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(Infographic) 10 Skills Employers Want: Use Social Media to Inspire Students

What Skills Employers Want? According to the NACE 2016 Job Outlook employers are looking for leadership, teamwork, writing, problem solving, verbal, strong work ethic, initiative, analytical, adaptability and technical skills (See Infographic Below).  How do we prepare and inspire students to gain these skills? How Do We Prepare & Inspire Students? I strongly

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{Infographic} LinkedIn Roadmap: Career Management

The Power of LinkedIn in Career Management  Career management is the combination of structured planning and the active management choice of one’s own professional career. LinkedIn has changed the way professionals communicate, interact, and connect with one another online for the purpose of career management. Social media has become a

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5 Ways to Turn Social Media Connections Into In-Person Relationships

People are using social media to connect to information, but more importantly, to connect with people. However so many people seem totally overwhelmed and confused about how to turn online connections into real in-person relationships. I have a real passion for meeting people with similar passions and interests both online

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Twitter Chats: What You Need to Know

Twitter Chats: What you need to know Over the years I have hosted many successful twitter chats with hundreds of attendees participating.  Why should you join a twitter chat?  Participating in a Twitter chat can help grow your number of followers, network with other enthusiasts, gain tips from multiple sources

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3 Ways to Navigate a Career Path Not “Ready-Made”

“One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there

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5 Days of Mindfulness or Misery?

Today I will be going on a 5 day meditation retreat in Sri Lanka without talking or technology. We are all living in an incredibly busy world filled with distractions and the need to constantly be connected to our technology.  I teach social media classes as part of my career and staying plugged

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Happiness isn’t Structured or Bought

“Happiness is not a matter of good fortune or worldly possessions. It’s a mental attitude. It comes from appreciating what we have, instead of being miserable about what we don’t have. It’s so simple? Yet so hard for the human mind to comprehend.” – Bits and Pieces Walking along the shoreline in Colombo,

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Find Your Passion – Don’t Settle

Question: “Are you here in Sri Lanka on Holiday or for Work?” My Answer: “For a Holiday” Question: “But I thought you said you were speaking at the University?” My Answer: “Good point (Smile). When you find your passion it is no longer work.” I am fortunate because I found

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3 Words of Wisdom: Dream Big, Work Hard & Try

It has been an exciting year working as the Director of Career Management Services and finishing my Doctoral Degree at Northeastern University. I am excited to announce that I will be moving into a new role as a faculty member for the Marketing Department at the College of Business. I

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