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You Are Not Alone: Mental Health Awareness Month 2021

Every year in the month of May, there is a national movement to raise awareness about mental health. The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) joins in to “fight [the] stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.” This year’s theme is “You…

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Posted by Adrienne Kleinman on May 1, 2021 at 12:09am

Employment Tips: Social Media

Social media is a very powerful tool that can yield many great things. You can forge connections with long lost friends, keep up with new ones, and showcase your personality and skill. It has become increasingly popular for jobseekers to utilize these various social media platforms to network with like minded individuals, connect with brands and companies they admire, search their next position of employment, and more. Read on for some ways that your social…

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Posted by Adrienne Kleinman on May 1, 2021 at 3:28am

Employment Tips: Ongoing Conversation

In the past we have discussed references in terms of how they relate to your resume and cover letter. Not only are they valuable to include on your resume, but they also play a vital part of building up your own personal network. In order to make that happen, it’s important to really cultivate your connection and relationships with your chosen references. Read on for a few ways to ensure that you achieve that goal! 

Even though it may seem like…

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Posted by Adrienne Kleinman on April 1, 2021 at 8:37pm

Employment Tips: Volunteer

When you think of volunteering you might have a stereotypical vision of a younger person assisting elderly folks or someone wearing an apron and serving food at a homeless shelter or church. While those are all wonderful acts that are designed to help others, there’s so much more to it. Volunteering is one of the best things that a burgeoning professional can do for themself. It can help you hone in on a skill that you may not have known you possessed, allows…

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Posted by Adrienne Kleinman on March 1, 2021 at 3:50am

Employment Tips: Networking

Networking is a very valuable tool to utilize during your job search. A person’s network is comprised of close personal and social contacts, as well as professionals who have become acquainted with you through events, meetings, and various other avenues. These important people can often become the direct link from you to your next career prospect. Read on for some pointers on how to put this into motion. 

In much the same way that you can build…

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Posted by Adrienne Kleinman on February 1, 2021 at 7:45pm

Employment Tips: Personal Touch

It is customary for a jobseeker to practice and prepare for their job interview— while it doesn’t necessarily guarantee that they will have a successful interview, it will ensure that the process goes smoother than without there being any preparation at all. The same can be said for following up an interview by adding a personal touch or note of some kind— it won’t ensure an offer of employment, but it can’t hurt, and will better one’s chances! Below I’ll go…

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Posted by Adrienne Kleinman on December 31, 2020 at 7:19am

 
 
 

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What I've Learned Navigating Work and Kids as a Digital Exec

When I took the CMO role at my organization mere weeks after returning from maternity leave for my second child last July, I had the typical working-mom apprehensions about the time and energy necessary to fulfill the obligations required of a C-suite executive. Was it selfish to prioritize my own career when I had a newborn and a toddler? I ultimately decided that, while it's unrealistic to tell mothers they can have it all, I could make a go at it. ...

Should You Always Take the Promotion?

When we talk about happiness at work, we usually focus on ways to boost your satisfaction and land a position that offers a sense of purpose and fulfillment. One tidbit that rarely makes headlines is that many employees are actually pretty content with their work. In fact, a CNBC/SurveyMonkey survey found that 85 percent of American workers are happy with their jobs. With numbers like those, it stands ...

First Impressions Are a Matter of Style: 5 Tips on Controlling the Conversation and Getting the Job You Deserve 

Within the opening moments of a job interview, your first impression is made. Controlling that impression is often a matter of personal style. Let's talk about that one question we ask ourselves everyday: What am I going to wear? This question is never more important than it is on the day of a job interview. Yes, yes — your personality and skills matter, too. However, if we're talking about ...

How to Build a Side Hustle When You Have No Idea Where to Start

There's a good chance you know someone who works a day job and also spends part of their free time working on a side hustle. In fact, according to a survey commissioned by Vistaprint, 27 percent of Americans have already turned their hobbies into side businesses, and 55 percent of us would like to make the same move. Side hustles are a great way to make extra cash, but getting one ...

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