Say Good-Bye, Maintain Connections

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

 

That prize summer internship (or job) is coming to an end…now what?

It went all too quickly, but hopefully you’re leaving the workplace with new skills, a list of networking contacts and a better sense of what you want to do in the future. But before you hightail it out their door, be sure to exit on a positive, professional note.

  1. Clean Up-take a few minutes to clear off the desk, or space you’ve been given, of all your personal effects. Whatever you do, never help yourself to anything that isn’t yours–including the pens in the desk!

Make the Most of Internships

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on May 9, 2012 in , , | 1 Comment

Interning gives you the opportunity to show your value!

Never think any internship is a dead end. Instead, think of it as an important beginning to your career. Taking that into consideration, what you do during an internship makes all the difference.

A study found 91% of employers want grads who have had one or more internships, but 50% of those employers haven’t yet taken on any new interns for the summer months. What does this mean? Those wanting internships will have stiff competition. In order to impress an employer, once you do land an internship, I’ve compiled helpful tips below.

Job Search Tips

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Apr 16, 2012 in , , | No Comments


 

Job search expert Michael Farr gives great tips to help you succeed.

One of the leading experts is Michael Farr when it comes to information on writing resumes, cover letters, and interviewing. With 25 years of experience, he has several common sense, easy to follow how-to books to guide any job seeker to a successful outcome. Most libraries carry his books, so if money is tight, you don’t have to spend a dime preparing yourself for the workforce. Below, I’ve picked a few of his tips from The Resume and Cover Letter Book (Fifth Edition, 2011) to pass along to you:

Criteria for Unpaid Internships

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jun 20, 2011 in , , | No Comments

U.S. Dept. of Labor set criteria for unpaid internships last year.

Do you know what they are?

Due to complaints about internships for students and grads–duties from sweeping floors to wiping door handles–hardly considered valid internships, these standards are welcome relief. But will these new standards hinder those wanting experience?

The Chronicle of Higher Education has fears that the criteria set by the Department of Labor will severely limit internship opportunities. Judge for yourself…


The following six criteria are from the U.S. Department of Labor’s website:

It’s Good for You!

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Apr 25, 2011 in , , | No Comments

 

Want to improve your health?

Research from CNCS shows that people who volunteer are physically and mentally healthier than people who don’t. That’s quite a statement, isn’t it? They found that volunteers who donated at least two hours per week–or 100 hours per year–had the greatest health benefits. Volunteers have less depression, heart disease and overall better physical health. Other benefits are: being happier, having higher self-esteem, and having a sense of control over their life.

Please, Don’t Do That!

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Mar 30, 2011 in , , | No Comments

Rude interns, an ungrateful job seeker, sexist new hires, and a video.

These are examples of what you don’t want to do…

Rude Interns

While working my way through college, I was fortunate enough to have a position at the corporate headquarters of a Fortune 500 company. We were located near a prestigious university which shipped in a group of interns one summer I won’t soon forget.

My colleagues and I began to notice this group taking long lunches, waltzing through the halls chatting and laughing, not a care in the world. They didn’t seem to understand the rest of us were working while they played. I recall several in the office commenting on the interns and how they couldn’t wait until their summer stint was over.

He’s Changing the World

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Mar 28, 2011 in , , | No Comments

Would you like to join him?

Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook, has been spending his time working on a new project. In this recent quote, he gives a clue to what he’s been up to these days,“The more thoughtful people are about global issues, the stronger we’ll be as a community.” I couldn’t agree more, and found his interview with Charles Schwab’s, On Investing magazine to be an interesting read.

Job Search Discouragement

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Feb 21, 2011 in , , , , , , , , , | No Comments

It’s completely natural to feel discouraged, anxious and even depressed during unemployment.

Don’t allow those feelings to prevent you from moving forward, continue aiming towards your career goals.

Here are some suggestions to help you cope better:

1.) Ask what you might gain from this transition. Instead of thinking negatively, look for the positives. Unencumbered time lends plenty of opportunity to focus on what matters most to you, opening up new avenues of possibility.

2.) Keep your hope up and set goals to achieve, so you can see results, accomplishing something. Set goals weekly, and monthly, look at those goals daily to ensure you are on track.