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Alleviating the Mental Health Stress of Black Professionals

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Every healthcare worker is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Black professionals are also fighting an ongoing "racism pandemic," according to American Psychological Association President Shandra L. Shullman. Witnessing recent high-profile events, such as the killings of black men and women at the hands of law enforcement, deeply affects black professionals in particular. Even when they are working, they cannot forget that their lives and the lives of their loved ones are constantly threatened. Racism has psychological consequences, Shullman states, including anxiety, depression, substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Topics: Career Advice, Mental Health

Career Advancement - What You Haven't Been Told

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 24, 2020 4:00:00 PM

Whether in college, from others in your chosen profession, or from your parents, you've probably gotten a lot of career advice. Yet, a Forbes article last year shared some important career advice that you've likely never heard before. According to the article, there are five things that you should focus on to make your career meaningful.

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Topics: Career Advice

Strong Managers are Key to Employee Retention

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM

How many people do you know that have never left a job? The answer is probably zero. So why do people leave their jobs? Most of the time it somehow relates to their manager, either directly or indirectly. Having strong managers can help improve retention of good employees.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Networking Tips For New Grads

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 10, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Getting hired can be just as much about your strength as a candidate as it is about who you know. Networking is an important skill in today's job market, especially when you are up against job-seekers as brilliant as you are. Here are five tips to maximize your benefit from professional connections.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Talk to Your Boss to Get What you Need

Posted by Brian Spence on May 28, 2020 9:16:38 AM

We may have gotten into the groove working during the pandemic, but that doesn't mean the groove is working for you. How do we talk to our boss about our concerns and what we need? Here are a few ideas to consider.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Job Security in Today's Tumultuous Work Environment

Posted by Brian Spence on May 20, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Now more than ever, many of us worry about our livelihoods. Many are in jobs that have had to change the way to do their work; others have lost their jobs. There are attributes you can have to improve your chances you'll survive the current climate.

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Topics: Career Advice

5 Job Skills Everyone Needs in 2020

Posted by Brian Spence on May 7, 2020 10:37:35 AM

The world is changing quickly, and there are some very specific things every company is looking for in their existing employee base. Here are 5 Job Skills you need to be promotable in 2020.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Know Your Value as a Potential Hire

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 29, 2020 11:34:56 AM

In interviews for new jobs, we've all experienced the question "Why should I hire you?" Most people have regarded this commonly asked question as the dreaded one to answer in interviews. However, it doesn't have to be. You just have to figure out what makes you a valuable hire to employers. Here are three ways you can do that.

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Topics: Career Advice

Growth or Fixed Mindset - Which One Are You?

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 22, 2020 8:00:00 AM

No matter what field of work you're in, your mindset sets the foundation for how you work and how (or if) you succeed. In Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck identifies two main mindsets for how people cope with challenges: a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. Ultimately, which mindset you have will determine how far you go in your work, and in your life. Below you will learn to understand both mindsets and how to develop the one that will help you go farthest.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Give Positive Career Direction to Others

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Making a positive difference in someone else's career might be easier than you think. Author, Stav Ziv, shares a story about a professor who listened to her career ambitions (deep dive reporting) and kindly pushed her in a different direction (leadership roles). Her professor believed in her abilities to be a good leader, and he foresaw this field being more successful for her than her own chosen path. Because he respected her enough to give her good advice, and she respected him enough to listen to his good advice, his wisdom positively affected her career.

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