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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Your Posture May Reveal More Than You May Realize

Your Posture May Reveal More Than You May Realize

Unless some misfortune has made it impossible, everyone can have good posture. -Loretta Young Straighten out your image by learning to stand up straight! -Beth Kuhel As a kid I vividly recall my mother reminding me to “stand up straight”, “sit-up tall” and her occasionally scoffing at me for slouching.  Her interest in having me stand erect was coming from her motherly intuition that this was a sign of good physical health and healthy self-esteem.  There’s a lot of research that indicates my mom was correct.  Medical research...

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Start Off Your New Job on the Right Foot!

Start Off Your New Job on the Right Foot!

  Today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.  —Dr. Seuss Starting a new job can be nerve wrecking as you try to learn the ropes while trying to look good in the eyes of your colleagues and superiors. New hires can avoid social land mines and create a positive impression as early as the first day on the job by adhering to these  suggestions: Remember the basics Relax: you got the job so it must be that someone believes you belong there!  You’re not expected to know everything your first day. Be On Time:...

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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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