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Internships – To Pay or Not To Pay

Internships – To Pay or Not To Pay

With summer quickly approaching, many college students are considering taking on summer internships. According to dictionary.com, an internship is defined as “any official or formal program to provide practical experience for beginners in an occupation or profession.” Nowhere does it talk about pay! The most important element of internships is that they incorporate classroom knowledge and theory with practical application and skills developed in a professional environment. Internships are a great way to learn from experts in your desired field, gain relevant work experience, and in some cases provide a way to get your foot in the door at a company you want to work for long term. So, in evaluating internships pay is obviously a factor, but there are other things to consider.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (123)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Soft Skills are Essential to Job Security and Success

Soft Skills are Essential to Job Security and Success

When it comes to job security, soft skills are key. Technical skills matter but soft skills matter too…a great deal. If one has technical skills but no soft skills, this can hinder job success. Soft skills such as comprehensive listening and holding eloquent conversations are important when it comes to personal growth at work. Building trust is vital when it means a positive work relationship. Soft skills allow one to manage their emotions and communicate effectively.
Tuesday, April 09, 2019/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (2803)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Pete Interviews Mary Marx, President and CEO of Pace Center for Girls

Pete Interviews Mary Marx, President and CEO of Pace Center for Girls

In this week’s radio broadcast of Hard work-ah with Pete the Job Guy, Pete sits down with Mary Marx, President and CEO of Pace Center for Girls. Pace employs a gender responsive and trauma informed model that works with adolescent girls with a history of trauma. Mary led the organization through a transformational period of growth since being appointed CEO in 2009. Mary truly is an inspirational leader at a company that is making a difference not only in the lives they directly touch but the community as a whole.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019/Author: Pete Langlois/Number of views (8701)/Comments (12)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Making a Memorable First Impression

Making a Memorable First Impression

Making a memorable first impression is important in both your personal and professional life. People often make snap judgments within seconds of meeting you, whether intentional or not. To make a positive and memorable first impression, which is especially important when interviewing, follow the tips below.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (6934)/Comments (7)/ Article rating: 4.5
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The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping

The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping

More reports and surveys showing that “job hopping” and a lack of perceived value being tied to tenure is on the rise. Is this just a trend or a more accepted norm in the world we live in today? Is it largely a bi-product of the extremely low unemployment rates of recent years and will it change when we see things swing the other way at some point? How much impact does the wave of young entrepreneurial tech billionaires who seem to have skipped over the traditional period of paying your dues have to do with this trend? All things to consider, but in general it does appear that younger professionals changing jobs on a more frequent basis is more accepted now than it has been in previous generations. Prior to the last 5 years I would say 3+ years was the expected norm for being in a job before looking at transitioning, but now we are seeing 18 months or less in many cases and the candidates don’t seem to be concerned about how it will impact their candidacy for new roles. At least not for now. In today’s blog I’ll dig in a bit on the topic of changing jobs more frequently than the norm and offer some insight to the potential benefits and draw-backs.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (4795)/Comments (8)/ Article rating: 4.5
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