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Barbara Bassill: Mothers and Their Calling

Barbara Bassill | Posted 03.01.2014 | Women
Barbara Bassill

I find myself in a position where I recognize that if I do not go for my dreams now, they might not happen in this lifetime.

Performance Reviews And Keeping Your Self Worth

Sarina Tomel | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Self-limiting beliefs have a way of coming up everywhere, even in the workplace; however, they don't have to get the best of us.

Momentum for the New Year: Mindset Matters

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

Gratitude for all those at The Huffington Post for offering the momentum for all of us, to travel as a readership, to expand by all the rich content o...

When Work Search Gets Personal

Roger Wright | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Roger Wright

So what connects these people who appear to be so different? It's this: They were prompted to find their own path to finding word. Not told. Or instructed. They started with a totally unrelated story that was based on a principle. That story prompted a thought.

Are Headhunters Chowing Down on Boomers?

Arlene Schindler | Posted 02.19.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Schindler

A site will compare my resume side-by-side with a half-dozen other candidates who went to better schools, worked at greater companies and possibly had better careers than I did. It's so depressing; I'd rather watch my own colonoscopy -- polyps and all -- again.

What I Learned From My Boss

Scott MacFarland | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

My career started before the Internet was born. I use that line with many college students as I talk with them. They laugh and give me a quizzical look. As I continue my story, I tell them years into my career, I finally learned to think critically, creatively and figure out how to navigate tough challenges.

3 Meaningless Resume Phrases and What to Write Instead

Her Campus | Posted 02.14.2014 | College
Her Campus

There are certain words and phrases that can kill the resumes of even the most experienced college women. You could be working hard juggling internshi...

Telling Women To Be Like Men Doesn't Work

Karen Gifford | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
Karen Gifford

What will happen when her company hits a rough patch? And how will she ever exercise genuine authority if she thinks she has to hide behind a mask to appear powerful?

Add Value, Hire Millennials

Elspeth Rossetti | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
Elspeth Rossetti

Millennials are entering the workforce with more experience than any previous generation, yet they display a confidence that sometimes is mistaken for a feeling of entitlement.

Networking? The Art of Conversation

Angee Linsey | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Angee Linsey

A conversation takes place with another person with whom you have a mutual interest. It's easy when we aren't thinking about how someone can help us meet our goals. But creating that dialog with a specific goal can be a little intimidating.

So You Want to Save the World? Part 2 -- To Masters or Not to Masters?

Alex Amouyel | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

I am frequently asked whether a Masters is essential for the international development sector. The short answer is 'Probably Yes'.

The Surprising Way To Find Your Calling

Christine Hassler | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

A piece of advice we often hear when it comes to being successful and feeling a sense of fulfillment in life is to "follow our passion." But before you can follow your passion, you have to find it. So where do you look for it? How do you really discover what you are deeply passionate about?

The Upside of Starting Your Career in a Recession

Adam Grant | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Of course, it shouldn't take a serious recession to remind us that we should be grateful for our good fortunes. But in a world where it's all too easy to lose sight of what's going right, there may be long-term gains from short-term losses.

20 Secret Tips From Young Movers and Shakers

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Marquis Cabrera

My friends and colleagues are extremely successful young movers and shakers who are engineers, CEOs, lawyers, consultants, founders, film makers, desi...

What's your Goal: Senior Executive, CEO, Board Member (or All of the Above)?

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 02.08.2014 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

In the United States, women fill fewer than 17 percent of leadership positions and corporate board seats -- even though we represent about 50 percent of the workforce. So, is it possible for today's woman to break through these barriers?

From Theory to Practice: Taking Purposeful Action

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Have big dreams but run little pilots to proof the concept; launch radical and diverse initiatives but spend very little on them; intentionally accelerate failure early so that potential solutions are more viable and sustainable.

What Does Success Mean To You As A Gay Man?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com You know you want it. Yes, you, Mr. Gay Guy! You're dreaming of success, whatever success means to you. However...

So You Want To Save The World? Part 1 – First, Ask Yourself The Right Questions

Alex Amouyel | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

My first piece of advice to anyone who wants to start their career in the non-profit world or switch from the private to non-profit sector is to ask yourself the right questions.

College Lessons That Prepare You for the Working World

Amanda Augustine | Posted 02.05.2014 | College
Amanda Augustine

When you're in college, the "real world" may seem very far away. However, the decisions you make during your college career have a major impact on what happens once you graduate and enter the professional world.

Holiday Party Your Way Into Your Next Position [INFOGRAPHIC]

Heather Huhman | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Heather Huhman

The winter season is full of parties, food, family, and friends. But too many job seekers think the holidays are a good excuse to trade the job search for the gift search.

"Finding Work" FAQ Part II

Roger Wright | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

Fighting ageism by battling a culture, a gatekeeper, a stereotype, or a blind job ad can be a noble pursuit. But it can also be like throwing cotton balls into the wind.

The Case for Professional Development in the Nonprofit Sector

Monisha Kapila | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Monisha Kapila

Let's keep the conversation going about nonprofit professional development, and raise the standard of offering for our sector.

Women: How to Thrive in Financial Services

Skiddy von Stade | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Skiddy von Stade

Flourishing in a sector that's well-known for being fast-paced and competitive is a feat in itself. But once you factor in the overarching dominance of one gender, there are even more hurdles to overcome to ensure your long-term success.

Why Unpaid Internships Negatively Impact Women

Ashley Mosley | Posted 02.02.2014 | Women
Ashley Mosley

You deserve to be paid for your time and duties during your internship. It's time to fight the outdated idea that "pulling yourself up by your bootstraps" and working for free will get you ahead in your career.

Loving Millennials: A Message to Generation Y (and Those Who Know Them)

Leslie Tolf | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Leslie Tolf

I think things get lost in translation as other generations act to reach out to this particular generation. My message to the Millennials? Other generations want to help.