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 […]


Michael Sterling
THE UNEXPECTED REASON YOU NEED A VACATION!

  It’s June. A great time to re-post this vacation-focused article.   It’s summer. As a kid, it was the time of year I loved most. Summer meant days filled with fun rather than school work. Today summer still holds a special place, even if work now blends seamlessly with summer.   When I think […]


Michael Sterling
Office Outcast? 7 Reasons You’re Not Likable.

  You may be the smartest person in the room, but your likeability has a huge impact on your value in the workplace. If you’re the office outcast, your chances for success are diminished. Career ladders are climbed by those who have experience and knowledge as well as a high likeability factor.   Many believe […]


Michael Sterling
One Surefire Sign of a High-Performer

  When you think about highly successful people, what comes to mind? Their intelligence, experience and leadership skills are likely on the list. There’s another surefire sign of a high-performer which research has shown is a key quality of achievers – the ability to control emotions.   Staying cool, calm and collected under intense pressure […]