Blog Category Career Tips

Worried looking female
July 8th, 2020
Guest Blogger

Recessions hurt most members of society, but women seem to be some of the hardest hit by the current economic downturn after COVID-19 forced the shutdown of many female-led industries. Military spouses are especially vulnerable during times of economic turmoil like these. According to Forbes, 24 percent of active-duty military spouses are unemployed, and another 31 percent are working part-time when they would prefer a full-time career.

Pharmacy Technician
October 30th, 2019
Kris Powers

What does a pharmacy technician do?



Pharmacy technicians work under the direct supervision of a pharmacist and, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, are responsible for the following:

Little girl in superpower costume
June 19th, 2019
Kris Powers
Our unique abilities affect every aspect of our lives. Read more to discover ways to answer the question, "What makes you unique?".
Happy business woman
April 17th, 2019
Kris Powers
Military spouses face the reality that every couple of years, they will most likely need to pack up their homes and pick up their career with each and every PCS. For these men and women, it's not only about finding a career that they love, but one that is portable and can move with them
Female professional in front of laptop
March 29th, 2019
Kris Powers
Career training courses that lead to certification opportunities can provide learners with a less expensive alternative to traditional degree programs. These courses and certifications can also provide a faster pathway to career advancement.
Young female professional
March 7th, 2019
Kris Powers
By only applying for positions for which they feel they meet 100% of the qualifications; are women taking themselves out of the running for jobs they may have gotten otherwise?
Wordle showing words like "remake" and "new"
April 18th, 2018
Kris Powers

All of us experience moments where we find ourselves contemplating our life decisions. Sometimes it’s a big event, like a break-up or a health crisis, that pushes us to take a closer look at our life. Other times, it might be a small rumbling in the universe that feels suspiciously like discontent that leads us to wonder if we should be doing something differently.



Whatever leads you to the brink of change, taking the steps to refresh or reset your life can be daunting.

Definition of the word "goals"
August 16th, 2017
Kris Powers

When setting Career Development goals, it’s important to clearly define your goals as well as the steps necessary to achieve each and every one. By taking the time to set effective career development goals, you can measure progress and track yourself getting closer and closer to the career you have envisioned for yourself. This will not only keep you motivated, it will also help you feel more confident along the way.



The following are some tips for setting effective goals:

Mentoring
January 31st, 2017
Kris Powers

Whether you’re looking for career advice or need insight on some other big change in your life, mentors are there to help you navigate the journey.



Below are definitions of nine different types of mentors. Make it your goal to have these different types of people as part of your mentoring team to help you succeed. In addition, strive to fill one or more of these roles in someone else’s life. The rewards are tremendous!



The Challenger

July 19th, 2016
Kris Powers

What did you want to be when you grew up? Are you still searching for the answer? Are you where you want to be in your professional life or does it feel like something is missing?

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