Whenever you have an opportunity to spend quality time with your supervisor, take it. It builds trust and rapport and allows your supervisor to get to know you on a higher, more personal level.
There are many ways to invest in yourself. Hiring a professional career coach is one of those ways. But before you hire one, make sure you are ready for change. Make sure you become coachable.
Our new HUD secretary seems to have a flair for revisionist history of the worst kind. Comparing slavery to immigration in his latest speech has generated visceral reactions. Angry tweets from many including celebrity Samuel L. Jackson tell the story!
If you don’t take the time and the money to invest in yourself and manage your own needs and dreams, then there is no guarantee that anyone else will want to invest in you either. Here are basic strategies for self-investment.
Mujeres de HACE is accepting applications for its 2017 Leadership cohort. Applications are due March 15, 2017. If you want to invest in yourself, this is a great way to do so. The Mujeres de HACE is a fantastic opportunity to develop your brand, up your self-confidence and learn strategic for financial literacy, work-life balance and networking. Click this post to learn more about how to apply.
You would think that something like grooming would go without saying, but not so much. Sometimes, what seems obvious may not be. Lack of grooming can get you noticed for the wrong reasons. You never want people to notice you for the wrong reasons.
Hispanic college and university presidents are hard to come by. Latina presidents are damn near unicorns. Dr. Shirly M. Collado of Rutgers – Newark is the newest member of that elite club. She will begin her journey as Ithaca College’s 9th president in July.
It is really important to understand the culture of the industry or company you plan to work in. This was never more relevant than around dress codes. If there is a casual Friday policy at your job, read it and understand it. If there is no policy, it doesn’t mean you show up looking like you just woke up or are headed to the club.
Don’t underestimate your skills and your expertise. What are you the go-to person for at work or in your life? That is your thought leadership. That is, you are the leader in that topic. You understand it. You are passionate about it. Now use it to stand out above the crowd and to advance your career or your business.
Informational interviews are a really great way to learn more about an industry and a specific job or title. You need a strategy, a plan. Depending on your industry or place of employment there may be some politics to contend with, but there are many ways around this. Don’t waste your interviewee’s time. Be prepared and listen.