Thinking about a role or career in HR? If you're not maybe you should be! Many people who work in Human Resouces never majored in Human Resources in college, but instead, come from other disciplines or career tracks. A degree in HR is great, but there are lots of little corners in this field where different skills and experience can be beneficial. Still, even amidst the diversity of experience in … [Read more...] about Could a Career in HR be for You?
We spend at least 30% of our lives at work. On average, that’s 900,000 hours over a lifetime. That’s a lot of hours. And if the statistics are also true that 80% of Americans are miserable at their jobs, maybe it’s time to devote some attention to occupational wellness or, to borrow the label du jour, “self-care.” The national conversation around self-care has sadly become associated more with … [Read more...] about 5 Career Self-Care Practices for Christian Professionals
One day it hits you. Why is no one suggesting you apply for the open position? Or, why isn't your boss asking you to head up a new project or join a committee? At first, you brush it off, but you can’t seem to shake the suspicion that you’re not being taken seriously at work. It doesn't make sense. After all, you’re doing everything right. You show up to work on time and you do a good job. … [Read more...] about 6 Reasons Why You’re Not Taken Seriously at Work
Since you were a kid, you've likely learned to associate fall with fresh starts. Back-to-school mania meant shopping for new school supplies and the excitement of learning who your new teacher and classmates would be. This is the time of year when you can walk into a Target store at any given moment and hear a daughter pleading her case to her harried mother about why she neeeeds a chandelier for … [Read more...] about What To Do With Back-To-School Energy When You’re Not Going Back To School
Christians sure love to use the word discernment. And young people are often encouraged to engage in career discernment when it comes time to make big decisions about jobs and education. Discernment simply means "to judge well," but in the Christian context, discernment adds a spiritual component to the very basic human activity of making up our minds about something. This is straight-up WWJD … [Read more...] about Rethinking Career Discernment
I’ve been sitting on this post for…I’m embarrassed to say how long. I’ve deleted, tweaked, inspected, hemmed and hawed over it. I don’t need a psychotherapist to tell me that I’m just dragging my feet. I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW. But, you see, this is my first post to my new blog and website, and I'm feeling just a teensy bit vulnerable and exposed. So far, the "courage to hit publish" is eluding me. … [Read more...] about Getting up the Courage to Hit “Publish”