Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of graduations and summer jobs. Young adults are ready to embark on the journey to a successful career.

Summer jobs and internships are an outstanding way to gain skills and experience. These positions allow you to taste different work environments.

Internships are available in many types of corporations. Look for an internship where you can develop skills relevant to your career interests or explore new opportunities. If you’re not sure of your career path, explore vocational guidance to help determine your strongest skills.

Regardless of ultimate career goals, the secret to success is to put your heart into your work.

Do You Work Well Under Pressure?

Today’s work force centers on meeting deliverables, deadlines and getting things done.  We have a competitive advantage to maintain.

What happens when people on your team do not fulfill commitments?  For whatever reason, they flake.

Do you find yourself short staffed and personally take on more than your share of responsibility?  Does it feel like a soggy potato chip?

The essence of the Serenity Prayer says do what you can do and the rest will take care of itself.  Is your project worth a personal price in terms of increased stress and possible health issues?

When under deadlines, personal or corporate, sometimes it’s best to slow down, create a new list of priorities and refocus.  The more anxious you are, the more likely you are to make a mistake or drop the ball.  Is there anyone to whom you can delegate? 

Take care of yourself.  In other words, regularly exercising, meditating and eating well, allow you to always perform at your best.



According to, the United States is now at full employment.

“Job growth jumped…and employers added 180,000 jobs to payrolls last month, the Labor Department reported. October and March are the only two months since May 2001 that unemployment has been this low. The unemployment rate for college graduates is down to 1.8 percent.”

In some sectors hiring is slowing, in other sectors there does not seem to be enough skilled candidates available

This can be difficult for hiring managers. Good candidates vanish fast.

Organize your hiring process to quickly make a decision on candidates you like, or the candidate may be working for your competitor.