What is Quiet Firing? Ways to Figure it All Out…

In the last few weeks, we have been hearing the term “quiet quitting”. Apparently, employers want to retaliate with “quiet firing”….but what is quiet firing? We will discuss what quiet firing is…what it is not…and how it can affect you in the workplace and your career.

Reference for quiet firing:
1. Article from TheRoot.com

2. The Fox News Chicago Video

3. The FindLaw.com Constructive Dismissal = Quiet Firing

4. Bloomberg.com take on Quiet Quitting and how it relates to Quiet Firing

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Risks of Overemployment!

If you’re like me, the idea of overemployed is pretty appealing. It would mean I could work from anywhere I want and never have to worry about finding a new job again. But before you quit your day job to start applying for your dream position, there are a few things you should consider. Being overemployed can be risky, especially if one of them is your main source of income. Here are a few things to keep in mind before make the switch.

#1 If one or both employers find out you are overemployed
What should you do if your boss finds out you have a second job? What if they discover you’ve been working remotely for another company? The first thing to do is stay calm. There’s no need to panic or make any rash decisions. If your boss asks you about it, be honest and open with them. Explain that you’re passionate about your work and that you’re looking for ways to challenge yourself. You may also want to mention that you’re doing it for the extra income. If your boss is okay with it, great! If not, you may need to choose between the two jobs. Ultimately, it’s up to you which job is more important to you. But if you can find a way to keep both, that’s even better!

#2 Check for Non-Compete Agreements
If you’re thinking about taking on a remote job, there’s one potential pitfall you’ll want to avoid: non-compete agreements. What are non-compete agreements? They’re basically contracts that prevent you from working for a competitor of your current employer. And if you have one, it could limit your ability to take on a new remote job.

So how can you tell if you have a non-compete agreement? The best way is to check your employment contract. If it includes language about not working for a competitor, then you have a non-compete agreement. Alternatively, you can ask your employer directly. They should be able to tell you if you’re bound by a non-compete agreement or not.

If you do have a non-compete agreement, that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t take on a remote job. However, you’ll need to be careful about which job you choose. Make sure that the company you’re considering is not in direct competition with your current employer. Otherwise, you could find yourself in violation of your contract.

Bottom line: if you’re thinking about getting a remote job, take the time to check for non-compete agreements.

#3 If the employer(s) find out about your overemployment…just be honest
So, you’ve been caught with your hand in the cookie jar – or, more accurately, with two remote jobs. What should you do?
First, take a deep breath. It’s not the end of the world. You can handle this. Next, sit down with your employer and explain the situation honestly. They may be understanding and give you some leeway. Or they may not be happy about it, but as long as you’re upfront with them, they’ll respect your honesty. Finally, depending on your employer’s reaction, you may need to choose between your two jobs. If they’re both great opportunities, it’s up to you to decide which one you want to keep. But if one is clearly better than the other, maybe it’s time to cut your losses and focus on the job that’s a better fit for you.

#4 Keep Your Overemployed Status to Yourself
If you’re working two remote jobs, there’s no need to tell your coworkers. In fact, it’s probably best to keep it a secret. Here are a few reasons why: First, you’ll be able to get twice as much work done if your coworkers aren’t constantly coming to you with questions or distractions. Second, you’ll be able to focus better if you’re not worrying about what your coworkers think of you. And finally, if word gets out that you’re working two jobs, you may find yourself in the position of having to justify why you’re doing it. So save yourself the hassle and keep your second job a secret. Your coworkers will thank you for it.

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Workplace Storytime: Stealing Time

There are times when children in adult bodies decide the join the workforce…there’s a certain level of ridiculousness that happens.

The unfortunate thing about dealing with children in adult bodies…they think they can get away with anything.

Lesson of this story: Your trust in your professional life can make or break how successful you become. Based on this employee’s actions, they will not go far if they don’t change their approach.

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Need A Resume in 2022? 3 Ways to Use It Efficiently

Resumes will still be needed in the year 2022. In fact, they may even be more important than they are today. The reason is simple: as the world becomes more competitive, employers will be looking for any advantage they can find. A well-written resume can give you the edge you need to stand out from the crowd.

In 2022, resumes will still be an essential career tool. Though technology is constantly changing and evolving, individuals in the workforce are still relying on traditional resume formats to present their skills and qualifications to potential employers. Furthermore, given the rapidly-changing job market and the need for constant professional development, it is more important than ever to have a versatile resume that can be easily adapted to suit different roles and industries.

One effective way to use resumes most efficiently is by tailoring them specifically for each job you apply for. Not only does this help you to emphasize your most relevant skills and experiences, but it also shows employers that you have done your research and understand what they are looking for in a candidate. Additionally, investing time in updating your resume periodically will help ensure that it stays relevant and up-to-date.

Whether incorporating new achievements or tidying up old information, taking the time to regularly revise your resume can go a long way towards securing you the job of your dreams. So whether you’re just starting out in your career or are a seasoned professional looking to switch fields, don’t underestimate the power of a good resume!

With a little effort, you can make sure your resume is ready to help you get ahead in 2022. So start writing today…but If you want me to help you write your next resume then go here to get started with me.

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4 Resume Mistakes You’re Making (And How to Fix Them)

Your resume is one of the most important tools you have when searching for a job. It’s your chance to make a good first impression and sell yourself as the best candidate for the role. However, if your resume is full of mistakes or doesn’t contain the right information, it could cost you the opportunity to even get your foot in the door. Here are some common resume mistakes to avoid:

1. Irrelevant Experience: It’s important to have the right professional experience showcased on your resume. Having the wrong experience will hurt not hep your chances of getting attention from the right employer or right job.

2. Not Structuring Your Resume Properly: Does your resume still have objectives on it? Please review that from your resume…right away. It’s so important to make sure that your resume showcases your actual talent and not just your experience. When I say that, I mean your resume must have a summary of your qualifications it should have a list of your skills, knowledge base and abilities either listed or highlighted at the top of your resume. It should also showcase how you can help the employer. The proper resume structure can sell you to the employer because they can see how you can benefit them.

3. Not Describing Your Experience Thoroughly: Are you leaving out any important details about your skills or experience? Make sure you include all relevant information about yourself so that the employer can get a complete picture of who you are. Also describe how you did the job by showcasing awards, certifications and your overall stellar performance in that position.

4. Do Not Add “Reference Available Upon Request” to your resume: Was your resume written in 1992? Then that’s the only resumes that have that line printed on there. It is so irrelevant to resumes now, due the mere fact that more employers are expecting you to have a list of references ready to represent. The reference list is another “career tool” you as a consummate professional need to have in your arsenal of career tools in your professional life.

So, there you have it – four resume mistakes that might be costing you the job of your dreams. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! If you need additional assistance crafting or editing your resume, please connect with me here and I would be happy to help. In the meantime, make sure to avoid these common mistakes and you’ll be on your way to landing that perfect job.

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Never Had a Job? Here’s How to Get One

So, you’re one of those people who never had a job before. You’ve been in school, been a homemaker or doing volunteer work your entire life and now you’re out in the real world, ready to start working. Congratulations! But where do you start? It can be tough to know what the best way to find a job is when you’ve never done it before. Fear not – we’re here to help. Watch the video for my four tips on how to find a job even if you’ve never had one before.

So, you’ve never had a job before? No problem. We discussed the four things you can do to get started in your job search/career. First, make a list of the skills, knowledge and abilities (KSAs) you currently possess. Second, network with people you know personally who may be able to help you find a job. Third, look online for jobs that fit your skillset and interests. Finally, don’t give up if the first few jobs you apply for don’t work out – keep trying until you find the perfect position for you. And if all of this seems daunting, don’t worry – I’m here to help! Contact me directly for assistance creating or updating your resume so that you can start applying for jobs today.

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Best Career Change Action Steps #5

Making a career change is no small task. It can be difficult to know where to start, or even where to turn for advice. But don’t worry, we’re here to help!

In this series, we’ll outline the best steps you can take to make a successful career change action steps. Today we’re discussing Step 5…Apply…Apply….Apply! Deliberate Action is key when it comes to making a career change, so make sure you take the time to get your ducks in a row before beginning your journey.

First, check out Steps 1 – 4 to get the beginning steps.

Step #1 | Step #2 | Step #3 | Step #4 |

Congratulations on making it to the end of our 5-Action Steps to changing careers! As a recap, we’ve covered identifying your transferable skills, doing some market research, creating a plan of action, and getting started. The final step is staying motivated and taking action throughout your journey. This can be tricky when the process seems daunting or you encounter setbacks along the way. That’s where a support system comes in handy. Friends and family can provide encouragement, but for more tailored advice and accountability, consider working with a career coach or mentor. I can help you stay focused on your goals while providing guidance and resources along the way. For additional help with your career transition, work with me directly here.

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Best Career Change Action Steps #4

Are you considering a career change? Making a big life change can be scary, but it’s also an exciting adventure. If you’re feeling ready for a new challenge, here are some action steps to help make the transition go smoothly.
First, check out Steps 1 – 3 to get the beginning steps.

Step #1 | Step #2 | Step #3 | Step #4 | Step #5

That’s all for now. But don’t worry, I have one more action step for you to check out. Just click on the link Step #5 above or here. You can also find more information about making a successful career change by downloading our free guide here. We hope these tips help get you one step closer to your dream job!

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Best Career Change Action Steps #3

Making a career change can be daunting. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! Follow these simple action steps and you’ll be on your way to the career of your dreams in no time! We’re on Step #3.

Step #1 | Step #2 | Step #3 | Step #4 | Step #5

That’s all for this week! Be sure to check out the other action steps in the Career Change Action Steps Series. And, as always, feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need help getting started on your career change journey.

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Best Career Change Action – Step #2

Does the idea of a career change fill you with dread, or are you excited for a new opportunity? If you’re stuck in a dead-end job, it might be time to consider making a change. But where do you even start? Here is Step #2 of Career Change Series. You can also find the link for Step #1 below.

Step #1 | Step #2 | Step #3 | Step #4 | Step #5

That’s it for this action step! Check out the rest of the Career Change Action Steps Series to learn more about making a career change. And don’t forget, if you’re looking for some extra help along the way, reach out to us here and we’ll be happy to chat with you about your options.

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