How are Your Technology Skills Evolving?

It is important to keep your skill base up to speed and current in order to stay competitive and relevant, especially if you are in the job market or thinking about looking for another opportunity.

Traditional marketing efforts are falling fast in the wake of social media. This change yields direct contact with individuals in companies like CEOs and HR Recruiters who are active on social sites like LinkedIn and Twitter. Having direct access to hiring managers and company decision makers is ideal when you are actively looking for a job. So what do you do if you aren’t very active on social media due to the learning curve? Does that mean you are out of luck?

With technology taking a leading role in business, you need to understand and know how it works to keep yourself in the game and marketable.  What do you do if you don’t feel comfortable with your tech skills?

Find a tech savvy mentor to teach you the ropes!

Have you ever heard of reverse mentoring? A recent Wall Street Journal article discusses companies who are pairing young employees with older, less tech-savvy colleagues to improve their technology skills.  Are you brave enough to seek help from a younger coworker?

The truth is, knowledge is key so it’s time to step out of your comfort zone and learn how you can leverage your skills to be more marketable and competitive in the job market. Ready to get started? Give us a call, we have classes!

By |2014-06-18T11:56:04-05:00June 18th, 2014|Social Media and Job Searching, Technology|Comments Off on How are Your Technology Skills Evolving?

Dropping Old Roles & Celebrating New Ones

Today, there are more dual-income earners and women breadwinners than ever before. Typical “gender roles” are becoming less mainstream with families working together as partners when conquering household chores and raising a family.

Employers must recognize added pressures and consider the best ways to support, engage and maximize employee time and productivity.

While your employer may slowly make changes to help, you can improve your partnership with these power-sharing tips for home.  Giving up power isn’t easy, especially when you don’t give it up at work.

How do you split the work at home?

Check out these Top 3 Power-Sharing Tips:

Embrace Individual Strengths

– If your partner is a better cook and enjoys it, let them do it, even if you have always been the one to make dinner. Your strengths can be used for multi-tasking laundry or helping with homework.

Give Up on “Your Way”

– When you start to share tasks in the household it is easy to be critical about the way someone else does things. Keep in mind it is better to have the towels laundered and folded even if it’s not the way you usually do it.

Sharing is Caring

– Sharing household chores no matter how hard your day was at work shows your partner that you care about their time and effort as well. Not only does this help your marriage/partnership, it has a ripple effect in overall happiness and satisfaction in life.
By |2014-06-04T11:25:12-05:00June 4th, 2014|How to Be Happy at Work, Work/Life Balance|Comments Off on Dropping Old Roles & Celebrating New Ones