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Unsung Heroes- Submit by July 31

Our local newspaper, The Daily News, is soliciting for colleagues, volunteers, retirees, students who make life better in the Bay Area. DUE JULY 31! They are looking for the names of people who donate time, drop off clothes, send in money, help struggling students and REACH OUT to those in need. Keep it short – […]

Make a Career Action Plan

Set sail in your career! Key steps to successfully manage your career Step 1: Complete a Self-Assessment • Identify: o Skills Inventory o Competencies o Interest o Conditions in which you prefer to work

Step 2: Create a list of career and job choices to explore • Analyze o Results from self-assessment • Determine o […]

YOU Can Get Some … Satisfaction!

Happy… Estatic…So so…. what do you think about what you DO? When you have high levels of job satisfaction, you’ll perform better and in turn can better contribute to your company. Without job satisfaction, you’ll risk career opportunities through low motivation and/or performance and the organization stands to lose due to turnover and low productivity.

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Plays (Works) Well with Others

What makes a GREAT team member? Who do you go to for help? Who does your manager want to hire to be a great addition to the team? It takes more than tech savvy, a great addition to a team has a sense of the people that are in the group, maintains a sense of […]

Keep Trying

It is so important to learn what you really want to do, this focus and clarity can change your life.

“Just don’t give up on trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” Ella Fitzgerald (Ella Fiztgerald is in inspired American […]

What did you LEARN today?

Don’t let a good brain go to waste!

Lifelong Learning is a deliberate progression throughout the life of an individual, where the initial acquisition of knowledge and skills is reviewed and upgraded continuously, to meet challenges set by an ever changing society.

Don’t get left behind! Lifelong Learning is so important because there is an […]

Getting the Most out of Volunteering

Volunteering can be a HUGE asset to your work and enhance your skill sets. You can “fill in the blanks” during lay-offs by volunteering and meet a new set of interesting engaged co-workers. Volunteer associations can offer many benefits to those who participate in the actual associations activities.

There are so many types of organizations! […]

What’s in YOUR Signature Line?

If you think of how many emails you send … and how many people contact you… is your signature line as clear as it needs to be? Really? Look at it again.

Here is the best example of detailed email signature I have found, it is sparse and clear: ================================= Jacqueline Smith Position Group Division […]

Work Life Balance

Have you ever been in a job interview and they keep asking questions such as,

“How do you handle stress?” “How many hours of overtime do you typically work in a week?” or “Are you available for week-end work during projects?”

Do the red warning flags start waving? Maybe the interviewer is trying […]

The Inspired Life

Ah a genius and an inspiring, creative, imaginative soul, Albert Einstein.

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination […]