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Energy Coalition Ready to Hire Veterans

The energy industry is hiring and eager to employ veterans for challenging, rewarding careers that provide competitive compensation and excellent professional growth opportunities. There are several ways to explore what the industry has to offer. First, attend, EnergyCareers 2020, a free, virtual career exploration and job fair event that will take place on October 21st. […]

Featured Mentor: Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth Chamberlain is the Deputy Director, for Cyber and Strategic Enabling in the Concepts, Development and Management (CDM) Office under the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. SAF/CDM develops and implements initiatives and activities for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence as well as the Secretary […]

Mentoring Through Challenging Times: Accept Reality

Have you accepted the new normal or are you dragging your feet longing for the way things “used to be”?  In this article, originally from The Business Journal, Lauren Munsch Dal Farra, MD, CEO and Cardiologist, Palm Health and Maureen McDonald, Assistant Vice President, Community Engagement, HCA Healthcare/Continental Division share their advice on how to face our challenges […]

Featured Mentor: Meet Paul

Paul Rampone has been the president of Hart Design Group, Ltd. since its founding in 1991.  HDG is a Rhode Island based multi-disciplined Engineering/Architectural firm serving the Biopharmaceutical, Chemical and Manufacturing sectors.  Hart Design Group is part of The Hart Companies, one of the oldest and largest Industrial Design/Build organizations in New England. Paul earned […]

Mentoring Through Difficult Conversations

During the development of mentoring relationships, sometimes mentors must decide to offer constructive criticism or not. The obstacles to these productive conversations are described as: protective hesitation and protective defensiveness. Protective Hesitation– the tendency to not offer critical feedback and information for fear of offending the other person Protective Defensiveness– the tendency to build personal walls to avoid […]

Featured Mentor: Meet MJ

Following graduation from Wake Forest University, Captain Mary Jo “MJ” Sweeney, US Navy (retired) was commissioned at Navy Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, and served 26 years on active duty in a variety of posts around the world. Highlights of her career included command of the Navy’s Pacific Fleet special mission ships (oceanographic […]

Featured Mentor: Meet Melody

Melody C. Gratic is a certified John Maxwell Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker, and Certified Behavioral Analysis Trainer and Consultant. She is a phenomenal strategic thinker, passionate motivational speaker and servant leader, well-known for connecting with a multicultural, multigenerational and global workforce. Melody Gratic founded XcelMil, LLC on the premise of providing exceptional, value-based, and relevant services […]

Job Search in the Age of Social Distancing

 Laura M. Labovich Chief Executive Officer, The Career Strategy Group If you’ve ever been in a job search, you know that your time is often filled with networking events, lunches, coffees and speed ‘dating’ events of all kinds. If you are currently in or embarking on a job search, you may be asking yourself, how […]

Maintaining Your Mentoring Relationship During COVID-19

We recognize that many aspects of our lives are in flux as we adjust to the newest guidelines, restrictions and recommendations set by our Nation’s leaders. As we adjust to this new normal, we encourage you to stay on course with your personal and professional goals. In order to help, here are our four tips […]