Think of life as just a long string of learning opportunities. Individuals learn and grow through all stages of life, experiences building upon experiences. Humans are simply a culmination of what they have learned and experienced from birth until death. Learning derives from experience. When someone fails an exam in school, the lesson learned is…… Continue reading Embrace All Learning Examples
I was asked recently from a college student about how to get an internship position, and took some time to share my advice and recommendations. One of the problems in the business and technology world is entry level positions do not seem to be truly entry level in terms of requirements. Many entry level positions…… Continue reading Internship: Getting Experience
One great method for gauging success is whether or not an individual has set and achieved goals. Goals can be personal, professional, or some combination of each. In an interview, prospective employers will want to see your accomplishments. What did you achieve in past positions? What is common for those who are successful is that…… Continue reading Reach Your Goals and Plan Accordingly
The idea of continuous improvement should always be at the forefront of your thoughts, plans, and actions regarding a career. Job types or industries do not matter. Someone can be an assembly line worker, or an executive. What everyone shares in common is the need to continuously improve. Failure to do so will only cause…… Continue reading Continuously Learn and Grow
I was the classic under-achiever back in high school skimming by with the least amount of effort, and being happy just passing. Needless to say, when I graduated, trying to get into college was a challenge. Luckily for me, there was a program at North Carolina State University that was designed for people who wanted…… Continue reading Keep Learning!
A general concept in the business world is the concept of it is not what you know, it is who you know. Everybody wants a promotion or to be recognized when an opportunity presents itself. As a manager, there are things I look for in future staffing plans. Normally I prefer to promote from within…… Continue reading Qualities That Lead to Growth and Promotions
Fast Company magazine recently had an article (http://www.fastcompany.com/1823573/career-strategy-peyton-manning-release-from-the-colts) concerning career strategies in light of football quarterback Peyton Manning’s change in teams. As all people who follow football know, Peyton Manning was one of the best quarterbacks of our time, and perhaps one of the all-time greats who has played the game. Arguably, he resurrected the…… Continue reading Career Strategy Lessons from Peyton Manning