Career Reboot: 5 Steps to Freedom

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on May 18, 2017

Do something right now. What are you waiting for? Re-booting yourself can be a process in which you take action a little bit each day. What small step can you do right now to make a make a dream come true? Read something that might help. Make one phone call to find out the information you need. Write a sentence. Fix your resume. Do 10 minutes of research. The point is to do something no matter how small or trivial.

Here’s How to Fire an Employee

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on October 31, 2016

If you even if you are debating whether or not to terminate an employee, then it may be time to cut that person loose. It’s never easy and there is never a great time to do the deed, but business is business. What are some of the reasons that it’s time to fire an employee?  […]

How to Keep Millennials from Leaving Their Jobs

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on September 1, 2016

Millennials often seek a higher purpose when it comes to their work. When trying to keep Millennials happy, remind them of your company’s mission statement, and how they contribute and are crucial to the greater cause. They like to know they are of worth. Forty-nine percent of junior Millennials (or Millennials in graduate or junior positions) reported in a Deloitte survey that their personal values or morals were very influential in their decision-making at work.

How to Make Your Incoming Emails Go From Inbox to Interview

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on August 24, 2016

Just as marketing emails incorporate catchy or memorable subject lines, you may want to use similar tactics. You could use your name in the subject line, but the prospective employer doesn’t know you yet. Instead, try something like, “This Week” and then the message may contain information about you applying for the position and how you’d love to talk about it “this week.” There’s an urgency to this subject line that makes it clickable.

The Importance of a Follow-Up Letter After an Interview

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on August 23, 2016

Did you know that September 1 is National Letter Writing Day? Richard Simpkin, an Australian photographer, started the holiday to celebrate the feeling of receiving a handwritten letter in the mail. And he’s right. There’s something truly special about receiving a handwritten letter, and the sensation can be applied to the job interview process. After […]