When I grow up, I want to be [x]

You know when you were a kid, people would always ask what you wanted to be? I don't recall ever having an answer (maybe musician was the closest thing). Even throughout school I never really had that end goal in mind, a part from going to University and getting the hell away from my old life. Now I'm coming to the end of University I feel like I'm supposed to have figured it all out....more

Moving to the 'burbs

We have moved homes and locations 4 times in the past 7 years.  The first move of the series was from Atlanta to Connecticut.  My son was 6 weeks old. I remember getting clearance from the pediatrician for him to fly on an airplane at such a young age. All of our moves have been challenging - such is the nature of moving with young children and 2 working parents.  But many of our moves have also been exciting. My favorite places where we have lived have been Atlanta and Boston....more

Anyone interested in anchoring for WISC TV?

This is an unusual post for me, but if there is someone reading this that this would be ideal for I didn't want her to miss out on an extraordinary opportunity. Since many times througout my career, I wished that social media would have existed. I thought I would share this.Award winning journalist and good friend of mine, Michelle Li, has recently joined Channel 300 WISC-TV and is searching for a morning anchor. ...more

Be Your Own Advocate

We all want an advocate.Someone who will share with others how great we are, defend and fight for us and who knows what we’re capable of. Many of us look to others to provide this kind of support for us in our career, but when it comes down to it; you are the best person to advocate for yourself and ensure you get what you deserve.While a great mentor or professional network can be extremely beneficial to your career, if you always look to them as your advocate instead of also relying on yourself, you can actually hurt your career....more

RÉSUMÉ OF A WORTHLESS JOB-WHORE

This will be post #1 for NaBloPoMo and I already don’t know what to write about. God I fail at life.I re-read my last post where I said that I’ve had about 15 jobs in the short working-period of my life. So since I already don’t know what to write about, I decided I’d take a little visit down memory lane. ...more

Working for the Weekend

My alarm went off at 6:22am like it always does on a work day. You might be wondering why not a round number like 6:15 or 6:25. I honestly can't tell you....more

Flexibility isn't just needed for Pilates...

As the owner of a staffing firm and a specialist in the employment  market you can imagine when someone finds out what I do for a living  they are curious about the market conditions.  Over the past two years I have had countless people comment on the numerous amount of people whom are without jobs and the uncertainty in the job market, and of course I agree with them to a certain extend.  There are many different things  to consider when you are discussing the unemployed: where they live and  how willing they are to travel, indus...more

Fast and Furious Interview Tips!

As the economy continues to improve more companies will enter back into the hiring arena. When the market really gets humming companies will start to hire at a fast and furious level. I’d like to offer some thoughts and guidelines on preparing your organization (or perhaps yourself) for the interview and hiring process. At McIntyre we say “Everything starts with the interview.” In a company I believe the hiring process starts with knowing exactly what you want. Here are some points to consider:...more

Resume Tips for Creating a Professional Resume

Resume Tips for Creating a Professional ResumeSince becoming a Career Counselor, I have been very surprised at how many students have no idea how to write an effective resume. In today's job market, having a professionally written resume is critical....more

Setting Expectations

I have owned and operated a staffing and recruitment firm for 25 years. We work diligently to please all of the people that come seeking job opportunities. However, we know that we can’t get everyone a job. But – can we make everyone happy? Do they leave feeling optimistic and prepared enough for the hard road they are about to encounter in these economic times? What are the expectations that someone should expect when going to a staffing firm?...more