Embracing Change

Change has never been my favorite thing.  This is primarily due to the uncertainty that comes with stepping outside your comfort zone, while embarking upon the unfamiliar.  When walking into new environments, the likelihood of surprises occurring increases (and I’ve never been big on surprises).  In fact, I like preparing in advance as much asContinue reading “Embracing Change”

What to Do with Our New and Slightly Overused 2020 Phrases and Vocabulary

It’s been over 9 months.  Over 9 months of working from home when you thought it would only be 2 months or so.  Over 9 months of wearing masks, using hand sanitizer, avoiding crowds of 10 or more…you know this list as well as I do.  Since the start of the pandemic, our vocabulary andContinue reading “What to Do with Our New and Slightly Overused 2020 Phrases and Vocabulary”

Finding a Job on Social Media – The Do’s and Don’ts

By Brandi Nicholson-Burley, Career Facilitator Now, more than ever since its inception, social media is becoming a primary form of communication and information spreading. You can keep updated on your family through social media, you can get your entertainment from social media, and you can even learn about current (and past) events through social media!Continue reading “Finding a Job on Social Media – The Do’s and Don’ts”

Bridging the Generational Gap – Part III: an HR Perspective

by Brandi Nicholson-Burley, Career Facilitator For the final installment in “Bridging the Generational Gap,” I wanted to bring an HR perspective to the series. I interviewed Joshua Moening, Human Resources Business Partner at Goodwill Columbus who’s been in HR for over 10 years. Here’s what he had to say: Brandi: How do you feel likeContinue reading “Bridging the Generational Gap – Part III: an HR Perspective”

The Elevator Pitch Isn’t Only For Elevators

By Valerie L. Hawes, Lead for Organizational Learning and Development How often are you using your elevator pitch?  Hopefully, you aren’t ONLY waiting for those few opportunities when you find yourself at the job interview, occasional networking events, or at the job fairs.  And please don’t tell me that you are only using it duringContinue reading “The Elevator Pitch Isn’t Only For Elevators”

A Philosopher Named Cooper

By Victor Johnson, Career Facilitator The morning was cool.  The orange and yellow-gold rays of sunlight were starting to move to the top of the trees and spill into my backyard, drying the dew.  I listened to a chickadee thank me for the bird food I had put out as a bribe to hear theContinue reading “A Philosopher Named Cooper”

Nervous During an Interview? Have You Practiced?

By Victor Johnson, Career Facilitator Have you ever thought that you understood everything that would happen in a certain situation only to find out you weren’t ready? That was me at my first job interview after I had left the Air Force. Sure, there were things that I had to do in the Air ForceContinue reading “Nervous During an Interview? Have You Practiced?”