Careerstone Group Insights

What to Wear to Work in the Summer: Nine Tips for Dressing Well

When the heat and humidity strike, so does the temptation to dress down at the office. But whether it’s January or July, the rules are the same: You should always look professional, you should always look like you belong, and you should always be appropriately attired for your work environment. Your…  Read More

Seven Tips to Spring Clean Your Professional Persona

I hope it’s safe to say that spring is finally here (and I hope I didn’t just jinx it). For many people, that means spring cleaning—dusting off the cobwebs, airing out the house, tossing out old clothes. This is also a perfect time to spring clean your professional life, and it follows…  Read More

Strategies for Working from Home: Six Tips to Keep You Focused and Productive

Working from home can be great, but in order to be successful, you have to employ some simple success strategies to help keep you focused and productive. The key is focus more on the work, and the less on the home. The pros of working from home Working from home sounds amazing, doesn’t…  Read More

Don't Get Drunk at the Office Party, and Other Dos and Don'ts of the Holiday Season

Tis’ the season for parties, Secret Santas, gift giving, and all manner of festivities. This goes for office life, too. But it’s also the season for professional pitfalls, business faux pas, and other mistakes caused by holiday exuberance, a misreading of the tea laves, or just plain not…  Read More

Starting a New Job: Eight Tips to Cope with Anxiety, Expectations, and Everything Else

Starting a new job can cause anxiety. It means new co-workers, new office policies and procedures, a new environment, and new things to learn. Here are some practical tips to help smooth the transition: Lower your expectations. If you are leaving your current job, don’t expect a big send-off.…  Read More

What to Wear When the Weather is Weird

  Dressing appropriately for the office is a simple but powerful tool for career success, but it’s difficult to dress for success when the weather is so weird. Here are a few quick and simple rules to follow for what to wear when the weather can’t quite make up its mind: Dress to fit…  Read More

New Office Etiquette: How to Be Polite and Well Liked at the Office

Anyone who works in an office knows that those close quarters can spell trouble. You spend a lot of time with your coworkers, and, even if you have your own office, you interact in meetings, breakrooms, bathrooms, hallways, and other common areas. You work together on teams and on projects. You sit in…  Read More

Five Tips for Creating a Positive Professional Image

A positive professional image is essential to a successful career, no matter your age or field. Whether you are looking for a job, starting a new job, or a seasoned workplace veteran, it’s a good idea to learn (or review) the basics of creating a positive professional persona. A professional persona…  Read More

How to Work from Home: Six Steps to Success

Today, more and more people are opting to telework—to work from home. Whether you are an independent contractor with your own business, a freelancer, or a regular nine-to-five employee, the option to work from home is more prevalent than ever, and more and more people are taking advantage of this…  Read More

Changing Jobs Within Your Organization

Do you feel like it’s time to move up or across the corporate ladder? Have you ever thought of advancing or changing careers within your company? What if you are a manager and you want to hire an employee from a different department? There is a right way and a wrong way to change jobs and hire…  Read More

Advice for Teleworking: Nine Tips for Workers and Managers

Teleworking, or working from home or a remote location, is growing by leaps and bounds. It’s the new normal. Currently, about half of the U.S. workforce has a job that is compatible with teleworking. Why is teleworking so popular? Several reasons. For business owners, teleworking can really save…  Read More