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Working Remotely Post Covid

The pandemic forced many employees, who previously had no experience working remotely, to say goodbye to their cubicles and hello to their home office. Now, with many employees returning back to the office, some may…

Returning to Work After a Long Weekend or Vacation

Returning to work after a long weekend or vacation always feels like a bit of a chore. You’re still in vacation mode and it can feel like a harsh reality to try and get back into the swing of things right away.…

The Proper Way to Give a 2 Weeks Notice

While a 2-weeks notice isn’t required, it is strongly encouraged and is considered common courtesy to let your employer know ahead of time that you’ll be leaving. Depending on your role and industry, once…

Landing Your First Professional Job after College

Graduating from college is a huge milestone and an accomplishment to be celebrated. However, after graduation, you have the next step of landing a new job. If you didn’t work throughout college, this can be a…

Simple Actions to Feel Calmer at Work

While stress is a normal part of life, and even considered healthy in small amounts, when it becomes too much to handle and effects your physical and mental wellbeing it’s time to look into ways to manage it. There…

The Future of Remote Work

For over a year now, many (non-essential) workers have been able to work from home, either full-time or part-time. Overall, these workers enjoy the benefits of working remotely and have proved to maintain…

Importance of Resume Headlines

When applying for jobs, tailoring your resume is a must. You shouldn’t use the same resume for every role you are applying for, but instead do your homework ahead of time, research the company and the job, then…

Three Tips for Your Next Interview

Have an upcoming job interview? While there are numerous articles about this topic, there is always more to learn. Interviewing can be stressful, and at a time when many companies are still doing remote interviews,…

Sensory Focused Tips for Remote Workers

It may sound strange, but engaging your senses can make you a more involved and proficient worker. For the many people currently working remotely, it can be harder to stay focused and connected, especially when your…

The Best Career Focused YouTube Videos

Need a little work inspiration and motivation? If you’re feeling like Bill Murray in the movie “Groundhog Day” where work is becoming monotonous and everyday feels the same, it might be time to seek out…

Dealing with COVID-19 Burnout

It’s been almost a year since the world has been in and out of lockdowns due to COVID-19 and everyone has experienced stress, to one degree or another, due to the pandemic. For many, work has changed; either with…

Improving Productivity at Work

Everyone knows the phrase, “Work smarter, not harder”. Sure it sounds great in theory, but is that really possible and if so, how do you actually do that? It is in fact possible, and the key is shortcuts that…

Networking During a Pandemic (GEE)

Networking looks a lot different now than it did over a year ago and some of the tactics you previously used no longer are relevant. And yet, one of the most critical tools to help people further along their career…

Career Change Mistakes

Deciding to change careers can be both exciting and scary, however there are a few mistakes people make when considering a career change that doesn’t serve them in the long run. Here are a few common mistakes…

Moving on After a Career Setback

Moving on after a career setback or mistake is a necessary skill to learn in today’s workplace. The more quickly you can bounce back and figuratively get back on the saddle, the better. Below we outline a couple…

Vetting Potential Employers During a Virtual Interview

The interview process is evolving and the hiring process may look different for the foreseeable future. When interviews are conducted via video conference instead of in-person, it may seem risky to accept a new…

Staying Focused While Searching for a New Career

With around 57.4 million Americans filling for unemployment since mid-March, it is safe to say that a lot of people are on the job hunt. If you find yourself in this category and feel like you are losing hope…

Staying Optimistic and Resilient During COVID-19

In the midst of the second wave of COVID-19 during the fall and winter months, many are having a hard time staying positive and hopeful when faced with the uncertainties of the future. During, what for many is usually…

How to Succeed During Your Next Panel Interview

What’s more nerve wracking than a one-on-one interview? A panel interview. For those who haven’t faced one before, a panel interview is like a traditional in-person interview but instead of speaking with just…

How to Ace a Virtual Career Fair

In our current world, Virtual Career Fairs are becoming more commonplace. With every attendee being there for the same reason, it is hard to feel adequately prepared enough to stand out above the rest. If you’ll…

Short-Term Goals for the Remainder of 2020

We are nearing the final quarter of 2020 and the year so far has been unexpected (to say the least) and has forced many to re-evaluate what is truly important to them. The resolutions you made on January 1st are likely…

The Importance of Creating Rituals

If the current world situations have you feeling extra anxious, now is a great time to consider creating new rituals. Having some meaningful habits in your life gives you a sense of belonging, purpose, and order.…

Staying Focused While Searching for a New Career

With around 57.4 million Americans filling for unemployment since mid-March, it is safe to say that a lot of people are on the job hunt. If you find yourself in this category and feel like you are losing hope…

Writing Your Resume for the First Time

If you are a recent college or high school graduate – first off, congrats! While the excitement of graduating is fresh on your mind, the next step of beginning your career search post school may feel daunting. You…

Updating Your Resume If You've Been Laid off Due to COVID-19

With the unemployment rate for July at 10.2%, a significant number of American’s jobs have been impacted from COVID-19. Many who had employment at the beginning of the year have since been furloughed or laid…

How Companies Can Attract Millennials

With almost half of today’s working generation considered to be a Millennial (anyone born between 1981 and 1996), companies need to be strategic in recruiting this generation’s top talent. To do this, companies…

What To Say To Inspire and Motivate Your Team

Business leaders right now not only have the challenge of encouraging their (possibly remote) teams to continue to hit their targets and goals, but they also need to provide comfort during these uncertain times. If…

Dealing with Work Interruptions

Whether working from home or in the office, work interruptions are inevitable. While sometimes they can be a welcome distraction, such as a quick conversation with a co-worker about an enjoyable subject, there are…

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Find Your Strength

Everyone has a strength, some people have several strengths. It is important you and your colleagues are aware of one another’s strengths. Within the work environment it is sometimes easier to focus on…

Outside the Box

One aspect of a candidate that many employers look for is adaptability and being able to complete goals without having to be told what to do. Initiative and creative thinking have become important within the work…

God Bless America

As we prepare for our Fourth of July festivities, it is important that we remember the birth of this great country and that the freedom it represents was not gained easily. The American Revolution was war fought by…

Connecting Java and .Net IT professionals with fortune 500 companies

We hear it all the time, IT jobs are in high demand. If you know anything about IT your skills are desired. Topping the list of must-have IT professionals are software developers and engineers. So why are Java and…

What is success?

Are you successful? How do you know? Success can be measured in a myriad of ways, but how do you measure it? If we’re being honest most people would measure success by their monetary value. The amount of money one…

The need to be inspired

Inspiration, we hear that word a lot. May times in creative settings or when there is a lack of an idea. What does inspiration mean and why is it important? The definition of inspiration is a person, place,…

Celebrating Father’s Day

Every year we celebrate the fathers that guide us, inspire us and protect us. Why are fathers so important? As a daughter to a father, I always thought of my dad as the protector and entertainer. He was always the one…

6 Tips for The Young Professional

Since Kindergarten you start the day with your parent’s waking you up every morning, dressing you, feeding you, coddling you; essentially, preparing you for anything that may come that day. You go to school, and…

To Get The Job You Want Seek First To Understand

To Get The Job You Want, Seek First To Understand One of the biggest reasons for Paladin’s above industry average for job-candidates-presented to placement ratio is because we understand hiring manager’s needs…

Why job seekers should enlist staffing agencies

Searching for a job can become a “job” for a dedicated person trying to find the best opportunity to display his or her talents. There are often times when people don’t realize how much work is put into the…

Yum Brands demonstrates Customer- and Community-centric Excellence

In local Dallas news, one of our clients has come under fire for a logo selection. The Red star of Bahn House, asian-themed test concept, was too reminiscent of communism to a strong local community…

Improving your Communication in the Workplace

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” George Bernard Shaw. One of the leading causes of work issues can be traced back to a single breakdown in communication at some…

Personal Metrics that will Drive Success in all Areas of Life

We use metrics at work to measure our success, why not measure where we stand in our personal lives too? After all, how we live our lives have a direct effect on our professional lives. It is important to make sure…

It Takes A Village…

Paladin Consulting is so excited to participate in North Texas Giving Day this year.  We’ve got something very special planned to contribute to this communal effort that will impact over 1600 non-profits in…

Courage in Communities

Community is more than just a group of individuals that come together to socialize. Community is a group of individuals with similar ambitions and a desire to achieve a common goal.  When these entities gather…

7 Misconceptions about Technology

The web is the internet One of the most common misconceptions people have today. Most people use the web as their method of using the internet. The internet actually began in the form we use it when Arpanet started…

Bridging the Gap

There is a growing demand for professionals that possess STEM skills, yet there is a decline in young professionals in STEM. To add to this demand, according to a recent article by Business Insider, there has been…

Three Risk Free Investments You are Already Holding

When people think of investing, most think of putting money into a portfolio of stocks and bonds. While this is most certainly a great tool for investing, many people believe investing stops at that. The Wall…

This Day in History

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first nationally recognized Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is known as a day dedicated to expressing gratitude to our mothers, gifts, brunch’s and pampering. Where it all…

10 Habits of the Happiest People

It’s human nature to see the negative in situations and miss the positive.  Our goals, career choice, relationships and hobbies are all driven by the simple desire to be happy, yet most people don’t…

Protect yourself from the Internet Heartbleed

Use different passwords The biggest mistake which happens to also be the most common mistake is to choose one password and use it as your login to everything.  If there is a breach in one of your accounts, it…

The Power of Connection: The User Group

Getting involved in a network of professionals in your industry has nothing to offer but benefits regardless of industry. In the IT industry, user groups are becoming an increasingly popular networking avenue. A…

What Learning Style are You?

Research compiled from various university studies by The Online Journal of New Horizons shows that everyone learns and processes information differently.  According to the Online Journal…

What we can learn from St. Patrick

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and in America the festivities have been in full swing since the weekend. When people think of St. Patrick’s Day, most think of a sea of people decked out in green, packed pubs,…

Employee Recognition

Building employee morale is arguably the most important task for a company. High employee morale can boost productivity, participation, retention and opportunities.  Employee recognition is a conduit…

The First Six Things Interviewers Notice

We know our interview attire is immediately acknowledged by interviewers, but there’s many other things interviewers take note of during an interview.  In a survey of employers across America, 6 things…

Dress to Impress:The Business Professional Interview

Seven seconds. That is the amount of time you have to make a first impression that could determine the entire course of your interview.  Like it or not, those seven seconds are based strictly on appearance…

Benefits to Earning a Professional Certification

Want to stand out among a pool of candidates? Although there is not a clear cut answer to this question (the answer depends on the industry and specific job) gaining a professional certification is a valuable asset…

Leveraging your Internal connections

Recent studies have led many companies to seek out their well-connected employees.  These employees are the ones who seem to know and talk to everyone in the office. That person you go to when you’re having…

Boosting Retention Rates

The average employee stays at his or her job for 4.4 years according to the BLS. That means an average working individual will work for approximately 10 different employers over the course of…

The Good, the Bad and the…

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a second straight month of a slowdown in job creation with an increase of 113,000 jobs added in the month of January.  This number is much lower than the monthly…

There’s No Time like the Present

One mistake many people make today is failing to save and invest early in their career.  The typical excuse these people have is that they don’t make enough money to save early in their working…