out on you for no reason, dismissing your ideas in a meeting, or simply, being rude and critical of your work, while offering no constructive ways to improve it. Whatever the exhibition of bad boss behavior, your work and personal life will suffer. Merideth Ferguson, PH.D., co-author of the study and assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship at Baylor explains that “it may be that as supervisor abuse heightens tension in the relationship, the employee is less motivated or able to engage in positive interactions with the partner and other family members.”
FLEXIBILITY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER
Flexibility may be the key to getting more shifts. You may have to adjust your preferences when it comes to hours or location. Making yourself more available will only bring you more opportunities for work. For example, if you’re a Help Desk IT professional, ask about offsite locations that you can help support. That could just be the trick that to getting the next door to open. It’s all about creating positions for yourself and improving your skills! Don’t forget to call and check in with your staffing coordinator as well