Women vs. Men at Work

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


 

In the workplace, women and men operate differently. Here are a few examples…

If you understand the differences between male and female coworkers (and understand your own behavior) time in the office won’t be confusing.

According to Yahoo! Shine and Fitness Magazine:

  • 1 in 3 women say they are “extremely” or “very” competitive.
  • Women are three times less likely than men to take credit for a coworker’s work.
  • Men most often compete over money and salary.
  • Women are competitive about their job (34%) and I.Q. (53%).

What is an Apprenticeship?

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jul 2, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

Apprenticeships are training programs that use both classroom and on-the-job learning.

The idea of apprenticeships is to prepare people for careers in industries such as manufacturing, construction and new emerging industries (information technology, energy, etc.).

Apprenticeships help job seekers learn new skills, making them more marketable to employers seeking qualified workers.

Apprenticeship programs can be through individual employers, joint employer and labor groups, and/or employer associations.

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.