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Posted October 19, 2015 by

Beyond the text: Communication and Gen Z – Part three: Interacting in the workplace

Part 3 of the webinar series Beyond the text: Communication and Gen Z, “Interacting in the Workplace” explains the vital role of communication in the modern workplace and prepares college students and recent graduates to adapt from the college setting to the business environment. Part 3 of this webinar will make the process of transitioning from college to the workplace a smoother one as students and graduates understand the importance of quality communication and gain practical tips and insights. (more…)

Posted July 30, 2015 by

The Millennial Makeover Part 6: How to Manage Effectively

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Senior and junior businessman discuss something during their meeting, office background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When it comes to today’s workforce, there is no doubt that millennials are creating an atmosphere of change in the workplace.  So, who are millennials?  This group was born between 1980 and the year 2000, and reflect a generation with their own career goals, attitudes, and oh yes, their understanding of how to use technology.  For employers to take their companies to the next level, they will need to find ways to recruit and retain millennials, also known as Generation Y. (more…)

Posted February 23, 2015 by

Five Careers to Consider Before Going to Law School

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Attorney at law sitting at desk holding pen with files with a card for Mediation. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Many students enter their college education with a plan for going to law school. The reasons for this decision vary, but many students intend to go to law school because they have a desire to help others and/or they like the salary prospects. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), lawyers make around $113,000 a year. However, in a study reported by the Washington Post, only about 30% of lawyers are actually happy in their profession. While being a lawyer is a good career—and certainly a necessary one in our society—law practice is not a good fit for everyone. Here are some great ideas in the field that might be a better fit for you: (more…)

Posted February 20, 2015 by

Learn to Resolve Conflict Today to Improve Your Career for Tomorrow

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Man told off by woman – isolated on white. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Conflicts are inevitable in business. Whether it’s between colleagues, your boss or a client who isn’t pleased, resolving conflict early is paramount.

The good news is that it’s one of the important interpersonal skills that can be worked on. Even with a lot of practice, conflict is rarely evereasy due to the strong negative emotions involved.

Conflict management is a difficult skill to develop for those who naturally avoid conflicts. Avoiding a conflict may make you feel more comfortable in the short term, but will only create additional issues in the long term.

In order to best deal with conflict, you must have a strong conflict management style and approach in order for both parties to walk away as if they’ve walked away feeling good. (more…)

Posted February 20, 2015 by

Interview Skills: The Answers Recruiters Want to Hear

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Young female applicant during job interview. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Why do you want to work here?

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Whether you come from a career technical institute or whether you hold a college degree, these standard interview questions can be tough to answer. And though you may have heard them before, perhaps you’re not sure how to answer or why an interviewer asks them.

So here are a few tips and tricks to correctly answering a recruiter’s questions. (more…)

Posted March 11, 2014 by

Young Professionals, Want to Achieve Career Advancement on Entry Level Jobs? Turn Conflict into Opportunity

For young professionals on entry level jobs, there may come a time when they face conflict.  However, the way it is handled may be a key factor in moving up in the workplace.  The following post has advice for turning conflict into an opportunity for career advancement.

There’s one key people skill that could make the difference in your career. You probably think I’m talking about communication skills. Nope. Strong communication is just a minimum requirement to be considered leadership potential at most companies. As are dependability and getting results. Chances are you aren’t the only employee who hopes to advance in your

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Posted March 06, 2014 by

How to ACE the Job Interview—the First Time

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Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

Do you think of a job interview as a nerve-wracking experience? Do you feel afraid, negative or pessimistic about your chances of succeeding? Maybe you say to yourself, “Other people always get the jobs; why not me?” It doesn’t have to be that way. If a hiring manager invites you in for an interview it’s a good sign. It means you’ve said something in your cover letter that motivated the employer to call you. So rather than letting fear and worry drive you, focus on the positive aspects of a job interview and get it ‘right’ the first time. Here’s how: (more…)

Posted March 03, 2014 by

Following Up After an Interview for an Entry Level Job? 3 Questions You Might Be Pondering

So you feel that your interview for an entry level job was successful.  That’s great.  Now, how should you approach following up with the interviewer?  The following post includes three questions you might be pondering, with answers that can help you make an appropriate response.

A Google search on “follow up after a job interview” reveals our escalating post-interview anxieties; all our worries about how and when to follow up are laid bare. Unfortunately, though Google is great at surfacing our concerns, the results returned often offer exceptional advice mixed with utter nonsense. So, what questions are people secretly nervous about after their job

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Posted December 26, 2013 by

Searching for an Entry Level Job at a Startup? Try These 6 Networking Strategies

If you’re interested in finding an entry level job at a startup, consider six networking strategies for your job search in the following post.

To land a startup gig, you’ve got to network. You’ve heard it before — networking is essential for almost any kind of job hunt — but it’s especially true for startups. Here’s why: when building a team, startup founders rely on their network to separate the signal from the noise: Every

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Posted December 02, 2013 by

Interviewing for Recent College Graduate Jobs? How to Answer 7 Cliched Questions

When interviewing for recent college graduate jobs, there is a chance you will be asked some cliched questions.  Learn seven of these questions and how to answer them in the following post.

Throughout your career, you’ll have many job interviews. And there are a few questions you will hear in every one of them. What are your strengths? Why should we hire you? Although these questions are incredibly cliché, so many interviewers rely on them. Your answers to the cliché questions can make or break

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