The Thanksgiving week is upon us. This is a time when folks often reflect upon their life and give thanks for what they have. It’s a great way to focus on the positive, even when life can be very challenging.
For folks who are networking to find a job, the … Continue reading
I recently read a blog about the benefits of volunteering. This is a great topic because many students come to see me for job search assistance and have never had a job before. They are perplexed about how to get a job without any previous experience. The answer … Continue reading
Life in general has become very casual. There is now an acceptable dress code in most offices known as “business casual” and “casual Fridays”. We use text messages and emails to communicate, incorporating short cuts such as emoji and acronyms (LOL, SMH, BTW, etc.). All of these casual practices are … Continue reading
You’ve heard it over and over again. Participating in internships while in college are great experiences to prepare you for the world of work. However, many students find it necessary to work while in school and therefore cannot commit to an unpaid internship. In that case, I challenge you to … Continue reading
I recently read a great blog about how your career requires many of the same skills as you learn in college. And it’s true, which is great since most people spend four years or more obtaining their degree. So even though you may immediately forget what you learned in a … Continue reading
I was recently lucky enough to attend the Global National Career Development Association conference in Denver, Colorado. My interest in attending the conference was threefold: Learn new tricks and tips to apply to my work in career services, meet other professionals in my field, and refresh and rejuvenate. I feel … Continue reading
Back when I was single and in the throes of “I’ll never find someone,” a good friend and colleague made a wonderful observation. She asked me “Jenny, when you are looking for a new job, do you just give up when you don’t find one right away?” Of course not, … Continue reading
Change is hard. Change is inevitable. Clichés, yes but also very true. What do you do when big changes occur in your life? Get stressed and shut down or embrace it? A lot of us are going through changes: Graduating and going into the work force, transferring to another college, … Continue reading
Working in career services allows me the opportunity to help students and alumni by reviewing or creating their resume. After four years in this position, I can say that there are a LOT of bad resumes out there. Besides the obvious (typos, misspellings, lack of organization), job seekers often do … Continue reading
I recently read a blog about the number one skill that employers will be looking for in the year 2020. The blog, written by George Anders, originally appeared on LinkedIn.
In short, the author looked at the list of fast-growing jobs from the US Bureau of … Continue reading