About DeniseMpls

Denise Felder (DeniseMpls) is a writer and career adviser encouraging individuals and challenging systems to close opportunity gaps in education and employment. More about DeniseMpls Career Services: http://denisefelder.com/about/

Q&A: Is It Bad To Stay At A Job Too Long?


QUESTION: I’ve been working in the same place for five years. It’s an OK job, but I’m getting restless. I see other people doing things that I’d like to try, plus my work is not very interesting. Should I look for a new job or am I crazy to leave a good job?

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Workplace Tips for New Graduates


Congratulations! You have accomplished something you worked long and hard for — You graduated!

graduate-happyYou have your degree, and no one can take it away from you. Earning a degree is an achievement that you should be proud of.

Now that school is behind you (for now …), it’s time to look to look for a paid internship or entry-level job in your field.  Are you ready for the workplace? Continue reading

VIDEO: What Are Your Talents & Work Skills?


Looking for a new job? Want to make your current work situation better?

Knowing what strengths and talents you want to offer is key to knowing which job or workplace is right for you.

Do you know the difference between your “talents” and your “skills?”

Find out how to match your Career Identity with a good-paying career.

 

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3 Poverty Events for MN Educators & Community Leaders


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THE ART OF MOTIVATING STUDENTS AND ENGAGING EMPLOYERS
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Mankato City Center Hotel, Mankato, MN
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Facilitators: Deon Clark and Joshua Olatunde, TCI Solutions.
This all-day workshop is designed to provide secondary and postsecondary educators with tools and strategies in the following areas: A) Recognize the diverse cultural characteristics of students, and socioeconomic status to adjust teaching methods. B) Improve rapport with students, effectively manage your classrooms, and motivate students to want to learn. C) Engage employers in meaningful ways to add value to student learning.

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10 Reasons To Do Grunt Work With a Smile


“Grunt work” is a term often used to describe the boring, meaningless tasks assigned to interns or entry-level employees. These tasks usually have nothing to do with the projects you were hired for, and can seem like they are a waste of your time and talents.

Common examples of office grunt work include alphabetizing and filing documents, unpacking or sorting supplies, getting coffee, data entry, and answering phones or covering the front desk while someone is on a break.

These tasks aren’t exciting, but they are not meaningless.

The next time a supervisor give you grunt work, say a silent “thank you.” You were just handed the opportunity to boost your career.

Here are 10 reasons to be happy about grunt work. Continue reading