I remember the first time I was asked a behavioral interview question. I went into a split-second panic—gadzooks! With my racing heart and sweaty palms, I wondered why, after seeing my résumé and hearing about my experience, the interviewer threw this torturous question at me. I was too worried about giving the “right” answer to … Read More »
Now that we’ve got your self-esteem up and your self-talk is positive from my last post, let’s tackle the next hurdle in your fight to become a more attractive person. Yes, we will tackle the ugly, three-eyed monster of procrastination, resistance and fear.
Have you ever heard of the Ziegarnik Effect?
Basically it says that something undone, … Read More »
Mentorship is an important career component. While a mentee with a great mentor can be the beginning of a successful career for the mentee, it may be equally important to the mentor. The mentee has the opportunity to learn from the mentor and her wisdom while the mentor has another opportunity to share with others … Read More »
As women we have a habit of underestimating ourselves. If we are asked what we bring to the table and measure that response against that of men, our scores are automatically lower than those of our male counterparts. It is important for women to understand that we are half of the workforce and we are … Read More »
Last month we began our quest to achieve paperless nirvana by eliminating the ROT (Redundant, Obsolete and Transitory) hardcopy that fills our warehouses, file cabinets and desk drawers. This month I’d like to challenge you to deal with the root of the problem – your organization is producing all of this stuff! Now I’m certain … Read More »
Skills are everything that defines you in your professional life. Some skills are which you acquire during your college and school, and are better known as hard skills. They will define the path of your professional life and be with you for the rest of your life. But there are skills which not only your … Read More »
There can never be enough gratitude in the world. After I survived my cancer ordeal I had a lot of people to thank. And my greatest source of guilt by then was how little I had known about what people in the medical world do. Now I will never let myself forget again. I now … Read More »
By Kristen Carter, M.Ed., GCDF
Contributor, Senior Career Exploration Specialist
Whether in college or your current job, we have all been tasked to work on a group project or serve on a cross-functional committee. Initially, it’s essential to know the required task, but it’s common to be curious about the other group participants. Being able to produce … Read More »
What’s your work environment like? Inspiring? Frustrating? Dull? Engaging? Is the only metric that matters “employee productivity?”
Studies have shown workplaces are often dismal places to be for us humans.
24/7 Wall Street identified 2016’s worst companies to work for by analyzing employee ratings on Glassdoor.com. The worst three? Forever 21, Family Dollar, and Express Scripts each … Read More »
In the midst of the card game, I was focused on the goal of building a particular hand– a set of five with a set of three. I already had the set of three, using two 2’s and one wild card as a stand in for the third 2. Now I was working on the … Read More »