Articles by Maribeth Gunner

Maribeth Gunner Pulliam, director of career services at Excelsior College, has more than twenty-five years experience in higher education, over fifteen years in career development, and extensive work in academic and career advisement. She is an active member in the National Association of Colleges and Employers, Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers, National Career Development Association, the New York State Career Development Association, and the Capital Region Career Consortium.
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Some people will spend extensive energy preparing for a trip, meticulously arranging every detail of their excursion, but they will not invest the same time and effort planning for their future careers. How about you? Do you make time to review your professional goals and ambitions? Are you satisfied with your current job, or do …

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By Michele Paludi and Maribeth Gunner Pulliam Where do you see yourself professionally in five years? Do you picture yourself applying your leadership skills to direct an organization’s vision? Are you someone who enjoys applying data analytics to solve organizational problems? Do you want a career in consulting to improve organizations’ performance and business systems? …

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Whether you are a new graduate conducting a job search or an experienced professional pursuing acareer change, there are important competencies and knowledge you’ll want to hone or acquire to rise above the competition. Hiring officers are seeking certain essential employability skills. Most of these coveted skills are often referred to as “transferable” skills because …

By: Sarah Murphy & Maribeth Gunner Pulliam One of the most important activities for a truly successful job search is networking. Career experts agree that career networking is one of the most effective ways to find and obtain a job. While classified ads and online job boards might give you a few places to start, …

Good gravy! Why are we connecting Thanksgiving and Career Development? Well, they are both special occasions celebrated in November. In fact, all of November is National Career Development Month. Another important similarity regarding these celebrations is the perfect opportunity each offers to reflect on all you may be thankful for: supportive people in your life, …