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It’s True: No Risk, No Reward

We’ve all heard the age old saying that the only constant in life is change, so even if you’re not ready for it, change is inevitable. We talk with people on a daily basis about their career plans. We hear the word ‘change’ a lot. Sometimes it’s in the context of “I’m ready to make

A Resume Refresher to Aide in Your Job Search

Just getting started in your job search? The one thing you will need to put together for any career move is an updated resume. While some of you may think this is a simple task, I’ve seen several resumes lately that lead me to believe a brief refresher could be handy. Let’s get started with

What We Can Learn from the Chicago Cubs

Now that the election is over, let’s all get back to celebrating the fact that the CHICAGO CUBS WON THE WORLD SERIES! Like many Cubs fans, my husband and I were on pins and needles watching one of the greatest games in history.

Things We Learned from the Rio Games

I’m not sure about you, but I was pretty engaged in watching the Olympics for the last couple of weeks after my son went to bed. As they wrapped up this last weekend, I found myself wondering what I’m going to do in the evenings…back to my guilty pleasure of reality TV! Let’s take a

What Are You Doing for Your Company’s Image?

Today - more than ever - your reputation and image is at stake during all times, largely because of the impact of social media. We talk often about how employers are perusing prospective (and current) employees’ social media pages to help them assess a candidate's reputation and help judge if they will have a positive

How I Selected My 2016 ‘Why Word’

Recently my colleague, Becca Usher, wrote a blog about a challenge our company was given from Jon Gordon, author of The Energy Bus. If you missed it, check it out: Acting with Intention to Achieve Your Goals. Becca discusses acting with intention and purpose to achieve your goals and one of the ways that she is

Six Photos That Will Immediately Boost Your Attitude

There are many blogs and quotes out there written about attitude, from the saying, “Attitude is everything” to “A positive attitude is contagious.” Jon Gordon’s blog, who is the author of The Energy Bus, is all about creating a positive attitude. Think Positive is another blog I found interesting with tips and book recommendations on

Make Your Desk Scream “Successful Professional”

The workplace could also use some spring cleaning. If you’re one that typically puts this off because ‘you don’t have time’ or ‘you’ll do it later,’ and your desk looks like a late spring tornado just came through, you’d better move this up on the priority list. You want your space to look like it

Common Traits to Drive Success

Recently C&A Industries hosted its annual awards celebration to highlight and honor individuals throughout the company who have excelled throughout the last year. In addition to recognizing top producers, awards were also given for Best Supporting Role, Best Supporting Department, and Rising Star.

Change is Positive!

Technology is ever changing, and we have a new system conversion happening soon in our office. Most people will be faced with this type of change at some point in their career, so I thought I’d take a moment to point out some reminders to make this process as seamless as possible.