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Hey, It's OK If You Don't Know What You Want To Be When You Grow Up

Posted 08.20.2014 | Teen

High school can be really stressful -- to say the least. Our weekly "Hey, It's OK!" series is here to remind you of all things you SHOULDN'T be worrie...

‘Half-Truths' That Are Holding You Back

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Being polite often means not communicating how we really feel. We swallow the truth to keep our jobs, our friends and to maintain the peace in the family. It's likely better that way, but when it comes to figuring out next career and life moves, half-truths will keep you stuck.

Losing Job Search Momentum? Why You Should Help Others First

Patrick Richard | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Patrick Richard

Helping others can give you a sense of self-worth that can often be hard to come by on the job search. Help a friend or fellow job seeker first, and see how your luck turns around.

Women: Negotiate Your Way to $1 million, One Salary at a Time

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 06.09.2013 | Business
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

Ladies, Do you want to increase your lifetime earnings by up to $1 million? "Negotiate your salary," states the popular book Women Lead. However wom...

Taking This Job Advice Too Literally Could Kill Your Career

Brazen Life | Posted 06.16.2013 | College
Brazen Life

To be truly successful, you need to determine the difference between good and bad advice as it relates to your own career aspirations. That means you'll need to learn how to keep the useful parts and leave the rest.

The Key To Finding The Right Career For You

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Choosing a career path (or changing one) is, for most of us, a confusing and anxiety-riddled experience. Many will tell you to "follow your passion" or "do what you love," but like Cal Newport argues in So Good They Can't Ignore You, this is not very useful advice.

Is It Time To Scrap Your Five-Year Plan And Start Over?

Posted 04.12.2013 | Black Voices

Sometimes Plan B is really Plan A. Know when to quit and start over. By Nathan Hale Williams We all know the line, “The best laid [plans]...

A Simple Tool to Get You Noticed

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 06.11.2013 | Women
Joanne Tombrakos

It's noisy out there. Everyone wants to be noticed. Yet, so many people ignore this simple and easy tool that I guarantee will set you apart.

Intern-al Affairs: How to Intern (and Manage Interns) This Summer

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business
Nancy A. Shenker

The search for summer jobs is already in full swing. Resumes and emails from eager college and high school students abound! Interns can be fantastic. But not all interns are created equal. Here are some tips for getting, keeping, and benefiting from an internship.

Passion at Work?

James Wheatley | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
James Wheatley

Simple enthusiasm and an honest desire to do one's best are not good enough. No, you must bring your passion to the table and lay bare your soul. We require access to your most profound and visceral feelings. This job must move you.

Started From the Bottom, Now We're Here: Maslow and Careers

Venture For America | Posted 06.09.2013 | Small Business
Venture For America

By Mike Tarullo, VP of Corporate Development at Venture for America When I was 22 and graduating from college, there were a couple paths to take. ...

WATCH: Kandi Addresses Pre-'Housewives' Haters

Posted 04.09.2013 | Black Voices

Kandi Burruss is no stranger to criticism. The singer-turned-producer and reality TV star isn't only accustomed to fending off attacks by her "Real Ho...

3 Ways to Shorten Your Job Search

Robyn Greenspan | Posted 06.08.2013 | Business
Robyn Greenspan

Can you go a year without a salary or stay in a job where you're not happy? That's about the length of time to find a new executive-level job.

The Best Career Advice Ever

Posted 04.10.2013 | Small Business

This story originally appeared on Quartz. A welcome consequence of the digitalization of our lives and media is the creation of streams of data...

Career Branding: How to Market Yourself Well

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

When applying for a position it is most beneficial to properly "market your brand" so that an employer can easily evaluate your candidacy based on how you specifically are qualified and how you are better equipped than the competition.

Reinventing You for the Future

Lisa Chau | Posted 06.05.2013 | Books
Lisa Chau

Dorie Clark's new book, Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future, is especially relevant for our increasingly technological world, and emphasizes social identity branding online.

Fear of Failure: What's Your Bottom Line?

Rumeet Billan | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Rumeet Billan

Start-ups, not-for-profits, small (and large) businesses come and go. During the holidays of 2004, while sitting at my desk in the basement of my parent's home, the question for me became; if this business failed tomorrow, what did I do with it?

Three Common Interview Mistakes for College Students -- And How to Avoid Them

Geoff Falen | Posted 06.04.2013 | College
Geoff Falen

Employers at interview and other career events often mention "poor interview preparation" among even the best and brightest applicants for their positions. Many students struggle with addressing some of the most basic interview scenarios due to lack of experience or forethought.

Is This Why There Are Fewer Women In Business?

Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.04.2013 | Women

One study might have discovered the reason for the business gender gap -- morality. Previous explanations for the underrepresentation of women in ...

Unfinished Business... Or Why I Left My Office Jobs

Amanda Brewington | Posted 06.03.2013 | Detroit
Amanda Brewington

When something needs to be accomplished I would rather stay up late and get something done in one day rather than spend two days doing something. This is why I didn't fare well in an office setting. And now I know why.

You Know, That Work/Sex Balance Thing

Emily Bennington | Posted 06.03.2013 | Women
Emily Bennington

When I was in college, I fell for an Englishman. We had one of those relationships where we didn't see each other much, but when we did, it was epic. Long dinners in London. Camping in the woods. It sounds wildly romantic, but there was a slight problem. His girlfriend.

Don't Stall, Don't Wait... Take Action! Four Ways to Make Your Vision a Reality

R. Kay Green | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business
R. Kay Green

Why is it so very easy for us to put off tomorrow what can be done today? Strategy is your plan of action that you develop in order to achieve your vision. It's all about gaining or at least being prepared for a position or an advantage over the competition.

Are You a High-Performing Pain in the Neck at Work?

Robyn Greenspan | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business
Robyn Greenspan

Given a choice between an "A-Player" with a bad attitude and a "B-Player" with a good attitude, senior managers overwhelming choose disposition before qualifications.

The Best Answer Is a Question

Daniel Burrus | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Daniel Burrus

When we give people advice or answer their questions, we often have to sell them on the answer. Think about it in your own family. When a child asks y...

Forget Frugality. Start Earning More Instead

Ramit Sethi | Posted 05.27.2013 | Business
Ramit Sethi

The classic advice of cutting back on lattes is the best example of personal-finance "experts" run amok. Not only does the advice not work -- most people fail to cut back on their caffeine because it's an important pleasure in their day -- but even if it did work, $3 a day doesn't add up to much!