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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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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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70% of Employers Looking at Job Applicant Social Media Accounts

Recent Career Builder survey confirms what you already know – Employers are looking at applicant social media accounts.  The number is up from 60% in 2016 to 70% in 2017.  We can only assume it will keep growing.   What’s good about employers … Read More…

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Tell Your Story and Push Past Networking Anxiety

Anyone who knows me well enough can tell you about my very real aversion to most conventions, among them, the traditional networking event. Something about the prospect of going into a room full of strangers— not necessarily to have fun per se— but … Read More…

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No Pay Raise; What Else Could You Ask For?

Let’s face it, many of us see our annual pay raise as a way to feel value at work. It reaffirms our importance to the company and it is something employees look forward to – even more than they do the company picnic … Read More…

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Put your Best Foot Forward in Temp Jobs

The National Employment Law Project reports that temporary workers fill 2.5% of all jobs in the US.  And this was before the Gig Economy really took off. Millions of new college grads, people reentering the workforce or those making career transitions will often … Read More…

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Combat Job Search Age Discrimination

I spoke with a colleague recently who had lost a spouse and was looking to reenter the workplace.  It was pretty clear that his biggest concern was the job search age discrimination he felt he would face. He was worried about his chances of finding, … Read More…

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Should I name job references on my resume?

It is never too early in your college program to begin thinking about who could be professional job references for you. You will need these references when you are applying for internships, graduate schools or careers after graduation. Having a list of professional … Read More…

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