Training–Get It!

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jun 27, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

When you get training, you get a better career future.

Once graduated from college, you’ll probably assume you’ve got all that’s needed to succeed in the workplace. Not so. A recent study found graduates have only 2% of what they need to succeed! I’ll bet that makes you wonder what you paid all of that tuition money for, right? If this study is correct, it’s time for bigger curriculum reforms at the college level. Since those reforms aren’t going to happen anytime soon, find a way to boost your value rating once you land a job. One way is to get training–either a program the company offers–or a do-it-yourself type of program. Let’s look at both.

Working With Older People

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jun 25, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

Working for, (or with), people older than yourself requires a few basic common sense rules…

  • Respect  I put respect first for a very good reason–certain employers are complaining younger workers aren’t respecting their older coworkers and supervisors. What might respect look like? Basically, it can be an understanding that these people have “paid their dues”–they’ve put in decades of hard work–and know a great deal about their field. Next, it’s not assuming they are like your parents, or the stereotypes and generalizations you’ve probably heard about from those who haven’t done their homework. You don’t like to be stereotyped, therefore, don’t do it to your older coworkers or supervisor.

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and More

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jun 20, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

If you currently don’t have a presence on all of these three sites, it could hurt you.

You’ve heard it from me and many others about the importance of having a positive online presence. But now I’ll tell you that you must have a presence on all three: Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Why? Those are the three places employers look for you.

Generations of Entrepreneurs as Mentors

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jun 19, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

The bloggers will be giving you a glimpse into their personal mentor/mentee experiences. Some spotlighted relationships may have grown into deep personal friendships, while others might be purely business in nature–mentees observing their mentor at work. No matter the depth of the relationship, mentees will testify to the importance of their mentors. Guest blog posts will appear, sporadically, but always on a Tuesday.

Aaron L. Robinson is a Junior at the University of South Carolina, graduating in May of 2014 with a Bachelors of Science in Finance. Aaron has thirteen years of work and business experience through Tega Hills Farm. He takes special interest in consultation work for the family farm as well as face to face sales.

Happiness, Money and Careers

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jun 18, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

Is it true, “money doesn’t make you happy”?

To a certain extent, the answer is yes. Here’s why…

Daniel Gilbert, professor of psychology at Harvard University (specializing in the happiness quotient), suggests people test out several careers in their lifetime. He believes it’s important to do so to keep from making decisions regarding a career solely based on money. 

Time for a Road Trip?

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jun 13, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

When all else fails, it’s probably time to hit the road to explore your options.

Does this sound familiar? You have spent months trying to land an internship that was more than emptying garbage cans and fetching coffee, but came up short. You’ve networked every possible opportunity, yet leads produced nothing promising. And you applied for every job opening on the planet, but didn’t even land an interview. Now, you find yourself with a diploma, a lot of student loan debt, living at home (once again) with mom or dad. What’s next? Time for a road trip!

Better Interviews

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jun 11, 2012 in , | No Comments

 

Listed below are a few tips to make the interview process less intimidating and more rewarding.

  • Research-when you’re informed, your confidence will build. Find out as much as you can about the company, and people who will be interviewing you. Visit the company’s web site, study it well, get to know everything. Don’t stop there. Google the company, its key people, see what the media says about them. This is information to be used in your interview, show them you understand their industry, product, and philosophy.

Need Easy Money?

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jun 6, 2012 in , | No Comments

If you’re one of millions of job seekers unable to find employment…

You might want to think about switching gears. Today, I read a dismal report about the U.S. economy (written by people who know what’s happening). One person, Yale economics professor Robert Shiller, a prominent housing economist and creator of S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, stated the housing market might not begin any major recovery for literally decades. This is very bad news for all of us, even if we aren’t homeowners.

More Great Sites!

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jun 4, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

Below are listed some of the best places to put your resume, look at job openings and more….

  • CareerBuilder-powers career sites for more than 9,000 Web sites, including 140 newspapers and broadband portals like MSN and AOL.
  • CareerSite-job listing service.
  • Employment Guide-it’s an easy to use, all-purpose site.
  • Indeed-job listing aggregator, search engine for jobs, find jobs posted on thousands of company sites and boards.
  • Job Central National Labor Exchange-service of DirectEmployers Association, a nonprofit of leading U.S. corporations in alliance with NASWA. Listings from all 50 state employment services and employer listings.