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4 Ways to Get Expert Career Advice Without the Fuss

Ebonie Townsend | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Ebonie Townsend

Here are four resources you can tap into today to connect with ambitious, helpful, successful people who are more than happy to give you advice!

How to Stop Hating Sunday Nights

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.24.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

If you spend Sunday nights with your stomach in knots and your mind racing about all the possible, terrible things that might happen to you in the week ahead, chances are that there's an area of your life that you're unhappy with.

Getting Started in UX -- 5 NYC Pros Share Their Stories

Iva Turgut | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
Iva Turgut

I have learned the most by collaborating and talking to other fellow UX professionals. So I invited some friends and great people I've met in the NYC UX community to share their story and a piece of advice that would help others get started and accelerate their careers.

6 Tips to Boost Your Career

Tamesha Keel | Posted 07.07.2015 | College
Tamesha Keel

Before beginning your job search, it's important for you to change your perspective. Job searching is more than just finding a "job;" it's finding the right opportunity to broaden your experience and cultivate the necessary skills to propel you further in your career.

How Will You Leave Your Mark?

Peg Fitzpatrick | Posted 06.29.2015 | Books
Peg Fitzpatrick

Reading is one of my greatest passions. Finding a book that changes my thinking and sparks ideas for me is life-changing. Leave Your Mark. Land Your Dream Job. Kill it in your career. Rock Social Media.

6 Reasons Men Won't Lean-In and Create Extraordinary Lives

TJ Trent | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
TJ Trent

Until recently, I fought to maintain a balance, not realizing the balance I sought was a mythical creature. If I worked too much and missed date nights, I felt guilty. When I was not at work leading Soldiers, I felt guilty.

What Quitting My Job Taught Me About Business, Blogging, and Pursuing Your Passion

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Kevin Kleitches

With just a part-time paycheck, I was forced to either go back to working full-time, or find another way to make money while I continued to build my online presence. That's when I decided to start doing freelance photography. Now, before I continue, know this: I'm not a "born entrepreneur."

Advice for the 23-Year-Old Me

Linda Lightman | Posted 06.02.2015 | College
Linda Lightman

When you leave the classroom and head to the meeting room, don't be afraid to experiment or fail. Those mistakes will undoubtedly direct you toward experiences and opportunities that will have great impact on your career and life.

How to Best Answer the Most Common Job Interview Questions

Quora | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Quora

I've interviewed hundreds of people over the years, and when I interview a candidate, I want to hire them. I'm looking for someone who: (1) can do the job, (2) wants to do the job, (3) will fit into the culture, (4) won't quit or be a huge headache.

How to be a Rock Star at Work

TJ Trent | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
TJ Trent

I have always wanted to succeed, but I did not always understand how. At times, it made me feel like less of a person or a failure. Until I joined the Army in 2002, I was fired or forced to resign from many very well paying jobs.

On Retiring and Changing Jobs: "Leaving Well" As a Spiritual Exercise

Frederick W. Schmidt | Posted 05.27.2015 | Religion
Frederick W. Schmidt

This is the season in many people change jobs or retire. Some of those changes are governed by the academic calendar, some by the change in seasons, and some by tradition.

5 Things to do Upon Graduation

Adele Scheele | Posted 05.19.2015 | College
Adele Scheele

Before you put on your cap and gown, use these intervening days to prepare yourself for the next stage of your life. You are no longer a student being given homework to do. Learn to create your own assignments, the most important lesson of all.

When to say NO

Shivani Bhagi | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Shivani Bhagi

The truth is too many people are afraid to say "no" in the workplace, and especially to those in more senior positions. Many individuals are 'peopl...

7 Top Tips When Recruiters Negotiate Your Salary

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business
Rebecca Grainger

Working with recruiters is an integral part of most people's job search strategy, yet there seems to be a consistently negative perception about recruiters: aggressive, untrustworthy, and only interested in placement fees.

How Smart Managers Throw Employees Under the Bus

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Your employee just made another terrible mistake. And you are going to suffer because of it. You both look bad now, and you are tired of being frowned upon for his incompetence.

The 3 Worst Habits of Clueless Leaders

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Clearly, your bad leadership habits affect more than just you. You may think your imperfections are yours to own, but they negatively affect everyone on your team. Here are three of the worst habits you should kick to the curb before it's too late.

Inspiring Others While Re-inspiring Yourself

Charles J. Alaimo | Posted 06.14.2015 | Business
Charles J. Alaimo

Each March, I receive an invitation from my former high school to present at Career Day. While there are always things to do at work and sometimes fitting this into my schedule can be a challenge, I look forward to the opportunity.

From the Other Side; an Honest Review from Employees

Robin Cassady | Posted 06.14.2015 | Business
Robin Cassady

Whether we wake up in the mornings loving what we do or not, it is important to remember the people we come in contact with during our day-to-day activities are trying to make a living for themselves and their families as well.

Want to Ask for a Raise? 8 Things You Might Want to Do First

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.14.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Java allows you to create computer programs, learn more about computer programming languages, create web applications and more. And if you want a job in coding, technology or anything else related to computer applications, knowing Java is a must.

5 Tips for Imperfect Success

Rebekah Bastian | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebekah Bastian

While I feel a bit self-conscious claiming to have my act together enough to give advice to others, I have come up with a list of guiding principles. Some cliché, but I think all true.

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

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 05.28.2015 | 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.

3 Things You Must Do When Taking a Major Career Leap

Erin Zaikis | Posted 05.26.2015 | 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?

7 Tips For A Happier Work Life

Nancy Roman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

No one likes his job every single minute. You are always going to have good days and bad days. Don't complain constantly - especially at work, but also in restaurants, on Facebook, at the gym... you could be overheard. And when someone asks you about your job: If overall you like it well enough, you say, "It's pretty good." And if it is terrible, say, "I'm learning a lot."

Check Your Blind Spot When Changing Career Lanes

Shelley Bird | Posted 05.17.2015 | 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.

Top 5 Tips for Career Change at 40 and Beyond

Jessica Sweet | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Jessica Sweet

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