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Career Development

Creating a Pipeline for Talented Youth to the Technology Sector

Adam Rabinowitz | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Adam Rabinowitz

The sound of sirens, hammers and car horns disrupts Raul del-Llano's concentration. He lounges back in his swivel chair and shifts his gaze to the panorama of Times Square that lies beyond his office window.

Speak Softly & Carry a Big Stick: Fail Forward, Quickly.

Seun Oyewole | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Seun Oyewole

Milennials have come to fear failure like a dead phone battery, and tend to stray away from bold circumstances worrying that our missteps may discredit our prior accolades.

Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick: The Power of the Follow-Up

Seun Oyewole | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Seun Oyewole

A few days may go by without a response, in fact, many of your follow-ups may go by the wayside. It is important to remind yourself that your newly-acquired connection probably has a to-do list laden with work deadlines and family commitments.

Speak Softly & Carry a Big Stick: The Theory of Essentialism

Seun Oyewole | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Seun Oyewole

When I overcommitted my schedule, I realized that I had less time and talent to afford to my actual schoolwork and my other formative professional experiences. And here is where essentialism should have emerged into the fold, the disciplined pursuit of less.

How This Couple Reinvented Themselves From The Inside Out

John Tarnoff | Posted 07.13.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Many of us are increasingly aware of the countdown clock as we hit our 50s and then our 60s. What once seemed like a future full of opportunity, and time to take advantage of it, is increasingly looking like a looming deadline, and we feel like we'd better get our act together before we run out of time.

Be the Bracket Buster: Breaking Out at the Office

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

From time to time, we all need someone who is willing to call a time out and give us feedback. We can't improve what we can't see, so finding someone who can show us how we are perceived by others can be a powerful tool for getting ahead.

Mentors and Sponsors: Why We Need Both

Mehroz Baig | Posted 05.18.2014 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

Mentorship and sponsorship are key aspects of workplace advancement. Many people advocate for women to seek out mentorship and sponsorship opportunities, especially earlier in their careers.

The Potential of Formerly Incarcerated Women -- And Their Children

Rev. Vivian Nixon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rev. Vivian Nixon

had been told by many program counselors, college admissions counselors and case managers that she could never be a registered nurse because she had a felony conviction. When she came to CCF we asked our signature question, "What are your hopes and dreams?" K told us that she had always wanted to be a registered nurse. We said, "Well, let's see what we have to do to make that happen!"

Higher Ed Outcome That May Overshadow All

Donna Randall | Posted 11.16.2013 | College
Donna Randall

In addition to providing a solid academic foundation, we must ensure that we have robust career development offices that can assess and inventory student interests and talents early in their college career and help them craft an individualized four-year plan to explore options and opportunities.

A Career Development Vision

Roger Wright | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

I was surprised when the tenured professor didn't know who ran Career Development at the well known, prestigious university. Then, it happened again at another school. And another.

A Strategic Plan for Student Success: Connecting Liberal Education With Our Global Future

Dr. Kevin Manning | Posted 09.09.2013 | College
Dr. Kevin Manning

In my previous Huffington Post blogs, I have discussed the urgent need for a strengthened career focus in higher education in conjunction with a suppo...

Clocked in, But Checked Out: How to Quash Quitting in the Seats

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 08.27.2013 | Women
Alison A. Quirk

For me, quitting is what you do with cigarettes and bad habits; it's not something you do in your seat. Life's too short to be in a job you don't care about.

Is Your Typical Answer to This Question Limiting Your Career?

Alejandra Ruani | Posted 08.24.2013 | Women
Alejandra Ruani

It's happened to every woman I know in the workplace. You're in the coffee queue, waiting for the elevator or on your way to a meeting when you're asked a simple question that you often dread.

Self-Assessment Leads to Career Ascension

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 08.21.2013 | Women
Shanna B. Van Ness

It is important to constantly acquire new talents in order to brand yourself as an asset to any organization.

Leadership Lessons From a Child with Autism

Randy Hain | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Randy Hain

I have been leading people since I was a 16-year-old in high school working at a restaurant in the town where I grew up. Leadership has always bee...

Observing New York Startups: Job Growth & the Innovation Economy Skills Gap

Shaun_Johnson | Posted 05.14.2013 | New York
Shaun_Johnson

Mayor Bloomberg's We Are Made In NY program represents both a civic movement and an effort in entrepreneurialism. In observing the mix of effort and impact, what knowledge can be applied nationwide about job creation in the fastest growing sector of our American economy?

Four Tips for Reinventing Yourself

John Corcoran | Posted 05.05.2013 | Small Business
John Corcoran

Have you reinvented your career or created content to brand yourself?

Does Major Really Matter?

Abby Miller | Posted 05.05.2013 | College
Abby Miller

The original intent of a liberal arts degree is not to prepare you for a career, but rather to broaden your mind, and train you to analyze and communicate.

Searching for Superman and Finding Myself

YouthBuild USA | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
YouthBuild USA

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifPlaying Batman and Robin as a child is one of the fondest, perhaps most innocent, memories I recall.

Making Choices

YouthBuild USA | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
YouthBuild USA

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifIn life, we all make choices, whether good or bad. These choices always lead us somewhere, some good, and some bad.

From Statistic to Entrepreneur through YouthBuild

YouthBuild USA | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
YouthBuild USA

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifI attended YouthBuild Brockton in the fall of 2007 because I wanted to get my life on the right track. I had a long history of smoking marijuana and selling drugs throughout the Boston area.

Building Futures and Helping Others

YouthBuild USA | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
YouthBuild USA

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif I went from not knowing anything about construction to building hospitals, banks, and luxury condos. I was given the chance to help build the very city I grew up in.

Helping Young People Realize Their Career Aspirations

YouthBuild USA | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
YouthBuild USA

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWhen I was a ten-year-old girl growing up in Colombia, I wanted to become a zoologist and research great apes like Dian Fossey after watching a TV show featuring her work in the mountains of Rwanda.

Harnessing the Power Within

YouthBuild USA | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
YouthBuild USA

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWhile running the streets, I realized that I was trapped in a vicious cycle that I knew had to be broken. I became involved with the courts and I was also a victim of violence. I realized that I needed serious change in my life.

The Joys of Generativity in Midlife

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 04.08.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

One of the key features of midlife is the opportunity to pass along the wisdom of our accumulated years onto others.