Get 2018 Off To A Good Start

Five Ways to Start 2018 Off Right by Krista Redlinger

1. Reflect on 2017 - What worked? What didn't? The majority of our job seekers struggle in the following areas: applying to appropriate jobs, creating a successful targeted resume, organization/record keeping and follow-up, relationships and networking, interviewing, and staying motivated while experiencing rejection. Build on your… Read More

Why Jobs of the future won't feel like work by David Lee

If you fear the loss of your job to technology watch this inspiring video.  According to David Lee computers and robots can't compete with humans at combining capability with creativity to solve problems and innovate.

Ten Ways to Have a Better Conversation by Celeste Headlee

Forget about old advice.  Try these tips instead:  Focus all your attention on the conversation,  avoid a dogmatic approach,  use questions, ignore your own thoughts, if you don't know admit it...

Volunteer Work and Your Job Search by Jean Spahr

“Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.”

Marian Wright Edleman - founder, Children’s Defense Fund

 

“When you serve your community and the world around you your life will take on a fulfillment and a deeper meaning that you can’t obtain any other way.”

Jodi Hannah - film and television… Read More

Five Ways To Listen Better by Julian Treasure

Use the Receive Appreciate Summarize Ask technique to connect  with and understand  others in your personal and professional life.

Good Reads by Jean Spahr

It is often said that finding a job is a job... for good reason.  Securing a new position often involves self-discovery, rebranding, developing an effective elevator speech, and networking extensively.  Successful job seekers respond to ads and explore the hidden job market.  Then there is resume writing, covers letters, polishing up a LinkedIn page, and more. Quintessential Careers has… Read More

What I learned from 100 days of rejection by Jia Jiang

Jia Jiang adventures boldly into a territory so many of us fear: rejection. By seeking out rejection for 100 days — from asking a stranger to borrow $100 to requesting a "burger refill" at a restaurant — Jiang desensitized himself to the pain and shame that rejection often brings and, in the process, discovered that simply asking for what you want can open up possibilities where you expect to… Read More

Build Your Career During Break by Jean Spahr

Work a paid, supervised, credit-based internship.  Unpaid or non-academic internships are worthwhile if you have valid learning goals and are mentored.  A part-time job can supplement an unpaid internship experience. Obtain a job in your future field or a related field. Some positions are more beneficial than others in terms of developing skills, but most jobs are learning experiences and may… Read More

Know Your Worth: Casey Brown

Your boss probably isn't paying you what you're worth -- instead, they're paying you what they think you're worth. Take the time to learn how to shape their thinking. Pricing consultant Casey Brown shares helpful stories and learnings that can help you better communicate your value and get paid for your excellence.