Managing Holiday Stress in the Workplace
by Marcia Robinson - Nov, 2011
Understanding and managing holiday stress in the workplace can present a dilemma for supervisors. While the end of the year brings workplace deadlines and milestones for supervisors; the holidays bring additional personal responsibilities and stress for employees. This holiday stress can result from what is happening at work and at home. These strategies for managing holiday stress at in the workplace can benefit both supervis...
by Suzanne Bates - Nov, 2011
My mother loves to tell the story about the night of my senior prom. I was on the decorating committee, we had some no-shows, the theme was ridiculously complicated to bring alive through paper streamers and balloons, and we didn't finish until after 5 o'clock. As I was careening into the driveway it shouldn't have surprised me to peer in the rear view mirror and see my date, Jimmy, no more than a block behind me in his green...
Does Your Office Space Reflect Your Brand?
by Valerie Sokolosky - Nov, 2011
When you think about personal branding, most of the time, you consider things like, what does my personal appearance say about my professionalism? Or, what does my web site say about my innovation? Or what does my speech say about my work ethic? What gets forgotten, or not even considered, is what does my office say about my company? And I mean physical office. Not your wonderful co-workers and superiors, but rather the fou...
Get on your career path to success!
by Hallie Crawford - Nov, 2011
In a recent career coaching group this week, my client Allison was talking about the Ideal Day visualization. I have career coaching clients do this exercise to help them identify their ideal career. I have also included this exercise in our Identify Your Ideal Career Path Home Study Program. Alison said that she really loved the exercise, and I was thrilled to hear that she got a brand new career idea from doing this. Here...
Your resume is not (only) about you!
by Miriam Salpeter - Nov, 2011
One of the biggest mistakes job seekers make is thinking their resume is about THEM. They want to wax eloquent about all of the things they’ve done (the laundry list) and hate to leave out a single thing. Take a few steps back… How much of the information you are including in your resume is relevant or interesting to your target audience — the employer you want to hire you now? How much jargon from your old job does your *nex...
Is My College Doing Enough?
by Bob Roth - Nov, 2011
What is it that nearly all college seniors do? They look for a job. Unfortunately, most students are unprepared for their search. In order to conduct an effective job search, students will need to learn many things and do many more. Learning what to do, how to do them and when to do them is called preparation. This is where colleges can help their students. Students need to know: - The value of a semester-by-seme...
The Five Career Stages
by Thomas J. Denham - Nov, 2011
I always ask my clients their age. I don’t mean to make them feel bad about how old they are. But someone that’s 55 is at a different stage in their career and life than someone that’s 25 or 45. As a career counselor, I know that a 25 year old client presents dissimilar issues than someone who may be close to retiring and asking themselves the question, “What’s next?” One of the pioneers in the field of career development,...
We can do it! – Especially in a digital age
by Hallie Crawford - Nov, 2011
I recently read this article, Why Women Make Excellent Entrepreneurs in the Digital Age, and thought it was so good that I had to share it. It talks about women in today’s workforce. One statistic in this article that stuck out to me was in 2010, women became the workforce majority for the first time in the United States. I find this fascinating and encouraging. For far too long women were not given even close to equal opportu...
OFCCP Spotlight on Compensation
by Jeremy Mancheski - Nov, 2011
Should Federal contractors be proactively analyzing pay during this time of transition at OFCCP? For more than a decade the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has been talking to the Federal contractor community about Pay Equity enforcement. OFCCP was giving presentations about how statistical analyses, particularly multiple regression, was going to become a part of regular audits at Industry Liaison...
10 Reasons College Graduates Can't Find a Job
by Marcia Robinson - Oct, 2011
Whether the economy is robust or bad these 10 reasons why college graduates can't find a job apply. I know this after thirteen years of working with new college graduates on the professional transition from college to career. If there are college students who are struggling with the job search and can't find a job, consider if some of these reasons might be holding you back from success. Bad resumes and cover letters P...
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