CUNY Big Apple Job Fair
?I attended your workshop before I even walked into the job fair. Wow, is all I can say. Cablevision loved my story and energy so much they set up an interview on the spot. You?re the best!? Student
?I left your personal branding workshop more confident than ever that I can stand out from the intense competition. Thanks!? Student
?I now know what I have to do to build my network and develop the ?right? relationships. You had the entire room jumping!? Workshop attendee at ?Back to Work? event
?Thank Eric for me. I made some changes to my resume based on his presentation at the Career Builder fair, and it got me the interview!? Workshop attendee
?It?s clear now that I have to market ?me? just as much as my qualifications. Thanks for the very useful personal branding tips.? Student
Fairleigh Dickinson Univ.
?It was not your classic campus speech. It was innovative, in-your-face, and laugh-out-loud funny. Eric is a welcomed addition to our leadership program.? Residence Life Campus Coordinator
?97% of the participants would recommend Mr. Barron’s keynote presentation at our international student forum to a colleague.? VP of Internal Affairs, SHRM
?Your keynote address during our Student Leadership Conference was uplifting and entertaining while still getting an important message across to our student leaders.? Associate Dean and Director of Student Life
?In Eric?s seminar, no one goes unnoticed. Our student leaders gave very positive feedback calling it – entertaining, passionate, and some great real world advice.? Residence Hall Director
?Extremely engaging! Wish he could have stayed longer for more one-on-one help.? Student
Welcome back to The Ability Project. I’ve been away launching a series of online learning projects, but am back to working magic in the career development arena. With a strong focus on Personal Branding, I’ll be ensuring people don’t lose sight of their biggest asset – themselves!
Helping you stand out from the competition is TAP’s focus, and this cannot be done without addressing the lost art of storytelling. Are you able to bring your qualifications to life with an engaging and memorable story to land that dream job, internship or even a promotion? Take charge of your career and gain an edge on the competition with TAP’s guidance. Check back soon for video uploads, event updates and career tips. Recent events include: Bubble to Boardroom and the CUNY Big Apple Job Fair at the Jacob Javits Center. (Video footage coming soon!) As always, feel free to contact me direclty at email@example.com.
The Ability Project is going on hiatus. Whether it?s permanent or not, remains to be seen. However, the entire staff here has had a wonderful time working with today?s young professionals and hope that more people now realize how important good communication, personal branding and networking skills are in achieving career success. You can continue to reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org as I begin to focus on launching online education for a number of industries, beginning with real estate professionals. Have a great 2010!!!
We’ve taken a bit of a hiatus with our blog, but we’re back now with the latest in our “Don’t Listen To Us” series. This week, we’re featuring the well-known Lauren Berger, otherwise known as The Intern Queen. Completing fifteen internships throughout her college career, Lauren surely knows the ins and outs of the internship world and makes it her goal to educate college students in hopes of aiding them in landing “that dream internship.” So in 2006, Lauren had the aspiration of providing a website aiding college students since she had noticed that few of her peers had even one internship under their belt and that she was sought after by friends for her advice. With support and funding, Lauren launched The Intern Queen, which lists fabulous internships across the US, in June 2008.
When you go to a school that is in the city, most of the students that you come across are either carrying a BlackBerry or iPhone on them. I also happen to be one of them. Let’s get this straight, though, I am not a big fan of either – I think they’re overhyped and that there are other phones that are equally as good but are just not given the North American attention (head on over to Europe and Asia to see some real phones in action). But hey, that’s not the discussion on hand; what is, though, is the wonderment of why more and more undergraduates are possessing one or the other and for what possible advantage points are there?