Autumn McClenaghan

Autumn McClenaghan

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Biography

As the Director of Career Planning and Development at Brandman University, I work with students to help them reach their career goals. I invite you to subscribe and revisit the Brandman Blog to find information and stories about professional development topics such as resume building, job interviews, career planning, social media and more!

How to Brand Yourself for the Perfect Job

When you brand yourself you are aiming to portray who you authentically are and what you want to be known for. As you embark on your job search, it is helpful to have a well rounded understanding of yourself, the ideal employer, industry and job opportunities to show the company you choose to interview that you are the best candidate for the position.

The Essential Career Survival Kit

No matter what point you are on your professional path, it's important to make sure your career survival kit is always ready when you need it. Whether you are job searching, looking to advance, changing careers, entering the workforce or staying the course, it's best to be prepared for the future. You never know when your career situation may change. After all the future is still unwritten - relocation, promotion, company reorganization, or career re-launch - any of these situations can occur with little notice. Here are some items you may want to include in your career survival kit that can put you ahead of the game.

Career Choices for Early Childhood Teachers

Among the shopping sprees and excitement of advancing to the next levels in life, we take a moment to recognize the hard work that our teachers contribute to molding the minds of future generations. As the demand for early childhood educators grows we explore professional pathways these dedicated individuals may follow.

Top Things You Need to Stop Doing Today

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As time accelerates our lives to nearly light speed, it can be difficult to manage all of the things we should and should not do, especially with all of the devices at our disposal that keep us connected with our networks around the clock. Here we talk about the top things you need to stop doing now to create a better work-life balance. It involves balancing the scales with your time and technology use. There are some things you may be doing at work that you should stop right now.

5 Simple Tips to Reduce Stress at Work

Is work stressing you out? Between the meetings, appointments, deadlines and that flashing red light on your phone - on top of your never ending to do list - it can all be overwhelming. April is National Stress Awareness Month, which means its the perfect time to get started managing and eliminating that extra anxiety at work.

Is a Graduate Degree Right for Me

The final days of an undergraduate program often brings reflection and excitement of the future to come. Many start to seriously consider their options for the future and ask, “Do I try to find a job in my field or go directly to graduate school?” Depending on your professional field it may be necessary to pursue an advanced degree.