Changing directions in your career can be both exciting and bewildering. But you’re not alone. More than 49% of professionals change industries at some point (Indeed, Career Change Report, October 30, 2019). Whether it’s a subtle shift from one industry or job function to another, or a complete 180˚ flip off your current course – […]
According to a study done by Yello, nearly 35% of 2020 summer internships were cancelled due to the pandemic*. This left millions of students without the critical opportunities to gain real world experiences, many of which required to meet degree requirements. With the new academic year underway, internship opportunities are gaining traction again, but are […]
By Guest Blogger, Kathleen Charles One item on your to-do list when changing jobs is to decide what to do with your qualified retirement plan, such as a 401k, 457 or 403b Plan. With the average employee changing jobs 12 times over the course of their career, this may not be an infrequent decision. A […]
A question I get a lot is ” Should I write a Thank You note after an interview – and when?” My answer is YES! Here’s the best way to follow up after an interview.
Have you ever had that sinking feeling that you misunderstood an interview question, or went down the wrong path while answering? It’s a horrible feeling, especially if you really want that position. You can recover though, and Julia shows you how.
By Guest Blogger, Diane Pleuss Have you been downsized or looking to get back into the work world? There are opportunities, but it may take longer. There are fewer positions. There is more competition. Companies are being extra cautious. Age discrimination is still a factor. You may be asked to do more with less. Or […]
Are you thinking about relocating for a job? There are opportunities out there, and if working somewhere else appeals to you, then start preparing now. Check out Julia’s tips to build the network you are going to need to find that right job.
Some years ago, I joined a group of women to go rock climbing in the Adirondack mountains of New York State. I’ve hiked and camped in that beautiful mountain range for years, and somewhere near Saranac Lake I discovered the incredible physical and mental challenge of using nothing more than my hands and feet to […]
In Part 1 of my Workplace Communication series, we talked about the different types of verbal communication patterns that prevent professionals from clearly articulating themselves. But the way we write plays a critical role in making sure we effectively convey our messages. Over the last three months, more people than ever are working remotely, and […]
Negotiation of any kind is stressful for a lot of people, negotiating salary and compensation are downright scary. As in most things, being clear about what you want and preparing ahead of time for the conversation leads to a much more successful outcome. We’ve compiled a few scenarios to help you think ahead about the […]