Michael Sterling
3 Workplace Sanity-Savers

  You may have heard the saying, “Crazier than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rockers.” If this describes your average day at the office, these 3 workplace sanity-savers are for you!   Unless you work alone, an easy life-hack to calming daily chaos is – Delegation.  The “It Takes a Village” principle […]


Michael Sterling
Initiative Starts with ‘I’

As the saying goes, “There’s no ‘I’ in Team.” However, there is an ‘I’ in Initiative. If you’re wishing and waiting for professional success to be handed to you – remember Initiative starts with ‘I’.   As a career coach and recruiter, I speak with many job seekers who tell me “My boss hasn’t given […]


Michael Sterling
Chasing the Carrot is Killing Your Career

  Professional success is not a hop, skip and a jump. It’s a steady climb. If you’re hopping here and there – from one job to the next – you’re doing it wrong.  You may not realize it, but chasing the carrot is killing your career.   Job hopping is a trend, especially among younger […]


Michael Sterling
5 Ways to Get Your Job Offer Accepted

  The job market is tight – really tight! Job seekers are getting multiple offers and great candidates are being snapped up fast! How do you increase your chances in getting top talent on your team? Well, I recommend these 5 ways to get your job offer accepted.   Focus on the little details. Business today […]


Michael Sterling
The Big Mistake Keeping You from that Flex-Time Job

  Are you searching for a flex-time job? Great news – they do exist! Many employers are seeing the benefits of offering flex-time. Great talent is tough to find. When a strong applicant is identified, employers are increasingly more open to accommodating flex-time needs.   The reality is –  life is full of special circumstances. […]


Michael Sterling
How Does Your Benefits Package Stack Up?

  There are two things job seekers consistently ask about – salary and benefits. More than half of U.S. workers say benefits are a top consideration in accepting a job or staying at their current job. How does your benefits package stack up?   For many, benefits are of greater value than salary. In fact, […]


Michael Sterling
Job Seekers: What Will Your Background Check Reveal?

  If you’re in the market for a new job, especially one which handles money or sensitive information, you can expect a background check. What will your background check reveal?   Security threats are very real today and so is the liability for businesses. Whether you’re dealing with sensitive electronic data or not, there’s a […]


Michael Sterling
Top Podcast Picks

  I’m always interested in suggestions on professional and personal development videos to watch. If you’re on the hunt for something to tune into while chilling out, here are some top podcast picks from a few of us here at SterlingFreeman.   The Team’s Top ‘Tune Ins’   Why You Will Fail to Have a […]


Michael Sterling
Your Playlist May Help You Get Hired – Or Not!

  What tunes are on your playlist? Jazz? Rock? Rap? The answer will likely reveal your personality. Knowing your musical preference is a great way for a potential employer to get a glimpse of who you are. Interesting, right? The fact is, your playlist may help get you hired – or not!   In an […]


Michael Sterling
Are You Lonely at Work? (And What That Means)

Are you surrounded by co-workers and yet somehow feel alone? Loneliness isn’t a condition of being alone – it’s a mental state. If you feel lonely at work it’s likely due to a disconnect in your workplace.   Many employers worry that employees who work remotely will feel isolated. The fact is, it’s just as […]

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