Alumni Feature- Denedriane Dean (’92) | HOW A MATH AND SCIENCE GIRL AT JMU BECAME A SUCCESSFUL BLOGGER

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

6 WAYS TO FIND THE PERFECT MENTOR TO ADVANCE YOUR CAREER

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

HOW TO ANSWER THE 10 MOST-ASKED INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

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

THE COVER LETTER FORMULA THAT SKYROCKETED MY INTERVIEWS FROM 0% TO 55%

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%

16 SMALL WAYS YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR LIFE IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES

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