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Mentoring Helped Me Become My Best Self

By: Trafford Judd

Monday, October 5, 2020
I grew up in rural Australia, part of a very conservative, Evangelical family. My grandfather was a preacher, I attended church school, and my entire circle of friends went to church regularly. At school, we were taught that being gay was wrong and would be punished, and in elementary school, I saw a much-respected gay teacher fired once his ‘secret’ was discovered by school administrators. ...read more

Sell Yourself to a Recruiter!

By: Gloria Schramm

Thursday, September 3, 2020
Recruiters aggressively seek out job seekers and employers and spend their careers matching both. They are salespeople, and in a sense, both company and candidate are the products. But the nature of the industry is that recruiters work for companies, not job applicants. ...read more

Adversity: The Question Mark of the Ages

By: Ryan Jansen

Monday, July 27, 2020
Throughout the course of our lives, we will all inevitably be confronted with various forms of resistance, struggle, hardship, pain, and discouragement. Certain individuals will feel like they can never catch a break, while others will be knocked off their feet by sudden and unexpected devastation. As we move through the years of our existence, obstacles will emerge along our path, challenging us and forcing us to respond to questions. Our answers to these questions however and how we choose to respond will determine what road we end up traveling along and how our lives ultimately turn out. ...read more

In Appreciation of Chance Encounters

By: Lisa Renee Pomerantz

Friday, May 15, 2020
In his 2017 book entitled “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World,” Adam Grant observed that many innovative people had lived and worked abroad, experiences that allowed them to see problems and challenges from a different perspective. Similarly, in his 2019 book, “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World,” David Epstein observed that many successful innovators had pursued multiple careers, developed several areas of expertise and excelled in applying what they learned in one field to others. ...read more

A Mentee's Tribute to Moxxie Founder

By: Briana Stephenson

Monday, March 30, 2020
I was lucky enough to be selected by Beth Meixner for the Jr. Moxxie Program this year, where I learned how to network, got help from my mentor preparing for important job interviews, and was also able to travel to places such as the Nassau County Legislator’s Office and LinkedIn’s offices in the Empire State Building to learn about career opportunities. ...read more

A Fish Stinks from the Head Down

By: Beth Meixner

Sunday, March 1, 2020
When I read the title of an article by Marcel Schwantes published in 2018 by Inc. magazine, I just had to read it. The article was entitled “7 Harsh Truths That Will Improve Your Leadership Skills Overnight.” Like many of you, I am on a constant quest to become a better leader. And, if you know me well, you know I like a quick fix. So the notion of learning seven things overnight seemed like a no-brainer... ...read more

I Don't Want To Do Your Dirty Work

By: Andrea Jones

Monday, February 17, 2020
Solo-preneurs need to network to get business, and networking can be an exhausting, relentless and often-unrewarding mistress. So much has been written about how do it right; however, one recent encounter should be filed under what NOT to do. I offer it as a cautionary tale for experienced and inexperienced business people alike. ...read more

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

By: Melissa Shaver

Wednesday, January 1, 2020
“Melissa, you need to get comfortable being uncomfortable. This isn’t the first mistake you will make in your career and it will not be your last. If it is one thing that I’ve seen from you, it is that you have never made the same mistake twice.” ...read more

How to Deliver Negative Feedback

By: Andrea Jones

Sunday, December 1, 2019
The young man sat before me, palms sweating, eyes darting around the room. I had called him into my office to ask about what seemed to be his lack of interest in the job. “Tim, you seemed very eager to work here during the interview, but now, every time I give you some background reading or expect you to take initiative on a project, you don’t follow through. What’s going on?” I asked. ...read more
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