Charity Work: Are You Good, or Just Good At It?

I’m often asked by people, “Ben, I want to get involved in charity work… How do I join a board?” I’m not sure why they think I’m a good resource for that, but I suppose I do my share of community involvement and non-profit charity...
Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward

Pay it forward. We hear this catch phrase so often that I feel its true meaning is somehow lost or diminished. Who remembers the 2000 movie “Pay it Forward” with Helen Hunt, Kevin Spacey, and Haley Joe Osment? What a wonderful movie rooted in the spirit of...
Career Fairs

Career Fairs

As an IT Recruiter, I have had the privilege of attending numerous college job fairs.  Some have proven to be a success while others were not worth the effort.  Over the years I have come to realize that these events are much more than an opportunity for employers to...
The Art of Note Writing

The Art of Note Writing

When’s the last time you received a piece of ‘snail mail’ that wasn’t junk mail or a bill that you simply hadn’t converted to an e-bill yet? Our United States Postal Service (USPS) is on the verge of bankruptcy, in part because of the digital age. We tend to...