MCDA January RoundTable Announcement
The Winter 2009 Newsletter is now online! Please welcome Kim Marrone as the new editor for the MCDA Newsletter. Also, a big thank you to Nancy Fraasch, the past editor.
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 p. Location: Walden University 155 Fifth Avenue South, Minneapolis (we are located in the Ceresota Building at the corner of 2nd Street and Fifth Avenue South a few blocks from the Guthrie Theater) – walk past the fountain in our lobby to the Large […]
Title: 2010 MCDA Winter Event Link out: Click here Description: “LinkedIn for Advanced Users” Presenter: Anne Pryor, Career Partners International Start Time: 01:00 Date: 2010-02-11 End Time: 04:30 Hear LinkedIn expert, Anne Pryor, as she shows us how to get the most out of this online professional networking tool. To receive the greatest benefit from […]
Title: 2010 Minnesota Careers Conference Location: University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul Link out: Click here Description: THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTES (PDIs) PDI topics: Personal Branding Assessment; Dependable Strengths Assessment FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010: KEYNOTE, BREAKOUT SESSIONS, AWARDS and SOCIAL Keynote Topic: Personal Branding Start Date: 2010-04-22 End […]
Fall 2009 Calendar; The President’s Corner; Volunteer Experience; Green Careers; Book Reviews; and more.
Like it or not, good manners in the workplace are often equated with competence in business. To many, sloppy manners equal lack of ability. In the current competitive global economy, new and seasoned professionals must seize every opportunity to favorably distinguish themselves and their employer from the competition.
Achieving life / work balance helps employers as well as individuals. Organizations that encourage their employees to strike a balance between work and personal lives find it easier to recruit and retain new talent, have less employee absenteeism and reduced training costs, and are more profitable.
Having skills that employers want and knowing how to effectively present those skills during a job search are two different things. Veterans often have difficulty describing how their military experience matches with civilian jobs.
Veterans do have resources at their disposal, if they know how to use them. It is up to veterans, as it is every job seeker, to take ownership of their career and job search. In fact, veterans have the benefit of documented military success and a wide range of experiences that can help make their career transition smoother.