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You? An Expert? Really?

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 03.27.2014 | Small Business
Abby Rodman, LICSW

Various online sources claim the word "expert" is from the Latin "expertus," which means, loosely, having tested, proved or experienced. And that's just what we expect from experts -- that they learn and discover better ways to do things we can't do ourselves.

Why Experience Can Actually Be A Liability In Your Job Hunt

Jeb Harrison | Posted 11.20.2013 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

I had the strangest job interview the other day. After 30+ years in the workforce, this interview was by far the most enlightening, embarrassing, revealing and thought-provoking 30 minutes I've ever spent at the interrogation table.

Mies van der Rohe is My Travel Consultant

Todd Greene | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel
Todd Greene

I consider myself a minimalist. I have certain rules which keep me from overcrowding my life, and this space-saving mentality transfers well to my travel schedule. I have learned to pack light and follow some simple rules that make traveling easier and more pleasurable.

The Most In-Demand 21st Century Business Skill: Learning Agility

John T. Delaney | Posted 09.10.2013 | Business
John T. Delaney

Today's startup culture is forcing many professionals to become agile, when tech developers every day find themselves as CEOs learning how to run a new business as they go.

Is Experience Seen as Too Costly in Today's Economy?

Gil Laroya | Posted 04.10.2013 | Business
Gil Laroya

Experience, says, in one word, that "I did that", "I was there", and "I made that happen." So why then, are so many employers forgoing the chance of enlisting experienced workers toward they corporate cause, in lieu of finding more affordable workers?

4 Reasons You Should (Still!) Take an Internship

Cathryn Vandewater | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Cathryn Vandewater

Interns have long gone unpaid, unthanked and sent on one too many coffee runs. But a recent slew of class action suits raises the question: where does opportunity end and exploitation begin?

A Lunchtime Lesson About Perseverance

Gina Ryder | Posted 11.20.2012 | Religion
Gina Ryder

When I woke up today, I heard a whisper in my heart to "just have lunch".

How To Write The Perfect Personal Statement

Alex Dyer | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

Remember, you'll be up against thousands of others who are also pitching their case to the universities, so whatever you write needs to be good.

Volunteers & Summer Interns: Not Just a Short-Lived Gig, But Careers in the Making

Danilo Minnick | Posted 09.02.2012 | Impact
Danilo Minnick

Steve Jobs. Brian Williams. Betsey Johnson. Steven Spielberg. All are defined by successful professional careers. But before they became household na...

No Work for the Willing

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business
Marian Wright Edelman

Most young men and women today want to work hard, but for those under 25 years old, work has often been impossible to find.

Education + Experience = Unemployed

Jeanette Khan | Posted 04.29.2012 | Business
Jeanette Khan

My story shows that education and experience do not always equal employment, no matter what society has led you to believe.

Strategically Building a Personal Network

Chelsea Carmona | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business
Chelsea Carmona

Growing up in a generation where having 600 Facebook "friends" didn't mean you got a phone call on a Friday night, I originally felt that Facebook was not the best networking option for me, particularly concerning my job search.

How to Get That Elusive Career in Journalism

Ella Walker | Posted 12.18.2011 | Media
Ella Walker

When I got the chance to interview Ali Harris, formerly of Glamour, I had to ask for her top tips on forging a career in journalism.

Paying to Play: The Problem With For-Credit Internships

Meredith A. Bennett-Smith | Posted 12.12.2011 | College
Meredith A. Bennett-Smith

My generation has already made sacrifices, and we are sure to make many more. I work hard, pay my dues and don't often complain. But I am no longer willing to pretend this exploitative practice that is unpaid, for-credit internships is acceptable.

Job Available: No Experience Preferred

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

If you are looking to dramatically transform your organization then you might want to consider the idea of bringing in managers who don't fit the traditional mold.

Is Any College Really the Best One?

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Holly Robinson

Even kids who get into their first choice schools aren't necessarily better off than those who end up with their last.

The Big Problem For Young Workers: Getting A Full-Time Job

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By Kristina Cooke) - Shanee Greenidge of Boston has been searching for full-time work since she dropped out of high school in 2009 and took...