Leaders: Four Things to Do Today to Ensure a Successful New Year

The new year is just around the corner, and with it comes newly realized optimism and strong goal-oriented determination. But to ensure your team is successful in the new year, it’s imperative to focus on the right things that will have positive impacts on your workplace objectives. Check out these four things to do today to ensure a successful new year!

Create Realistic Goals

When creating plans for the new year, one of the best things you can do is create ambitious, but realistic goals. According to a study from the University of Scranton, 92% of people fail to achieve their goals for the new year. That doesn’t create good odds for success. However, there’s a simple way to beat the odds: follow the S.M.A.R.T. goal-making plan. Make sure your goals are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time sensitive. (more…)

Give the Gift of a Resume Check-Up

Happy holidays! Here at Job Journey, we talk a lot about resumes. Which makes sense, since it’s one of the things job seekers ask us about the most. We love chatting about formatting, ways to stand out, and how to make sure your resume makes it to the HR manager.

Now, it might just be our passion for resumes showing, but wouldn’t offering to look over your friend’s resume be an awesome gift? You could even exchange resumes and give each other feedback, all in the spirit of the holidays!

If you’re not sure what to look for when reviewing your pal’s resume, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few things to keep in mind: (more…)

Job Search Lessons from A Christmas Carol

Carols ring out from every corner, yuletide greetings are being shared, and a certain jolly and rotund fellow is on his way. It’s the holiday season!

If you aren’t in the holiday spirit this year, that’s totally understandable. It’s been a crazy two years since the pandemic started, and the latest variant isn’t exactly making life easier. Just try not to be like Ebenezer Scrooge before the events of A Christmas Carol. Come to think of it, what kind of lessons can we learn from our own job search past, present, and future? (more…)

If You Feel Guilty for Wanting to Quit Your Job, Should You Still Quit?

Maybe the workload just isn’t something you expected, or you aren’t well-suited to your boss’s managerial style. Whatever the reason, you want to quit your job and start applying to new positions.

But you feel bad about it! Perhaps it’s a busy season and you don’t want to leave your boss or teammates swamped, or you’re worried quitting now will make it look like you’re trying to get revenge for something your boss did. If you haven’t been at the job very long, you might also be concerned what a short-term position would look like on your resume.

In a situation like this, is it better to wait to quit, or should you just rip off the Band-Aid now and be done with it? Here are some suggestions. (more…)

Poll Results: What Are You Most and Least Optimistic About for 2022?

Nobody saw the 2020 pandemic coming. Many businesses kept looking for a way to “get back to normal” but are now starting to realize there really isn’t a normal to get back to. COVID-19 isn’t completely going away any time soon, which means businesses have to find a new normal and change the way they operate.

But how do job seekers feel about this new normal? We wanted to know what you’re optimistic (and less than optimistic) about going into 2022, so we held a poll. Here’s what you had to say. (more…)