Interpersonal Edge: Solving the mystery of salary ranges

Mystery Of Slary Edges

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By Dr. Daneen Skube

Q:I’m applying for new jobs. Many employers refuse to provide a salary range until I’m into the interview process.

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Interpersonal Edge: World peace starts on the job

By Dr. Daneen Skube
Tribune Content Agency

Q: Everywhere I go it seems people are talking about respect, diversity, and issues like world peace. I’m just trying to live from paycheck to paycheck.

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My Journey: Mentors are On the Top of the Guest List!

 By Bernadette Johnson

“When embarking on a journey, never ask directions from someone who  has never left home.”  ~Chinese Proverb
I was asked to share why I chose to be a mentor.  Ironically, I found that I was unable to share my “why” without first exploring my personal mentoring experience.  Being raised by a single working parent in an inner city environment created the need for mentors. This environment is fertile ground for making choices that may not serve your greatest self.  My mentors, when I was growing up taught me to respect myself, be an independent thinker,  a leader and instilled the thought of I could do anything if I put my mind to it. 

Jill on Money: Free trade: Good or bad for America?

 By Jill Schlesinger

Tribune Content Agency
There has been a lot of trash talk about U.S. trade policy this political season. Candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have led the rallying cries about how trade deals have killed U.S. jobs and upended the economy, which is a great way to incite disgruntled voters. However, as always, the facts are a bit murkier. 

10 Interview Tips to Help You Get the Job

The interview process can be daunting.  Get some tips to make the process easier.

Middle Class Struggles to Preserve Retirement Security

 WASHINGTON, D.C.–It’s no secret that retirement security is eroding for many Americans.

“Half of today’s working-age households are unlikely to have enough resources to maintain their standard of living once they retire,” according to the National Retirement Risk Index, compiled by Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research.

Local News Briefs

Ingham County Health Department Helps Kids Get Ready to Go ‘Back-to-School’

Michigan Women’s Commission to Survey Female Veterans
Findings Will Help Policy Makers Develop and Deliver Targeted Services to Michigan’s Women Veterans

You, your family and friends, consumers of our services are all invited to join us for agency 50th Year Anniversary Celebration on Monday, September 8, 2014. 


 Application Deadline is March 31 
Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope is seeking qualified individuals to work on upcoming 2014 Election Days on May 6th, August 5th, and November 4th. This is a great opportunity to perform a needed service and earn $120 or more per Election Day. The deadline to submit an application to work all three dates is Monday, March 31.

Hope Still Out for Older Job Seekers


By Rick Garcia
After receiving my first AARP membership in the mail, I knew I would soon belong to a membership that can not be avoided – Being a Senior Citizen.

Job Seekers: U.S. Probation Officer – Deadline is December 31, 2012

The U.S. Probation & Pretrial Services Office for the Western District of Michigan is accepting applications for one full time United States Probation Services Officer to be assigned to the Kalamazoo or Lansing, MI branch office.