Posts about Skills For Life

Girl Scouts Are Tougher Than Us: What We Can Learn from Rejection

Every year in the early spring, the Girl Scouts come out to peddle their little boxes of goodness … I mean, cookies. They stand in their uniforms outside of grocery stores at the tables and in wee voices ask, “Do you want some cookies?” And I always, always, always, say “NO.” What a mean lady! ...

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Dear Nursing Majors: Life is Selling!

Nursing student & sales rep Courtney O'Connor (center) during the AHEC summer program Students pursuing a degree in nursing are on track for a promising career. Nursing offers a competitive median salary, a plentitude of entry-level work opportunities, and a rewarding sense of fulfillment from ...

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She Went 30 for 31. But the No Sale May Have Been Her Most Memorable Appointment

Sales rep Olivia Bohrer of Parker, Colorado No one likes a no sale. But sometimes the most meaningful Cutco appointments are the ones where you don’t sell a thing. Just ask 18-year-old Olivia Bohrer of Parker, Colorado. When she started with Vector Marketing, she arranged 31 demos in just 10 ...

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Saving Money as a Management Candidate 101

Savings. Money. Future. Sometimes those are heavy words. As a management candidate, there are probably a lot of questions swirling through your mind. Money should be one of them. You keep hearing words like “start up” and “withholdings”. Why do Vector managers spend so much time talking about ...

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20 Ways to Rock Your 20s

Your 20s are the ultimate “you” decade. You are young, ambitious, going places. The world is at your feet. You’ll never get this time back, so it needs to count. Here are 20 ways to make the most of your 20s. 1. Stretch Yourself Take a job that stretches you and pushes you out of your comfort ...

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3 Reasons to Attend a Vector Conference

You have to go! Ask any rep who has been to a Vector conference and they’ll tell you the same thing, “you have to go!” Brooke Peters, an Assistant Manager from York, PA, was referred to Cutco by a friend, and was lucky enough to attend a Year End Banquet conference (YEB) during her first 10 days ...

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Seven Ways to Totally Screw Up Your Job Search

John Wasserman wants to help you find work. Yeah, you. A Philadelphia-based division manager for Vector Marketing, Wasserman has spent more than two decades recruiting and training college students. In that time, he’s interviewed thousands of people for their first “real” work experience. He ...

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Branding in Your Underwear

Photo credit: Jonathan Van Matre Undies for a Good Cause “Why is she always in her underwear?” “Well, let me tell you …” Yep, that was a conversation about me between my roommate and a mutual friend. I later laughed and joked that I’m only in my underwear in public one day a year, for a good ...

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12 Reasons Why Selling Knives Is Like Playing Pee Wee Sports

1. Even though it’s a short-term gig, you’ll learn a lot: how to be a team player, how to help others, how to work with others, how to be self-aware. 2. Trophies matter in the moment, but not after they’ve gotten dusty on the shelf. 3. Most people don’t do it forever, don’t go to the pros, and ...

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