View Post

Networking for Long-Term Value

In Career Readiness, Character Education by Trent Rhodes1 Comment

Imagine yourself at a networking event. There you are, dressed in your best professional clothes because that’s what the advertisement suggested on Meetup.com. You’re standing at the front entrance. It’s about 45 minutes after the event started; you didn’t want to be the absolute first one to walk in without …

View Post

Reputation Management for Career Growth

In Career Readiness by Trent RhodesLeave a Comment

Strategic planning is at the core of career reputation management. Preparation. Positioning. Thinking not just of how circumstances are now but how they can be in the future. How a professional intends to direct that future. This connects quite conveniently to the knowledge of time in metaphysics, which proposes that …

View Post

3 Reasons to Take Meeting Minutes

In Career Readiness, Research by Trent RhodesLeave a Comment

Unless you’re working in a well-developed organization, you may not come across meeting minutes. “Meeting minutes” are literally the minutes (or moments) recorded from a meeting. When there are many members in the meeting, it’s likely there will be plenty of information, recommendations, cross-talk, possible disputes, ideas, all sorts of …

View Post

3 Questions to Ask Employers on Interviews

In Career Readiness by Trent RhodesLeave a Comment

An interview is an opportunity for the candidate and employer to evaluate each other and confirm if value matches the role offered. Mentioned in one of my previous writings, this engagement is a reciprocal relationship and should be treated as such. When the candidate forgets this, she becomes susceptible to …

View Post

Cover Letter Philosophy

In Career Readiness, Learning & Mindset by Trent RhodesLeave a Comment

You might be thinking: a philosophy about a cover letter? What’s the importance of that? It’s important to understand there’s a philosophy to each document or activity involved in career development. These philosophies deal with the “Why” of them. So while one might know how to write a cover letter …