As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, few industries remain unscathed. Virtual meetings have become an essential part of how modern businesses maintain productivity and continuity. They’re an easy, cost-effective way to align multiple offices, keep remote employees engaged, and work with clients and vendors. While virtual meetings have likely been a part of your daily work routine for some time now, it’s still easy to fall victim to some major meeting faux pas. Virtual meeting etiquette is a whole new ball game compared to in-person meetings, as many folks are learning the hard way.
With Covid-19 surging and new lockdowns being mandated in cities, states, and countries all over the world, remote work is once again becoming a hot topic in the business community. But, even before Covid disrupted the planet, remote work had gone from that rare unicorn of workforce arrangements to a standard component of many people’s workweek. The pandemic is simply teaching us how to work from home more efficiently and teaching employers how to get the most from employees out of the office.
It’s time to find your dream job. You’ve done your research, prepared for interviews, and gotten some sage job search advice. Unfortunately, you didn’t account for the sheer number of resumes you’d be creating just to get a call-back from a recruiter. It can be overwhelming if you don’t use your time wisely. While effective time management strategies will vary, they all have a few things in common. To successfully manage your time, you need a plan, the right materials, and a reliable method to track your progress.
Career planning is a tough business in a noisy world. This is why mentors exist. They bring your potential into focus from the perspective of somebody who has already made the journey. But sometimes you don’t need a mentor to find your way. Sometimes a sentence or two from someone you respect is all you need. You just need a push in the direction you know you already know you need to take.
You might think the perfect workday includes a promotion or a raise, or perhaps your evil boss getting fired. Sadly, such monumental events don’t happen very often. The good news is that there are plenty of little things you can do to improve both your productivity and your happiness if you feel stuck at your desk all day.
You got the call, and the company with your dream job opening wants to interview you. As you do your research and prep your interview questions, there’s a specific cultural factor to check out that many people ignore: Is it a toxic work environment? No matter how great the title, the pay, or the role, if a company’s culture is toxic, you will regret taking the job. Thankfully, there are ways to look deeper into a company’s culture both before and during your interview to discover whether it’s toxic on some level.