I will be speaking twice at that Careers in Student Affairs Institute for the second year in a row. I am excited to present to Student Affairs professionals again and help them further their career.

My first presentation  is titled Take the Lead: 5 Principles to a Great Job Search

Description: Finding a job can be hard but getting a job can be downright difficult and frustrating. Learn how to be G.I.D.D.Y.  This presentation will provide the 5 principles to a great job search and a timeline overview of the job search process with lots of tips, tricks, and resources. Attending this session will set you up for a successful job search whether you are searching this year or anytime in the future.

Date: October 22, 2016
Time: 10:40-11:25 a.m.
Event: Careers in Student Affairs Institute
Topic: Take the Lead: 5 Principles to a Great Job Search
Sponsor: College Personnel Association of Colorado (CPAC)
Venue: University of Denver
Location: Ruffalo Hall; 1999 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80210
Denver, CO
Public: Public

4 Productivity Myths That Are Making You Less Productive

Don't fall for these productivity myths

Since France passed a law in May giving employees the right to ignore work-related phone calls and emails outside of office hours, productivity and work-life balance are the new buzzwords du jour.

The news has sparked debates over whether or not our ability to be productive is too often measured in hours worked instead of the quality and relevance of our work. Smartphones have made it all too easy for us to remain “plugged in” at work even during our off hours. However, it’s been shown time and again that being able to have genuine off time is essential to maintain a healthy approach to both work and life.

In our obsessive quest for productivity, many of us cling to certain concepts that trick us into believing we’re being more productive when, in fact, we’re not.

Check out these common productivity myths and make sure you haven’t fallen prey to one of them:

Multitasking Is Killing Your Productivity

How and why to stop multitasking

Multitasking was once touted as the productivity habit of champions. Answering phone calls while typing memos while scheduling meetings while Tweeting, “Liking” and posting may feel like you’re accomplishing many things all at once. You can do all your busy work along with the important tasks by balancing several devices and platforms at the same time. Multitasking seems like a natural evolution in response to the Information Age. Sure sounds like we’ve adapted to our busy lives.

Except that when you look at the actual results that multi-tasking produces, the picture starts to look pretty different.

In fact, there are studies that not only challenge the idea that multi-tasking is productive but suggest that it can be downright damaging not only to your productivity but to your neurons.

7 Habits of Highly Productive People

Incorporate these habits into your day

Maybe you feel frustrated because you work hard but you don’t seem to reach the level of success you desire. Or perhaps you’ve hit a plateau and aren’t sure how to push through to the next phase of your project. Maybe productivity has become an issue and you’re just not sure what’s the best way to focus your time and energy.

In times like these, it can be helpful to seek advice from those who have made it to the top of their industry. What are they doing that you’re not?

Take a look at some of these habits of successful people and see which ones you need to adopt:

Resume Length: How Long is Too Long?

Use these tips to find out the right length for you

Whether you are a new college graduate or an experienced executive looking to get a job at a new company, the age old question of resume length will still be plaguing you.

How long is too long? What is the exact number of pages acceptable for resumes? These questions must be running through your mind right now.

Whether you just have so much to write about or the exact opposite, you will be able to decide the length of your resume after you read this guide.

If you might think this article will provide you with an exact number of pages or words, then you’re in for a disappointment. What this post is really all about is to help you find the right balance of content and length.

It would really depend on your situation, your employment level and on the company you are applying for.

There are several rules out there about resume writing, some of them you definitely must not break, like lying on your resume, having typos or misspellings and providing negative information.

I will be presenting on Getting Everyone Onboard with HR Technology. Discussing why and how your company should be providing comprehensive training when implementing new technology.

I will be teaching how to build a training framework from the ground up, as well as tips for managing and maintaining training materials.

Date: June 22, 2016—June 24, 2016
Event: PeopleConnect Conference 2016
Topic: Getting Everyone Onboard with HR Technology
Sponsor: PeopleAdmin
Venue: Hilton Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Steal Some Of My Best Productivity Tips

These are 5 of the foundational tips I put into practice everyday

Are you looking for ways to be more productive? You’re not alone. Pretty much anyone who has a goal finds productivity to be a challenge. Finishing a project, starting a business, making more money, writing a novel, getting in shape, having more time for your family all require you to make constructive use of your waking hours.

Even writer Victor Hugo had to trick himself into writing his great novels Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by asking his butler to hide his clothes so he couldn’t leave the house and was forced to stay home and write.

While this may not be an option for most of us (since we don’t have butlers and all!), there are ways in which we can enhance our productivity without resorting to such extremes.

Here are my top five favorite productivity hacks:

Can’t wait to speak and present on Diversity Hiring Through Search Committees. Discussing how businesses can diversify their hiring practices. I will be teaching how to construct search committees that will encourage and attract a more diverse candidate pool.

Date: June 22, 2016—June 24, 2016
Event: PeopleConnect Conference 2016
Topic: Diversity Hiring Through Search Committees
Sponsor: PeopleAdmin
Venue: Hilton Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

The Perks of Being Grateful

3 benefits that will convince you to be more grateful

‘Thank You’ are some of the first words we are taught as children. Growing up, most of us were taught to say thank you as a common courtesy for when somebody gives us something, does a favor for us or helps us in some way. Others learn to give thanks for daily blessings like saying grace before dinner and thanking God before bedtime. Gratefulness, however, isn’t just a matter of speaking words, it comes with an attitude towards life and the things we possess.

Here are some of the benefits of being grateful-

Careers in SA InstituteI will be speaking at that Careers in Student Affairs Institute on Resume Workshop and Interviewing Skills. I am excited to present to Student Affairs professionals and help them further their career.

Date: October 24, 2015
Time: 08:30am-04:00pm
Event: Careers in Student Affairs Institute
Topic: Resume Workshop and Interviewing Skills
Sponsor: College Personnel Association of Colorado (CPAC)
Venue: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Public: Public