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Veterans deserve more than just thanks

November 14, 2019 Stephanie Anderson

“Thank you for your service” is a simple statement to veterans showing appreciation for the freedoms we all enjoy because of their sacrifices. It’s probably something you’ve said yourself and with good intentions, but it might cause more awkwardness than …

What Greta Thunberg Could Teach Us In The Office

September 26, 2019 Stephanie Anderson

When you were 16, what were you doing? If you were like me, you were probably focused on hobbies, friends and discovering who you want to be when you grow up. For 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, her days are spent sailing across …

How to negotiate better: the 4 strategies to dominate

September 11, 2019 Stephanie Anderson

New cars, flight upgrades, salary increases and so much more: Negotiation comes into play in almost all aspects of life. Heck, you probably negotiate frequently with your fickle toddler or opinionated teen. Whether at home or work, knowing how to …

AI in recruiting is pissing people off

June 26, 2019 Stephanie Anderson

There are many steps in the recruitment funnel and today technology is used in virtually every single one of them. From utilizing an applicant tracking system (ATS) to adopting artificial intelligence (AI) in interviews, this ain’t your grandmother’s job application …

Desperate parents are sabotaging their kids’ careers

March 14, 2019 Stephanie Anderson

Desperate Housewives has nothing on 50 desperate parents, who rocked the news this week in an extensive college admissions scandal. This story has the elements of a Hollywood blockbuster — lies, cheating, bribery, famous actresses, rich and powerful people caught …

Does it spark joy? KonMari your career

January 16, 2019 Stephanie Anderson

If you have Netflix and/or have seen the chatter on social media, you’ve heard of Marie Kondo’s new show Tidying Up. The key to controlling your home’s chaos? According to her, if it doesn’t bring you joy, it has to go. …

    Smart ways to address gaps in employment

    December 10, 2018 Stephanie Anderson

    Last week LinkUp partnered with Dress for Success to host a “Day of Success” that included resume reviews, mock interviews, headshots, and a professional panel presentation. One important question that came up was how to best address a break in …

    The juggle is real for working parents and child care

    November 8, 2018 Stephanie Anderson

    Families with two parents working outside the home are common today. In fact, among married-couple families with children, 61.9 percent have both parents employed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. My household is one of them. With both my spouse …