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One day, after school, parents thronged a hallway at Walt Whitman Middle School in northern Virginia, plucking sweet potatoes, green beans, rice and whole frozen chickens from tables and bins. It was a week before Thanksgiving.
Most job seekers have a separation story that would make a clown cry. And, it is told far too often when the seeker is given the opportunity. Thereby shrinking the possibility of a friend or stranger wanting to know more about how to help in the job search.
BOSTON On a winter day 14 years ago, the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced that it had finally found a new principal flutist. The search had not been easy. Two hundred and fifty-one players had applied, 59 were called to Symphony Hall to audition, and when it was over, only one remained.
With 8 more shopping days left until Christmas, how many of us have already spent more money than we wanted or really needed to spend? Let’s pause for a moment, and instead of spending money let’s spend some time considering a couple of the best gifts we can give and receive this holiday season.
If a recruiter texts you about coming in for an interview, which smiley face — if any — is OK to use in response?
The career transition process continues to change and your success is impacted by your ability to adapt to these changes.
CHAPEL HILL — After a week of frustration, North Carolina finally made its return to the basketball court.
Job hunters get all kinds of advice, wanted and unwanted, on what to do and how to do it. Sometimes they listen and learn, and sometimes they tune out, thinking they have it under control. Sometimes the reticent and reserved say too little and are too easily forgotten. Sometimes the affable,…
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania — On a stage in a conference hall in central Pennsylvania, at least 14,000 years after humans domesticated wolves into dogs, Milena Kon was turning a dog into a gazelle. And an elephant. And a lion. And a giraffe.
On the evening of Sept. 26, Bailey Richardson logged in to Instagram for the last time.
Most job seekers dread making calls to strangers to get an informational interview. There are numerous reasons as to why the fear is there. And it is real. However, if all factors were considered, the fear can be reduced significantly.
Gratitude is a powerful quality that can truly enhance our wellbeing. When we express and practice gratitude, we are focused on the goodness in our lives. Focusing on the good always works in our favor.
Anais Garcia, 21, anxiously stares at the menu of a Bob Evans restaurant in Baltimore. Her dark brown eyes gravitate toward the Fit and Healthy section, which lists calories per meal. She takes a long time figuring out what to order and decides to go with her “safe meal,” a small stack of pa…
As official days go, National Play Music on the Porch Day seems to occupy that unsettled space between National Submarine Day and National Periodic Table Day — but as working musicians, Abby Roach and Chris Rodrigues were willing to do their part. The duo, who had been playing together for s…
You’ll have an opportunity to speak with a variety of recruiters from a variety of companies that are looking for a variety of individuals who have the potential to meet their employment needs. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions, give answers, and tell your story: what you’re lookin…
As Jason Corning and his husband, Jason Lin, prepared to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Lin hesitated. His fear of heights tugged at him.
Companies utilize a variety of methods to determine the strength of character in a candidate for hire. A common question being asked is: “What is your greatest weakness?”
Whether we are searching for a new job, seeking a more meaningful life or trying to find our purpose, there are strategies available to help us along the way. The following five strategies mirror the five chapters in my book, Inspired by the WOW Moments of Life.
There’s an image of Louis Kokonis enshrined in the memories of a bygone generation of high school students in Alexandria, Va. It’s of the lanky 86-year-old math teacher, much younger, dressed in a suit and covered in chalk dust.
The life of Nadia Murad, winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, changed forever when Islamic State militants overran her village four years ago, intent on murder, kidnap and rape.
It has been 30 years. I thought I had moved on from the painful memories of what I endured in the late ’80s as a student at a small, private college. But my own experiences with sexual harassment and attempted sexual assault — both hazy and razor sharp — have been dredged up along with accus…
The final part of the Job Search Tool Box contains some of the most important tips for a successful job search.
The ad named in the complaint was recruiting officers for the Greensboro Police Department.
Getting from where we are to where we want to be is both exciting and challenging at times. Sometimes we spend so much time and energy thinking about all the steps in between that we exhaust ourselves before we really even begin. Then, we feel stuck and can’t quite seem to move forward.