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Category Archives: Career and Industry Awareness

Black Teen Unemployment Rates at 22.9%

The US Department of Labor released the employment numbers for December 2017.  The December jobs report showed 148,000 new jobs and unemployment rate of 4.1%, which is the lowest in 17 years. Although the numbers are good overall, it is concerning that the … Read More…

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Start Curating a Virtual Professional Portfolio

Where is the evidence of your potential? “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do” ~ Henry Ford. Creative professionals like artists and architects have used career portfolios, sometimes known as the “the book”, to promote themselves and their skills … Read More…

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Join professional associations; Membership has rewards

Membership has its rewards. “Man is a tool-using animal…Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all” ~ Thomas Carlyle We spend a lot of time being members of groups whether we define ourselves that way or not.  As children, we joined … Read More…

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Sexual Harassment and Emerging Professionals

Sexual harassment in the workplace is real and emerging professionals and new graduates are sometimes the target.  Workplace predators are counting on the naive responses, fearful attempts to push back and lack of knowledge about sexual harassment policies. Often, these emerging professionals, who … Read More…

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Rail Careers are Worth Exploring

Did you know that median wages for rail careers last year was $57,160? I would guess that most people don’t know that. In fact, I have found that most people don’t know much about careers in transportation at all. As a former Air Traffic Controller myself, … Read More…

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Get a Grip; What Does Your Handshake Say About You!

I recently read a note about handshakes in a career journal and thought I would update and re-post the following that I wrote many years ago. We assume everyone knows how to shake hands, right? Not so. A recruiter shared with me the … Read More…

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