Is Your Profession and Passion the Same Thing?

Is Your Profession and Passion the Same Thing?

By Zack Rosenberg Here is another good question, have you stopped to think about it? When you reach your freshman year of college almost everyone wants to know what you plan to do with your life. As if at 18 you are fully equipped to answer that questions. Can’t answer it now. What you plan to do after college is usually the thing you are most passionate about, until reality strikes. The job you want doesn’t exist or the job you want doesn’t pay. Even Warren Buffet advises that you…

Hello iHeartMedia! What a Journey it Will Be.

Hello iHeartMedia! What a Journey it Will Be.

By Rachel Herskovitz Today, I start a new chapter of my career. But before I move ahead to this next phase, I thought it would be important to think, reflect, and understand the lessons of the past four years at American Express. The pride of working at an iconic brand. American Express was founded in 1850 as shipping company, not as the credit card company we know today. Throughout its 150 years plus of existence, the brand has consistently re-imagined what it could be. As a former employee of a…

This is WHY We Celebrate Labor Day

This is WHY We Celebrate Labor Day

By Zack Rosenberg An Olive Branch..? While many refer to Labor Day as the end of Summer, we wouldn’t be much of a career oriented blog if we didn’t delve into the true meaning of the day. So light up your grills, enjoy the day off, and remember why it is Labor Day exists. A Celebration of Labor It’s really easy to think the way things are is the way it always was, right? Could you imagine the outrage if we went to a local restaurant and a 6 year-old…

Risk Taker with a Title: Sales

Risk Taker with a Title: Sales

By Mollie Garza “Where there is a will, there is a way.” This is something my mother taught me that I live by. My mother was an immigrant from El Salvador and as a single woman moved our family to the states to live the American Dream. I was taught to get out there, kick butt and never take “no” for an answer.  I now live in New York, hang my hat on selling to “Fortune 500” companies and aspire to be an entrepreneur. It’s funny when I look back…

The 4 Kinds of Sellers You’ll Meet in Life

The 4 Kinds of Sellers You’ll Meet in Life

By Zack Rosenberg “Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.” –Og Mandino When you hear the word seller, what’s the image that comes to mind? Is it the suave, smooth, almost James Earl Jones like voice that can get you to do things you never expected? Maybe it’s the Don Draper type that walks through the door and sells you on an idea, a concept that seems so simple, yet so powerful when they…

4 Steps To Having the Best Work Week Ever!

4 Steps To Having the Best Work Week Ever!

By Rachel Herskovitz Monday gets a bad rap. And of course it should, it’s probably the most dreaded day of the week since it’s the symbolism of the end of the weekend. You’re leaving “you” or “family” or “fun” time to head back to the “daily grind”. Could shift a little of how we thought about Monday’s? Instead of the end of the weekend, maybe it’s the beginning of a new week, a new opportunity to get things done. Oh, who am I kidding, we all want more weekends. But,…

3 Things I’ve Learned in my First 3 Months of my Career

3 Things I’ve Learned in my First 3 Months of my Career

By Zoe Stolper Does your boss really know best? Most likely, yes.  But whether you find it online or in your first few weeks at your new job, advice on how to succeed in your first professional position always seems to come from the perspective of someone who has been in the industry for a while. Of course this makes sense. They’ve been through what you’re going through. They know what has made them successful at what they do. If we just take their advice from the get-go, we’ll be…

This Single Job Hunting Statistic Will Blow Your Mind

This Single Job Hunting Statistic Will Blow Your Mind

By Lou Adler Here are some statistics worth considering whether you’re looking for a job or looking for some great people to hire. Some shocking job hunting statistics – 130 million people viewed 112 thousand job postings. 13 million applications were completed for these jobs. 112 thousand people were hired from these completed applications. This means less than one percent of the people who applied to these jobs actually got hired. It also means that 117 million people who looked at these postings didn’t apply for the 112 thousand jobs…

If you don’t talk about your successes, no one will know about it.

If you don’t talk about your successes, no one will know about it.

By Rachel Herskovitz I remember I had a teacher in elementary school who had a sticker board for all of the students in his class, and after each completed assignment, gave the students a sticker (and a different color depending on how well it was done). It was pretty clear each week who ranked against who and where we all stood in terms of our successes. While I don’t condone the gold star system, although I am a Millennial who loves a trophy – it made me think about how…

How to Answer the 7 Most Common Interview Questions

How to Answer the 7 Most Common Interview Questions

alexajobs: When going into an interview, it’s very important to be prepared to respond effectively to the most common interview questions, because you have to figure out what the interviewer really wants to know. Here’s a list of the most common questions you’re most likely to be asked in a job interview and a guide to the kind of answers your interviewer wants to hear. Keep reading How would you approach each question? Especially, “why do you jump around so much?”