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Behavioral Neuroscience to Financial Planning

“That’s a Big Jump”

by Kathryn Bryan, Ph.D, CEPA

My career path from the day I stepped on my college campus was to work in the field of psychology and neuroscience. I found the brain and how we think fascinating, and that led me to working in basic scientific research in neuroscience. That’s where I began my freshman year of college…

    It wasn’t until after graduate school that I realized I had made a mistake

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Kathryn Bryan, Ph.D, CEPA

Why Do Women

Appear to Bear the Brunt of Ageism at Work?

by Tamasin Ford - BBC News

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"As soon as women show any visible signs of ageing, they are viewed as not only less attractive, but less competent," says 72-year-old Bonnie Marcus.

    The founder of Bonnie Marcus Leadership in Santa Barbara, California, she coaches women on how to advance their careers and hosts the podcast Badass Women at Any Age. She argues that as women get older, they face the double whammy of sexism and ageism.

5 Secrets to Get You Past the Résumé-Reading Robots

A human resources exec advises how you can beat the robot

by Leslee Remsburg at

Even as the economy rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans remain out of work, and weekly new unemployment claims continue to hover around one million. With so many people looking for their next opportunity, it is important that job seekers not only update and refresh their résumés to highlight their key skills and experience, but to format their résumés in such a way that they will get past the automated, robot résumé-readers that are increasingly the first gatekeepers in the recruiting process.

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Our next edition…
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

What Job Seekers Should Know

As Companies Continue To Hire

by Jenna Arcand at

As the summer comes to a close and schools reopen, it's also the time of year many professionals put more focus on their careers. Whether you're unemployed, looking for a better paying job, or want to change careers, fall is the best time of year to make the career move you've been thinking about for months.

    Here's what job seekers should know as they look for their next job this fall.

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Networking is like the ripples in a pond

Close your eyes and imagine that you are dropping a stone into a pool of water. After the stone hits the surface, circular waves begin to radiate from the spot where the stone entered the water.

    Hold that image as you think about networking as you seek a new job. As you begin the process – in the middle (where the stone was dropped), you work your way outward continuously covering more and more of the pond’s surface.

    Where do you drop your stone? Where do you begin your job search networking? The simplest approach is to start with people you know – former co-workers, vendors, family, friends, etc. People with whom you feel most comfortable. This is especially important if you are new to networking, or if you feel shy or self-conscious. As one recruiter put it, “It's easier to network with people you know.”

    As you begin with that group of known associates, you naturally will begin to include more and more people – most of whom you either don’t know at all, or are only casually acquainted. And that’s OK. Starting with people you know will allow you to gain confidence and to become more comfortable with the entire networking process.

    Before you know it, you’ll be in contact with people you never knew existed only a few short weeks ago.

    The good news is that – because of the Covid – most professional societies and business groups have converted to networking through virtual means. The bad news is that most professional societies and business groups have converted to networking through virtual means.

    On the one hand, virtual networking permits you to attend more events and meet more people without investing in travel time and without the expenses associated with attending networking events. On the other hand, there is no real substitute for one-on-one personal contact. Virtual networking may be the next best thing, but if you have trouble striking up conversations with relative strangers, you may struggle with virtual networking.

    The bottom line is that the more you network (live or online) the more ripples you’ll make on that pond, and the wider those ripples will extend.

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