Part 1: Job Search Checklist for Landing a Job

There are about 10 million jobs left unfilled every month!

This means you have the pick of the litter if you play your cards differently from all the other candidates.

Many job seekers do not prepare for their job search in advance and ultimately fail to land their dream job.

But this won’t happen to you. Unlike your competitors, you’re going to prepare well before you even begin your job search.

And here’s a job search checklist to help you do just that. (more…)

How to Focus on Self to Better Lead Others Using the SOAR Model

While there are many different types of leadership, the practice of self-leadership may be the most important style to not only build up oneself but also to inspire others to be the best versions of themselves.

One model that helps individuals focus on self-leadership is the SOAR method. Developed by Tony Gambill and Scott Carbonara and highlighted in their book Getting It Right When It Matters Most, the SOAR model for self-leadership highlights four areas of focus: Self, Outlook, Action, and Reflection. (more…)

On the Job Podcast S6:E8: Laddering Up to a New Livelihood

The Final episode of Season 6 of the On the Job podcast is now available! The On the Job podcast series shares inspiring stories about the pursuit of work. Jobs give us a connection to our community and the ability to provide for ourselves and our families—On the Job presents interesting stories about the way people work and what it means to be employed. Season 6, Episode 8: Laddering Up to a New Livelihood Jessica Rowland started her own painting business without really knowing it. A champion of the gig economy, her new venture thrived during the pandemic and shows no signs of stopping.

On the Job Podcast S6:E7: A Ship Stuck in the Suez

The latest episode of the On the Job podcast is now available! The On the Job podcast series shares inspiring stories about the pursuit of work. Jobs give us a connection to our community and the ability to provide for ourselves and our families—On the Job presents interesting stories about the way people work and what it means to be employed. Season 6, Episode 7: A Ship Stuck in the Suez In March of 2021, the shipping freighter Ever Given got stuck in the Suez Canal for six days and captivated the world. In this episode, we dive into what the event says about our economy, and what it says about us.

On the Job Podcast S6:E6: Secure the Bits

The latest episode of the On the Job podcast is now available!

The On the Job podcast series shares inspiring stories about the pursuit of work. Jobs give us a connection to our community and the ability to provide for ourselves and our families—On the Job presents interesting stories about the way people work and what it means to be employed.

Season 6, Episode 6: Secure The Bits

Spencer Lanning lost his job during COVID, and is one of many people who were forced to face their demons in the isolation of the pandemic. Coming out the other side, he now protects Vermonters from hackers in his job as a cyber security analyst. (more…)

On the Job Podcast S6:E5 – On the Range, In Yonkers

The latest episode of the On the Job podcast is now available! The On the Job podcast series shares inspiring stories about the pursuit of work. Jobs give us a connection to our community and the ability to provide for ourselves and our families—On the Job presents interesting stories about the way people work and what it means to be employed. Season 6, Episode 5: On the Range, In Yonkers Marcellie Bellinger cleaned up the streets of Yonkers, NY—literally. He takes his job as a Ranger seriously and brings his infectiously optimistic work ethic everywhere he goes.

Career Tips from Classic Videogames

At first it might not feel like your career has much in common with videogames. After all, you’re not a superpowered plumber or a Pokémon Master.  But think about it: when you first start out, you’re level one, then you gain experience, and eventually get access to new areas and better opportunities. That sounds pretty videogame-y, right? Turns out there are plenty of career tips to glean from classic videogames. Let’s press start! (more…)