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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[...]

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A Case Study in Re-Energizing Your Career

In this post, we examine a common example of what happens when a high-performing executive uncovers their natural abilities and finds career happiness. Karen graduated from college with a degree in Home Economics/Consumer Services and a desire to be of[...]

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Change At Midlife: Does It Have To Be A Crisis?

First defined and researched by Daniel Levinson, Ph.D. at Yale, in the 70's and 80's and published in Seasons of a Man's Life, there are six Turning Points in everyone's career. These begin in the early 20's and occur until the[...]

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Fighting for Balance in the World of Work

How often during the week does your stress level shoot through the roof? Do you ever pause during a typical day at work and think: "It's not humanly possible to do all I have to do!" You and several million[...]


5 Common Career Myths

We all grow up with certain myths about our careers based on what we observed growing up in our family of origin, and our own goals. Myths: 1. The more money I make, the happier I will be. Two years[...]


REAP the Rewards

Whether it's points on a credit card, the benefits of a job offer, or the early bird special at a local restaurant, everyone enjoys maximizing the return on his or her investment. With soaring rates of unemployment, foreclosures at epidemic[...]