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Lifelong Learning is the Key To Success

Don’t look now, but your local big box store has exploded with back to school offers and products and tucked them in right between the Halloween costumes and the dwindling summer clearance merchandise. You just noticed that it is getting darker earlier and you occasionally think about grabbing a light sweater before heading out for the evening.

This time of year always makes us think about learning and new beginnings. Do you feel stuck in your job? Do you wake up in the morning and wonder if your career is heading in the right direction? Stop wondering and start DOING. The employment market is great and employers are bending over backwards to attract and retain talent.

Do Some Goal Setting.  September is a great time to think about what you want to accomplish in both the short and long term. Think about what you can accomplish in the next 30, 60 or 90 days and develop a plan.

Commit to Learn Something New.  Our most successful employees are both capable and willing to learn new things. Did you know that Nissen Staffing Continuum offers free webinars several times a month? Check out the events page on our website to learn more! With the unemployment rate at an almost 30-year low, now is a great time to take a risk and try something new. Go back to school, try a different industry, ask your manager to expand or change your areas of responsibility. Seek out leadership opportunities. Open yourself up to what could be and walk away from things that are no longer fulfilling to you.

Ask for Training or Seek It Out.  Love where you work, but sick of what you do? Ask to be cross-trained. Today’s employers are more likely to offer on-the-job training programs to employees they want to retain. If your employer doesn’t offer this, look for one that does. If you position yourself correctly as a life-long learner, ready to learn new skills and show that you’re both dependable and trainable, there are many options in today’s job market.

Find a Mentor.  A great teacher is a plus for any student starting a new school year. Don’t decide that just because you’re an adult that a great teacher can’t make a difference for you. Find a mentor that can help you identify and develop your strengths and work on improving areas of weakness.

Polish Your Resume.  Now is a great time to take a look at your resume, even if you’re not sure you’re ready to make a move. Have you learned any new skills this year that you can add? If not, why not?  Talk to your current employer about growth opportunities.

Ask For Feedback.  Research shows that those who ask for and apply feedback feel more successful and have a higher rate of success. Welcome feedback and make necessary changes.

Start a New Job!  If you are not currently working, or not currently happy in your role, this is a great time of year to try something new. Consider working temporary jobs that allow you the flexibility to work around family schedules and help you find a great fit. Check out some of our current openings or contact us for an appointment!

At Nissen Staffing Continuum, we encourage our employees to never stop learning. An award-winning job placement expert in Southeastern Wisconsin, Nissen Staffing Continuum can assist you in your job search in southeastern Wisconsin. As your strategic partner, we’ll help you take your job search to the next level. For more information about how you can find a new career, contact us today and allow us to help you focus on success!

Back to School Means Back to Work

The days are getting shorter and there’s an occasional crisp feeling in the air.  Before you think that back to school is only for the kids, channel those feelings and apply them to your professional life.

Sharpen your pencils and grab your new backpack, it’s back to school time! For many, back to school brings excitement and hopes of new beginnings.  Even those that dread the end of summer, find something exciting about that crisp September morning.  There is something encouraging about that first day of school and its promise of new resolutions, organization and growth.

Establish a Routine.  It’s been a great summer, but the days of late nights and sleeping in are about to end.  It’s time to make lunches, do homework, and sign permission slips.  While you help your family get back into a routine, commit to getting back into your own routine.  Plan ahead so you can manage your mornings and start your day without stress.  Manage your workload and make time to focus on things that are important to your own well-being, like exercise and eating healthy.

Do Some Goal Setting.  September is a great time to think about what you want to accomplish in both the short and long term.  Think about what you can accomplish in the next 30, 60 or 90 days and develop a plan.

Commit to Learn Something New.  Be a great role model for your kids and show them that learning is not something that ends at graduation:  learn a new skill, expand your horizons, and challenge yourself.  Not sure where to start?  Did you know that Nissen Staffing Continuum offers free webinars several times a month?  Check out the events page on our website to learn more!

Find a Mentor.  A great teacher is a plus for any student starting a new school year.  Don’t decide that just because you’re an adult that a great teacher can’t make a difference for you.  Find a mentor that can help you identify and develop your strengths and work on improving areas of weakness.

Get Organized.  Clean your desk, refill your supplies, and organize your inbox and calendar.  When your surroundings are organized, your ability to think clearly improves and so does your productivity.

Think about progress reports!  Research shows that those that ask for and apply feedback feel more successful and have a higher rate of success.  Welcome feedback and make necessary changes.

Start a new job! If you are not currently working, or not currently happy in your role, this is a great time of year to try something new.  Consider working temporary jobs that allow you the flexibility to work around family schedules and help you find a great fit.  Check out some of our current openings or contact us for an appointment!

Channel your inner student and get excited for a brand new year and all of the excitement it brings!  At Nissen Staffing Continuum, we encourage our employees to never stop learning.  An award-winning job placement expert in Southeastern Wisconsin, Nissen Staffing Continuum, can assist you in your job search in southeastern Wisconsin. As your strategic partner, we’ll help you take your job search to the next level.  For more information about how you can find a new career, contact us today and allow us to help you focus on success!