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5 Pieces Of Career Wisdom From Women Who've Made It

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.30.2015 | Women

Creating a successful career doesn't happen overnight -- take it from the women who've done it. Created by SheKnows Media and BlogHer, a new video...

How I Went From College Grad to Full-Time Freedom Hacker: Step-By-Step

Anita Wing Lee | Posted 03.30.2015 | College
Anita Wing Lee

The first thing you need to do is DECIDE that you are going to pursue the life of your dreams. Resolve to take those leaps of faith for yourself. Your life can be so much bigger than you planned for.

Nicholas Chhan: When Treading the Path Less Traveled, There's No Other Way but to Move Forward

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 03.29.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Over the course of 17 years, he has failed and succeeded in various startups, which is why he advocates that anyone who tries to take the path less traveled must not think of turning back; there's no other way but to move forward.

You Got the Job -- Now Here's What to Expect

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 03.30.2015 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

If your first full-time job is locked down by the time you cross the stage on college graduation day, you're probably feeling a mix of excitement and relief. But looking back on the past four years doesn't usually come without a hint of anxiety for the future: Entering the working world means you'll no longer be a big fish in a small campus pond.

Crossing the Chasm to Coding: Three Career Backgrounds That Might Help You Convert

Anthony Hughes | Posted 03.30.2015 | Technology
Anthony Hughes

Companies like Uber and AirBnB are able launch full frontal assaults on the established market leaders because of the computing power we all carry with us all day, everyday.

The Secret to Doing What You Love (and Being a Runaway Success at It)

Lisa Mae DeMasi | Posted 03.27.2015 | Women
Lisa Mae DeMasi

Mentors are necessary. Hemingway had Stein, Beethoven had Neefe. The true challenge once you know the secret lies in finding a mentor is how to find that coach who can make your passion work in the world.

Andrew Pickup: Actively Seek Bigger Challenges for Broader Experiences

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 03.27.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Contrary to what most career coaches may advise, Andrew Pickup, Senior Director for Communications at Microsoft Asia, encourages us to actually change environment and seek for greater responsibilities especially during the early stages of our careers.

You're Not Listening! What Your Intuition Is Trying to Tell You

Steph Cook | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Steph Cook

The truth is, you already have all the answers you will ever need. You simply need to (re)learn to listen to them. The hustle only really works when it's matched with the ease of your inner voice.

3 Things You Must Do When Taking a Major Career Leap

Erin Zaikis | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business
Erin Zaikis

Two years ago I was working a run of the mill real estate job in midtown Manhattan. Today I'm running a nonprofit that funds hygiene and sanitation programs in 4 different countries. Pretty crazy, huh?

Jonathan Yabut: Find Your Grit and Keep Going Even When You Feel Uninspired

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 03.27.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

"I'd always advise people to find their grit whenever they feel uninspired -- to keep on moving. Grit is passion and perseverance combined that fuels someone to achieve his long-term goals, despite the hardships he will face along the way."

5 Things You Need to Land a Job After Law School

Tamesha Keel | Posted 03.26.2015 | College
Tamesha Keel

The key takeaway is that being well-dressed and having a law school diploma isn't enough; you need substantive, actionable qualifications that make you more valuable than other candidates. And being well connected can't hurt either.

Michael Wood: Over Deliver in Your Current Job Before Thinking for Next

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

After spending a year in the cost account department of Unilever, Michael Wood realized that the course of his professional career was meant to lead somewhere else.

Pressure: Meet the Villain

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Demolishers of cities and civilizations, slaughterers of heroes' fathers/mothers/lovers, terrorizers of little girls with fluffy kittens; villains are...

How a Career Transition Taught Me Confidence

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Cristina M. Regalado

I've become better at embracing life's contradictions; accepting counterpoints, the peaks with the lows and the quiet in-between. My career transition gave me a precious gift of renewal. As my life moves on a more even keel, my confidence grows.

How I Used Instagram to Land My Dream Internship

FindSpark | Posted 03.21.2015 | College
FindSpark

Everybody uses social media in some capacity. Just look around you; whether it's your parents trying to maneuver their way through Facebook, your favorite clothing brand on Instagram, or your friends on Twitter, we are all connected online in some way.

Benjamin Tan: If You Have Great Idea, Don't Look Back or Hold on to Parachutes

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

He's one of Singapore's pioneers in the digital industry with over 21 years of experience. In 1994, he kickstarted Singapore's first web agency while in his 2nd year of Computer Science bachelor program at the National University of Singapore.

The Real Harm in Multitasking

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

You've likely heard that multitasking is problematic, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Research conducted at Stanford University found that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time.

Check Your Blind Spot When Changing Career Lanes

Shelley Bird | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Shelley Bird

For an experienced driver, changing lanes is a simple maneuver. But because we are so comfortable in the driver's seat, we may not always be as attentive to the rules of the road as we were when we first learned to drive.

5 Tips I Learned From Being a Student Entrepreneur

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 03.18.2015 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Here are my top five tips for any student entrepreneur looking to solve a problem that affects many people, or even just themselves.

7 Surprising Myths About Success

Chris Deaver | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Deaver

I'm so tired of seeing news, articles, and books calling out "success" as something reserved for big-name celebrities and out-of-reach rock stars. Why be limited to such a shallow definition when you were destined for so much more? Let's get back to the real meaning of success by getting clear on some popular myths about it

So You Want to Be a Counselor/Therapist? Let Me Tell You the Different Ways

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 03.17.2015 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

There are many career choices that involve varying numbers of years of formal education, specialty training and supervised field placements. It's important for young people to understand the differences in order to know what career path best fits them.

What To Do When Your Manager Turns You Down for a Raise

Kim Keating | Posted 03.17.2015 | Women
Kim Keating

You finally decided to ask for a raise. You have been doing well in your job and your accomplishments over the past 12 months speak for themselves. So, you gather your labor market data, rehearse your talking points, and set up a time to speak with your manager. Everything seems to be going well, until your boss tells you "sorry, that's not possible right now."

Haider Ali Khan: Always Look for Opportunities to Improve

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

After having over 15 years of working experience in the United States, tech visionary Haider Ali Khan, co-founded Bayut.com with his brothers Zeeshan and Imran Ali Khan in 2008. He has been a vital part of the portal's growth and success as a board member.

Top 10 Tips for Resume Greatness

GoGirl Finance | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
GoGirl Finance

While the times certainly are a-changin' with more creative approaches surfacing, we haven't seen the end of resumes yet. They remain the centerpiece of most job applications. Until it goes the way of the buffalo, you need to make sure you get your resume right.

Thinking About a Career Change to Tech? Here's How

Suzanne Grossman | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Suzanne Grossman

We all know that the tech industry is where the jobs are, especially if you have the coding skills. But what would it take to break into the field if you have no experience or background in that area?