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Starting Your First Job? How to Stay Organized and Sane

Starting Your First Job? How to Stay Organized and Sane Like many other young professionals, I have a jam-packed schedule. A typical week for me consists of working at my 9-to-5 job, volunteering at two nonprofits, happy hours and hikes with friends, networking at professional events, getting in some “me” time, and even doing some contract… Read More Starting Your First Job? How to Stay Organized and Sane

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4 Ways You’re Making Your Job Way Harder Than it Needs to Be

4 Ways You’re Making Your Job Way Harder Than it Needs to Be You know that work is supposed to be challenging—but there’s no way it’s supposed to be this challenging. Even the simplest of tasks take you twice as long as anybody else in your office, and you’re beginning to think that you’re the problem. Here are four… Read More 4 Ways You’re Making Your Job Way Harder Than it Needs to Be

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10 Mistakes That Are Standing Between You and Your Dream Job

The process of job hunting is tough. It’s not only hard on your wallet, but it’s also hard on your self-esteem. When you’ve sent out dozens of resumes and landed multiple interviews, all without success, it’s hard not to get discouraged. At this point, you may start to rationalize your lack of employment by blaming outside influences:… Read More 10 Mistakes That Are Standing Between You and Your Dream Job

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5 Reasons Why You Should Take Your 5-Year Plan—and Throw it Away

5 Reasons Why You Should Take Your 5-Year Plan—and Throw it Away We’ve all heard about the importance of career planning and goal setting, but what if it’s actually keeping you from growing? Planning is imperative to succeeding at work, in life, and with your health. But when does planning become restrictive to improvement? If… Read More 5 Reasons Why You Should Take Your 5-Year Plan—and Throw it Away

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6 Steps to Creating a Career Manifesto That’ll Propel You Toward Success

When we’re kids, we’re often asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” But now that you’re all grown, when’s the last time you asked yourself that question? And now’s the time when the answer is more important than ever—and that answer is your “career manifesto.” Taking the time to write a… Read More 6 Steps to Creating a Career Manifesto That’ll Propel You Toward Success

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4 “Compliments” Interviewers Give—and What They Really Mean

4 “Compliments” Interviewers Give—and What They Really Mean You had an interview this morning and you distinctly remember the hiring manager paying you a compliment. At least, you think it was something positive—right? Well, there are a few comments that sound promising—until you translate them from hiring the manager to the normal person. Turns out… Read More 4 “Compliments” Interviewers Give—and What They Really Mean

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4 Times Self-Doubt Can Actually Be Good for Your Career

4 Times Self-Doubt Can Actually Be Good for Your Career Here’s a fact about self-doubt: Everyone has it. Even some of the most famous people have suffered from self-doubt. Lady Gaga revealed in her documentary that she “sometimes feels like a loser kid in high school.” Arianna Huffington calls the negative self-talk in her head her obnoxious roommate. And… Read More 4 Times Self-Doubt Can Actually Be Good for Your Career