In 2011, I embarked on an adventure that would eventually change my life’s course. I had dreamed of studying abroad in London since I was in high school, and JMU’s renowned study abroad program was one of the primary reasons I selected this incredible school. By the time I was a senior at JMU,… Read More Alumni Feature- Erin Scherer (’12) | WONDERLOST
As I sip my iced tea and finish up another post for RefreshingTalk.com, the blog that I created in 2010, I can’t help but think about the steps that got me here. I arrived on the campus of James Madison University as a freshman in the fall of 1987. I didn’t really know what I… Read More Alumni Feature- Denedriane Dean (’92) | HOW A MATH AND SCIENCE GIRL AT JMU BECAME A SUCCESSFUL BLOGGER
Mentor (n.): a wise, trusted counselor or teacher or an influential, senior sponsor or supporter. One of the most undervalued and beneficial resources any professional can have during their career is a mentor. In an ever-growing competitive world of work, a combination of emotional intelligence, refined skillset and a great network will grant you the… Read More 6 WAYS TO FIND THE PERFECT MENTOR TO ADVANCE YOUR CAREER
Never be daunted by interview questions again! Interviewing can be a daunting, painful endeavor; in fact, 7 out of 10 working adults would rather get a root canal than look for a job. But it doesn’t have to be so pailful; the more familiar you become with the most common types of interview questions, the easier it becomes… Read More HOW TO ANSWER THE 10 MOST-ASKED INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
Until recently, I wasn’t sure “what I did,” “why I do it,” or “what the point is” – I graduated from JMU in 2010 with a degree in Finance. As a bright eyed 22-year-old with the whole world ahead of me, I did the only thing that seemed logical. In the fall of my senior… Read More Alumni Feature- Cameron Miller (’10) | WHAT IS YOUR WHY?
When I first moved to New York, I was a cover letter machine. I wrote to every sir or madam with a job opening. I expressed my interest in positions for which I had none. I waxed rhapsodic about companies I’d never heard of. My response rate? A whopping zero percent. Around the 10th unanswered… Read More THE COVER LETTER FORMULA THAT SKYROCKETED MY INTERVIEWS FROM 0% TO 55%
Improving your life doesn’t have to be about making one big gesture. Instead, it’s something you can constantly work on—and it typically comes down to the small things you do every day. I understand that no one has all the time in the world to think about self-improvement when there’s work and family and bills… Read More 16 SMALL WAYS YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR LIFE IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES