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  • Lessons College Students Need To Learn
    by Bob Roth - March 1, 2017
    When students enter college they will be expected to behave like adults. That means that they will do their own work, solve their own problems and interact with others in an adult or professional manner. That is just the beginning. To live their lives as graduates who are happy, highly respected and paid well enough to achieve their goals, they should be building the platform on which to launch their careers while they...
  • Try A Little Urgency
    by Sherri Edwards - March 1, 2017
    It’s never been a practice of mine to blow smoke up someone’s rear so they can feel better about being unemployed. My approach is a pretty pragmatic one. If you’re not working, aren’t financially independent and have full responsibility for taking care of yourself, then you need to make some money and/or get a job. For most people, their level of urgency is inherently driven by their financial circumsta...
  • Where France's Power Down Law Came From - And What It Means
    by Alexandra Levit - March 1, 2017
    The year was 1998. I had just graduated from college and was working as an entry-level account coordinator in a large PR agency in New York City. I worked hard, but my days ended at 6PM when I left the office. Within the next year, though, Ethernet access at home had become a reality. Suddenly, I was expected to be on call for my boss for any and all client needs. I was irate. I felt I did not make enough money for this. I had...
  • Expressing Your Best Authentic Self
    by Mary Jeanne Vincent - February 28, 2017
    As a career coach, a huge part of my job is coaching people to remember and confidently express their best self – on paper, online and in person. While the print and online aspects of the job search can be challenging, it is the interview that is by far the most anxiety-producing aspect of job-hunting. How can you circumvent debilitating anxiety that deprives your brain of oxygen and leaves you tongue-tied and incoher...
  • How to Protect Your Career & Handle an Executive Layoff with Success
    by Lisa Rangel - February 28, 2017
    On January 4th, 2017, CNN Money published “Macy’s is closing 68 stores, cutting 10,000 jobs.” Although I am very positive about the opportunity that avails us all in 2017, this is not a great headline to see four days in to the new year. However, small or large, no company is immune to the layoff phenomenon. And no job is immune from the downsizing phenomenon. Your career is in play. Always. Ob...
  • Kick Start Your Career
    by Carole Kanchier - February 28, 2017
    Jeremy, who has been working for three months at Company X, feels devastated. He has been trying to do his best, but his boss told him that he was too cocky, his attitude was irritating others, and he needs to become more of a team player. To earn the credibility and respect needed to launch and advance in your career, you must develop appropriate goals, skills and attitudes. Here are tips to succeed: 1. Know yourself,...
  • How Hard Is It To Be a Manager of People at McDonalds? Hard.
    by Kris Dunn - February 27, 2017
    How hard is it to be a manager of people at McDonalds? Hard. Like riding a bike on the freeway hard. This week found me for almost 2 days at Exit 11 off I-20 in Georgia, stranded because of the South's Snowpocalypse, which was caused because when you don't own a snowplow, salt or sand, 3 inches of snow and ice in hard freeze temperatures can screw things up. So I got the last room at a Microtel (no lobby restau...
  • In Your Job Search, Embrace the Struggle!
    by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - February 27, 2017
    Most likely, if you are doing it right, job search will be a struggle. As many of us know, in order to grow and change, toil is involved. Depending upon where you are in your career, and how long it has been since you’ve embarked on a job search, you’ll likely exert dormant job-search muscles. I was inspired to write this post after reading my friend and fitness guru, Heather Frey’s article over at the...
  • Questions to Ask Your Resume Writer
    by Robin Schlinger - February 27, 2017
    Before you sign up with any resume writing firm, you should ask these five essential questions: Can I see examples of your work? Chances are, if you do not like what you see in the past examples, you will not like the resume they prepare for you. How long have you been writing resumes? While length of time as a resume writer is no guarantee of quality, you do not want to trust your resume to someone who is completel...
  • A No Bull Keynote Address
    by Steve Farber - February 24, 2017
    Standing as the keynote speaker in a room filled with CEOs and board chairs can feel a little like being a matador in a bullfight – it seems like a great idea until you’re actually there. Fortunately, the CEOs and board chairs at the CUES symposium were of the friendly variety. No horns, or, as they call them in American rodeo, no clown stabbers. These were hard-working, smart leaders eager to learn and looking...