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  • Stay or Leave? Consider It Carefully
    by Debra Wheatman - January 11, 2018
    I frequently field questions from new moms who are struggling with the realities of returning to work. They usually go something like this: My daughter just turned three, and I just had my second child. In reviewing our family’s finances, it seems futile for me to return to work when my entire take home pay will be gobbled up in daycare expenses. I’m seriously considering quitting to stay home with the kids whil...
  • Resolve to Attain Desired Goals
    by Carole Kanchier - January 9, 2018
    The New Year is here and many of us are planning to make the most of 2018! Here are some tips for moving forward! - Think positively. Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, you can achieve. But you must be persistent, optimistic and patient. Also, restructure negative thoughts by restating them positively. - State realistic goals in concrete terms. Ensure your goal is consistent with your purpose. Intend to achi...
  • Interview Preparation Tips That Make a Difference
    by Sherri Edwards - January 8, 2018
    You’ve waited for months to finally get invited to the interview for your dream job, and tomorrow the big day will have arrived. Excitement and enthusiasm about the role can add a lot and sometimes even push a candidate to the top of the choices. But if you’ve not prepared sufficiently, neither excitement nor enthusiasm will take the place of carefully thought-out responses to interview questions. In the past yo...
  • What Can Job Seekers Expect in 2018?
    by Debra Wheatman - January 3, 2018
    Clearly, 2017 was a year of change in the job market. The improving economy and market record highs have made for low levels of unemployment. Just a few short years ago, employers held all the cards, but that has changed. In a tight labor market, candidates wield power that they didn’t have until recently. The job market is projected to continue its current trajectory into the New Year. Here are some trends that we can e...
  • Actualizing Your New Year's Career Resolution
    by Linda Dobogai - January 2, 2018
    With the start of each new year, many people feel a tug to make a positive change in their lives. It may be driven by a need to improve physical, economic, or career fitness. For those looking to improve career prospects, this may involve starting a new job hunt or positioning themselves for a promotion. Begin with a Self-Assessment. What needs to change in your current circumstances to bring you greater prosperity or job s...
  • 7 Pro Tips for Setting Yourself Up for Success in the New Year
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - December 21, 2017
    After conducting a career assessment, it’s time to chart your career path for the year to come. In order to get you there, here are a few tips from some career experts for creating a roadmap to achieving success. Make Yourself Valuable & Your Work Quantifiable Executive Recruiter and Career Transition Coach Brian Howard said you can make yourself more valuable as a professional by going over and above what is requi...
  • Assessing Your Career: Determining a Path to Your Next Professional Destination
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - December 14, 2017
    For many, the holidays are a time of great self-reflection as we prepare for a new year and a fresh start. As 2017 comes to a close, you may find yourself examining how the last year impacted your career and personal happiness. I start feeling excitement over a new beginning and planning my professional and business goals for the next year. If you’re starting to assess 2017 in preparation for 2018 here are a few tips fro...
  • Prepare for Ambush Interviews
    by Carole Kanchier - December 11, 2017
    The term “ambush interview” refers to an unscheduled interview that occurs because someone has forced or tricked another into on-the-spot participation. Although the press typically uses the term to describe a journalism interview tactic, it can also refer to a tactic used by some employers and job seekers. An ambush interview can have a negative or positive result depending on the ambusher. Are you prepared for...
  • Critical Strategies for Attaining Career Goals
    by Carole Kanchier - December 4, 2017
    Tina's lay off from her retail position provided the impetus to follow her passion -- art therapy. Bruce aced his interview for a cyber security position. They both attained their desired goals. So can you! Positive thinking is powerful. Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, and your heart desires, you can achieve. But you must have persistence and patience. The following strategies will help you achieve your go...
  • SOMETIME is Not a Day of the Week
    by Sherri Edwards - December 1, 2017
    When I was a kid, it seemed like the school year was endless and summer took forever to arrive. As an adult, time has measurably sped up and June comes too quickly. It used to be common for me to discount an idea and not give it another thought because it would take ten years to accomplish it. In hindsight, ten years goes by pretty fast, and I wish I had made some better choices. Now the years fly by, and there never seems to...