Open letter to parents, advisors and ‘first time in college’ students: Your career begins with your college choice

Begin with the end in mind. Who wishes for her/his prospective college or university student to enroll in academic programs that produce results on the road to nowhere? I don’t. That is why I have spent a few decades helping to educate parents, academic advisors and on-their-own students about thinking through their decisions on whichContinue reading “Open letter to parents, advisors and ‘first time in college’ students: Your career begins with your college choice”

Need a job? Try the low-hanging “fruit.” Job seekers apply here …

Here’s a well-known secret: The best jobs are found on the websites of professional associations. If you are still looking for work, check out the professional associations in the field(s) of your intended career. It’s the low-hanging fruit for your labors. For example, if your major was journalism, communications, graphic communication, publishing, documentary or digitalContinue reading “Need a job? Try the low-hanging “fruit.” Job seekers apply here …”

Discouraged job seekers: Start here

https://goo.gl/images/CvV9Hd. Are you sitting at home in front of your computer searching for jobs to fit your current career goals? Are you like one of my mentees who just told me that she cannot find a job where she is located? Or are you like another mentee who is networking and has lined up potentiallyContinue reading “Discouraged job seekers: Start here”