What you are doing by becoming more involved is actually the gaining skills that will ultimately set you apart from others in the real world. Continue reading Getting Involved: Community Engagement Key to Building Real Life Skills
Welcome to a New Year! After weeks of celebrating the successes of 2013 with family, friends, and co-workers, now is a great time to evaluate the progress you’ve made in the important areas of your life, and most importantly, set new goals to ensure an upcoming year that is both exciting and productive. One part of JCI USA’s plan is to help get started down … Continue reading Happy New Year! Reflecting on Resolutions and Goals
Unless you’re living under a rock, you are likely one of the one in four people around the world who are connected to some sort of social media platform. If you happen to have taken up residency that rock, don’t worry – the social media pros at the Jaycees can help get you up to speed on which social media channels to join and why. … Continue reading Young Professionals and Social Media: Join These 4 Platforms
As you’re well aware, community involvement is what the Jaycees do best. There’s nothing quite like giving back to the community: you make a difference in someone else’s life while enriching your own. But as much as we like to do community service, there’s often a hurdle that stands in the way: funding. No matter how much man power you have, you can only go … Continue reading Jaycees Presents – Crowdsourcing for Community Causes
They say you only have one chance at making a great first impression – whoever “they” are, that is. So are you dressing for success when you meet a potential future employer for an interview? What exactly is dressing for success? Here are a few tips from your fellow Jaycees that will help you look the part at your next interview. Stick to the classics. … Continue reading Are You Making the Right First Impression? What to Wear to an Interview
Every office has one: the guy or gal that always seems to be just a step or two behind, frazzled, messy and has a workspace that’s cluttered. This co-worker could be producing the most amazing work and still, their reputation is going to remain as the messy, unorganized peer. Is that person lacking organizational skills? If your desktop hasn’t seen the light of day in … Continue reading What Does Your Workspace Clutter Say About You?
As members of a professional organization like the Jaycees, we tend to cultivate different skills through our social interactions with each other and in the workplace. However, is there a certain point we reach that we can no longer just count on these interactions to improve our skills? While we one never stops improving, one of the most effective ways to improve leadership skills is … Continue reading Improving Leadership Skills through Education
You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again – “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Of course, your network can’t make up for lack of knowledge or capability, but they can help get you an interview when you might not otherwise. While building a network, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s the quality of the connections you make that … Continue reading Building Blocks: How Large Does Your Network Need to Be?
Andrea Pack served as the 29th also serves as the current 32nd President of the Ohio Valley Jaycees. Born and raised in Wheeling, WV, she stayed in the area to attend college at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, WV, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. I am Andrea has served on the OVJC Board of Directors for the last eight years – since she … Continue reading 7 Questions with Andrea Pack, 32nd President, Ohio Valley Jaycees
So you signed up to be a member of the Jaycees – now what? A HUGE part of being a member of our professional networking organization is staying connected with both your local chapter and other Jaycee members around the world. Where can you go to talk with other members? The real question is where can’t you go and find a Jaycee member! Facebook – … Continue reading Digital Downloads: Stay Connected with the Jaycees