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Jennifer Kushell is the author of Secrets of the Young & Successful, a New York Times Bestseller. Called the “Career Doctor” by Cosmopolitan and a “guru” of her generation by US News & World Report, Jennifer has worked with tens of thousands of young people around the globe for more than 15 years. She is co-founder and president of - Your Success Network - a network of emerging adults in 110 counties that arms people with the tools they need to discover their passions, launch their careers, and build powerful online identities that they can be proud to share with the world.

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This Soldier. My Fear. And Bringing Us All Together in Peace.

(4) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 12:16 PM

This week I received a friend request on Facebook by someone whose profile picture scared me. My choice to explore it further, rather than delete, block and quickly try to forget it, turned into one of the most fascinating conversations of my life, that now thousands around the world are...

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How to Prepare Young People for Jobs of the Future

(3) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 7:53 AM

With the world changing as fast as it is - industries rising, evolving and crashing; technology leading to more efficient, effective ways of doing everything; globalization interconnecting us all; and a whole new generation emerging and entering the workforce - how do we best ensure young people are prepared for...

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G8 Young Summit Asks World Leaders for a Seat At the Table

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2012 | 9:42 AM

"We, the next generation of young leaders, inheriting this world, ask that you allow us to help you help us shape a better world. We are disrupting industries and countries -- listen, pay attention, integrate us; we want to get involved! We are committed to our future and will continue...

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How to Fast Track Your Career

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2010 | 3:35 PM

In this volatile economy, with so many of us in a state of transition or flux, anything we can do to give ourselves an extra edge can make all the difference. Instead of just focusing on survival, think in terms of fast tracking to the next stage or level. Here...

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What People Were Packing at BlogWorld Expo '09 (Technology, You Dirty Buggers!)

(3) Comments | Posted October 22, 2009 | 1:39 PM

This past week I ventured to the BlogWorld Expo in Las Vegas to get a sense of the state of the blogosphere and broader new media business.

I quickly found myself yearning to rip out my own Flip Video camera. Between the fabulous personalities, quirky characters and dazzling...

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10 Things I Wish I'd Known as a Student

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2009 | 2:39 PM

Back to school season still makes me cringe. Like most I assume, it wasn't always easy for me. Now that I'm a young professional ... oye .. full fledged adult ... I have a whole new view on back to school season. In one word: Perspective.

So, for all of...

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Love the Lakers? Don't You Wish You Loved Your Job That Much?

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2009 | 10:14 AM

With millions of people in Los Angeles and around the world eagerly anticipating tonight's Lakers game as if it were a long-awaited vacation, it really makes you think -- why can't we conjure up this kind of excitement and enthusiasm in the rest of our lives? How about our jobs...

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Globally Savvy... Young Americans Are Not

(8) Comments | Posted October 10, 2008 | 11:57 AM

As I sit on my final plane ride of an almost 30 hour trek back to Los Angeles from Singapore, I can't help but worry about the future of America.

Sure, I watched the debates. Watched the House vote to try to bail our country out of pending financial...

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Tips for the Suddenly Unemployed

(1) Comments | Posted September 23, 2008 | 10:57 AM

For the tens of thousands who have lost their jobs, and the millions of others fearing for the jobs they still have,'s Jennifer Kushell shares these tips to survive the initial shock -- and bounce back like a star.

1. Breathe. Stay calm.
The worst...

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Due Diligence: It Applies to Love, Too!

(2) Comments | Posted February 14, 2008 | 2:34 PM

Lots of people seem to jump head-first into love and marriage without really performing the necessary due diligence, and our thinking is this: If you are willing to exert the effort to build a business plan, or a career, isn't it even more important to do so for one of...

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Go Forth and Prosper!

(2) Comments | Posted February 8, 2008 | 8:18 AM

With graduation season upon us yet again, it's no surprise much of the public dialogue is turning to young people coming of age, finding independence, and staking their claim in the real world. But if you've been listening closely enough, you'll notice that the dialogue has changed... a lot. And...

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The Great Baby Debate: How Do Children Fit Into the Lives of Young Professionals?

(13) Comments | Posted September 19, 2007 | 4:39 PM

Although I spend most of my time talking about getting ahead in your life and career, for a lot of young professionals, there's a big white elephant in room any time career plans come up: What about starting a family?

Whether you're a man or a...

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Life After Graduation (Even if its Been a Few Years)

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2007 | 2:16 PM

Whether you're a new graduate getting your first taste of the real world, or you've been out in that world so long you're pining for those carefree school days, there is wisdom to be found in the words that challenge new graduates to seize life with gusto. At this time...

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Are There No Consequences?

(2) Comments | Posted June 11, 2007 | 5:19 PM

What does it mean when people start referring to rehab as a "good chance to get away"? Or anorexia as "a little too thin"?

How about when a drunk driver has "a little accident" or a...

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Ten Good Things Paris Hilton Can Do in Prison

(10) Comments | Posted June 5, 2007 | 6:56 PM

I've been giving a lot of thought to this ordeal of yours, Paris. I know this is a scary time for you as you adjust to your new life in the big house, but I want to applaud the statement you issued to the press the other day recognizing that...

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