The Perfect Pitch

The Perfect Pitch

Both job seekers and business owners need to have a pitch that will quickly explain what they do and why they do it. To give our readers more information about the perfect pitch I spoke with Jacqueline Franchetti, Chief Marketing Officer of Franchetti Communications,...
Networking for Success

Networking for Success

Q. Dear Mindy, I am looking for a job and I have been told that it is important to network. I have no idea where to start, and I am worried that I won’t know what to say.  Looking for help in Queens A. Dear Looking, Networking is not just for people who are looking...
What is OUTPLACEMENT?

What is OUTPLACEMENT?

Q. Dear Mindy, My company has been acquired, and I am worried about losing my job. My colleagues are talking about Outplacement Services and I am not sure what that is. Can you help? Concerned in Queens A. Dear Concerned, Outplacement programs provide guidance to help...
Is It Possible to Achieve Work/Life Balance?

Is It Possible to Achieve Work/Life Balance?

Dear Mindy, Q: I feel overwhelmed by my responsibilities at work and at home. There aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish everything I have to do. Do you have any tips to help me balance my life? A: You are not alone in this dilemma. When we combine increased...
I was just laid off!

I was just laid off!

Dear Mindy, Q: I was just laid off from I job I loved for 15 years! I feel hurt, betrayed and lost. What should I do? A: It is essential to keep a positive, action oriented attitude during the career continuation process. When you are separated from a routine that you...
Improve Conversations One Step at a Time

Improve Conversations One Step at a Time

As seen in the July, 2016 Queens Courier http://digital-editions.qns.com/QB072016/#/12/ EMPLOYMENT MATTERS Improve Conversations One Step At A Time Dear Mindy: Lately when I am trying to have a conversation at work the people seem to be more interested in what is...