By now you’re well into all those great New Year’s resolutions you made in the heat of the moment on January 1, and if you’re like most of us, progress has been….shall we say spotty?
If so, consider yourself one of the many (okay, gazillions) of people who annually resolve to lose weight, save money, stop procrastinating, start studying more consistently, and getting an early jump on class assignments – and then fall a bit short of those worthy goals. It’s human nature, so no need to beat yourself up about it.
Instead, here’s an approach that just may help you reach those goals eventually, but with much less stress and much more confidence.
With so many layoffs, more and more people are ending up in charge of colleagues, teams, and even departments – with little to no training in how to manage people effectively. Rest assured, you’re not alone – most other managers have never received any training, either. But this is an important skill to learn, and you might as well make the most of your opportunity.
Your best bet? Learn to coach down, collaborate across, and manage up.
Editor’s Note: On October 15th, Bryant & Stratton College Online hosted a webinar titled “Creating a Career Change Action Plan”. Led by acclaimed career coach and frequent BSC Online presenter Kim Dority, the presentation provided practical tips and advice for anyone looking to alter their current career path. Below are a few of Kim’s key takeaways from the webinar.
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Editor’s Note: On August 28th, Bryant & Stratton College Online hosted a webinar titled “Are You My Mentory? How to Find and Work with a Mentor” Led by acclaimed career coach and frequent BSC Online presenter Kim Dority, the presentation highlighted advice and guidance for students and professionals looking to find a mentor. Below are a few of Kim’s key takeaways from the webinar.
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On July 19 Bryant & Stratton College Online hosted the “Job Ready or Not?” Employability Summit. The event featured tips and advice on improving employability skills from leading HR and hiring experts from CareerBuilder, Come Recommended, Enterprise, Humana, Marriott International, and Microsoft. The experts highlighted a variety of traits employers value as well as tactics for the job search, gaining experience before you’re hired and using social media to build a personal brand. Below are a few of the key takeaways from the Summit.
Too many job hunters get stuck in a “what’s in it for me” attitude said the speakers. Steve Talbott, Talent Acquisition Manager at Enterprise Holdings Inc. said just by thinking like an employer, instead of a job hunter, you will stand out among the other applicants. Jessica Lee, Director of Digital Talent Strategy at Marriott International suggested making sure you’re resume, cover letter and application match the type of language an employer is using in a job description. As an applicant you should do everything you can to make it easy for an employer to recognize why you would be a good fit for their team.
The job market is still competitive. Whether you are a current college student, new graduate or someone looking to invigorate your job search this webinar will offer practical tips and advice to help you become job ready.
Selecting the right career path for yourself has to do with many factors. Salary and growth opportunities are a couple of ways to decide on a career but making them your only decision makers could put on you a career path where you are ultimately unhappy. In addition to financial reasons, try thinking about what you do well, your passions and your own personality.
To help with your career management, below are four career fields and common characteristics of people who work in each area.
Professional associations – like the ones for nurses, paralegals, web developers, and other disciplines – need a steady stream of new members to engage, volunteer, contribute knowledge, and assume leadership roles. In order to encourage students to consider joining, most professional associations offer steeply discounted membership rates for them, and many also sponsor student chapters at colleges and universities.
Benefits of Joining
Why is joining an association (or several) as a student a great move for your career? Consider the following….
The field of law can be very exciting and paralegals play a vital role! Whether a paralegal is working in a law firm, on a corporate legal team, or for a government agency, his/her job duties will vary from day to day. Daily tasks can include investigating the facts of a case, conducting relevant research on legal precedents, writing reports to help lawyers prepare for trials or drafting legal correspondence. If this type of dynamic job sounds like a good fit for you, starting an associates degree paralegal program is the best first step to launching a legal career.
But, before you get started you may want to know more about the field. Below are three things you should consider before enrolling in an online school for paralegal studies.
Hot damn, you’ve survived the holidays! (Okay, let’s say we’re working on recovery….) Now it’s time to take a quick look backward and a bit of a longer look forward to keep moving forward toward your career goals.
Looking back at 2012, ask yourself what went great and what went, ah, not so great. On the “what went great” list, think about the why of these successes.
What had you done that lead to a great outcome? Had you spent some time brainstorming a new idea? Reached out to someone who helped you? Read a book or magazine article or blog post that sparked a creative solution to a problem? Analyzed a company process until you found a more streamlined approached? Built a rapport with a company client that caused them to spend more money with the company?