5 Tips for GRE Preparation

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5 Tips for GRE Preparation

Posted on May 8th, by John Sinden in education/training. No Comments

It’s definitely not the SAT. As the portal for entry into most graduate programs, the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is another academic animal altogether—and something you’d better be sure you’ve prepared for before you pull up that first question. As Neil … Read More »


Putting the Meat in Team

Posted on May 8th, by Jerry Schuber in Trends. No Comments

There is a growing trend in the private firms of staff development which has shown signs of success.  The lunch meeting with a potential new team member to see how the person interacts with potentially new coworkers has been on the rise.  The theory behind the concept is simple.  Does this person fit?  If so, … Read More »


3 Job Search Strategies for Every Jobseeker

Posted on May 8th, by Erica Tew in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Increased competition for jobs means there is a growing need to stand out to hiring managers and have a Job Search strategy. Generic resumes and cover letters don’t cut it. Each application needs customized application materials that speak to the specific needs of that company.  Researching jobs and companies plays a much bigger role now … Read More »


To Gap Year or to Not Gap Year?

Posted on May 8th, by Jamesa Johnson in education/training. No Comments

Gap Year. Recently these two words have been used, thought about, and planned around more than ever, but what is a gap year actually?  Most people understand a gap year to be time spent post-graduation before pursuing more schooling, jobs or other exciting opportunities. In some cases, it may mean traveling, getting a job … Read More »


Three Strategies for a Brilliant Job Interview

Posted on May 8th, by Christina Lattimer in networking/interviewing. No Comments

So you’ve found a pretty good possibility for a job and you’re excited because not only do you tick all the boxes for the skill-set the organization is looking for, but you’d just love to work there!  So when you’re invited to interview, you are very pleased indeed.  Except… you hate the whole assessment process, … Read More »


Hiring for Cultural Fit

Posted on May 8th, by Chris Hollins in eligibility/hiring issues. 2 comments

They just didn’t work out.

The hardest part of selecting a new hire is figuring whether or not they will fit into your organization. A strong resume and skill set are impressive but most hiring managers would agree that long-term employee success depends on whether a new hire adds or subtracts from the energy in your … Read More »


Reach Your Goals Twice as Fast with Half The Effort

Posted on May 8th, by Noah St. John in Trends. No Comments

Naturally, everyone wants to be more successful by reaching their goals. Whether you want more money, more customers, more profits, better health, or whatever result you’re looking for—what you’re really trying to do is create a new reality for yourself.

Let’s illustrate that by saying that you want to go from your current reality to a … Read More »


The Pursuit of Significance in Mentoring

Posted on April 13th, by Chip Bell in education/training. No Comments

“No one can teach anyone anything of significance,” wrote the famed psychologist Carl Rogers in his classic book, On Becoming a Person.  This philosophy is the foundation of effective mentoring.

I learned a lot of insignificant things in grade school.  Even today, I can name the capital of every state; I can tell you that the … Read More »


Recruiters and Older Job Seekers

Posted on April 13th, by Mark Babbitt in education/training. No Comments

We all know being an older Job Seeker is just a state of mind.  Most of us are ready to contribute right now, regardless of our birth generation. However, it seems there is continuing bias against workforce veterans… and that relevancy as a candidate is perhaps determined in large part by their age.

So, how can … Read More »


Public Policy: The Good & Bad

Posted on April 13th, by Stan Skipworth in Trends. No Comments

Local, regional and even national public policy brings both opportunity to grow and evolve, and on occasion, a related opportunity to step back to a previous position or place if a policy doesn’t work.  Two excellent illustrations of ‘the choice after the choice’ I have learned from come from two very diverse settings.

Consider that in 1984, … Read More »