How to Use Your Insecurities to Your Advantage - Get Inspired!

What inspires you? Maybe it's the sunshine, early in the morning, and the smell of a freshly brewed cup of coffee before everyone else in your house wakes up.Maybe it's the rush of a big deal…the pressure and potential reward of that moment when your prospect says Yes.Maybe it's your daughter, when she learns a new word, or your son's smile when he figures out how to do something "all by myself"....more

It is the end...

The end of the school year is approaching rather quickly and I am not sure I am ready for it. Last year around this time, I had to say goodbye to a couple coworkers that I truly cherish and it has been so very hard this year without them. It truly has. There are always changes as a teacher. Each year is different. However, when you work with people that make you laugh, make you think, and can be yourself is so hard to be without them. Every single day I miss them still and it  has been months and months. This year, I will say goodbye to even more coworkers....more

Social Media Snubbing

I am not an old lady although some of my students might disagree with me. When it comes to technology, I do feel a tad "old". My students know so much more than myself when it comes to computers, social media, chatting sites, etc. If I am teaching and I have an issue with my computer, then my first go-to person is one of my students. They can usually give me a quick fix or if they cannot, then they can tell me what the problem is. There is one thing that I might know better than them though......more

College Co-ed at 50

Robin's viewSo Summer Break,,, Hum what do typical Students do? Go home, get jobs, catch up with old friends and party but what do "we" non-traditional students do?So far I've aruged with my teen, complained about the lawn, bi***ed about my older kids who are selfish don't help out and don't care and catch up on housework. Life appears exactly as it is when I'm in school but what am I going to do with all this 'extra' time? Vacation, reading, day trips? ...more

Stepping Out of the Fog: Life Advice

As a job seeker for the past two and a half months, many realizations have surfaced about the working world. Some of them because I am looking at my past life as an employed individual in a hazy fog of "I actually lived that life?', others because I am looking at my future with A LOT more clarity. To that end, I am here to give some life advice:...more

How to Hire Without Over-Hiring this Summer

We’re officially in the summer months and that can only mean one thing, outside of vacations and three day weekends – time to bring on the seasonal hires!But don’t rush into it so fast. While it’s easy to let the seasonal surge in business make you believe that it’s time to hire all the staffers, it’s also very expensive. Salaries will easily be your business’s biggest expense, especially if you bring on lots of full-time employees, and it’s important to make sure that you keep the following four areas in mind before going on a hiring spree....more

Financial Considerations in Continuing Your Education

National attention to student loan debt makes us reevaluate the value of higher education, how we get it, and how we pay for it. What can you do as a student to maximize your return on your higher education investment? Program Director Kristen Obst has advice. ...more

7 Home-Based Jobs for Full-Time Moms

When a working woman becomes a mom, her priorities change. Instead of just thinking about herself and her work, there’s also the little baby - who needs her love, care and time - to think of....more

The Waiting Game

I've earned my degree.  I've already had a couple of job interviews.  Now the waiting game begins.Interviews are terrifying.  Period.  Hands are sweaty, nerves are shot.  I think they are even worse when you're older and realize that those few minutes can have such a profound effect on your life.  The interviews went well as far as I can tell...but the waiting game begins....more

Tips for Going Back to Work After a Long Hiatus

Five years ago, my Fortune 500 company "retired" me along with half its sales force.  While I had a brief period of employment in a lower-level position, I did a variety of other things. I helped my father take care of my dying mother, I volunteered at church and for a rehabilitation facility, and I took contract writing jobs.  From the age of 23 until  I lost my job, I had worked consistently in high-pressure, high-activity marketing jobs, and this five-year period was completely different.  And frankly, delightful....more
Thank you for sharing these great tips! I am going back to full time work in 3 weeks, after a ...more