by Tom Melander The next person who asks me for “hope” is gonna lose a tooth. I know it’s my job to reassure job seekers that the economy has not permanently left them behind. But, it is also my job to help people understand the realities of the job market and prepare accordingly. So, in … Continue reading Get a Grip! Dispel Those Unrealistic Expectations
by Lisa Thompson Each year, Minnesota College Goal Sunday workshops are held throughout Minnesota from January to the beginning of May to help students and their parents apply for financial aid. While the workshops are intended for low-income families and those with no family history of attending college, all students are welcome to attend. Pre-registration … Continue reading Need Help Applying for College Financial Aid?
by Kathy Kirchoff Times have changed. If you’re an older adult looking for work in this tough job market, you’ve probably discovered that job hunting is very different from the way it was just a few years ago. And, if you haven’t had to look for work in decades, your job hunting skills may be … Continue reading Not TOO OLD for this: Job Hunting for Older Workers
by Sharon Boerbon Hanson Let’s face it. Age discrimination happens. If you are over 35 (yes, in some IT disciplines, it’s 35), you need to know how to counteract age misperceptions during your job search. Start by understanding the myths out there, and then use that knowledge to combat them. Common myths about older … Continue reading Be a Myth Buster
by Teri Fritsma Do you want an education with that degree? When it comes to school, we’ve become a society of consumers. Whether we’re pursuing a high school, college, technical, or graduate degree, we want our education to be convenient, cheap, and relevant. Above all, the credential we earn must make us more employable; we … Continue reading The Difference Between a "Degree" and an "Education"
by Teri Fritsma Do you want an education with that degree? When it comes to school, we’ve become a society of consumers. Whether we’re pursuing a high school, college, technical, or graduate degree, we want our education to be convenient, cheap, and relevant. Above all, the credential we earn must make us more employable; we … Continue reading The Difference Between a “Degree” and an “Education”
by Lisa Thompson Not all of us have the skills or background to work in a green career. That doesn’t mean we can’t do our part for the environment. There are simple things both you and your employer can do to be greener. Reduce energy Energy consumption can be a significant expense for businesses. … Continue reading Greening Your Employee Footprint
by Kathy Kirchoff Almost one third of the adult population is performing a caretaker role, averaging 20 hours of care a week; that’s equivalent to another part-time job. And the percentages are climbing (57 percent in 2004 vs. 65 percent in 2009). Are you one of these caregivers? According to the Caregiving in the … Continue reading The Balancing Act: Work & Caregiving