Cynthia Stringer

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11 years 5 months ago

As we move into Spring and closer to EARTH DAY we begin to notice the changes happening in and around us. Spring brings to mind for me a rich and powerful time of new beginnings and changes. What are you noticing for yourself especially with regards to your career? Are there old outdated attitudes, or beliefs that need to go? Are you tolerating behaviors or actions from yourself or others? What in you life has become intolerable? I’d like to call our attention to a blog in our Justmeans Sustainable Development...


11 years 5 months ago

What is the purpose for having a tight and short introduction of yourself? In your job search you need prepared and practiced ways of sharing about yourself and systems in place for ease in replying to people. By being precise in what you are offering and what you are looking for you are more likely to meet with success.

A 30 second introduction, or elevator pitch or a conversational starter is composed of various parts which when blended together assist your job search. While in action about your job search it’s important to explore how you develop and share your reputation....


11 years 5 months ago

Once you arrive at a Career Fair keep in mind that your goal is to meet, mingle and be with people. Since you’ve done your research and have chosen a career fair with employers, industries and perhaps speakers or workshop that you can learn from you can now relax and focus.

I recommend you arrive on time or early to survey the location, and get an overview of the layout and who is where. It’s important to create a pace and flow for yourself so that you stay energized and engaged throughout the event. As you are there I suggest you make a goal of making at least two...


11 years 5 months ago


There are many job opportunities around but we don’t always know about them because of lack of access. Researching and attending a career fair will give you time to plug in and get informed in a shorter amount of time than doing it separately for each industry or company. Let me share some on how to get the very most out of a career fair.

The first step is to research and find career fairs that have the theme, specific companies, and geographic location that you desire. Be specific and targeted to make the most of your travel and on site time. By...


11 years 6 months ago

As we move further into 2010 we are hearing many perspectives about the United States Presidential Workforce Initiative monies. Is all the money going to where it will generate job opportunities? For many years education was presented as the answer to a slow economy and lack of employment. During these times educational institutions on average saw an increase in enrollment by 20-40%. With job opportunities less plentiful what are the best ways to present your skills, accomplishments and background for the best job openings? Are people looking at advanced...


11 years 7 months ago

In this unprecedented time of career and business change it’s important to learn and apply proven techniques for enhancing your leadership qualities. As a career strategist I have researched and developed networking concepts to assist with relationship building for profitability and results. Networking is the consistent, organized system of connecting with new and formerly known individuals where you both contribute to and support one another in accomplishing your goals.

Networking is both a creative and scientific skill when done correctly generates incredible success. Understanding...


11 years 7 months ago

It has been a successful strategy for me over the years when helping clients obtain career information to explore the larger brush stroke of career paths and then from there, see where their background and skills plug in. I’d like to talk a bit about some of the trends happening in the career arena.

What we are seeing is an aging population of people. The largest demographic group in the United States is over the age of 55 and either retired or close to it. This population or group has stayed working the longest and have maintained their health. They are exploring and looking...


11 years 7 months ago

President Obama announced in February that the federal government would spend $8 billion developing a nationwide high-speed train system in the United States. This investment the White House says is needed to help create more jobs and develop long-term economic growth. What do you think? Having worked for Amtrak doing a training engagement for two years I know the importance of the rail system and the possibility it has in our lives.

The investment is being made through state grants, coming from the government's $862 billion economic stimulus package. The overall, projects and planning involving...


11 years 7 months ago

Feel busy but not productive in your job search? Being organized is a skill that one learns by practice, implementation and action. A willingness to experiment and to focus on what you want and need, rather than on ridge rules or advise, is helpful in producing the result you need. As you grow and change, so do your organizational systems at home and in the office. Have you outgrown existing ways of organizing, office management, and career search practice? If so, you’re one among many who can benefit from evaluating and redesigning your systems. As a career and leadership coach, I find...


11 years 8 months ago

At midlife: reinvention and change is commonplace. The recession has forced everyone to reconsider how their values contribute to and support them, and what options are open to them for career direction. As we begin this process of research and career choices we may notice that the salary isn’t the only motivator but instead we are aiming for a lifestyle of improvement, more reasonable hours to yourself or your family, honoring of your values and authenticity or less commute time.

If you will recall from the article earlier this week on Career Trends you’ll notice some of the same career...


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