One of the things I love about the mentoring I do for coding students is it reminds me of what it was like to be a newbie. And I don’t just mean the excitement of being on the cusp of a new coding career. I am also grateful to be humbled and reminded that I ...
Over 25 years ago, I had my first job in healthcare as a family planning counselor for a federally qualified health center. I was only 25 years old, a couple of years out of undergraduate school, and not sure what I wanted to do in my professional life. That job started me on the career ...
Convince your employer to pay for your training and essential resources. Widely known for his salesmanship, business acumen, and motivational speeches, Zig Ziglar once remarked, “You don’t build a business. You build people, and then people build the business.” Even if this belief were widely held among organizations, convincing decision-makers to invest in employees requires ...
Mar 6th, 2019
Job hunting has changed drastically from 20 years ago when newspaper classified ads and personal interactions were the best way to find open positions. You would go door to door to apply, make telephone calls, and snail mail and fax resumes and cover letters to the employers. Today, you scour through thousands of job listings ...
Feb 25th, 2019
The primacy of email in our work lives means we need to pay attention to proper email etiquette. Webster defines etiquette as, “the conduct or procedure required by good breeding or prescribed by authority to be observed in social or official life.” The rules of etiquette—dress, speech, and behavior—depend on the setting we are in, ...