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Join professional associations; Membership has rewards

November 7, 2019 9:22 am Published by

Membership has its rewards. “Man is a tool-using animal…Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all” ~ Thomas Carlyle Professional associations is one of the best tools out there if you are trying to get involved! We spend a lot of time being members of groups whether we define ourselves that way or not.  As children, we joined play teams, in high schools we were in sports or academic teams; in college we added Greek Life or clubs and as adults we are members of churches, community groups,... View Article

Companies are Creating New Alumni Programs

April 25, 2018 5:11 pm Published by

There is another reason to never burn your bridges when you leave your company – You may want to go back one day.  And furthermore, the company may actually want you back! Employers are doing more to create a new type of alumni program.  Not the type you probably already know about where graduates from the same college join together to help recruit more employees from their alma mater.  This is the alumni program that HR offices are building where the “alumni” are actually former employees. In a recent publication... View Article

Set S.M.A.R.T. career goals

November 2, 2017 10:36 pm Published by

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 goals. Write them down.  According to research from Dr. Gail Matthews of Dominican University, individuals are 42 percent more likely to achieve their goals by writing them down.  There is also a 78 percent increase in achievement when sharing weekly progress on goals with a friend.  Goal setting is... View Article

Sexual Harassment and Emerging Professionals

October 20, 2017 2:57 pm Published by

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 are new to the workplace, don’t even fully know what is acceptable behavior or expected of them and of co-workers just yet. When you read the op-ed by Lupita Nyong’o in the New York Times, about her encounters with Harvey Weinstein, you really get some insight into... View Article

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