How to Bridge an Employment Gap

Things have certainly changed a lot in terms of what is considered the norm with career paths: Staying with one company in a position that spans multiple decades is now the exception, not the rule. More folks are working on side gigs and other entrepreneurial endeavors. Trust between employer and employee has been declining. The […]

When Should Career Management Start?

Over this past school year, I have had the wonderful opportunity to partner with a local library by meeting with their teen group. We’ve discussed résumés and will soon be getting into job interviews. Working with them, as well as thinking about my own young children, has caused me to reflect on the question posed […]

How Do I Handle a Sabbatical?

I was recently asked this question: “I would like to take some time off to spend with my young children. How should I handle this gap on my résumé to minimize my difficulty in reentering the workforce?” With the inquirer’s permission, I am sharing the gist of my response with you all. Taking time off […]

Do’s and Don’ts When Waiting for a Call

The worst part of a job hunt isn’t poring over your résumé to ensure there are no typos, nor is it sweating out a nerve-wracking job interview. It’s THE WAIT. You know, the lag times when nothing seems to be happening. You’ve either just sent out your résumé and now you are eagerly anticipating a […]

Are You Lacking in Soft Skills? Build Them by Volunteering!

The need for employees with soft skills is regarded as a high priority in the workplace. A post on the Psychology Today website talked about appropriate ways to show “the interpersonal, emotional, persuasion, and political skills that leaders use to communicate to help teams and organizations achieve goals.” It’s hard to truly understand the applications […]

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