20 signs that you about to be FIRED!

Feel like things are going downhill fast at work? 

Here are 20 signs that you could be losing your job soon so plan accordingly!

1) Your boss won't take your calls, won't answer your emails and avoids in-person contact with you. 

2) Your company was just bought by an organization that has lower-paid people in your same position. 

3) Someone has been assigned to learn everything that you do. 

Create a powerful identity, master job interviews + 1 more free webinar

Join me (Kathy Bernard of WiserUTips.com) for these free LinkedIn and career webinars in November and December 2015.! Can't attend live? Register anyway and we'll send you the recording to view at your leisure!

Mastering Interviews and Informational Interviews
Wed., Dec. 2, 2 pm Central

Do you often feel under-prepared and overwhelmed by job interviews? In this powerful webinar, you will learn exactly how to get ready for and excel during every type of interview!

In just 60 minutes, you will …

  • Learn how to set up and maximize informational and referral interviews so that you can gain knowledge and many more job leads.
  • Best practices for handling phone and Skype interviews
  • Discover what to do before, during and after interviews to improve your chances of getting a call back
  • Learn how to respond to difficult interview questions and tricky salary negotiation situations.

Make the most of your interviews! Join me for this informative webinar and learn to master your interviewing opportunities! Register today!

“I have learned more in the last hour in your webinar than I have since I began searching for a new career.” 
– Brad, St. Louis


LinkedIn Boot Camp, Wed., Dec. 9, 2 pm Central 

Quickly and painlessly learn how to network like a pro, job search effectively and establish a powerful presence on LinkedIn ... all in one fun and fast-paced hour.

In this fast paced FREE 60 minute webinar, you will discover:

  • How to establish a basic and advance LinkedIn profile that will get results
  • Networking tips and strategies that really work
  • LinkedIn job search and small business promotion tools
  • How to secure exceptional LinkedIn recommendations ... and so much more!

Most importantly, you will learn how recruiters use LinkedIn to find qualified candidates and how to ensure that you show up in their search results when they go looking.

Make LinkedIn work for you in no time! Register now for LinkedIn Boot Camp!

"I want to personally thank you for your LinkedIn Boot Camp online presentation. After making some changes as instructed in your presentation, I am getting recognition and invitation from the HR departments of different companies in my targeted location. It has been very valuable." 
-- Shubhneek, New Delhi, India

"Thank you, Kathy. You are simply a LinkedIn Guru." 
-- Ramneet, Danbury, CT

10 signs that St. Louis is getting better

Saint Louis

Recent news has gotten me feeling upbeat about St. Louis' prospects.
What do you think? 

St. Louis crime improving,

1) Crime is easing
Data from the St. Louis Police Department show total reported crimes, and the categories of crimes against persons and property, declined from July to August, and again in September. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

4) KPMG to add 175 tech jobs in downtown St. Louis (St. Louis Business Journal)

5) There is so much great startup news in St. Louis, there is a new show on PBS just to cover it all – Watch the Domain Tech Report Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. or Sundays at noon. (Nine Network - #DomainTechReport)

10) St. Louis hopes to use billion-dollar construction projects to reshape city (Admittedly this story is forward-focused, but it still makes me hopeful for St. Louis!)

What do you think? Is St. Louis getting better? Share your thoughts and feel free to share this article to help spark a discussion about St. Louis and its prospects. -- Kathy


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Sample questions for 9 employment personality tests

pre-employment personality tests

Companies are increasingly using pre-employment tests, including personality assessment tests, to assess their job applicants. While personality tests are popular with employers, job seekers worry that tricky test questions could ruin their chances of getting hired. Such worried job seekers may have a point.

Personality tests, according to PSI (an assessment test provider), “while generally accurate, are not usually recommended or legal for pre-hiring assessments.” Why? Because as PSI explains, “Most employment laws demand that only skills that can be proven to be requirements for success in a position may be tested.”  In other words, how applicants answer personality test questions may not be a legitimate reason not to hire them.

So what do you do if you are faced with a pre-employment personality test? Well, you can make the employer aware that the test may not be legal, but if you don’t want to get a pissing match with the company:


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