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Easily-Applied Practices to “Rock” Your Career

1/07/2020Mike Ammons, Ed.D
As you enter the workforce, there are a variety of ways in which you can advance in your career. There are a countless number of books to provide advice and guidance on how to climb the ladder of success and to ensure that once you reach the top of the ladder that you do not discover that the lad...

How to Restore Your Confidence Account

1/06/2020Micaela Morris
Whether you are in the workplace or an entrepreneur, confidence is necessary. Confidence can be something you have innately, or it can be produced. Think about what gives you confidence. How do you feel when you have it? What does the confidence look like? What s in your confidence account?Entrep...

The Ultimate Cover Letter Tool Kit

1/01/2020Alexandra Arrington
The Purpose of a Cover LetterMany people find it hard to write a compelling cover letter for two reasons: they don t know exactly what to write or how to write it. Understanding the purpose of a cover letter is the first step toward working through those common road blocks. Like the resume, cover...

The Right Way to Use LinkedIn and Manage Your Brand

12/30/2019Sean Lynott
As a Campus Recruiter for T-Mobile I get invitations to connect every day from students across the country (and world). These invitations tend to fall into three categories: the casual connect where the default message from LinkedIn is used and nothing else, the personal message, and the personal...

Helping Partnerships: How to Work with Career Centers, Staffing Firms, Recruiters and Career Coaches in Your Job Search

12/22/2019Amy Soricelli
We ve all been told at one point or another, that getting a job is the toughest job you ll ever have . While this is true, it doesn t have to be. Stepping from one adventure into another does not have to be filled with problems at every turn and roadblocks at the beginning of each new venture. Of...

How to Approach a Recruiter

12/15/2019Keirsten Greggs
In the 18 years that I ve been a recruiter, I m frequently consulted to provide insight on career related topics. Overwhelmingly, there are two questions that come up time and time again.1. You re a recruiter; can you get me a job?2. How do I approach a recruiter for assistance?My response to the...

Don’t Wait, Initiate!

12/08/2019Alexandra Arrington
Don t Wait, Initiate!Invariably, I will have an initial meeting with a client and they will share some variation of I have applied and applied for jobs, but I just haven t heard anything back. In my 12 years of career development work, when I hear that statement it s a clarion call that the clien...

5 Steps to Getting Out of the Gutter Mindset

12/01/2019Micaela Morris
I remember a friend talking about her current mindset as an entrepreneur. As she was talking about her business she stated, I don t know what to do, I think I just need to get out the gutter mindset. At first, I was confused, then I slowly realized she was in a rut. A gutter mindset is when a per...

If the Culture Doesn’t Fit You Must Not Commit

11/25/2019Keirsten A. Greggs
Everything and everyone told me NOT to accept the offer. One friend and previous employee of the company called to caution that I wouldn t fit in there. Another friend called with a message from a recent escapee telling me that I was better off unemployed than working for those, and I quote, bunc...

The “ABCs” of Resume Accomplishments

11/20/2019Alexandra Arrington, LPCA, NCC, DCC, Career Counselor, Consultant and Coach
A good meal is even more enjoyable when there is care and attention placed into the details of making it. Everyone needs to eat, yet when choice isn t particularly limited, why not have the best? Taking the necessary steps to become an employer s candidate of choice involved submitting a r sum re...