Settling into a new job or even a new position is hard. I usually give myself a three months grace period in training and absorbing all the new information. This is the time where I focus and put all my energy into making sure I am acquainted with all the computer systems, any new software, the team dynamics and how the company runs. This is a chance to get all the training done and set my work foundation to be successful in my new role long term. This is the norm for all new employees as many companies call this the probation period. But after you are settled into your new job, you start making friends. You are part of a lunch group or an email chain of funny memes to keep you laughing throughout the day. You then find yourself suddenly being invited to happy hour. No harm right?Read More
Welcome to Bar Babble. Bar babble is the place where you can have a chance to sit down and chat about business, marketing, career development and wellness with the Old Fashioned Marketing (OFM) team. It is the place where we post topics that are relevant, important, resourceful, and post some topics that no one wants to talk about because of the fear that you will never be understood. Bar Babble is an OFM resource and community where we can vent about anything and everything. We share information to help you become successful not just in your professional life but in your personal life as well. OFM is all about wellness as the present world is all about glorifying the term "busy". But the OFM team are trendsetters and we are now setting a new trend in the workplace to support busy hard-working professionals so they can be the best versions of themselves. Let's bring back joy into the workplace and in our daily lives. No more feeling understood, unheard, uninspired or feeling lonely. We are your business besties, the person you can vent to at the bar after a long day. Does this sound like something that you want to be a part of? We will post new blog posts on Wednesday at 5:00 pm (happy hour) with topics about business, marketing, career development, and wellness. This is the time where we can virtually meet up at the bar, grab a drink and babble about important topics so you can go home feeling refreshed. If there are certain topics that you want to chat about for our next Bar Babble, comment on any blog post or send us an email. We want to make sure we support you in any way.
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Many universities have seasonal career fairs or host a large one towards the spring right before graduation. You will find a lot of Seniors here as they approach graduation and are on the hunt for looking for any job they can find.
If you are in the beginning stages of your college years, take advantage of this wonderful and FREE resource. Even if you are not actively looking for a job at the moment or even if you have one, take a moment to walk around.Read More
I was talking to my friend the other day who was feeling overwhelmed with work and balancing her personal life as well. She was in a situation where she no longer loved her job and was just dragging her feet every day. I was in her shoes a while back during certain times in my career. To wake up every single day dragging yourself out of bed after hitting that snooze button three or four times is the worst habit of all. But, we all do it.Read More
According to Merriam-Webster, Internship is “a period of undergoing practical instruction in one's job or career.” A lot of people are opposed to internships as many are unpaid or feel they are waste of time. Many would get any type of entry-level job to get extra cash, gain some experience and cruise by through this chapter in their life. A lot of people think an internship is just a position to make coffee for the office. One will ask, "How does making daily coffee runs benefit my career?"Read More
It has been five years since we have all graduated college and we are all in different points in our lives. We are different people as well. Whatever career path we took, whether we have stayed within that job we got after college, switched companies or even shifted industries, we are all working professionals. We have evolved in our industry and have gotten a sense of insight into the real world. We all have one thing in common (besides our student loans). We are all not fully content in our current employment status. Whether we are job hopping, looking for a new job or just feeling stuck, all of us are tired. What is missing?Read More