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Career Planning

Where Colleges Fail Students

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.08.2014 | College
Maureen Anderson

Is it the job of administrators and parents to get college kids to visit their campus career centers?

From Theory to Practice: Taking Purposeful Action

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Have big dreams but run little pilots to proof the concept; launch radical and diverse initiatives but spend very little on them; intentionally accelerate failure early so that potential solutions are more viable and sustainable.

People Are Your Best Assets? Prove It!

Dan Henry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dan Henry

It's popular today to talk up people as a company's best assets. It's true -- people are in fact the secrets that elevate good businesses to great ones. But talk alone isn't going to get you far. To truly benefit from those great hires, you've got to invest actual energy in them.

The Best Careers Are Not Planned

Whitney Caudill | Posted 11.06.2013 | Women
Whitney Caudill

What if we are stable, successful and happy, but don't know exactly where we are going or how we are going to get there? Is that OK?

Career Guidance à la Heisenberg

David Cleary | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
David Cleary

Though Walt's pride -- or hubris, as many commentators have labeled it -- may have done more harm than good at times, I still can't help but aspire to find a passion and life pursuit which makes me feel "alive" in the same way running a drug empire did for Walt.

Free Advice Often Seems Unwanted Because It Usually Is!

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 11.09.2013 | Business
Tarun Sakhrani

Free advice is always forthcoming. It comes from all corners and sources, in all shapes and sizes. Family, friends, near and dear ones, and even acq...

Click on Your Career

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

A career plan is like a roadmap that can get you from point A (where you are now) to point B (your dream job). Although you'll experience roadblocks and barriers along the way, it is important to stay focused.

Is the Career Dead?

Spencer Thompson | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
Spencer Thompson

Jumping from career to career used to be seen as flighty or uncommitted, but this may just be a new reality. With these changes, the concept of career planning may seem like an oxymoron.

Why You Should 'Slow-Track' Your Career

Daniel Gulati | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Daniel Gulati

Quitting early to avoid getting stuck in a rut is smart. But continually shortening your time horizons for career achievement and shirking hard work in the search for immediate silver bullets is a dangerous practice, and may actually limit your long-term outcomes.

Dream Big

Debbie Messemer | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Debbie Messemer

In the 2012 Catalyst census data, women made up 14.3 percent of Fortune 500 executive officers and 16.6 percent of the board members, a small improvement over 1998. So, the question remains: Is there a better way to identify and advance women who have the desire and skill to rise to the opportunity?

Transitioning From a Job to a Career

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 05.15.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Making the transition from job to career is a critical step toward financial security. Once you find your career path, your financial path will be much clearer.

Your Credentials Are Holding You Back

Daniel Gulati | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Daniel Gulati

When individuals from even the most traditional backgrounds focus on mastery, rather than accumulated awards, they feel liberated. And when all's said and done, if you still see true value in a credential, then chase it. But let it broaden your professional life instead of bogging you down.

The Top 5 Career Regrets (And How To Frame Your Future Success)

Daniel Gulati | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Daniel Gulati

As psychologist Dr. Neal Roese stated, "On average, regret is a helpful emotion." It can even be an inspiring one. But it means that we must recognize our disappointments, understanding that it's our capacity to experience regret deeply, and learn from it to ultimately frame our future success.

College-Student Partnership Yields Career Success

Donna Randall | Posted 01.27.2013 | College
Donna Randall

The core strengths of a liberal arts education -- the development of skills in critical thinking and analysis, communication, and problem-solving, along with rigorous preparation in an academic discipline -- are more important than ever.

3 Strategies To Boost Business In 2013

R. Kay Green | Posted 01.13.2013 | Business
R. Kay Green

You're not the first person to reinvent yourself. Keep that in mind when it comes time to go back to the drawing board and you will be in better position to make the honest, accurate, and appropriate decisions that will lead to greater success in the future.

The New Definition of Career Readiness

Tim Hodges | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Tim Hodges

There are few jobs in our economy where the knowledge and skills necessary for getting hired are still sufficient several years later. Today's world of education and work requires constant acquisition of new skills, education and experiences to prepare for the inevitable changes that will occur.

Has Your Career Stalled Out? Get It Going With These 3 Steps

Kathy Caprino | Posted 12.02.2012 | Women
Kathy Caprino

The time to take control of your career is now.

Seven Steps to Getting What You Want

Maureen Anderson | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business
Maureen Anderson

Don't we all wish there was some sort of recipe for getting what we want out of life? In my experience, there is. Here goes.

Ten Career Worthy Olympic Lessons

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 10.06.2012 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

The extreme level of focus, commitment, determination, and relentless work ethic is something others can relate to in their non-Olympic careers.

Nate Willis

States Hunting For Young Blood

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate Willis | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

College students, beware! The National Conference of State Legislatures is coming for you. With a recent survey showing that very few state legisl...

Embracing Risk in Career Decisions

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 08.19.2012 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Career decisions need to start not with risks, but creating a prioritized list of "happiness criteria," or aspects that will critically determine your long-term satisfaction.

Your Career Needs to Be Horizontal

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 06.03.2012 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Most of us have grown up assuming that career success is vertical. We climb the ladder and move from junior positions to senior ones. The problem is that today's work is no longer divided up into small tasks that require higher and higher layers of management to put together.

Bringing Career Planning into Liberal Arts Classrooms

Nathan O. Hatch | Posted 12.05.2011 | College
Nathan O. Hatch

A college's ultimate responsibility is to help students clarify their sense of self. We do them a disservice if we ignore their future working life as they discover their talents, passions and convictions.

Don't Let the Student Loan Crisis Kill Families

Jennifer Openshaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jennifer Openshaw

Everyone's been talking about the mortgage crisis that continues to wreak havoc on families. But have you focused on the next looming crisis? I'm talking about student loans.

Are You the Victim of an Invisible Promotion?

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

The "invisible promotion," where the job title and description stay the same but the responsibilities significantly expand.