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Vocation Orientation: 3 Work Viewpoints that Most Mentorship Overlooks

Garrett Mintz | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Garrett Mintz

Having a successful mentor/mentee relationship is not easy. There are many factors that play into the relationship between somebody willing to learn and somebody willing to teach.

When it Comes to Your Career...DREAM BIGGER! 3 Things to Think About

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.29.2016 | College
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Garrett Mintz

When it comes to deciding your career, don't be afraid to think big! Almost every college student has a similar amount of career experience, give or take an internship or two. That is to say, not that much.

Be Yourself. The 2 Things College Students Should Know about Personality on the Job

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.21.2016 | College
Garrett Mintz

Lee's sentiment about being yourself is something everyone should keep in mind. Straining yourself to be somebody you are not creates immense amounts of unneeded stress. This is especially true for college students pursuing their careers.

Job Passion or Money? 3 Keys College Students Need to Know About Money

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.02.2016 | College
Garrett Mintz

For college students, possessing a realistic expectation of their career at a company is extremely difficult because they have never worked in the corporate world before. Sure, many college students have had internships and part time jobs before, but it is not the same as being in a full-time career.

You Don't Need Your Dad's Connections

Garrett Mintz | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business
Garrett Mintz

After you know the right people, who those people are, and have taken the time to listen to them, you can then easily transition to being understood. The key to being understood is to clearly and concisely convey what you are interested in doing.

What Do Eyelashes Have to Do With Your Career Goals?

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 02.16.2016 | Women
Laura Berman Fortgang

Whether you're just starting out or are well-established, paying attention to and connecting with the people in your sphere is very important.

5 Steps to Find More Purpose in Your Work and Make an Impact With Your Career

Mark Horoszowski | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business
Mark Horoszowski

Today's workforce wants it all: Earn a good living, make the world a better place, report to good managers, and feel purpose in their work. Unfortuna...

4 Career Mistakes You Should Make by 30 (Hint: You'll Learn Something)

LearnVest | Posted 11.13.2015 | Women
LearnVest

Making some missteps and mistakes early on in your career is actually a critical part of growing -- both professionally and personally. That's why we rounded up career pros to offer their insights on the workplace faux pas that have the potential to actually make you a better employee.

What To Do When Your Life Hits A Plateau

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 06.23.2015 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

Maybe I can learn to embrace the flat spots in life, the place between the peaks and valleys. It's not a white surrender flag that there isn't more to do... it's just an acknowledgement that it's OK to be where I am right now and to take my time to get where I'm going.

Is Stay-at-Home Motherhood a Luxury?

Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D | Posted 01.31.2015 | Style
Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D

Most SAHM's have lives very different from those of the women depicted on The Real Housewives. The majority of SAHM's do not enjoy daily wine fueled lunch dates with friends or are SAHM's who indulge in weekly shopping sprees and spa treatments.

You Are Not Too Old

Medium | Gary Wu | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

A common question I see frequently asked online is: “Am I too old to learn or do X?” where X is anything from programming to painting to starting ...

Don't Just Follow Your Passion

Ashley Stahl | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
Ashley Stahl

I've worked with hundreds of Millennials who were sorely misled into believing that following their passion is the key to a happy professional life. If you get caught up in "following your passion," it's possible that you're overlooking a much more profound journey.

Forget About Jobs, Young Graduates; Go Slay Dragons Instead

Dr. Kevin J. Tracey, MD | Posted 07.12.2014 | Good News
Dr. Kevin J. Tracey, MD

There are as many dragons as there are graduates. It may be tackling illiteracy, releasing that great novel from deep inside or building an app that we don't realize we need until we can't live without it. The size and shape of the beast doesn't matter; what counts is your passion.

When We're Not Happy With the Results

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 04.23.2014 | Women
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

We all have those moments, days or periods in life when we're not happy with what we're experiencing.

A Self-Evaluation Selfie

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

When communicating detail-oriented tasks for me to perform, please speak slowly and softly. If possible, light incense and put on James Taylor to increase my comfort level. Think of deadlines not so much as specific points in time, but Einsteinian concepts of expanding, infinite units of time.

Creating Your Perfect Career: The Vision Board

Uloop | Posted 03.17.2014 | College
Uloop

Each morning, my career waves to me from my study wall.

How to Reach Your Goals: Focus on Context, Not Content

Women 2.0 | Posted 03.08.2014 | Women
Women 2.0

Statistics show next to no one keeps their New Year's resolutions. Here's some advice to beat the odds. By Beck Bamberger (Founder, BAM Communication...

7 Tips for Sticking to Career Goals in the New Year

Women & Co | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Women & Co

Sticking to career goals, especially long-term ones, requires patience, tenacity, and a whole lot of motivation. It's a sizable challenge, but one that's achievable if you break it down into manageable bits.

WATCH: How One Woman's Diagnosis Spurred Her To Pursue A Dream Career

Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living

When entrepreneur Jill Brzezinski-Conley was diagnosed with cancer, she decided she wasn't going to let the disease defeat her -- instead, she turned ...

The Quarter-Life Crisis

Simi Lichtman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Simi Lichtman

When all your years are designed as a preparation for entering the real world, the real world will disappoint. Not because your expectations have been dashed or the world has been misrepresented, but because suddenly, there's nothing to prepare for anymore.

Brand Yourself As a 21st Century Leader

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 11.11.2013 | Women
Shanna B. Van Ness

In reflecting upon my professional experiences, I inventoried ways in which my brand was created. These are tools that can be applied at any level in one's career.

Jessica Fox: Pollen Path

Jessica Fox | Posted 11.03.2013 | Women
Jessica Fox

When do we ever really listen to our instincts, to that little voice inside saying "what if"? What if this was meaningful?

The (Successful) Lazy Man's Approach to Achieving Goals

Marc Wayshak | Posted 10.08.2013 | Small Business
Marc Wayshak

Growing up, most people are taught variations of this mantra: "The harder you work, the more you'll accomplish." It's no surprise, then, that they end up putting in long hours at work, skipping vacation time and burning the midnight oil to reach their goals.

I'm Terrified I Won't Live Up To My Dream

Yii-Huei Phang | Posted 09.11.2013 | Teen
Yii-Huei Phang

As a teenager, I have been afraid to answer the question "What do you want to become?" I was, and maybe still am terrified that I won't live up to my dream.

Barbara Ross Miller: Finding My Inspiration

Barbara Ross Miller | Posted 09.09.2013 | Women
Barbara Ross Miller

I've found my inspiration in other women. Some of them have passed through and others have become a part of my life, either professionally or personally.