Category Archives: Career

Make a Down Payment on Your Dream

by Whitney Johnson Perhaps you’ve heard Charles Dickens’ aphorism, “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” Spend less than we earn – I couldn’t agree more.  But once we’ve achieved this basic principle of money management, then what?  How do we spend our money?  Do we spend in a way that reflects the … [ more ]

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7 Keys to Landing Your Dream Job

We all know it’s tough getting jobs these days. So here are seven tips that will help you nail your dream job: When you’re applying for a job, you could be like so many others – BORING! You could have nothing interesting, innovative, novel or remarkable about you. You could send in a CV in the same style, font, line-height, line-spacing as EVERYBODY ELSE. Now think for a second, what’s … [ more ]

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8 Lessons for College Students Preparing to Enter the Real World

As a career services professional at one of the largest universities in the country, I teach a workshop to our graduating seniors, one that serves as a gentle kick into the real world, whether that means a good old corporate job or trekking through Africa for a year.

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How to Clean Out Your Inbox Without Guilt

by Lena West E-mail is not dead. Just ask TechCrunch king, Michael Arrington. At one point Arrington revealed through his blog that he had over 2,400 unread e-mails in his inbox and another 721 unread messages in his Facebook inbox—well over 3,000 unread messages. What is the world coming to if the technological elite can’t keep up?

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Ready to Become Your Own Boss? Here’s Your To-Do List

Within each of us is a desire to be our own boss. We’ve all had our “million dollar” idea or one too many horrible bosses that make us want to start our own company. Yet the truth is this: Regardless of your idea, owning your own business takes hard work, determination, sacrifice and a very clear understanding of not just your business, but also of your personality as well.

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4 Common Mistakes Young Professionals Make When Changing Jobs

by Dylan Alford Reposted with permission from Brazen Careerist; see original article here With the economy starting to turn a corner, and hiring in some industries and regions picking up, you might be contemplating making the jump to a new job. But any career move comes with risks you need to be aware of before you make a change.

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How Public Speaking Can Help You Emerge as a Leader

I’d give anything to travel back in time and tell my eight-year-old self that I’d eventually build a business from public speaking. In third grade, opening my mouth and speaking my mind to a group of people was a recipe for public humiliation: voice habitually quavering, thoughts lost between my brain and my headgear, and shaking so intense that my classmates sparked a rumor that I suffered from Tourette’s syndrome.

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Why Inspiring Others is the Secret to Success

Do you know what your job is beyond just your job description? Sure, you can do your work and collect a paycheck, but that may leave you stuck for the rest of your career. Opportunities may go to someone else. You won’t make as big a difference or reach your highest potential. The truth is, your job – your most important role at work – is to inspire other people. … [ more ]

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A Productivity Plan for Accomplishing What Matters Most

Following a few years of following the traditional post-college career path, I decided to strike out on my own and build full-time. It’s been a bit of a roller coaster of emotions, productivity, success and failure, and it has helped me to better understand what I need to do to keep myself on task. I’ve learned that it’s entirely possible to put a LOT of hours into your job, get a good … [ more ]

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