Have you heard about the Peace Corps Prep program at James Madison University? The program is new here at JMU, and it helps students better prepare for Peace Corps volunteer service. Don't miss this Friday, March 15 spring application deadline! We asked Dr. Vesna Hart, JMU's Director of Internation Cooperation from the Center of Global … Continue reading JMU’s Peace Corps Prep Program: Prepare to Be the Best Peace Corps Volunteer You Can Be
The midnight toasts have been made, the last of the holiday decorations have been put away and you’re back at work. Now what? For many, greeting a new year wouldn’t be complete without making resolutions. This year, in addition to your personal goals, resolve to be the best professional you can be.
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Having a highly specialized set of skills can certainly be beneficial if you are looking for a very specific kind of job, such as a perfume designer, dog food taster or pearl diver. Although these are all real jobs, there’s not much you can do with these particular talents if you decide it’s time to try another line of work.
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P&G came on campus recently to talk about resilience as part of our #SkillsforSuccess series of workshops. Careers Consultant Steve Norman passes on their key messages.
You may be noticing more and more employers talking about resilience and how it’s important in today’s ever-changing workplace.
So what is resilience? It is the ability to cope with setbacks and bounce back from them. For P&G that’s important in a work context but it can be applied to any situation.
Find your purpose. What is that you want to do? You are more likely to bounce back from setbacks if you are doing something you really want to do.
Choose your attitude towards any challenges – you can decide how to respond or how you feel about it positively or negatively.
Focus on what you can control about the situation. Break things into…
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It is common for recruiters to ask behavioral interview questions during a job interview. These are questions that uncover more about your skills, abilities, and personality by focusing on how you handled various work situations in the past. Employers ask these questions, because the idea is that past behavior may be an indicator of how […] … Continue reading The Secret to Behavioral Interview Questions: What’s Your Story? — UMUC Career Services Connection