Five Lessons My Father Taught That Shape My Decisions

Five Lessons My Father Taught That Shape My Decisions

  My father took his role as a parent seriously and frequently reminded my siblings and me that certain values were important to him. He unabashedly told us at different times that if we wanted to make him happy, we too would abide by these five principles: And conversely, if we didn’t, well…he’d be deeply disappointed. Somehow, he pulled this head-trip off in that we all listened to him and have been fairly consistent in following his charge.  Probably because he preached to us 5 percent of the time and he was light hearted and...

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Avoid Moving Home After You Graduate With NO JOB!

Avoid Moving Home After You Graduate With NO JOB!

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning. — Albert Einstein In order to achieve success when you graduate, you need to start college off on the right foot. For those of you who hope to graduate in four years and have a degree that will matter in today’s economy, it will be well worth your time to consider the following advice: Employment statistics show a difficult but improving job market. Even though the employment picture is improving slightly, many new graduates are...

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Understand Thank You Notes to Prevent a “No Thank You!”

Understand Thank You Notes to Prevent a “No Thank You!”

In today’s competitive job market, it is common sense to take the extra time to write a post interview “thank-you” note.  It not only shows you appreciated your prospective employer’s time, but it gives you another chance to refresh the interviewer’s memory about your application. There are ways to maximize the effectiveness of your note. [...]

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