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How to Boost Your Career with a Seasonal Position

Cathy Francois, MBA, GCDF
Contributor, Career Services

A seasonal position can be more than just an opportunity to make some extra cash. It could also serve as an opportunity to network within an organization, or feel a position or industry out. When searching for seasonal opportunities, consider your long term career plan and the skills you would like to acquire or enhance. These skills may include customer service, sales, marketing, communication, inventory management, loss prevention, and event planning. Top seasonal industries include retail, warehouse & production, sales & marketing, customer service, media & entertainment, hotel & hospitality, law enforcement and security.

To-Do List Do’s and Don’ts

Perhaps over organized, my day or week does not feel complete unless some of those to-dos have successfully been checked off my professional and personal lists. So what happens when my day is too busy to complete that long list of to-dos? How do you manage to complete those items depicted on your list without feeling as if you have fallen behind? Or, how might a to-do list be used to increase your productivity at work?

The Last Cliche, Part I

Has it been awhile since you’ve updated your resume or even considered searching for jobs? Perhaps you should take another look at how you’ve worded your experience sections. NBC News shares those turns of phrase job seekers should immediately jettison from their resume.

Stepping into a Brave, New, Virtual World

The days of having just your close friends and family members be a part of your everyday social life circle has come and gone. Employers are now using social media outlets as a way to recruit new employees, and advertise that they are hiring and even host virtual career fairs.

The big benefits of being in a professional network

http://apus-csb.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Michelle-Bio.jpgBy Michelle Gilbert, Guest Contributor How important is networking, and does it really work when trying to land your dream job? Networking can allow individuals to be in professional relationships with others in their specific field of interest while allowing them opportunities to brand and market themselves in that field .…

Are you LinkedIn yet? What you’ve been missing

By Cathy Francois, Guest Contributor If you’re like me, you’re never the first to jump on social media sites because you don’t want to be part of a fad and have another long lost profile. About a year ago, I finally created my LinkedIn profile because I was relocating and looking for new opportunities. …

From home to the field

By Cathy Francois, Guest Contributor As a mother of two young children, I understand the challenges of managing a work/life balance. Sometimes in effort to maintain balance as parents we make the decision to stay at home to raise our children and/or go back to school full-time.…