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A 10 Percent Shift for 100 Percent Happiness

We have found this: As little as a 10% shift in your thinking about your roles and responsibilities, your travel schedule, your job assignments and a myriad of other factors can result in a 100% shift in how you feel[...]

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Time To Re-Evaluate Your Career

What happens when you reach a turning point in your career? What if you have been in a field for ten years and feel the urge to change? Tom reached that stage at the age of 25. He started as[...]

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A Natural Born Salesman

In this article, we look at a common example of a young adult graduating from college with knowledge of his ability profile, which happens to make him great at sales. With his college sophomore year coming to an end, Ethan needed a summer job.[...]


The Story of a Career Resilient Businessman

In a workplace where there are few certainties and even fewer guarantees, learning to be a career resilient worker is a sound strategy. What Is Career Resilience? Career resilience means taking greater responsibility for present and future employability. It means understanding[...]

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How Parents Can Help Their College-Bound Child

How Can Parents Help? Beth and her mother, Sharon, both wanted Beth to go to college, but they had different ideas about the kind of school and major Beth should pursue. Beth took The Highlands Ability Battery and found out[...]

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This Career Would Have Never Occurred to Me

At age 29, Laura managed an account for a Fortune 500 international ad agency - and she was "miserable." "Advertising agency work was interesting, fast paced, and lucrative. But the more I moved up in the hierarchy, the less I[...]

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Getting That First Job Out of School

Work?! Who, Me? You need money, or you’re bored, or maybe you need experience. It’s time to get your first job or internship out of school. How do you choose? How can you make the most of your experience? Let’s[...]

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Going to College? Start with Yourself!

In Alice in Wonderland, the Cheshire Cat said, "If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there." The opposite can be even truer: If you know where you are going, you can overcome almost any[...]


Giving Something Back to the World

At 45-years-old, Kathy was in an enviable position - Vice President at Ketchum Public Relations, a top 10 international PR firm. She found public relations tapped into some of her latent business talents, such as consulting and strategic planning. Kathy[...]