Do You Want to Become a Teacher?

During the last ten years the teaching field has been shifting and adjusting to new changes and pressures. The following statement often comes up from prospective teachers: “I really want to be a teacher, but there is a lot of pressure and scrutiny placed on teachers nowadays.” In another instance a prospective teacher will share...
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I Graduated College. Now what?

The looming question for many college graduates is: Where am I going to find a job? While I am certainly no expert in the area of politics or the economy, nor do I intend to be, it is quite evident that finding a job in your desired career field can be difficult. Here are some...
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Top 8 Skills for Employability

Have you ever been on a job interview and found yourself wondering what the hiring manager is thinking?  Get ahead of other candidates by getting into a hiring manager’s head.  Here’s how the “wheels are turning” for many hiring managers during an interview: 1. Will this person give great customer service? This is considered by...
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Marketing Yourself for First Dates and Job Interviews

When it comes to the definition of “marketing,” people much smarter than me have written textbooks and taught classes on the subject. At the risk of oversimplifying a complicated concept, I would define marketing as “creating or communicating value through very deliberate messaging.” While we usually think of marketing as it pertains to a company...
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10 Quick Tips to Prepare for Grad School

My Top 10 recommendations for what you should be doing now…. 1. Keep your GPA high. No beating around the bush here—the fastest way to derail your grad school chances is to let your GPA drop. Graduate programs are extremely competitive, and this is likely the first thing they will look at as they begin...
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Writing a Resume to Get Hired

In a competitive market place, drafting a resume that will get you an interview for a desired job can be challenging and overwhelming. Everything you include in your resume should be in an effort to reflect your skills, experiences, and qualifications for the position. You will inevitably create several versions of your resume, each targeting...
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