Networking

coach_tom

Thomas Patrick
Chuna

Courage – the quality every job seeker needs

Hello Everyone! There is an old saying, that goes “He who hesitates is lost”. This is very true in life. If you spend too much time dithering, and calculating what might or might not happen, if you do or don't do something, chances are,the opportunity will be gone before you get off de...


Judy.lytle

Judy
Lytle

Tips for building your network

Networking. It’s an anxiety-filled word to some. But networking doesn’t have to mean showing up to numerous events where you don’t know a single soul, shelling out business cards to anyone who will take them. Of course that sounds awful.


sandlin.preecs

Sandlin
Seguin

The Networking Game

When I was working with a career coach to find my current job, I was in a networking rut. I had already been through the basics of networking: learning about the major employers, the major professional groups and the general needs of the industry in my location. I did this by going to a lot of ...


cdmst32

Charlene
Milliken

The Job Interview: Why Don’t They Choose Me?

Since it’s on my mind now, I’d like to talk about the job interview.  It’s taken me a long time to come to a few realizations about job interviews.  I’ve been on a lot of interviews over the decades, but I know there are still a lot of things I need to learn (and practice).  N...


sandlin.preecs

Sandlin
Seguin

Working on an Agile Team

A fun buzzword I am seeing in job descriptions is agile. You will be part of an Agile team..., or ...using Agile methodology. It’s very common in the software industry, but certainly getting some usage in other industries that have projects where the goals or scope may change during the devel...


Aníbal Valentín-Acevedo

Aníbal
Valentín-Acevedo

Networking, networking and more networking

If I ask you what is the single most important thing you can do to find a job or advance your career, what would be your answer? Some people might say get a college degree, others could say stay current within your field or maybe get trained in something that can complement your formal educatio...


cdmst32

Charlene
Milliken

Pitfalls of Going from Academia into the Federal Government and How to Deal with Them, Part 1

A career in the federal government can be rewarding and interesting.  However, if you’re considering a career in the federal government, here are a few tips to keep in mind.  They’re broad generalizations, but you’ll most likely run into at least one of them.  Knowing these thin...


Michael.Salgaller

Michael
Salgaller

Meetings and Conferences: Go for the Professional Development, Stay for the Buffet

I’ve always enjoyed attending meetings and conferences, and not because I’m a technology nerd or need to escape my work environment. Whatever field you’re in, here’s hoping you’re really into it, or at least find it provides more than a paycheck. If you at least like what you do, you ...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Caroline
Ceniza-Levine

How To Find A Lost Reference – and Other Tips for Managing Your Professional References

References are a critical part of the hiring process, and I have seen the strength (or weakness) of professional references influence the ultimate hiring decision. You don’t want to scramble last-minute to collect your references when you’re in a job search. First of all, it takes time to track ...


Judy.lytle

Judy
Lytle

In Start-Up Mode

So a month or two back, I attended a seminar on winning government contracts. I work for a non-profit research institute, and even though I spent seven years working in the Department of Defense, I thought maybe I could use a refresher. Being in Business Development, it pays to keep abreast of new d...