Tag Archive: personal exploration

Build your Writing Skills

November 7, 2017 8:56 pm Published by

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing” ~ Benjamin Franklin Just as college professors complain about the writing skills of their students, so do managers complain about writing skills of their employees. The difference? While your college professor will have to tell you about it; neither recruiters nor your managers are obligated to let you know.  I can tell you that throughout my assignments working in four different college career centers and since I started The HBCU Career Center a decade ago, poor writing skills from job... View Article

Career Assessments Give Insight

November 6, 2017 8:04 pm Published by

“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 and what you have to offer must be considered as you contemplate any career choices or decisions. There are many career assessments to help you get started and costs range from free to very expensive. Remember that no career assessment will tell you what you should be or... View Article

Get a Handle on Workplace Stress

November 4, 2017 10:03 am Published by

Workplace stress is real. “Brain cells create ideas. Stress kills brain cells. Stress is not a good idea”  ~ Doug Hall The Mayo Clinic educates us to some of the silent signals of stress.  From headaches, stomach cramps, overactive sweet tooth, heart palpitations, anxiety or shedding hair – your body can have a physical, obvious or not so obvious, reaction to stress. All of us have our “pain points” or triggers that cause some kind of involuntary stress reaction. Spend sometime today thinking about your triggers.  There may be more than one.... 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

Campus Leadership is Something to Brag About

September 15, 2017 11:52 am Published by

Congratulations to the new batch of student leaders on the campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities this fall! As a former college Dean and HR Pro, I never miss a chance to congratulate students who have the courage to not only participate in campus organizations, but to step up to leadership roles too. Walk around any college campus and you will find tons of information about campus involvement opportunities. Look for: 1. Organizational membership fairs (Photo from Dillard University) 2. Invitations to run for office and hold leadership positions... View Article

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