YAAA Career Connections

Staffing and Career Development Career Tips

January 2017 - The cover letter is essential in communicating your interest in any specific position for which you apply. It does not repeat the content of your resume, but rather, it enhances the skills and qualifications as well as your interest in that specific job. It’s your chance to show you’ve done your homework to understand the position as well as the organization that it supports. The letter is brief, grammatically correct and to the point, and above all, it is a professional representation of you.

Career Quote

January 2017 - “I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it” - Lou Holtz

November 2016 - “If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.” (Brian Tracy)

April 2016 - “Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.” (Paul J. Meyer) 

Useful Career Development App

January 2017 - IF by IFTTT (If This Then That)

Helps you improve your productivity by connecting the apps that you love. You can rig up simple connections between applications such as Facebook, Dropbox, Instagram, and Twitter, to help perform certain automatic actions (e.g. sharing every photo you post to Instagram on Twitter). 

November 2016 - Interview Prep Questions (Free)

Transitioning from C&T/S&M to M&P Panel Discussion Recap

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our workshop, which consisted of panelists from Compensation & Classification, Benefits and Best Practices. There were also representatives on the panel who spoke about their experience transitioning between job categories. 

The purpose of this workshop was to share information about what transitioning from one job category to another involves, provide clarification of the audit process, outline benefits for each job family, and share real life transitioning journeys.