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TCE PushUp: “It’s NOT the FRUIT that Matters,  it’s the ROOT!”

TCE PushUp: “It’s NOT the FRUIT that Matters, it’s the ROOT!”

It’s such an honor and blessing to be granted the opportunity to share our content on TV, Radio, the Internet and print media for all these years. It’s important to not get swayed or shifted by the FRUIT that you forget what REALLY got you here or there in the first place. Nourish, protect and never forget your roots (make sure they grow deep and not just wide) ..stay humble and watch what happens. (This Pushup is made possible by

News Alert: The Career Engineer is an Approved “Helper” on Google HelpOuts!

As we say in TCE Land, “PushUp!” We are HONORED to be an approved professional Helper in the Google HelpOut Community. We can NOW serve YOU with innovation directly from your Google Hangout Powered devices from the privacy of your OWN space.  This not only helps us to REACH you more effectively…but we are AMPD about using our cool, new …toys!

We will share MORE about this exciting news during our TCE LIVE Broadcast this evening, so don’t you miss it! Click below and check out our TCE Career Re-engineering HelpOut

TCE and NBC’s Chicago Fire, The Writers are Turning Me On!

TCE Sharing a REAL Moment:   ( I Finally got Followed by @nbcChicagoFire, Heck Yeah!)  If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I have an INSANE addiction to the hit show, NBC’s   Chicago Fire!  I tweet like there is no tomorrow and enjoy engaging with talent, show creators, producers and our incredible fans.  Yes, of course looking at Taylor Kinney (Severide), Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker)  or Casey (Jessy Spencer)...for 60 minutes helps me have a great Wednesday.  Trust me they are GREAT for my eyes (oh my), but I am soooo attracted to the incredible writing and suspense that captures me on this show!  Yes, the Writers are Turning Me On!  

How exciting it is, that the great skills of the written word, wonderful story telling, full throttle imagination…and more…has made a comeback.  Not to mention all the jobs that are created by having a successful show (not just the “front of the house” talent) but the 100’s of professionals  behind the scene that make it happen. You know being Your Career Engineer, I love the jobs/career results.   I salute Derek Haas, (Co-creator and more) for helping me to LOVE, ENJOY and look forward to scripted television…again.  The best part, not only did I get a RT from the show…but ahh…NBC ChicagoFire  followed me…WOW!


Ask The Career Engineer ” Where’s the Money…for College That Is!”


REAL Answers for REAL People Who Want to Make Mondays….BETTER!

The Career Engineer

Q:  Since your are the career engineer, are you aware of where one could find scholarships and grants for graduates?Given there are many bogus sites out there. (College Professional, Virginia) 

A:  Congrats on returning to college!  What I can tell you is that Thanksgiving thru March is the “I need  Money for college” hunger games.  Your best bet “in order to NOT get hustled”  is to look at the schools you are attending (financial aide office) and the individual departments (ie. School of Business, School or Nursing etc.)

Remember your financial aid officer should become “your new best friend” as your FAF application, school status and other factors  can have a large impact  on the funds you are eligible to receive (FREE money or PAY IT BACK Money.  Of course excellence in academics plays a big roll, so make sure that 3.0 or higher is the name of the game.  It also depends on who wants the money; the high school graduate or soon to be a high school graduate  market is plentiful.  When you are over 21, 25, 35…it becomes a little harder to find those dollars earmarked for the adult learner.

Fellowships for graduate schools are  normally handled via the university or again directly by the department.  Don’t lose hope or stamina, here are some creditable Twitter accounts to follow who specialize in scholarships.


Don’t Get Anxious Get Prepared!  Career & Business Consulting Services for Employees, Employers & Entrepreneurs, Visit  and (Join the TCE Network) or call 757-745-4TCE 

How to Beat Sequestration, Shutdown Blues & Power Up Your Job Search

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2013 brought us furloughs, sequestration, contract stalls and more.  How can you STILL continue your job search or career mobility during  with 2014 around the corner and a potential 2nd shutdown?  Never fear, The Career Engineer is here… to share some tips and boosters to reduce the “Sequestration Blues”.  Here are five quick techniques to change your Monday mornings during sequestration.

  • Sharpen your skills & KNOW Your Value:  “Why Should Someone Hire You? & “What value do you bring?
  • Sharpen your wit: Read, Study, Practice and Think
  • Trim the fat:  Efficient & Effective in Everything (Bonus: Increase technology use it saves, time, money & effort)
  • STOP TIME WASTERS: People, Places Data and Things that are non-productive
  • KEEP THE FAITH:  24/7 & 365
  • TCEJobStop (Google It)  –  Lots of HOT JOBS Posted Daily Across the USA!!!

 “Don’t Get Anxious – Get Prepared”  The Career Engineer  Email:  757-745-4TCE ,

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