By Kristin Hiemstra A shameless believer of human potential, Kristin is as dynamic and energetic about career issues as a nice person can be. She combines real world knowledge from her many years of hiring experience in Washington, DC with a decade of college admissions experience.
  • 4 Steps to Self-Leadership and Managing Career Changes

    June 29, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Leadership is a buzz word among every institution world wide including in the military and business communities. However, few people talk about how to lead one’s self which is the most important skill a person can have to reach their potential. Here are 4 steps to great self-leadership:   1. Manage your emotions. Great leaders […]

  • 10 Tips for Making a Great First Impression at the Job Interview

    June 17, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Before the interview Go by office before the interview and pay attention to what people are wearing.  For an office environment wear a suit and blouse combination. Cotton blends work well in the summer and wool blends in the winter.  Have your suit and blouse professional dry cleaned. It does make a difference! Try them […]

  • 3 Steps to Easy and Effective Goal Setting

    June 7, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    You’ve heard it a million times: “Goal setting is important,” but what have you actually done about it? If you are like most people the answer is… nothing. That is not your fault. Regardless of your education level, it is very unlikely you were ever taught to set goals. While schools do a remarkable job […]

  • Rise and Shine! The Job Market is Primed

    May 31, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Start your engines ladies and gents, the experts tell us the job market is heating up. NC Employment Security Commission reports the state jobless rate was 9.7 percent in April, down from 11.1 percent a year ago. Businesses are coming out of survival mode and embracing their entrepreneurial outlook again. If you are one of […]

  • 10 Tips for Your Transitioning “Twentysomething”

    May 18, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Have you ever been lost in an unfamiliar place? It’s not very fun, is it? What goes through your mind when you are lost? For me it’s anxiety. My mind instinctively shuts out extraneous stimuli because I don’t feel safe when I don’t know where I am. All my mental and emotional energy gets high […]

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