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Liberal Arts and the Jobs of the Future

Liberal Arts and the Jobs of the Future

These days there seems to be some debate about the value of a college education and in particular, a liberal arts degree. The logic is that learning about philosophy or economics or sociology isn’t going to prepare you for immediate placement in a job the moment you graduate. The argument goes on that you should […]

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Time-Management Skills to Learn If You Want to Stand Out at Your Job

Time-Management Skills to Learn If You Want to Stand Out at Your Job

A new job is one of life’s most exciting and terrifying things. The prospect of excelling and finding your niche is there, but there’s also the potential of falling flat on your face. While bosses and work environments vary, one aspect most employers look for in a new employee are great time-management skills. Employers value […]

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Career vs. Job: Should You Do What You Love or Do What You Are?

Career vs. Job: Should You Do What You Love or Do What You Are?

There is always a ton of content being written about the difference between a job and a career in the blogosphere and in books, especially since 2008. Much of what have been reading seems to focus on of how to go about choosing a career. My recent searches netted advice to “Do what you love” […]

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How to Transition Into a Meaningful Career

How to Transition Into a Meaningful Career

How many of you are working in a job, career or position that doesn’t interest you? Where you just keep going to work and doing the same thing day-in and day-out because you think that is all you know and are qualified for? Or you can’t see how to get from where you are to […]

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Yearning to Train for a New Career? Don’t Let Fear Stop You

Yearning to Train for a New Career_ Don’t Let Fear Stop You

As a coach who works with many clients who are reinventing themselves personally or professionally, I’ve become intimately familiar with fear. Everybody’s got it. Fear in a time of change and transition—such as returning to school after a long absence or training for a new career—is normal. And yet, so much of what we hear […]

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The BIG College Networking Mistake You Don’t Realize You’re Making

The BIG College Networking Mistake You Don't Realize You're Making

I have to be honest. I made a huge networking mistake in college… and I’m willing to guess that the vast majority of people do as well. What is that mistake? Let me tell you my college story and see if you can identify it. I worked hard in college and got good grades. I […]

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Opening the Door with Informational Interviews

Opening the Door with Information Interviews

An informational interview is a totally different breed than an employment interview. How? Well, when asking for an informational interview you are doing so from a place of research. Conducting an informational interview isn’t about getting a job; it is about gathering information. Informational interviews provide valuable information about potential industries, companies and their culture, […]

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10 Pieces of Career Advice from 10 TED Talks

10 Pieces of Career Advice from 10 TED Talks

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, the three major fields that move the world today. However, TED Talks have expanded to include speakers from all fields to share their ideas. The only requirement is that they are “ideas worth spreading.” Here are 10 speakers talking about careers and work, and living a purposeful life.

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10 Tips For Writing the Perfect Cover Letter

10 Tips to Writing the Perfect Resume

With the growing popularity of professional online profiles like LinkedIn paired with the minimal time recruiters spend looking at documents, there has been debate as to whether cover letters are still necessary. While there are arguments that the uptrend of applicant tracking systems (ATS) means cover letters are no longer read, many employers request them […]

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Why It’s Never Too Late To Go Back To School

Why It's Never Too Late to go Back to School

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” but let me tell you, not having the capacity to learn “new tricks” isn’t the issue. It’s more about having the desire. The truth of the matter is, they actually learn something every day. So do you! Think for a moment […]

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