To Gap Year or to Not Gap Year?

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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 »


Why Writing Still Matters in Your Job Search

Posted on April 13th, by Madeline Jacobson in Career Advice. No Comments

During the year that I worked as an after-school college prep coach for a group of high school juniors, one of my biggest uphill battles was convincing my students that writing is still relevant in the working world. The vast majority of my students were more interested in being engineers, scientists, and health professionals than … Read More »


College & Your Career: A Place to Grow as a Person and as a Professional

Posted on April 13th, by Tom LaForgia in Career Advice. No Comments

As high school seniors prepare to graduate and attend their chosen colleges and universities, a new wave of students are preparing for what should be their summer of visiting campuses and deciding where they will submit applications in the fall.  With so many colleges and endless factors to consider, it can be helpful to state … Read More »


Employer Research & Targeting To Find the Best Job

Posted on April 13th, by Erica Tew in Career Advice. No Comments

Employer research can help you identify reasons why this is the right (or wrong) employer for you.  Determining a cultural fit is just as important for you as it is the employer.  Once you target specific employers, you can gear your networking efforts towards those employers.

Employers Determine “Fit”

Employers use the application process and interview to … Read More »


Top App’s for Job Hunting

Posted on April 13th, by Adam Smith in Career Advice. No Comments

So, you’re looking for a job. There’s no shame in it: plenty of us are always on the lookout for new challenges or simply get bored at work or have sadly fallen victim to this devastating recession. Luckily, as with everything nowadays, we have an app for that. While ‘job hunting’ even five years ago … Read More »


7 Habits of Highly Ineffective Job Seekers

Posted on April 13th, by Cathy Francois in networking/interviewing. No Comments

The job search process can be challenging for many and with so many avenues to explore, it may be difficult to figure out which direction to go. However, there are certainly some habits that make the job search process more difficult than necessary.  Here are seven habits I have noticed with job seekers struggling with … Read More »


Take Charge of Your Career – Planning Your Next Step

Posted on March 14th, by Don Maruska in Trends. No Comments

Have you been thinking about your next career step or perhaps striking out in a different direction or with a new organization? Do you know someone who is on the precipice of a big leap in a new direction? Protracted government cutbacks and a free-agent job culture have made many people think the grass is … Read More »


LinkedIn: Construct a Clickable and Compelling headline

Posted on March 11th, by Karalyn Brown in Trends. No Comments

So you’re pretty chuffed with your job title and like so many others have included it in your LinkedIn headline.  The truth is, to make the right first impression you need more than a fancy job title (and good dress sense).  The highly valuable headline space is your opportunity to stand out.

It may be the … Read More »


Turn Job And Career Adversity To Your Advantage

Posted on March 11th, by David Shindler in Career Advice. No Comments

Are you a Positive Persuader or a Cautious Realist when it comes to your job and career? Do you see sunshine or showers? Both of these perspectives have their pros and cons, yet seeing them as mutually exclusive can be unhelpful. This article looks at how you can marry the two to move you forward … Read More »


An Open Letter to My (Almost) Colleague

Posted on March 11th, by Lori Sassoon in networking/interviewing. No Comments

When we first met, there was so much promise. You said I had everything you were looking for, and I saw the same in you.  Our past experiences seemed to have woven themselves together into a red carpet that led you straight to me. It only took our meeting a few times to know it … Read More »