Millions of people in the United States are in the job market. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were more than three unemployed people competing for every one job opening in the country. Is that intimidating? Yes. Should that deter you from looking for employment? Not with the résumé tips that the young professionals at the Jaycees have for you! Aside … Continue reading Trouble Landing an Interview? Time to Revise Your Résumé
Sometimes more doesn’t always equal better, and that can certainly ring true for the amount of people in your professional network. With random invitations on LinkedIn and enough business cards collected to fill an entire Rolodex, our networking efforts can be clogged with connections that might not make the most sense professionally. Did you know that you can usually narrow your efforts down to just … Continue reading Maximize Your Networking Efforts: Who You Really Need to Know
If you are feeling unchallenged, bored, dissatisfied or stuck at your current position at work, you’re not the only one. Many young professionals begin their careers in positions with hopes to climb the ranks, but sometimes that just doesn’t happen. Most members of the Jaycees know things are not just handed to you – you have to work for advancement in the workplace. Besides coming … Continue reading 4 Tips to Promote Career Development in Young Professionals
You can look at nearly all professional fields – from politics to health care to major innovators – and find a successful member of the Jaycees at the forefront. This also rings true for professionals in the entertainment field. Many people who have brought joy and amusement into the lives and homes of millions of people across the world are also entrepreneurs. But did you … Continue reading The Jaycees Through the Years: Entertainment Edition
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?
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
The United States Jaycees has adopted the U.N. Millennium Development Goals as our public policy platform. The Millennium Development Goals – or MDGs – are eight ambitious goals set by the United Nations to address some of the most pressing needs here in the United States and also around the world. The US Junior Chamber is doing our part to help the U.N. achieve the … Continue reading Exploring the U.N. Millennium Development Goals: Part One
The top three things that people fear the most are death, spiders and public speaking. While many young professionals can avoid the first two, perfecting your public speaking is a task that must be tackled if you want to be well respected among your peers. Instead of just winging it the next time you speak in front of a group, take some advice from the … Continue reading Three Public Speaking Skills for Earning Attention and Respect