Entries by Karen Litzinger

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After January 6, 2020 Trauma: Grief and Love

“Today we acknowledge the shadows, but we lean into the light.” This quote by Carrie Newcomer from Saturday’s Daily Good newsletter spoke to me in the aftermath of the traumatic events of January 6. Regardless of political leanings, I think her article can be relevant to many. This article spoke to me about hope and […]

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A Prayer for America

In light of the January 6 events and the upcoming inauguration, I am sharing “A Prayer for America” that I believe can speak to most political and spiritual leanings. It is from the 1994 book, Illuminata, by Marianne Williamson. Dear God,We join in prayer to celebrate this nation and surrender its destiny to You.We give […]

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Election Inspiration

Four years ago on election day, I shared the 1 minute music video of Building Bridges, which seems even more idealistic now than in 2016. I decided to re-share my idealism as I was reminded today of this inspiration from Abraham Lincoln: “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion […]

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Don’t Quarantine Your Career – Video Version

I wrote an article early in the pandemic about suggestions on how to take action even when you think there isn’t much you can do during difficult economic times. I was pleased to present a mini-program about this at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Career Expo on August 20. Whether you are unemployed or simply unhappy in […]

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Pandemic Work Wonderings

I wait and wonder                For those who are furloughed                Will I go back? Should I look?                How I ache for the familiar that I took for granted                Even the parts I hated. I wait and wonder                For those whose jobs may be insecure                Am I next?                In the […]

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Virtual Job Fair Tips

Register and Research: Register early to have the greatest access to materials. Research whether it is on-line written chat or video chat. Research employers, identify your top 5, take notes to use in interactions. Technology Tips: Review any written or video tips about the platform and event. Test your technology equipment. If video fair, have […]

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Help for High School Students and Parents

“The 6-year graduation rate for first-time, full-time undergraduate students who began seeking a bachelor’s degree at 4-year degree-granting institutions in fall 2011 overall was 60 percent.” People are often surprised by this data from a 2019 Department of Education report. I hope this information motivates high school students and their parents to think even more […]

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Virtual Career Fair and Preparation

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is sponsoring the Hiring Pittsburgh Digi-Me Virtual Career Fair to be held on April 29 and April 30. I’m excited they reached out to me to me to be a partner in co-presenting How to Prepare for a Virtual Career Expo on Tuesday, April 28 at 2:00 PM. Please share this blog […]