Media

How to Take Control

February 27th, 2015

We live in a world of technology. There are numerous ways to reach out to friends, family and co-workers, and most of us use more than one method. Many times I send a quick text before I’m in the office, and once in the office follow up with an email or in-person conversation. The point is that technology can help us communicate, quickly and efficiently. But too often, technology causes us to miss out, or begins to control our lives.

There are only a limited number of hours in any day, and you don’t want to spend them all responding to someone else’s issues. You are letting others dictate how you spend your time. There is a difference between being reactive and proactive.

We are constantly distracted by emails, text messages, phone calls, the internet, Facebook, etc. In fact, there has never been a time when mankind could be so distracted.

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Keeping a Low Profile on Social Media

March 28th, 2014

In this day and age, new social media sites are popping up left and right. It’s hard not to want to be a part of each new and exciting thing that comes out. However, the more we’re downloading these apps, the more information we’re disclosing about ourselves to the Internet. It’s important to be in-the-know and keep up with all these new creations coming out, however it’s just as important to keep a low profile. Know what you’re putting up, who can see it and how it could affect you in the long run.

With any social media site, you should always do your research. Know how the site works and what information you’re putting out there for the world to see. Understand the product and what its purpose is before getting too carried away with it. Not every site is for every person, we all use social media differently. Pick … Read More

Career Fairs: How to Stand Out the Right Way

February 13th, 2014

90 percent of the event is spent waiting in line, five percent is spent talking to other job seekers, four percent is spent deciding which line to wait in, and about one percent is spent shaking a hand and carrying out a 30 second conversation with someone who’s seen a hundred plus other people just like you.

Sound familiar? That’s because I’m talking about the career fair that you all have attended. Many of which you left without any more than a few pens and a flash drive if you were lucky.

So today, I’m here to tell you about how you can stand out, make a positive impression, and ultimately land the job from a recruiter’s perspective.

Research is Key

Research the career fair beforehand. By this I mean that you should look up what companies will be represented and make a game plan about which ones you want to see. Check out … Read More

Two Weeks Notice: To Give or Not to Give

October 24th, 2013

Purpose

The purpose of providing your employer with two weeks’ notice of your intent to quit is to ensure that your employer has enough time to prepare for your departure from the company. This will give you an adequate time frame to complete unfinished projects or train your replacement. Providing two weeks’ notice and working hard during this period may or may not increase your chances of receiving a positive reference for future jobs. This almost always depends on a variety of factors including, but not limited to; your work performance, attendance, and overall work quality prior to your departure.

Considerations

Your employer is not legally obligated to allow you to stay for two weeks after you provide notice unless you are under a contractual agreement. Your supervisor may fire you upon delivery of your notice. Though not all employers will terminate an employee for providing notice, it may happen. Prepare yourself financially … Read More