When you can't seem to generate interest from employers despite having the necessary experience and skills, it may be time to work with a career coach, writes Karla Miller. "A career coach can help refine your resume and outreach messages and get more mileage out of your LinkedIn account -- for example, making yourself visible to well-connected recruiters and other professionals who can warm up cold contacts for you," Miller writes.
When it comes to work-life balance, there's no one size that fits all. You may be happier when you come to terms with the fact that you prefer juggling your roles throughout the day or blending your work activities with the rest of your life, writes Andy Molinsky.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., have introduced legislation that would make university adjunct instructors eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. The part-time status of contingent faculty currently makes them ineligible for the program.
Enrollment of black students could decline if colleges and universities are not careful to address recent white supremacist events, says Lecia Brooks, the outreach director for the Southern Poverty Law Center. To head off potential problems, Brooks advises college and university leaders to require faculty and staff to attend racial equality professional development courses and step up diversity recruitment.
Some 900 colleges and universities are creating behavioral-intervention teams to identify students who may be a potential threat to themselves or the campus and come up with action steps. The schools are part of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association, which offers training and advice on forming such teams.
Discover what personal and creative strengths are unique to you, and use those to find your role in the workplace, writes Scott Mautz. He notes the story of filmmaker Nora Ephron, who used her writing and directing platform to send powerful messages and mentor other women.