Random Stuff on a Summer Friday

June 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

Photo credit: Baxter Bedell (c) 2010

It’s been hot and the pool beckons so here’s a roundup of random musings and pieces of information to finish off a hot summer week!

First, we are very excited to announce the addition of our Virtual Career Center which will be available next week!  The VCC provides career develop information and research tools all in one place online available 24/7.  All of us at PEC know that schedules can be challenging and when you finally get some time to yourself, it may be 6 a.m. or 10:30 at night.


  • Company & Industry Research
  • Job Postings that are continuously authenticated for currency and accuracy
  • Self-evaluation tools & assessments
  • Create professional resumes and cover loetters
  • Interview preparation
  • Networking and Social media integration

I have volunteered to be the office guinea pig in the system and will be posting about my experiences working with the system in the coming weeks so stay tuned!

As I have been playing around a bit more on our Twitter account, I ran across Cheryl Wood’s Fearless Jump Day.  On August 17th she’s asking women to do something they fear whether it is jumping out of a plane or writing a novel or making that call to the client you’ve been wanting to land.  It got me thinking and I love the idea of taking a day to be fearless.  I signed up.  Want to join me?  What are you going to do?  Find the discussion on Twitter at #FearlessJump and see what other women are pondering for their fearless jump!

The debate continues surrounding the Atlantic Monthly article by Anne Marie Slaughter and the whole issue of work/life balance, or integration, or whatever you want to call it.  Staff writer Sarah Gilbert shares her version of the story over at Get Rich Slowly today. I liked that Ms. Gilbert also frames it beyond just moms and kids but also adults with other family responsibilities such as aging parents. How has this issue affected you?

Another Get Rich Slowly post I enjoyed this week was “Finding Balance in an Imbalanced World” by guest writer Megan Van.  While the post was about how our parents and family impress our own values on work and money, I wondered about the same influence on how we view work and life.  Are there people in your life that you wouldn’t want to be or those you admire?

Be sure to like us on Facebook. There’s been some great stuff we’ve been passing along!  You can also watch me bumble along on our Twitter account!

Tell us what you’ve been reading and thinking about during these hot summer days!


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