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Leading a team effectively

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If you are in a management or leadership role, your style significantly influences your team. Being focused, prepared, thorough, transparent, flexible, and innovative all trickles down to how you are perceived by your team. Here are some things to keep in mind to lead a team effectively:1. Hire the right people  It might seem obvious, but a great team starts with great people. When hiring, think about your existing team, how they work and the company culture. Finding a candidate who not only has excellent work experience, but is also a great fit with the rest of the team, is…

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Big Company vs. Small Company: What’s the best fit?

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Different company’s work for different people; some people perform better in an organization with fewer employees and a small office, while others prefer to work in large organizations with more employees and more structure. Many employees work for companies of various sizes throughout their career, however it’s important to figure out the type of workplace in which you excel. Here are some things to keep in mind when analyzing the size of organization that is the best fit for you:1. Work assignments  In smaller companies, it is more likely that you will get involved in different projects, possibly across different…

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Strategic Job Searching & Hiring

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Whether you’re looking for a job or looking to hire new employees, you should start by developing an effective strategy. Here are some tips for developing job searching and hiring plans: Job Search:1. Be selective  No matter how quickly you want to find a job, sending your resume in for every job posting you find online is not the best approach. Take the time to research each company and evaluate the job description compared to your experience, skills and career objectives. Ask yourself if the role and the company truly align with your career goals. This thorough evaluation will also help…

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How to follow up after a job interview

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The job interview is a crucial parts of the hiring process, it’s when hiring managers really start to narrow down their search for the ideal candidate. Once you’ve had the interview and you feel that the interview went well, how you follow up can have an impact on you being considered as a finalist in the interview process. Here are some things to keep in mind when you’re following up after a job interview:1. The thank you  It’s nice to send a quick thank you note to the interviewer(s) shortly after you leave the meeting. Keep it concise and professional;…

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