By James R. Lint
Faculty Member, School of Business, American Public University
After military life and some seasoning in the civilian world, service members become highly sought after by the board of directors of companies and nonprofits. Service members are problem solvers, gaining skills in the military that are not easily acquired in the civilian world. They are accustomed to getting necessary tasks done, which appeals to a board of directors.
By Kema Christian-Taylor
When I speak to college students and recent grads concerned about their lack of work experience, I tell them to talk about what they have to offer: from their learnings in related coursework to the leadership skills they’ve gained in their extracurriculars — especially the projects and interests they pursue outside of school that speak to their self-starter mindset. The ultimate takeaway shouldn’t be a resume lacking in years of experience.
By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips
Regardless of whether you need or want a new position, keeping your eye out for the perfect job not only prepares you for the day you do need a new career, it also keeps you on your toes. In need of a professional challenge? Maybe it’s time to implement a job search.
By Kerry Hannon
Boredom is often at the root of unhappiness at work. So take a single step toward modifying what’s getting you down. Challenge yourself to look for one area that would give you more joy at work and then make it happen. If you persistently add worth to what you bring to the job, chances are your boss will notice and reward you for it.