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How Do You Know When Something Is Right?

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

When you've found something that's right for you, you want to be better without force. You get this instant internal drive and motivation to become a better person, to do better work, and to achieve greater things. You feel inspired.

5 Lies About 20-Somethings We Need To Stop Believing

Ellevate | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
Ellevate

Often, people in our 20s are told, implicitly, this period in our lives is just a warm-up for adulthood; that it's about gaining experiences.

What Not to Do During an Interview

Ellevate | Posted 12.11.2014 | Women
Ellevate

Even if you do everything right leading up to an interview, when it comes to the actual interview, there are things you might do that can sabotage yourself and cause interviewers to form negative opinions,

The Work-Life Strategies That Really Matter

Joel Peterson | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Joel Peterson

Wealth, power, fame and influence don't reliably deliver satisfaction or meaning in life. I submit that meaning comes from the ability to look back with pride and to look forward with peace, knowing that those we've worked with and cared for are better off for having known us.

6 Simple But Highly Effective Ways to Boost Employee Engagement

Ellevate | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Ellevate

As a leader, you must focus on building relationships, recognize signs of burnout in your employees, work to help them grow and show appreciation. If you take care of your employees and work to make them happy, they'll take care of your customers and your company will thrive.

Should You Ask Your Boss For A Raise?

Joel Peterson | Posted 12.05.2014 | Business
Joel Peterson

While asking for a raise may be a high-stress conversation, being on the receiving end isn't fun either.

5 Reasons Developing Confidence Is Critical to Your Success

Ellevate | Posted 12.05.2014 | Women
Ellevate

Every step of my career path has been possible because I channeled the confidence that I needed -- from navigating corporate America to starting my own business. That's not to say that confidence was all I needed.

3 Steps to Better Networking

Ellevate | Posted 12.03.2014 | Women
Ellevate

Networking is a great way to build your business. In fact, it's pretty much a requirement for small and medium business owners these days. And yet, so many cringe at the thought, finding it stressful, frustrating and in the end, not very helpful.

Burnout's Silver Lining

Anne Omland | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Anne Omland

Had it not been for a move across the globe, I may not have made the changes that saved me from being consumed by my job and unhealthy lifestyle. Many of us need a slap upside the head in order to change. Otherwise we'd keep pushing forward in a steady state of burnout.

Rom Agustin: Focus on the Possibilities

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

On June 6, 2004, with nothing but a phone and a dream, Callbox opened in a dark corner of an internet cafe in La Paz, Iloilo -- a thriving city in the Philippines -- with one employee and no clients.

Want To Make A Difference? Don't Be A Hedge Fund Manager

The Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business

Long before the 2008 financial collapse, the American economic landscape had shifted, plunging the country into something of an identity crisis. Manuf...

Seeking: The Perfect Nonprofit Job

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Simone N. Sneed

For nonprofits and social enterprises to be successful, we need passionate people with phenomenal skills in place. Once you have made the decision that you're ready to dedicate your career to a specific social cause, it can be hard to know where to start.

Pauline Pangan: Invest Your Time in Learning

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.27.2014 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

This is part of the #CareerAdvice series - featuring successful professionals who share their advice to people who would want to take their career to...

Joey Alarilla: Reinvent and Continue Innovating for Growth

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.28.2014 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Constantly innovating, open to collaboration and always reinventing himself - these are just some of the things I could quickly think of whenever Joey Alarilla, is mentioned.

The Road Not Taken: Forget Your 'Plan B' Career, You'll Need a Strong 'Plan D'

Ellevate | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
Ellevate

I know the story is now supposed to be about how I persevered and became a world-class banker. Or about how I continued my quest to get into media and it eventually paid off. But that didn't happen.

Eduardo Mapa: The Future Belongs to Those Who Dare to Be First

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

I've caught up with Eduardo Mapa, the Chief Executive Officer, Havas Digital of Havas Media China. He's the man who started his career as a sales and marketing person and eventually becoming one of the pioneering and most respected advertising professionals in the Philippines and the whole Asia Pacific.

Vivien Mei Reyes: There's No Perfect Destination but Be Better Each Day

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

For Vivien Reyes, Marketing Manager at Callbox, when the opportunity to lead a team presented itself, she took it as a challenge to improve not only professionally but also as a way to improve on a personal level. She shares the importance of aiming to become better versions of ourselves from what we do each day.

Andy Yeo: Build Authentic Relationships and Grow Your Network

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.28.2014 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

How do you establish your professional network when you're fresh out of college? For Andy Yeo, Solutions Consultant at HootSuite APAC, he shares the importance of building an authentic relationship with anyone at any time, even before the graduation.

The Surprising Belief Holding Women Back

Ellevate | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Ellevate

Everyone in every company is -- or should be -- in the business of selling: not just products and services but their organization's brand and culture and themselves and their abilities as well.

Paul John Peña: Recover Fast and Push Yourself

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Paul John Peña, Head of Integration and Branding Communications at Globe Telecom and one of the youngest digital media practitioners in the Asia Pacific region to assume an executive role in the industry, shares his career advice to those who are just starting up with their career.

Be An Entrepreneur In Your Life: 4 Ways To 'Startup' Your Ambitions

Allie Armitage | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Allie Armitage

The problem with finding an inspiring career is that, from the outside, it seems like whim, luck and 'who you know.' But the good news is there is actually a process to navigate a seemingly impossible task -- and -- it can be fun.

Hans Roxas Chua: Find Unique People to Learn From

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.30.2014 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

How does on develop the entrepreneurial spirit? For Hans Roxas Chua, the co-director of the Certified Digital Marketer (CDM) Program of the International Institute of Digital Marketing (IIDM), he's been exposed to many entrepreneur relatives and environment at such a young age.

Jonas Delos Reyes: Proactively Acquire Skills to Reach Your Next Goals

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Having positive outlook and maintaining an attitude of constantly seeking to learn new skills help in increasing one's chances in getting their career to the next level.

Be a Bulletproof Freelancer: Three Rules for the First Six Months

Greta Perel, Ph.D. | Posted 11.14.2014 | Business
Greta Perel, Ph.D.

Leaving your daily grind to strike out on your own? Great! Freelance work can be one of the most rewarding, lucrative, and fantastic careers ever. But getting past the first six months is, hands down, the hardest part of freelance work.

Developing A Strong Professional Persona Does Not Mean Becoming Someone Else

Ellevate | Posted 11.14.2014 | Women
Ellevate

So many of us are taught from a young age that we need to figure it all out on our own. We have this entirely misguided sense that if we need support or guidance from others, it must mean that we have failed.