MY SPECIAL THING: FOLLOWING YOUR PASSION IN LIFE

“It factor.” passion You love to write, you love to sing, you love to paint, you love to take photos. Your gift, your passion is telling a story somehow to the masses that listen. Only problem is, your passion may not always be the right decision to make in life. Your passion may not pay the bills because then again we live in a capitalistic society. A society where things cost money and dough is important. So it’s fine andRead more

CAREER CHOICES: WHAT SHOULD I PURSUE AS A CAREER

“Where to turn?” so many choices After college there is down moment when you realize that you don’t know what you want to pursue in life. And that’s when reality sets in entering life. You have student loans, health care, dental, rent, utilities, food, and transportation cost. Unless, you decide to move back in with your parents. Which is a decision that so many young people just do not want to do. You lived on your own for four years,Read more

EDUCAREER: DO I REALLY NEED TO ATTEND COLLEGE FOR MY PROFESSION

“The paper won’t help, experience will.” c’s get degrees In life, we think that if only we attain a college degree, we can then go on to make a good living. Number one, what is the meaning of good living? The other is that going to college alone won’t grant you a job in the future or even at the moment. You have to gain some form of experience before landing that dream job. So be prepared to work longRead more

RUNNING ON EMPTY: DO YOU FEEL YOU DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TIME WORKING

“I just need more time.” work work work The majority of Americans work a 40 hour work week. Now there are those that work more or even less, but the average is 40 hours. With 168 hours in a week, 40 seems like so little time. But when you factor in lunch, travel, getting ready for work, and raising children, as well tending to your significant other and yourself, that time goes fast. So what is a person to doRead more

TAKE YOUR KID TO WORK DAY: WHY ISN’T THIS STILL A POPULAR TRADITION

“They should see success early on.” tag along When I was a child there was a special occasion called,” Take your daughter to work day.” It was to promote women in the workforce. But also it was aimed at showing little girls what they could potentially be in life. Days like this were odd when the whole grade level or more would be all boys in class. Later on the day changed to take your kid to day. As ofRead more

CHA-CHING: WHAT’S MORE IMPORTANT IN A CAREER MONEY OR HAPPINESS

“Full wallet or full heart.” making bank All of us hope to have a fun and interesting job that we can go to everyday that will make us a lot of money. But is money alone the thing that keeps us coming to work everyday? What about the fulfillment you receive form walking into the building. Does that not mean anything? And that’s when you have to ask yourself the question of what is more important money or happiness? AndRead more

REDUNDANT LIFE: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CAREER IS TOO ROUTINE

“Same ole same ole.” daily routine When on the job, and you feel like it’s becoming a redundant task, switch it up. Because if you start to get that feeling of, “Oh, this again,” you’ll lose the respect for what you do. And if you’re doing something you love, you never want to lose respect. Because then you start to put out material that is garbage. So what you must do is reinvent yourself so that you are forced toRead more

WORKPLACE MANNERS: HOW TO BEHAVE IN WORK WITH EMPLOYEES

“Know your surroundings.” the workplace The workplace has been for the longest an environment where you could grow to have a relationship with the people you work along side. But as time progressed, we had to create more and more of an environment where people felt safe. And that means that certain workplace etiquette was enforced so that people wouldn’t feel threatened. Not only were there rules implemented for the workplace for how you should behave, but also laws wereRead more

THE PASSION TO PURSUE: WHAT IS DRIVING YOUR CAREER GOALS

“The will to work.” your passion In my life, I had plenty of things that I was good at, but not a lot of things that I was passionate about. That was until my senior year in undergraduate school when I started to write my first screenplay. For personal reasons I found that writing was a way to shift how I felt into something outside of myself. But it wasn’t until my mid 20’s when I decided to embark onRead more

INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE: PUTTING UP DOLLARS TO BUILD YOUR DREAM

“Put your money where your mouth is.” put up A lot of times when we need to build our careers, it takes financing. Financing that the average person does not have in their pockets. So what do you do when you need the money to get started. For me, I have an interest in filmmaking, writing, and photography. So my initial investment in writing is cheaper than filmmaking and photography. Filmmaking and photography are both expensive, so you have toRead more