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Garth Gasse, CFI was promoted to Director, Loss Prevention for SSP America
Garth was previously the National Loss Prevention Manager - United States and Canada for SSP America. Garth has been a part of SSP America's loss prevention team since 2015, when he started as Corporate LP Analyst, and then was promoted to Senior LP Manager - Corporate. Prior to joining the SSP America team, Garth was the Director of Retail Operations, Asset Protection for the Retail Industry Leaders Association, and held that role for over a year. He was also a Regional Asset Protection Manager for Toys R Us/Babies R Us, Security Investigator for Victoria's Secret Stores and a Regional Loss Prevention Manager for CVS Pharmacy/People's Drug Store. Garth earned his Bachelor's of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Congratulations Garth!


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LPRC 2017 Impact Conference Delivers Research-Based Studies to Over 350 LP Leaders & Solutions Providers

Over 350 LP/LP senior leaders and solution providers converged today at the University of Florida for Loss Prevention Research Council's IMPACT Conference - the only academic-based retail LP/AP conference.

With the largest group ever, the LPRC's seventh conference reviewed over 38 research projects focused on various aspects of how LP/AP executives can refine their efforts with evidence-based solutions and strategies. Since 2001, the LPRC has conducted over 120 extensive research projects, some of which have taken years to complete.

With working groups and action teams staffed with some of the industry's best and brightest, they're working on impacting, reducing and eliminating violent crime, ORC, and overall loss.

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Read Hayes, Director of LPRC with John Voytilla, Sr. VP of Party City and outgoing LPRC Chairman   350+ industry execs - the largest group ever - in attendance for the LPRC IMPACT Conference
 
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Equifax & Wells Fargo on Capitol Hill

House grills Equifax ex-CEO on why its internal controls failed
Smith says he's 'deeply sorry' and takes 'full responsibility

A combination of human and technological error resulted in a massive breach of data at the credit reporting company Equifax, and the former CEO told Congress on Tuesday he takes "full responsibility.'

Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith testified on Tuesday about the data breach during a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. It is his first of four Capitol Hill stops this week as lawmakers investigate what happened and how it might have been prevented.

"The criminal hack happened on my watch," Smith said. "I am truly and deeply sorry for what happened."

Smith abruptly retired last week, taking no severance or bonus for this year, but he remains eligible for $18.4 million in pension benefits. cnbc.com

Equifax Says 2.5 Million More Americans May Be Affected by Hack
Bringing Total to 145.5 Million People

Credit report company Equifax said Monday that an additional 2.5 million Americans may have been affected by the massive security breach of its systems, bringing the total to 145.5 million people who had their personal information accessed or stolen.

Equifax said the company it hired to investigate the breach, Mandiant, has concluded its investigation and plans to release the results "promptly." The company also said it would update its own notification for people who want to check if they were among those affected by Oct. 8.

The information stolen earlier this year included names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses - the kind of information that could put people at significant risk for identity theft. bloomberg.com

Sen. Warren demands firing of Wells CEO:
'At best you were incompetent, at worst you were complicit'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday demanded that Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan be fired, arguing that he was part of a culture that pushed the bank to create millions of fake accounts for customers without their knowledge.

"At best you were incompetent, at worst you were complicit," the Massachusetts Democrat said during Sloan's appearance before the Senate Banking Committee. "Either way, you should be fired."

Other members of the committee also pressed Sloan about how the bank could have allowed the sales scandal to get so out of control.

"What in God's name were you thinking?" asked Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana. cnbc.com

Wells Fargo Rehires Workers Fired In Fake Account Scandal
Wells Fargo & Co Chief Executive Officer Tim Sloan apologized for a phony accounts scandal and said the U.S. bank had hired back nearly 2,000 workers who had quit or were fired, according to prepared congressional testimony.

Wells Fargo employees created as many as 3.5 million checking, savings and other bank accounts without customers' authorization for more than a decade before settling with regulators in September 2016. About 190,000 of the accounts incurred fees and charges, Sloan said.

About 5,300 employees were fired for taking part in the misconduct, the bank has said, but many more employees left or were pushed aside because they could not abide the culture. reuters.com


"Come Steal at My Stores"
Hey Shoplifters, Get Your Keys to the Kingdom
Over 9,000 Listings For EAS Tag Detachers For Sale ALL Over the Internet

In this digital age with online marketplaces, you don't have to go to the Dark Web to find the keys to our kingdom. Now tell me the pro's aren't buying these. Now retailers are buying them as well, but who's asking for ID?

After seeing the Walmart.com posting we reported on last week, we conducted a small investigation Friday afternoon, which showed a whopping 9,174 postings for EAS detachers on Alibaba, eBay and Walmart - and none on Amazon. The numbers below are as of 2 pm ET on Friday, Sep. 29th.

   ● Amazon - 0 results for "EAS Tag Remover"

   ● Walmart - 161 results for "EAS Tag Remover"

   ● eBay - 502 results for "EAS Tag Remover"

   ● Alibaba - 8,511 results for "EAS Tag Remover"


The LPF Announces New Board Member
Paul Jaeckle, LPC, Vice President of Asset Protection - Meijer Stores

The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) announced the selection of its newest board member Paul Jaeckle, LPC, Vice President of Asset Protection - Meijer Stores, to assist in governing and providing strategic direction for the Foundation at its recent board meeting.

"We are very excited to have Paul on the Loss Prevention Foundation Board. We welcome his leadership and diverse retail background to assist in the Foundation's mission of education," said Terry Sullivan, LPC, President of LPF. "Paul has shown his commitment to improving the loss prevention/asset protection industry through supporting education and currently holds his Loss Prevention Certification (LPC)."

The LPF board also accepted the resignation of Jeff Levitt, LPC, Senior Manager, Loss Prevention - Panera Bread. Levitt will be taking on the role as Chairman of ASIS Retail Loss Prevention Council beginning January 1, 2018.

Also, re-elected for another three-year term serving as board members were: Scott Glenn, J.D., LPC, Vice President, Asset & Profit Protection & CSO, Sears Holdings Management Corporation; and Mike Silveira, Vice President, Asset Protection, Occupational Health and Well-Being and Regulatory Compliance at Banfield Pet Hospitals. yourlpf.org

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Las Vegas Shooting Jolts Strip
Area Businesses on Alert

The mass shooting by a lone gunman late Sunday that killed 59 and injured more than 500 has left police searching for a motive and area businesses now on alert.

A spokeswoman for Simon Property Group confirmed Monday the real estate firm's The Shops at Crystals and Forum Shops at Caesars on Las Vegas Boulevard were operating on their regular business hours.

A General Growth Properties spokeswoman confirmed the shopping center owner's Fashion Show and Grand Canal Shoppes were operating under normal business hours with no perceived threat to the properties. Retailers at those centers have been given the option to make individual decisions on their operating hours today, with no stores currently confirmed closed, the spokeswoman said.

"The safety of our customers, employees and retailers continues to be a top priority for us, but especially in tragic times like these," GGP said in a statement. "At Fashion Show and Grand Canal Shoppes we have 24-hour security and are working closely with Metro and other enforcement and safety agencies to monitor the situation and respond accordingly. Our hearts go out to our community and all of those around the world who are affected by these events." wwd.com

Study: Store managers need to evolve beyond sales to become 'problem solvers' 
Inventory issues biggest challenge for store operations

To effectively service shoppers at store-level, managers need to evolve beyond their sales roles and become "problem solvers."

This means store managers must learn to master the combination of order fulfillment, inventory visibility and staffing to keep up with customer demands, according to the "Voice of Store Manager Survey," a study from JDA Software Group.

As the lines between online and in-store continue to blur, order fulfillment (29%) and limited staffing (29%) are evenly split as the biggest challenges for retailers at the store-level. Meanwhile, inaccurate data (31%), and limited stock and slow replenishment (31%) are the biggest challenge for operations.

To solve these issues, the majority of store managers (64%) are using technology in some capacity to check store inventory availability in real-time. This could be via mobile or wearable devices (33%) or a central computer system (31%). chainstoreage.com

NRF Forecasts Holiday Sales to Increase Between 3.6 and 4 Percent
The National Retail Federation announced today that it expects holiday retail sales in November and December - excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants - to increase between 3.6 and 4 percent for a total of $678.75 billion to $682 billion, up from $655.8 billion last year.

"Our forecast reflects the very realistic steady momentum of the economy and overall strength of the industry," NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. "Although this year hasn't been perfect, especially with the recent devastating hurricanes, we believe that a longer shopping season and strong consumer confidence will deliver retailers a strong holiday season."

Christmas falls 32 days after Thanksgiving this year, one day more than last year, and is on a Monday instead of Sunday, giving consumers an extra weekend day to complete their shopping.

This year's forecast would meet or exceed last year's growth of 3.6 percent and the five-year average of 3.5 percent. nrf.com

Canada's 3rd largest grocer Metro acquires drugstore chain Jean Coutu for $3.6B

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MN: Target testing curbside pickup at 50 stores

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Feds seize $48M from 'Silk Road' mastermind
Manhattan federal prosecutors boasted Friday that they have seized $48 million from convicted Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht.

Ulbricht, serving a life sentence for his role in running the illegal online drug marketplace, gave up his right to the money recently when he "withdrew his claim," the feds said, citing an order from Judge Katherine Forrest.

Ulbricht had initially contested the feds' right to the loot, which they scored after finding 144,336 bitcoins on his laptop computer. nypost.com

GameStop Hit With Class Action Over Data Breach
Alleging 'Inadequate Cybersecurity'

A putative class action suit filed Friday against video game retailer GameStop alleges inadequate cybersecurity led to the theft of an unknown number of customers' credit and debit card numbers during a six-month-long data breach.

Crystal Bray and Samuel Cook claimed they and an unknown number of other customers at GameStop Corp.'s online store had their credit and debit card numbers stolen in a data breach between August 2016 and February 2017 because of the company's substandard cybersecurity practices.

"The data breach was the inevitable result of GameStop's inadequate data security measures and cavalier approach to data security," they said.

CISOs Offer Soup-to-Nuts C-Suite Strategy
Chief information security officers from Dell, RCB Bank and other organizations share what it takes to become a security exec, sit in the C-Suite, and keep the job.

Reports peg the average lifespan of a chief information security officer at just 18 months. Yet a number of Infosec professionals still aspire to be a CISO, and those who have made the grade want more - a seat at the executive table. What follows is sage advice from CISOs who have been there and done that, based on interviews and panel sessions at this week's at ISC(2) Security Congress in Austin, Texas.

Bits Twiddler or People Person?

One of the first steps in assessing whether a CISO path makes sense is a deep self-analysis, Gordon Rudd, RCB Bank's CISO, told Dark Reading in an interview at the ISC(2) Congress. "You need a certain personality to be a CISO," Rudd said. "Do you want to be a bits twiddler, or do you want to be interacting with people? As a CISO, you have to interact with people."

Additionally, the role not only calls for leading a security team but also working with executives and, potentially, the board of directors to secure their buy-in on security proposals, budget, and other issues, according to Rudd. darkreading.com

Malware Investigation Leads to Sophisticated Mideast Threat Network

Study: Nearly half of U.S. consumers ready to shop through IoT-driven devices






 

Who Has Your Login Credentials?

I'm sure you've seen the news about the security breaches of different web service providers. Yahoo, LinkedIn, Adobe and Dropbox, just to name a few, have all been compromised by hackers. Regardless of how old the breaches are, once the information is out on the web it's available to the bad guys pretty much forever.

Are you wondering if your login credentials have been compromised? Here is where you can check: https://haveibeenpwned.com/

Follow the instructions by entering your email, and this site will tell you if your credentials are at risk. If it turns out your information has been a part of one of the many breaches, be sure to change your password immediately.




 












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Counterfeit ad space continues to plague online ad industry
'Spoofed' Online Ads Irk Publishers and Marketers

The online advertising industry has its fair share of challenges, including various schemes and technical hacks designed to trick advertisers into paying for ad space they didn't intend to buy.

One of the most concerning for publishers and marketers alike: "domain spoofing," in which bad actors pretend that the digital ad space they are selling is on websites that it isn't.

The tactic has persisted for years and is causing some significant market distortions. Google recently said it would issue refunds to some advertisers who used its systems to purchase "invalid traffic," including spoofed ad space.

The Financial Times estimated this week that $1.3 million worth of fake FT.com ad space is sold each month, according to Digiday. wsj.com

Opinion: Rethinking Returns in Wake of $1.2 Million Amazon Fraud
Amazon and eBay may wish to rethink their requirements around seller return policies in light of a criminal case in which the Feds charged a husband and wife of defrauding Amazon of over $1.2 million through returns fraud.

Prosecutors said the couple defrauded Amazon by falsely claiming that the electronics they ordered were damaged or not working, and then requesting and receiving replacements from Amazon at no charge:

"Amazon's customer service policy allows, under certain circumstances, customers to receive a replacement before they return a broken item. Amazon closely monitors customers' accounts and orders for possible fraudulent activity. The Finans allegedly went to great lengths to conceal their fraud, creating hundreds of false online identities to perpetrate the scheme. Eventually, however, Amazon and federal law enforcement caught up with them."

Online sellers who sell on marketplaces like Amazon and eBay have little recourse when it comes to returns fraud - take a look at this one example that demonstrates the powerlessness of an Amazon seller.

Unlike Amazon, which has skin in the game since it sells on its own platform, eBay makes money even in cases when a seller is defrauded - and it keeps increasing the pressure on sellers to offer ever more generous returns policy.

If two people can use returns abuse to allegedly defraud Amazon to the tune of $1.2 million, the monetary loss from returns abuse on online marketplaces must be staggering. ecommercebytes.com

Ikea moves to accelerate digital growth by acquiring online handyman TaskRabbit

Web sales will account for 13% of total luxury sales in China in 2021

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Madison, WI: Suitcase toting Shoplifter steal thousands in Food and Liquor;
17 prior convictions

The Madison Police Department arrested a man for a string of thefts involving taking shrimp, steaks and high-end alcohol from local retail stores. Thaddus D. McFadden, 54, was taken into custody Friday afternoon following a traffic stop. The suspect laughed when the arresting officer mentioned McFadden had most likely been well-fed recently. McFadden is suspected to have stolen from five different retail stores. Among those hit include $1,300 worth of liquor stolen from HyVee, $786 worth of liquor taken from the the HyVee on E. Washington, $472 worth of meat taken from the Woodman's, $500 worth of merchandise taken from Festival Foods and a $250 bottle of Dom Perignon from the Whole Foods. In each instance hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise was taken, with the suspect using a suitcase to transport the goods out of the stores. McFadden has an extensive criminal history of committing similar crimes, including 17 past retail theft convictions or forfeitures in Wisconsin. channel3000.com

GameStop Employee arrested in $10,500 gift card theft
A 35-year-old Sahuarita Game Stop employee was arrested on suspicion of theft Sept. 22 after a Game Stop loss prevention officer discovered numerous gift cards had been stolen. Samantha Stiles is accused of using her employee identification number to access the store's computer to load various gift cards she removed from the shelf with $500 each, said Sahuarita Police Sgt. Michael Falquez. Stiles confessed she had loaded more than $10,500 to the cards since August, he said. gvnews.com

West Lebanon, NH: $1,300 of Merchandise Stolen from Wal-Mart; ties to thefts throughout the state
Police said $1,300 worth of merchandise was stolen from a West Lebanon Wal-Mart, and they need help identifying the suspect. The suspect used a plastic tote bin to conceal the merchandise, police said. Employees of the Wal-Mart discovered the theft after seeing a surveillance video on a later date and then reported it to the Lebanon Police Department. The man is suspected in other Wal-Mart thefts throughout the state. nh1.com


Denton, TX: Five person Distraction Team hits JC Penney for over $750 in makeup
Five people coordinated a theft of makeup Sunday night from J.C. Penney at the Golden Triangle Mall. Police said one of the suspects distracted an employee while the other four took makeup from a drawer. They put the makeup in a basket as two of the suspects transferred the merchandise into hidden compartments in their dresses, the police report said. They left the store before a loss-prevention officer could detain them, and no arrests were made. Police said the makeup was worth between $750 and $2,500. dentonorc.com

Covington, GA: Walmart Shoplifter tries to pay for stolen items
with Counterfeit Money

A man who allegedly attempted to shoplift baby formula, and when caught allegedly tried to pay for it with counterfeit money, now faces charges including drug possession. Covington Police responded to Walmart on Sept. 26 in reference to a counterfeit call. When he arrived the loss prevention officer advised him that a male had been seen taking five bottles of baby formula off the shelf and then went to customer service to allegedly attempt to try and return the items. When he was denied because he had no identification, he then allegedly attempted to walk out of the store with the formula. The LP officer stopped him, and reported that the male then attempted to pay for the formula with two $20 bills and one $5 bill, all of which were found to be counterfeit. rockdalenewtoncitizen.com

Wilbraham, MA: Man accused of stealing $700 in items from Big Y Grocery store

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Robberies & Thefts

Decatur, AL: 3 Dunkin Donuts employees accused of stealing store's planned
night deposit

One of the accused, Alexis Marks, reported she was robbed while making the late night deposit for Dunkin Donuts on Sept. 14, police said. Further investigation found the reported robbery was fake and that Marks and two other employees, Jasmine Benu and Quentavious Huguley had devised a plan to steal the deposit box and funds, police said. According to police, the plan included telling police Marks was "robbed" while making the deposit at the bank. All three were charged with first-degree theft, police said. decaturdaily.com


Ozone Park, NY: Wig-wearing gunmen robbed six Queens service stations in just eight days
The armed duo responsible for two service station robberies in Maspeth and Middle Village last weekend have held up three additional businesses in Queens in the last 72 hours, authorities said. Police were able to get a good look via security cameras at the wig-wearing bandits in one of their most recent capers, the Sept. 30 robbery of a Dunkin' Donuts shop within a Speedway gas station on Cross Bay Blvd. qns.com


Lakewood, CO: Gun Store Burglars stop and rethink Smash & Grab;
store upgraded security

The Green Mountain Guns store in Lakewood was almost the victim of another smash-and-grab, but then they weren't. Lakewood Police report that a witness saw a truck full of people circling the parking lot in front of Green Mountain Guns on Monday night. The witness reportedly saw several individuals in black hoodies with baseball bats get out of a Grey Ford F-150 or Ford F-250 pickup truck and begin walking towards the gun store entrance. At the last minute, the individuals suddenly got back in the truck and drove away. Lakewood Police say this store has been the victim of a smash-and-grab in the past and since then have installed barriers. 9news.com

Quincy, MA: Woman arrested as possible accomplice in McDonald's robbery
A Quincy woman has been arrested on suspicion that she was an accomplice to the man charged with robbing a McDonald's restaurant in Quincy last week. Quincy police reported that Valerie F. Thompson, 30, Quincy, is being held on a robbery charge. "During the investigation, information was gained that the initial suspect Joseph L. Miller was assisted by an accomplice in a vehicle before and after the robbery," said police. McDonald's employees reported that a man, later identified as Miller, entered the business at 12:41 p.m. Sept. 25, demanded money from an employee, and implied that he had a weapon. When employees did not hand him money, Miller allegedly grabbed an undisclosed amount and ran. whig.com


Update: Columbus, OH: Police looking for two men
in CVS Pharmacy Robbery

Columbus Police are hoping someone will recognize two men who stole drugs from a CVS on the city's South Side last month. One of the men jumped the counter Sept. 5 at the CVS Pharmacy while the other one stood at the counter. The man who jumped the counter placed three bottles of Promethazine, which is sometimes prescribed as a sedative, into a backpack. The other told customers who witnessed the theft to "Be cool." No weapons were displayed. dispatch.com


Dover, DE: 76-year-old man charged with robbing C-Store
A 76-year-old man has been charged with the weekend holdup of a Dover Royal Farms store. A man displaying a handgun and demanding cash walked into the Royal Farms store, shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday, said police. After receiving money, the man fled the store with a female driver. Roce Barlow was identified by detectives after they reviewed video surveillance. Barlow was later arrested by police during a loitering complaint in the downtown Dover area. delawareonline.com


UK: Mulberry, Prada, Hugo Boss and Miu Miu targeted in moped gang smash-and-grab raids; over $350,000 in merchandise stolen in September
Police are appealing for information about a group of thieves who have committed a series of 'smash and grab' raids on London jewelry stores - including the robbery of handbags worth over 100,000 pounds from Prada on Bond Street. In that particular raid on September 1, the thieves smashed their way into the store by driving a scooter through a window, before knocking a security guard off his feet and beating him over the head and back with a hard object. The security guard, aged in his 60s, was taken to a central London hospital . He is now recovering at home. The gang has also targeted Fendi Store, also on Bond Street, smashing their way through the front glass door at around midnight on September 5 before stealing handbags and purses worth an estimated 200,000 pounds. Since September 25 police have been called to deal with four further 'smash and grab' raids - at Miu Miu, Mulberry and Hugo Boss on New Bond Street and Browns on South Molton Street. Police believe all the raids were committed by the same people. talkradio.co.uk

Dutchess County, NY: Smoke 4 Less employee busted for over $5,000 in refund thefts

Woodbury, NJ: Macy / Boscov Shoplifter indicted on charges that he threatened guard, threw urine on cop

Cheyenne, WY: Cheyenne Police Department investigating multiple C-Store Armed Robberies

Tokyo police to put three Britons on international wanted list over 2015 Harry Winston $15M jewelry heist

 


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Jackson, SC: Man gets 20 years for Dollar General Armed Robbery, Kidnapping
The second Jackson man charged with robbing the same Dollar General twice pleaded guilty Monday. Alvin Dominique Howard Jr., 23, pleaded guilty to armed robbery, two counts of kidnapping and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to court records. Judge Doyet A. Early III sentenced Howard to 20 years. aikenstandard.com


 

C-Store- Hilo, HI - Burglary
C-Store - Bradford, PA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Catoosa County, GA - Burglary
C-Store- Sebastopol, CA - Burglary
C-Store - Enterprise, AL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Kerrville, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Willmar, MN - Burglary
C-Store - Lincoln, NE - Armed Robbery
Champs Sports Grill- State College, PA - Robbery
Diamond Shamrock - Cheyenne, WY - Armed Robbery
Dunkin Donuts - Queens, NY - Armed Robbery
Fairway Market - Stamford, CT - Armed Robbery
Home Depot - Key West, FL - Burglary
Kum & Go - Erie, CO - Armed Robbery
Marathon - Opelika, AL - Armed Robbery
Plaid Pantry - Salem, OR - Armed Robbery
Sally Beauty - Santa Rosa, CA - Armed Robbery
Sunset Market - Catoosa County, GA - Burglary
7-Eleven - Canton, MA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - West Palm Beach, FL - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Baylor, TX - Armed Robbery
 

 

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15 robberies
5 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killings


 



 





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Get Your Mentor: How to Find the Guidance You Need  The benefits to having a mentor are numerous but what can be difficult for most trying to find a career advisor is where do you start? How do you reach out to someone to ask for support? What's the right way to get a mentor? In this interview, Dr. Ellen Ensher has the answers for those seeking mentors. First step, believe in yourself

How to Find (and Keep) a Mentor in 10 Not-So-Easy Steps  In order to find a mentor, and get them to agree to helping you, it takes more than just asking someone you admire. There's a right way to go about seeking and retaining a career guide, and here are the 10 important steps you want to make sure you take when finding a mentor and building a relationship with them. Study the person






Passion is a trait that can't be bought and paid for. Either it exists or it doesn't and corporate America thrives on passion. It's the one trait that is worth its weight in gold. If you've got it, show it. If you don't, try to find it every day because it is a game changer and it will fuel your tomorrow.

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