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The One Piece of Advice Every College Graduate Needs to Know

Adam Smiley Poswolsky | Posted 08.02.2014 | College
Adam Smiley Poswolsky

The truth is that you are not screwed. No one ever tells you this at graduation, but it's okay not to know exactly what you want to do with your life. There is not only one answer or one career ladder.

Liverpool, Beatles and the Beauty of the Back Story

Maura Sweeney | Posted 08.02.2014 | Entertainment
Maura Sweeney

Do you yearn for back stories that offer valuable guidance and inspiring insights? The music group that brought us Help! and taught America how to Twist and Shout recently gave me a beautiful one to contemplate.

Pregnant and Job-Hunting: How to Land Your Next Dream Job

Leah Yomtovian Roush | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Leah Yomtovian Roush

Job-hunting is never easy. But when you're pregnant and looking for a new job, the stress can be unbearable. Though there are laws meant to protect the interests of pregnant women, it was horrifying to find myself two months pregnant and on the hunt for a new job.

What I'd Say to Myself At My College Graduation

Joe Boyd | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Joe Boyd

Just live the life you're bound to live. It will be awesome and frustrating. It will make you someone you wouldn't even recognize if he were standing in front of you today.

How to Succeed in Business: the First Steps

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.

9 Roadside Assistance Tips to Surviving an Unpredictable or Bumpy Career Road Trip!

Dina Vardouniotis | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Dina Vardouniotis

You may be resilient enough to absorb the shocks, but here are some roadside assistance to ensure you not only survive the trip but enjoy the ride:

The New Millennial Career Model

Aaron Hurst | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Aaron Hurst

After retiring as CEO of Metronics, Bill George joined the faculty at Harvard's business school. His course, True North, which sought to help develop the soft skills of students, quickly became the most popular course at the business school. At the core of course is Wall Street's fabled philosophy of "learn, earn, and then return".

5 Steps for Using Mindfulness to Get What You Want

Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC

Your choices are based, in part, on the stories you're telling yourself. Here's the thing -- you can begin writing new stories for yourself. You can learn to choose healthier, happier endings, based on having a truer sense of who you really are, and what you want.

10 Easy Tips to Take You from College to Success in Jobs, Love and Life

Nell Minow | Posted 07.29.2014 | College
Nell Minow

Graduation speakers generally leave out specific, practical information about the steps you need to take to move from the world of school to the grown-up world of work and relationships.

Telecommuting: How to Be a Shooting (Not Falling) Star

Beverly Troxtell | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Beverly Troxtell

The conscious change was critical to my survival. It made me a more effective, happy, and high-performing employee. It required me to work more efficiently. It accelerated and enhanced my job performance. And it enabled me to finally and happily live, reigniting my light and sending me on an upward trajectory.

Close the Networking Loop

Suzanne Grossman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Suzanne Grossman

Relationship building is important. For jobseekers, it's critical. As a self-identified super-connector, I introduce people on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis. I am always grateful when people acknowledge the introduction and let me know what resulted. I call this closing the networking loop.

Making the Pivot of a Lifetime

Brandon J. Espinosa | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
Brandon J. Espinosa

From The Bronx to Ithaca, Ithaca to Columbus, Columbus to The Bronx, The Bronx to Atlanta, and Atlanta back to The Bronx, my path was always nebulous....

What 5 Powerful Women Would Have Told Their 22-Year-Old Selves

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women

Whether you're a new graduate eager to take the job world by storm or a seasoned adult embarking on a career change, navigating a successful path can ...

Getting Off the Linear Career Track

Ko Im | Posted 07.26.2014 | Business
Ko Im

It can be nerve-wracking for others to watch from the outside, especially those who grew up in a generation that touted climbing up the ladder in one company.

10 Years Later -- Reunion Reflections on Success

Stephanie Hsu | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Hsu

It took some time to realize that even though my title and pay were the highest they had ever been, this situation was not sustainable. I was spending more time in my car than with my daughter every day, and I found that unnerving.

A Wake-up Call: Making My Career Happen

Beverly Troxtell | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Beverly Troxtell

Why was I letting my career just happen, and letting others repeatedly take the helm? Why wasn't I awesomely driving my career ship with intent? Why wasn't I making it happen?

The Workaholic's Guide To Taking A Break

Fast Company | Rebecca Greenfield | Posted 05.22.2014 | World

From taking lunch breaks to digital sabbaticals, one key to success at work seems to be to stop working so much. For many of us, breaks for the sake o...

12 Ways Women Sabotage Themselves At Work

Karen Elizaga | Posted 10.02.2014 | Women
Karen Elizaga

No matter your rung on the corporate ladder, many people, especially women, engage in some sort of career self-sabotage, from small insidious mistakes to fireworks that can dominate water cooler conversation for weeks.

4 Steps to Getting the Job of Your Dreams

Michael Price | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Michael Price

There should be no peak and valley, and no mountain too high that you will not cross.

Job Success Starts With a Cup of Joe

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Stacy Slotnick

Invest in your experiences no matter how insignificant or unimportant they may appear at first.

The Confidence Game: Is That Really All It Takes to Win in the Workplace?

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

A confidence gap might seem like an unbridgeable divide, but it doesn't need to be. Confidence isn't an innate talent; it's a skill that can be learned. And like all skills worth learning, it takes practice and effort.

5 Rules for Success I Wish I Learned 10 Years Ago

Michael Price | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Michael Price

What are your natural gifts and talents? I know that this is easier said than done, but a career change may be in order for those who have found themselves in a career or business opportunity that doesn't align with their aptitude.

Tough Love: The Choices Successful Women Need to Make

Debra Walton | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Debra Walton

If you never get that "impostor" feeling, you are not trying hard enough. And believe me, your boss has had that feeling at some point in his or her career, likely more than once.

How This Woman Restored Her Mother's Mobility -- And Reinvented Her Career Too

John Tarnoff | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Mary's story is another simple example of how there are resources and outlets available to all of us at every turn. Many of my fellow Boomers are struggling to follow a narrow career reinvention path that they believe is all they can do -- but that path is merely shaped by their past experience.

How to Fill Those Empty Spaces on Your Resume

Laura Lehmann | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Laura Lehmann

Throughout most of my twenties, I questioned my resume and its legitimacy. But lately, I have also begun to question the legitimacy of resumes, period.