How to Create an All-Star LinkedIn Profile

Posted by Hannah Watson on Jan 17, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Are you looking for new career opportunities but don’t know where to start with your LinkedIn profile? As a millennial, I was introduced to LinkedIn early on in my career. In college, my professors stressed how IMPORTANT your LinkedIn profile is for your professional life. It was always connect, endorse, recommend. These were the KEYS to building a great LinkedIn profile. I still believe those three actions are very important in creating your LinkedIn profile, but there is so much more to it than that…

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Topics: Social Media, Job Hunting, LinkedIn, Social Profile, Job Search

You Make Your Own Luck: So Get Up, Get Dressed, and Get Out the Door!

Posted by C.J. McCourt on Jan 10, 2018 10:00:00 AM

A few years ago, I learned that one of my favorite clients was downsized from a major bank in New York. I contacted him to offer support, and we agreed to meet for lunch in the city a few days later. As I walked in the door, I expected to find him dressed casually, maybe jeans and an untucked shirt. Instead, I was surprised to see him in a full suit, right down to the spit-shined shoes and a handkerchief tucked rightly in his jacket pocket. I asked him, jokingly, if he had done all that for me. He chuckled and replied, to my surprise, that he got up early every day, did the shower and shave routine, got “dressed for work”, and headed out the door to a job he didn’t have. Or did he?

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Topics: Job Hunting, Laid-off, Job Search, lay-off

Being Laid-off can be a Positive - Step 5: Resources

Posted by MJ Brown on Jan 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Being laid-off is a challenging time. This is why I am writing a series of posts to help you get through it. In my last post I talked about properly using keywords in your resume. In the final post of this series, I’m going to talk about utilizing all the resources available to you to land your next job.

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Topics: Job Hunting, Laid-off, Job Search, lay-off

Being Laid-off can be a Positive - Step 4: Resume

Posted by MJ Brown on Jan 8, 2018 10:02:00 AM

Being laid-off is a challenging time. This is why I am writing a series of posts to help you get through it. In my last post I discussed the importance of creating a Plan of Action. With that in-hand, it’s now time to shift your focus to your resume.

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Topics: Job Hunting, Laid-off, Job Search, lay-off, Resume

Being Laid-off can be a Positive - Step 3: Create a Plan of Action

Posted by MJ Brown on Jan 5, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Being laid-off is a challenging time. This is why I am writing a series of posts to help you get through it. In my last post I discussed the importance of taking an honest assessment of your finances. In this post, I will show you how to create a Plan of Action.

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Topics: Job Hunting, Laid-off, Job Search, lay-off

Being Laid-off can be a Positive - Step 2: Assess Financials

Posted by MJ Brown on Jan 4, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Being laid-off is a challenging time. This is why I am writing a series of posts to help you get through it. In my last post I discussed the importance of taking an emotional assessment. This time, I’m talking about something more concrete: a Financial Assessment.

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Topics: Job Hunting, Laid-off, Job Search, lay-off

Being Laid-off can be a Positive - Step 1: Emotional Assessment

Posted by MJ Brown on Jan 3, 2018 3:30:00 PM

The last thing anyone wants to hear is they’ve been laid-off and the company no longer needs you.

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Topics: Job Hunting, Laid-off, Job Search, lay-off

The Dos and Don'ts of Office Holiday Parties

Posted by Nick Iannucci on Dec 7, 2017 2:34:49 PM

It’s once again that time of the year: office holiday party season. It’s a time where companies thank their employees for a year of hard work with a festive event. But this “party” is no run-of-the-mill party. While these parties can be a lot of fun and a great way to connect with co-workers outside of your day-to-day, there are plenty of social and professional landmines you will need to side step.

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Topics: Office Party, Holiday, Holiday Party, Party

How to be More Productive at Work

Posted by Joy Provenzano on Nov 15, 2017 10:01:00 AM

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You’re wrapping up another busy day at work. You’re packing your things away, firing off a couple emails, and saying ‘good night’ to your coworkers.  As your computer screen turns black, you lean back in your chair and take a deep breath when a question pops into your head: “What did I accomplish today?”

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Topics: Productivity, Efficiency

Staying Cyber Safe in a Cyber Scary World

Posted by Kathleen Fortney Ed.D on Oct 11, 2017 11:29:00 AM

Since 2004, October has been designated as National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). This year, cybersecurity seems more important than ever. Hardly a day goes by without news sources reporting some type of new cybersecurity data breach or threat. The recent Equifax data breach has left many of us concerned about our personal data and threat of identity theft. In an era of rampant cyber hooligans and criminals, all of us need to diligently adhere to safe computing practices.

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Topics: Learning Solutions, Cybersecurity, Digital Information