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Feeling Stuck? 5 Reasons Why Values Matter

Karen Naumann | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Karen Naumann

Values are like the mitochondria in a cell. They are our powerhouse. So, living a life where you keep compromising your values, is like a small flame that will eventually burst into a fire, and you'll be the first one to get burned.

What's Next? How Come You Don't Know?

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 07.02.2016 | Women
Laura Berman Fortgang

If you are climbing a mountain and you can only see the climb, you're limited, and you will struggle. However, when you face out, away from the mountain, and take in the view, you'll draw more energy from the perspective. The view only gets better the higher you get.

9 Ways to Stand Out at a Career Fair

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 12.31.2014 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

Career fairs can be convenient, one-stop shopping for your dream job or internship. But with hundreds of students competing for the attention of fewer recruiters, you must have a plan to make the crucial good first impression that could get you hired.

4 Ways to Show Your Personal Brand in Interviews

Melissa Llarena | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

What do Oprah, Michael Jordan and Madonna all have in common? Sure, they've all attained a certain level of success, but one is a media mogul who like...

6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Work for a Mission-Driven Company

Hervé Larren | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Hervé Larren

There are many personal, professional, and of course, moral, reasons that working for a mission-driven company can improve your satisfaction with work and life.

10 Tips For Finding A New Job Without Getting Fired

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

When you are employed, looking for a new job is filled with dangers. You need to be careful your current employer doesn't discover that you are considering leaving. I call it a "stealth job search."

Friday Short: Lessons From the First Job -- Sometimes You Have to Prove Yourself First

Keith Wade | Posted 05.07.2014 | College
Keith Wade

First you get in, then you show them what you're made of.

The Prestige Pathways

Andrew_Yang | Posted 02.16.2014 | Education

The requirements are clear: you have to have good grades, be able to perform some cognitive tasks with words and numbers in the form of case studies that you should prepare for and practice, and hopefully look good in a suit.

Top 5 Careers for Hands-on Entrepreneurs

Jayson DeMers | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business
Jayson DeMers

Here's a look at five of the best careers available to people who want to say goodbye to their bosses for good.

Change the Game, Don't Let the Game Change You

Venture For America | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Venture For America

By Shilpi Kumar, 2013 Venture for America Fellow I distinctly remember the first time I got called out for breaking the rules. I was almost at the go...

What It's Like To Be An Entrepreneur In Detroit

Venture For America | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Venture For America

Detroit is one of many struggling cities, and struggling cities fail to attract top talent. But Detroit is among a number of cities with emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Three Ways You're Sabotaging Your Job Hunt

Marc Cenedella | Posted 12.16.2012 | Small Business
Marc Cenedella

Here's the truth -- the Internet is not going to hire you. No, you'll be hired by a living, breathing, thinking, smiling person.

Why College Grads Aren't Employable

Liz Ryan | Posted 10.10.2012 | Parents
Liz Ryan

Employers aren't stupid (except the ones that crow "We only hire Ivy Leaguers!"). They know that kids who know who they are, what they want, and how to deal with life on the ground make the best new hires.

Thank You, Please!

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 05.27.2012 | College
Brian Harke Ed.D.

Maybe you don't or can't empathize with a generation of mentors, instructors, and potential employers who grew up writing (and expecting) thank you notes. If this is you, it is time to wake up. These little notes are expected and part of the professional world.

Delayed Gratification in the Career Search

Jennifer Langione | Posted 05.01.2012 | College
Jennifer Langione

Like many of my friends, I don't have definitive post-graduation plans. Amidst all this uncertainty, though, I am confident that if I stick to the fundamentals -- relentless positivity, dedication and persistence -- my years of hard work will be rewarded.

How to Prepare for the Interview

Adele Scheele | Posted 08.10.2011 | Business
Adele Scheele

Far away from a test, consider the interview as a courtship or dance. Essentially, you're telling a story about yourself and the way you have approached work and relationships. If you're prepared and relaxed, you're more likely to land the job.

Weighing Different Career Options? Get Offers First

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marshall Goldsmith

If you're facing transition and you are getting stuck in a mental debate among competing potential career options, focus your energy on getting offers. When you get real offers, you can make real decisions.

The Graduation Gift That Adds Passion to Their Future

Bridget Nielsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Bridget Nielsen

The current generation is a spoiled group who desires instantaneous results. We operate like technology -- we need gratification NOW, purpose NOW. But all our toys do is mask how lost we feel.