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Managing Stress, Productivity, and Connectivity During COVID-19

By | NextJob | No Comments

The COVID-19 outbreak has been . . . . challenging.  As a part of NextJob’s Career Development work, we’d like to do what we can to help. We asked two of our experts to put together a 20-min webinar, now a recording that you can watch any time, on best practices for managing stress as well as staying productive and connected while working remotely. 

The video is designed for managers and employees and summarizes evidence-based research as well as trending best practices.

Leading the webinar are two of our subject matter experts:

  • Joan Runnheim Olson, Brain Success Coach and NextJob Career Coach – Joan has 22 years of experience coaching and leverages brain science with her coaching clients to address subjects such as managing stress. She has a certificate in Applied Neuroscience and Brain Health from The Neuroscience Academy.
  • Dixie Bullock, NextJob Coach Team Manager – Dixie brings a decade of experience as a virtual coach as well as her deep experience managing and optimizing the productivity and culture of a fully virtual team across seven states.

You can watch the full video (20 minutes) here:

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Or if you aren’t working remotely and would still like to help your team manage stress, check out the shorter (9 minutes) version:

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Or listen to the podcast version here.

3 Key Job Interview Questions

By | Coaches Corner, NextJob | No Comments

untitledMany people go through an interview and don’t ask a single question. They are scared or assume that the hiring manager is the only one allowed to lead the conversation. In reality, interviewers appreciate job seekers who know what they are looking for and demonstrate their interest in the position. When you ask great questions you’ll also uncover the priorities and responsibilities of the job so you can effectively sell your experiences and accomplishments back to the employer.

Three key questions you should consider asking in an interview are:

  1. Company Challenges – Ask: “What are some of the key challenges the company is facing right now?” You’ll demonstrate that you’re thinking not only about your own position, but also the well-being of the company. Employers love team players who think about the bigger picture.
  2. Keys to Success – Ask: “What abilities are the most important for success in this position?” This question will show that you are focused on succeeding and you’ll be able prioritize your answers based on what the interviewer tell you is important.
  3. Personal Approach – Ask: “What do you most enjoy about your work here?” You’ll show that you have a genuine interest in your interviewer as well as an interest in enjoying your work. This will demonstrate that the job is not just a paycheck for you.

Asking the right questions gives the interviewer a chance to talk while educating you on what you need to know about the job.

Helping you land your next great job…faster.

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