Consider Your Ideal Workday

Today’s blog is part 3 of a 4-part series. The first two blogs shared ways to support the students in your life through discovering their natural talents and values. You can find those posts here and here. The third installment in our series shares an activity and conversation starters to help students move beyond thinking about college choice and majors, …

What Are Your Student’s Values?

Last week’s blog discussed ways you can support the students in your life through discovering their natural talents. You can find that post here. This second blog in the series shares how to guide and advise students according to their values, rather than our own. Helen Keller once said, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight, but …

Take a Day with God

Imagine you’ve fallen in love with someone. The most natural response is to want to spend time with him or her. Yes, you could spend your time reflecting on all the different ways you speak to each other (phone call, text message, email, letter, shouting, whispering), or ways he or she shows you affection. You can read books about dating, …

Independent Contractor: How Do I Make It All Work?

When I started on my journey as an independent contractor a few years ago, I had no idea how my time management should work. I had only ever worked full-time, salaried positions that didn’t require me to track hours and part-time positions that worked exclusively on a punch-in/punch out. As I waded into the world of contracting out my services …

God Cares About Your Investments

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When you are considering a job transition to a new employer or to being self-employed, one area that is often overlooked is financial benefits—options for investing and saving for retirement. You may assume that investing to grow your resources is not Biblical. After all, the Bible says: Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust …

Writing Your Life Purpose Statement

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Be 42% More Fruitful According to a report in the Huffington Post, you are more likely to achieve your dreams and goals if you put them in writing: “Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at the Dominican University in California, recently studied the art and science of goal setting. “She gathered two hundred and sixty-seven people together — men and women …

Cover Letter Advice to Help You Land an Interview

Employer-Focused Cover Letters Do people read cover letters? It depends whom you ask. Some recruiters say no. As a hiring manager, I read every cover letter. Your audience for the letter is not the recruiter; it’s your potential manager. I reviewed each cover letter because I wanted to make the best hiring decision possible. Why ignore a piece of available …

Questions for Interviewers

The candidates who have impressed me the most are those who come prepared with good questions, and those who seem to be most interested in the company…and me. The candidates who fail to make much of an impression rarely have good questions. In addition to impressing an interviewer, I believe you owe it to yourself to find out as much …

Working Remotely in Times of Crisis

Have you ever had an experience that has been seared into your memory? For example, I remember where I was on January 29, 1986, when the Challenger exploded, and when the World Trade Center was attacked on September 11, 2001.

Time: Your Most Valuable Asset. Spend it Wisely.

There are 5 main pressures that derail people. Time, or lack of it, is a big one. (The others are relationships, money, health issues, and expectations).