HR Resources

Way to go, Starbucks!

Congratulations to Starbucks for reaching their goal of hiring 10,000 veterans and milspouses 2 years ahead of schedule! Their new goal is to hire 25,000 veterans and military spouses by 2025. In addition to their direct hires, they go around the country talking to other companies about the value of hiring veterans and military spouses

Not Just Another Milspouse Conference

Thank you to NMSN member, MJ Boice for sharing her biggest takeaways from the 2016 Military Spouse Career Summit…. When career professionals attend a professional development conference of any sort, we typically expect to see the usual suspects and activities. Networking events, resume workshops and key note speakers are the staples that we all come

17 Tax Deductions for Freelancers

As the old adage goes, “Work smarter, not harder”. Before increasing your workload, make sure you’ve maximized your income by keeping track of your deductible expenses – to lower your taxes. Many freelancers like you know about common tax deductions like business travel and meals, but there are many other deductions,often overlooked, that can save

Assess Your Achievements and Update Your Resume

The first step to goal setting is to assess where you are. What are you most proud of this past year both personally and professionally? Did you take on any additional responsibility this year? How did you take initiative in your job? Have you learned any new skills? Did you earn any certifications or licenses?

In Prepping for the Year Ahead, Don’t Forget to Look Back!

It’s a new year so it’s a great time to reflect on last year’s accomplishments and whether you met your goals or not. It’s easy to lament the missed targets, the stagnant revenue, or other challenges but it’s also dangerous to rest on your laurels and think everything is going great so there is no

Don’t Get Overwhelmed!

The key to achieving big picture goals lies in the development and accomplishment of smaller, work horse goals along the way. For example, let’s say you want to land a new and improved job in 2016. That’s a big picture goal. To reach it, you need to accomplish little picture or “supporting role” goals in

Aspirational vs. Objectively Achievable Goals

Goal setting is part of the New Year Tradition.  It is also a good business practice.  Too often the goals we set are aspirational versus objectively achievable.  For example: have a better work life balance, don’t stress too much and increase my income.  Ok as a start, but what is the measure for how you