Career Inspiration from Those Who Climbed the Mountain
Career Inspiration from Those Who Climbed the Mountain
/ October 10, 2013 1 COMMENTS

Just like mountain-climbing, getting started in one of your first jobs after college is exciting, but sometimes it can be scary to look up and see how far you have to climb. There you are, just figuring out how to use the copy machine, and everyone around you already knows what they’re doing. But try…

How to Handle Helicopter Parents in the Job Hunt
How to Handle Helicopter Parents in the Job Hunt
/ October 8, 2013 0 COMMENTS

It was bad enough when they hovered over your youth soccer games. Do you really need your parents sitting in your job interview? Apparently, some people do. A recent report in The Wall Street Journal quotes studies and employers who say an increasing number of 20- and 30-somethings bring their moms and dads into the…

6 Career Tips from former McDonald’s CEO Ed Rensi
6 Career Tips from former McDonald’s CEO Ed Rensi
/ October 3, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Ed Rensi started working at McDonald’s in 1966. He was a grill man, earning 85 cents an hour. He was promoted to a store manager position in 1967, and 24 years later he was CEO of what was then the largest restaurant chain in the world. Rensi worked nearly every position McDonald’s offered, and he…

California Dreamin’: Amy Schmieder Talks About Life, Work on the West Coast
California Dreamin’: Amy Schmieder Talks About Life, Work on the West Coast
/ October 1, 2013 0 COMMENTS

California Dreamin’: Amy Schmieder Talks Life, Work on the West Coast After graduating from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo in 2006, Amy Schmieder and a few of her close friends made a decision: to have “one last hurrah before we got into the real world,” she says. Off they went to the Cayman Islands,…

Beware of This Career Advice
Beware of This Career Advice
/ September 24, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Not all career advice is created equal. That fact will become apparent if you survive in the workforce for any length of time. For now, though, as you’re just embarking on your first job out of college, it might be difficult to separate the good advice from the bull corn. We’re not casting aspersions on…

How to Get a Raise Without Asking for One
How to Get a Raise Without Asking for One
/ September 19, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Asking for a raise is nerve-wracking. People can stress out for days, or even weeks, before working up the courage to even ask their boss for a meeting. And once you get in the meeting, you have to remember all of your reasons for deserving a raise without coming off as entitled, selfish or just…

WWEX Detroit: Rocking the Motor City
WWEX Detroit: Rocking the Motor City
/ September 18, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Mike McCarthy uses a city slogan of sorts to describe his Worldwide Express team: “Detroit hustles harder.” The sales manager — who grew up in Roseville, on Detroit’s East Side, and graduated from Central Michigan University in 2003 — says that team approach of “hustle” has helped it to achieve, despite the talk of Detroit’s…

How to Be a Positive Force in the Office
How to Be a Positive Force in the Office
/ September 17, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Positive people are good for the workplace. Not all of us qualify as the friendly, supportive types who keep the office vibe mellow. For one thing, some of us are naturally introverted, which can be misinterpreted as unfriendly. Still, it’s important that everyone – regardless of personality type – strive to contribute to a positive…

5 Tips for Handling Office Confrontations
5 Tips for Handling Office Confrontations
/ September 12, 2013 1 COMMENTS

Conflicts in the workplace are inevitable. It’s how you handle these potentially difficult situations that matters. If a peer, client or supervisor confronts you, your reaction could have a huge effect on the issue, and on how others view you in the office. Here are some tips for when those difficult situations emerge. 1. Be…

How Being More Like George Clooney Can Boost Your Career
How Being More Like George Clooney Can Boost Your Career
/ September 10, 2013 0 COMMENTS

We envy George Clooney. Not because he’s a multimillionaire and an Oscar-winning actor who seemingly lives a charmed life. It’s because he oozes charisma — and he always has. Clooney’s roles are often built for such confidence: Danny Ocean in the Ocean’s Eleven series, or Dr. Doug Ross on ER. But his cornpone persona in O…