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How to Answer, “Tell Me About Yourself”

One of the most common interview question is, "Tell me about yourself." Open-ended questions like this often trip people up. They are designed to--it's a somewhat ambiguous question, and it's hard to understand what the interviewer is really asking. Don't find yourself ill-prepared in an interview. Use this question as an opportunity to outshine the rest. Plan to be asked the question. Brainstorm how to [...]

August 28th, 2020|

Don’t Shy Away From Applying for a Job

So many people  fall into the trap of overthinking job descriptions. It can feel overwhelming for job seekers to read an exhaustive rundowns of job duties. Keep in mind that at most major corporations, the job description is not created by the hiring manager. They are usually written by someone in human resources who has never worked a day in the actual position. Job descriptions [...]

August 21st, 2020|

To go Back to School or Not to? That is the Question this Fall.

It’s hard to believe it's already that time of year again— To go Back to School or Not to? That is the Question. Is continuing an education or finishing a degree really worth your precious time and money? College fees are expensive, and it' natural to wonder if you will you get a return on your investment. According to this LA Times article, studies show [...]

August 14th, 2020|

When it’s Okay to Say “No” at Work

Many people are afraid to say “no” at work and think that management just want a “yes person". But, sometimes saying no will earn you respect and even benefit your organization. While it's true that saying “yes” can increase opportunities and keep you in a favorable light with some, sometimes saying “no,” is still the right thing to do at work. If you say "yes" [...]

August 7th, 2020|

How to Stay Busy When You Have Down Time at Work

How to Stay Busy When You Have Down Time at Work "Sometimes I just stare at my desk, but it looks like I am working," is one of the most infamous quotes from the beloved comedy, Office Space. It makes us laugh because it rings true--at least a little for most of us. We all have downtime at work on occasion. Sometimes our busy hours are seasonal, [...]

July 31st, 2020|

How to Manage Back-to-School as a Working Parent During Covid-19

How to Manage Back-to-School as a Working Parent During Covid-19 With cases of Covid-19 rising across the nation, most schools are reopening virtually this fall while workers continue to work from home. It will be difficult for working parents to strike a balance juggling the demands of parenting while meeting demands at work. Managing projects and sticking to deadlines is hard enough on a normal [...]

July 24th, 2020|

Why to Include Volunteer Experience on Your Resume

Imagine that you are competing for a position, and you bring the same skill set as other applicants, which are the minimum requirements for the job… But one applicant really stands out because they spend their free time at a charity, helping the community, and gaining experience with a non-profit organization. Who do you think would be more likely to get the job? With everything [...]

July 17th, 2020|

You can Set Yourself Apart by Doing These Things which Require No Talent

Some of us are more gifted with talents and acquired skills than others. But, that doesn't automatically give a person a better shot at their professional success than others. In fact, in my life I have met many exceptionally talented people who failed to be successful because they didn't apply themselves in the ways that they should. These are things that you can do to [...]

July 10th, 2020|
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