How Narrow-Bracketing Affects Your Job Interview
How Narrow-Bracketing Affects Your Job Interview
/ November 19, 2013 0 COMMENTS

There are few things more nerve-racking than job interviews, especially if you’re fresh out of college and trying to break into your career field. You can study the company, have mock interviews and dry clean your best suit. Success is not guaranteed. However, there are some ways you can improve your chances at landing that…

How to Keep Work from Killing Your Body
How to Keep Work from Killing Your Body
/ November 14, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Congratulations. You’ve landed a killer job at one of the best companies to work for in your industry. The employees are nice and the salary is great, but you get home at night and you’re worn out. Even the simplest tasks, such as grocery shopping or stopping to get gas, seem impossible. Before hopping on…

How to Approach Your First Major Presentation at Work
How to Approach Your First Major Presentation at Work
/ November 12, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Public speaking is one of the most common fears, right up there with arachnophobia (spiders), acrophobia (heights) and cynophobia (dogs). Roughly 15 million Americans have a social fear, and speaking in public ranks high on the list of their terrors, according to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. Why is public speaking so terrifying? It…

WWEX Employee Spotlight: Megan Bartlett
WWEX Employee Spotlight: Megan Bartlett
/ November 7, 2013 1 COMMENTS

Megan Bartlett had quite an introduction to college football. During her freshman year at Ohio State, the Buckeyes steamrolled their way to an undefeated season and the 2002 national championship. The following year, the winning streak finally ended when Ohio State dropped a game to Wisconsin. “We were all just devastated, because we had never…

4 Career Lessons Learned While Watching TV
4 Career Lessons Learned While Watching TV
/ November 5, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Whether it’s Amazing Race or Keeping Up with the Kardashians, you probably enjoy some guilty TV pleasures that don’t require you to think too much. Maybe it’s something more challenging, like cop drama NCIS. Whatever it is, I bet you’d be pretty excited to know you can actually pick up some solid career advice while…

Are You Financially Savvy Enough for the Post-College World?
Are You Financially Savvy Enough for the Post-College World?
/ October 31, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Ah, college. The only time in your life you can score free t-shirts, receive student discounts and consider a bowl of Ramen followed by a candy bar a full-course meal. Enjoy it while you can, because after you graduate, your whole world is going to change. We don’t spent much time on this blog addressing…

Yes, It’s Just a Phone Call, But Show Some Courtesy
Yes, It’s Just a Phone Call, But Show Some Courtesy
/ October 29, 2013 0 COMMENTS

“Your call is important to us.” We’ve all heard it, and chances are we’ve all rolled our eyes and scoffed, “Yeah, right. It’s obvious how important it is, considering that I’ve been on hold for 20 minutes.” Being professional on the phone is just as important as being professional in person, especially if you’re just…

How to Approach an Employer’s Personality Test
How to Approach an Employer’s Personality Test
/ October 24, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Personality tests are one of the hot recent trends among human-resource managers, so the chances are better than zero you’ll face one as you hunt for your first job after college. The tests are constructed to gauge your emotional maturity, your interpersonal skills and your attitudes on various subjects. The questions may include whether or…

Your Mother Was Right: Being Nice is a Career Strategy
Your Mother Was Right: Being Nice is a Career Strategy
/ October 22, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Inspiration for embarking on a successful career in sales can come from the most unexpected of places. It could be from the host of a TV show, a Hollywood powerbroker or even the creator of “Dilbert.” Here are some jewels from a collection of perhaps unlikely sources: Show Up Early, Stay Late, Be Nice Mike…

WWEX Spotlight: Springfield’s Kyle Ilges
WWEX Spotlight: Springfield’s Kyle Ilges
/ October 17, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Kyle Ilges was already out in the workforce when he was courted by Worldwide Express. The person doing the courting happened to be his brother, Ryan Ilges, owner of Worldwide’s franchise in Springfield, Mo. “It was probably one of the biggest career moves I’ve ever made,” Kyle says, “and one of the best career moves…