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Category Archives: Professional Development

10 Skills New Grads Need to Be Ready for Work

The new graduates this year are going into the best job market in more than a decade with a 3.6% unemployment rate.  The Job Outlook report shows that employers plan to increase hiring of new graduates by 17 % this year.  For the … Read More…

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Resume Writing Tip – Grab the Recruiter’s Attention

The recruiter won’t go digging for great information on your resume.  You have to find a way to make them read it. Research says you have under 20 seconds to make an impression on paper.  If you want to impress the recruiters and … Read More…

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College Hiring is up for 2018

Every year the National Association of Colleges and Employers (naceweb.org) surveys companies to find out about their plans to hire new college graduates. The Job Outlook for 2018 for grads shows that college hiring is up 4 percent. Although lower than the last … Read More…

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Career Assessments Give Insight

“It’s not hard to make decision when you know what your values are” ~ Roy Disney How much work have you done to know more about your personal values, interests, skills and abilities.  I refer to this as your V.I.S.A. Knowing who you are … 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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Set S.M.A.R.T. career goals

Be S.M.A.R.T about your career goals.   “Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I’ll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I’ll give you a stock clerk” ~ J.C. Penney Set career … Read More…

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