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How to Resolve Conflict with a Co-Worker

How to Resolve Conflict with a Co-Worker

It is often recommended that we try to separate our personal lives from our professional lives. As hard as we try to keep the relationships in both unattached, that can be extremely challenging considering just how many hours we actually spend with co-workers. Have you every stopped to think about that number? At least 40 – on a good week – surpassing the amount of time we have with family and friends. Because of this, bonds are easily created with our colleagues that are unlike any other. On the flip side, spending so much time (either in-person or virtually these days) can often result in arguments that aren’t resolved by the time 5 o’clock rolls around. Here are a few ways to confront the issue before it takes a toll on your performance:
Tuesday, June 30, 2020/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (239)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Answering Negative Interview Questions

Answering Negative Interview Questions

During an interview it’s important to put your best foot forward and remain positive, upbeat and optimistic. This is not the time to complain about past job duties, co-workers, or bosses. While you may have the best intentions to stay positive and upbeat during the interview, it can be easy to be thrown off when you are asked questions that are inherently negative in nature. Common negative interview questions include:
Wednesday, June 24, 2020/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (438)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Career Mistakes People Make During Economic Downturns

Career Mistakes People Make During Economic Downturns

While the country continues to open back up after COVID-19, there is no doubt it will take some time before the economy and job market is back to what it was pre-pandemic. The US employment report for May shocked many as we saw the unemployment rate fall to 13.3% (from its previous 14.7%), as the economy gained 2.5 million jobs. While it’s hard to say what will happen in the coming months, I think most agree the job market will take time to fully recover. During economic downturns there are some common career mistakes people make and below we address those and strategies to continue to move forward with your career during these times.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (617)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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How To Take Better Notes

How To Take Better Notes

If you are working in the corporate world you may think your days of note taking are long behind you. However note taking isn’t just for high school and college students. Note taking is a key part of any successful business meeting and can help you remember key points that were brought up during the meeting. Studies show note taking helps engrain important facts in your mind better than if you didn’t take notes. So now that you know why note taking is important, let’s look at some ways to improve your note taking abilities so you can go into your next meeting with pen and paper primed for optimal note taking.
Tuesday, June 02, 2020/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (866)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Benefits of Music at Work

Benefits of Music at Work

With people returning to work after a three-day weekend we thought we would focus on something fun and motivating for today’s blog topic and that is music! Whether you are working from home, or are back in the office, having a motivating music playlist can set the tone for the day. LinkedIn found that 90% of workers performed better when they listened to music. In addition to improving productivity, it also releases your feel-good neurotransmitter, dopamine, which can also help improve your focus. In today’s blog we’ll look at how different types of music affect you and how to implement music into your own work environment.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (949)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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