The Handshake

I love a solid high five as much as the next guy, but whatever happened to a firm handshake?  It’s hardly the perfunctory gesture that it’s been made out to be – it defines you, and sets the tone for you and another’s exchange. I maintain that someone with a good handshake can do anything they […]

How to Succeed at a Job Fair

The road to employment is paved with opportunities (if you do your research)   Going to a job fair can be overwhelming, but it can also be a great opportunity to meet with recruiters and Human Resource managers face-to-face. If you make a great impression, you may just get a call back. But when you are […]

Are Your Shoes Shined?

  I’ve written before about the role that your presentation plays in getting hired. In fact, just last week I stated my claim that presentation is equally as, if not more, important than your qualifications on your resume. I know how bold of a claim this is, but I can assure you that it’s rooted […]

Make a Temp Job Permanent

There are a number of reasons people seek out temporary positions. You may be going through a transition, need some extra money, or are simply trying to find your place in the work world. But a large percentage of temporary workers are actively seeking employment, and would love to parlay a temporary role into a […]

Keys to Productivity

  For the better part of my teen years I was absolutely riddled with my ADHD. There were times when it would take me 45 minutes to read a ten-page chapter in a book because I would become distracted by some sort of mundane task that I decided to take on instead. What was worse […]

The Art of the Elevator Pitch

  First impressions are infinitely valuable. As much as we like to think that we embody the words our second grade teachers told us (“Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”), we all do. It’s human nature. It’s proven that humans form their initial impressions and perceptions of others within the first few seconds of […]

In Defense of the Jack-of-All-Trades

    Robert Greene is generally regarded as the first person to use the phrase “jack of all trades, master of none” in 1592 as a dismissive reference to the growingly popular William Shakespeare. As far as I’m concerned Greene missed his mark when he offered this “insult.” With a plethora of hilarious Elizabethan insults […]