Do You Think Critically When Building Your Network?


by Joe McKenzie A few months back I wrote an article asking the question, “Do you value your network?” I received a lot of feedback and had numerous discussions with my own network connections as a result of the article. The discussions made me wonder: does the current professional networking environment - and the ease with which … Continue reading Do You Think Critically When Building Your Network?

Do You Value the People in Your Network?


by Joe McKenzie My ever-growing professional network contains unique individuals. Some of my relationships are those I’m currently working on strengthening; others I’m simply maintaining. Regardless of the status of relationships, the overall value of the network I’ve been growing for over 20 years is comparable to a bar of gold.   Fortunately, the value … Continue reading Do You Value the People in Your Network?

Just for Veterans – Networking and Career Events


by Rachel Vilsack This Memorial Day week, it’s important to remember the many Minnesota veterans who have bravely and proudly served this county. Networking and career events can help veterans in career transition get back to work.   While people use many methods for find jobs, studies have shown that the most successful strategy is … Continue reading Just for Veterans – Networking and Career Events

Job Advice for New College Graduates


by Rachel Vilsack Recent reports on college graduates’ prospects in the job market are grim. Unemployment and underemployment of graduates rose during the Great Recession and continue to remain high. In 2012, Minnesota teens and young adults had the highest unemployment rates at 18.6 percent for teens (age 16 to 19) and 7.7 percent for … Continue reading Job Advice for New College Graduates