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A Plea to the Women CEOs and Career Experts Who Promote 'Networking for All:' Lend the Disability Rights Movement Your Ear... and Your Advice

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women
Sarah Blahovec

Give the people on the bottom who want to follow in your footsteps the benefit of your advice and experience, listen to the challenges we are trying to describe to you, and help us learn how to extend resources, mentoring, and support to under-resourced populations.

How to Find the Right Career: Must Read Books Your Professor Never Assigned

Robert Jordan | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Robert Jordan

My friend's nephew is out of college and tackling a big challenge: how to find the right career. College grads everywhere finish their formal educatio...

I'm a Year Out of My MBA and I Hate My Job... Now What?

CommonBond | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
CommonBond

If you're a recent MBA grad and realizing your present role isn't all it was cracked up to be, you're not alone. The good news is that you have quite a few resources to help you change course.

Filming 'Noble'

Adele Scheele | Posted 04.30.2015 | Arts
Adele Scheele

At a recent showing of the film Noble at his Reel Talk series, Stephen Farber interviewed cinematographer Trevor Forrest. The young, talented Brit lives in NYC on a visa as a result of winning the Independent Spirit Award for Una Noche, a Cuban story.

5 Things You Should Never Say To Your Boss -- And What To Say Instead

Posted 04.30.2015 | OWN

Aliza Licht, Donna Karan's PR guru and author of the just-out book Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career, gives us her hard-w...

1 Sentence Challenge

Elliot Begoun | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

You meet someone for the first time; they ask the question, "What do you do for a living?" What is your answer? Like many, your reply might be the business equivalent of name, rank and serial number. An example of a typical response could be "I am the VP of Sales for XYZ Company."

7 Top Tips When Recruiters Negotiate Your Salary

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Rebecca Grainger

Working with recruiters is an integral part of most people's job search strategy, yet there seems to be a consistently negative perception about recruiters: aggressive, untrustworthy, and only interested in placement fees.

6 Simple Tasks to Turn Your Job into a Career

David DiGregorio | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
David DiGregorio

Meeting deadlines may get you through the week but relationships and reputation are going to make you successful in the long-run. Here are six best practices for those looking to play the long-game and establish themselves as leaders in their industry.

Mastering the Online Application

Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

The idea that your resume and cover letter are getting sent into cyberspace can be intimidating, but keep in mind you can always follow up on an online application. Here are a few tips and tricks that can help you master the online application.

11 Successful Women Who Know Life Is So Much More Than Your Work

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women

Life doesn't have to be all about your 9 to 5 -- just ask some of the world's most driven women. We rounded up advice from the interviews, commen...

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

Dante Disparte | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Dante Disparte

McKinsey recently extolled the virtues of their alumni network, announcing that approximately 450 ex-McKinsey consultants are CEOs of companies with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. This is an impressive statistic underscoring how companies should manage staff departures.

How To Keep Your Dreams And Your Day Job

Eryc Eyl | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Eryc Eyl

As much as we'd like to be starting our own businesses, finishing our novels, selling our albums, or getting out to those casting calls, we feel chained to our chairs, shackled to our spreadsheets, drowned in our dead-end day jobs.

13 Things I Wish I Knew In My Early 20s

Samantha Matt | Posted 04.24.2015 | Women
Samantha Matt

The longer you wait to start a new life, the more settled you'll feel where you are and the older you'll be. You're only in your early 20s once and the time goes by quickly. If you want to try something new, now is the time.

How Fierce Fempreneurs Overcome Low Self Esteem in the Workplace

Nancy Laws | Posted 04.24.2015 | Women
Nancy Laws

As women, we walk into our careers with an unfair disadvantage, the way to help to create a change is to prove those that expect you to fail wrong. You have to believe in yourself before anyone else will.

How Smart Managers Throw Employees Under the Bus

Brian de Haaff | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Your employee just made another terrible mistake. And you are going to suffer because of it. You both look bad now, and you are tired of being frowned upon for his incompetence.

What to Do if You Hate Your Job

Wendy Keller | Posted 04.23.2015 | Women
Wendy Keller

Have you considered what price you'll pay physically, mentally, even financially, if you don't take action to improve your work life? Real results require real actions -- yours.

A Roadmap Towards Work-Life Balance

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 04.23.2015 | Women
Stacey Steinberg

While I left law school armed with knowledge and enthusiasm, I had little in my arsenal to prepare me for the realities of balancing work and life. If I could give these students some career guidance, I thought to myself, I would say the following.

5 Things to Think About Before Looking For Your Dream Job

Katie Kempner | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Katie Kempner

At the risk of sounding like a Dr. Seuss book, there is only one you. You are unique and special and you bring all of your experience, knowledge, and interpretations of life to whatever you do. You are the commodity that you are selling and you must believe in yourself 100 percent.

The 3 Worst Habits of Clueless Leaders

Brian de Haaff | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Clearly, your bad leadership habits affect more than just you. You may think your imperfections are yours to own, but they negatively affect everyone on your team. Here are three of the worst habits you should kick to the curb before it's too late.

How to Change Your Manager's Mind

Chris Deaver | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Chris Deaver

There are always situations where you can influence a manager. Launching a new project. Brainstorming a product or service. Taking the business to the next level. But many people fail to see their power in these situations.

Can't Code? How to Get a Job at a Tech Start-Up with No Technical Skills

Michael Ruderman | Posted 04.23.2015 | Technology
Michael Ruderman

Tech is hot. Start-ups are cool. You need to look no further than the Sunday night line-up on HBO or the pages of the New York Times to know that Silicon Valley is the current "it" place for young talent.

The One Secret of Highly Successful Leaders

Brian de Haaff | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Successful leaders don't hide their goals and their motives. They broadcast them. Transparency is the currency that is used to acquire trust. It's an investment that also requires you to be open to the possibility that you might be wrong.

7 Excuses That Will Hold You Back From Success

Bernard Marr | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Bernard Marr

I've written several times in the past about the qualities and elements that successful people share, but I think perhaps the most important is their ability to get past excuses.

Best Career Advice: Find a Need and Fill It

Jack Nadel | Posted 04.20.2015 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

There simply is no end to the possibilities for filling consumer needs. The advice I followed back in 1946 is just as relevant today.

You Are Your Own Best Marketer

Gabriel Bristol | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Gabriel Bristol

Marketing yourself is a constant process, but by being aware of your actions and striving to exceed expectations, the appropriate responses will become automatic.