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Advice for Recent College Graduates Searching for Employment Opportunities

Dear Cathy,
I am a recent college graduate. I read your posts on the top ten peeves of a recent college graduate. How can I get my foot in the door and be more competitive for jobs if I’m inexperienced? It seems like few businesses are willing to invest time and resources into new employees, [...]


The Ambition Double Standard: Banishing Negative Images

To banish the ambition double standards, employers must create a fair and professional work environment, in which men and women are treated with equal respect.  A fair work environment can be established in any business, involved in any industry.  Through open communication and education, the painful stereotypes that often hold women back from reaching upper-level [...]


Small Business Advisors: Online Resources

In addition to the not-for-profit small business advisors, including the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) and the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (P-TAC), there are several online resources available to entrepreneurs as they grow their business.
Inc Magazine® considers itself the “daily resource for entrepreneurs” and provides significant and meaningful content [...]


Evangelize: Build Your Core Repertoire

As a leader, you must be aware of all business-related undertakings within your organization.  Although a great deal of stress is placed upon the short elevator pitch for a new or growing project, you must be prepared adequately to introduce an idea, new or old, to any audience.  
This requires a great deal of information processing [...]


Managing Financial Stress: Taking Action

Denial is a dangerous word for families in a dire financial situation.  Too often, complacency leads to mounting piles of debt and lowered credit scores.  As the vicious cycle continues, this rising issue is often accompanied by panic.
It is in your best interests to be your own financial shepherd.  You must discipline yourself and cut [...]


Religious Change and Attitudes: World Dynamics

The best-selling author Thomas L. Friedman recognizes that globalization is strong force within communities and cultures throughout the world.  Although his book, The World is Flat, is based on business and commerce principles, Friedman’s observations are highly relevant to religious organizations and their followers.  As rapid-response networks and the widespread use of the internet expand [...]