Author: Edythe Richards

Top 10 Career Predictions for 2018

Career Counselor Edythe Richards shares her 2018 Career Predictions We all want a promotion, more money, better job security, and a better work environment this year. But during these volatile times, it’s hard to predict what the best career and educational paths are to pursue. As we enter the New Year, I am pleased to share my top 10 career predictions for 2018 with you. I hope they will inspire your job search and professional development. Moving beyond Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). The days of “posting and praying” that your resume will be read are on the decline. Companies...

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5 Emotionally Intelligent Gifts for your Colleagues

From end-of-the year budget planning to the dreaded office holiday party, this time of year can be filled with an unhealthy amount of work-related stress. When you rush from one holiday commitment to the next, attempt to meet deadlines, and respond to external demands, you’re apt to lose touch with your emotions. That may cause you to act out unconsciously and miss out on the valuable information that your emotions contain. Emotional Intelligence (EQ) refers to the ability to perceive, control and evaluate emotions. It is a measurable component of who we are. Yet unlike IQ (Intelligence Quotient), which...

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Understanding the Power of Empathy

When 58 people were murdered recently in Las Vegas, people all over the world were horrified. We dove into action, donating more than $14 million (at the time this was written) to victims and their families. The outpouring of generosity has been inspirational and astounding. The power in action? Empathy. Empathy’s been getting a bad rep lately. What many naysayers fail to realize is that empathy is a skill with levels of proficiency. And like any skill, some people are better at it than others, and choose to use it constructively or destructively. But more on that later. Empathy...

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Career Transition: Pathways to a Green Job podcast

Dan Smolen is an author, talent advocate, and self-confessed champion of the New Green Economy. He also runs a successful career-related podcast, and our own career expert Edythe Richards was a recent guest. “Green Jobs” is a very broad topic. Edythe and Dan break it down for the layperson in this informative segment. If you’re considering a transition into the New Green Economy – whether that’s as an engineer, business person, or social advocate – you’ll want to take notes on Edythe’s advice and plan out your next action steps accordingly. Here’s an opportunity to listen to this podcast...

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How to Survive Workplace Culture Shock

I’ve dealt with a lot of culture shock in my life. I’ve lived in 3 countries outside of the US, and each time, the relocation caused a certain amount of stress, frustration, and more than once, depression. This changed with time, after becoming acclimated, but struck with a forcefulness I wasn’t expecting when I returned to the US permanently. This is what some people call “reverse culture shock.” Culture shock occurs when we’re feeling apprehensive and/or insecure in a new environment – and that includes work environments. When we’re suddenly confronted with a new life or a new way...

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