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How To Impress Your Boss

How To Impress Your Boss

| March 2, 2014 | 2 Comments

When I was a university student who fervently anticipated what we all called “the real world,” I devoured plenty of articles that dished out advice on navigating the interview process, getting along with coworkers and, most importantly, being positively regarded by the boss. Common advice for impressing superiors included “dress for success”, “show up on […]

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Supercharging Your Career After Redundancy

Supercharging Your Career After Redundancy

| February 23, 2014 | 4 Comments

Years ago I was off on my way to university to read business and marketing looking forward to choosing the one company I would spend my forty-odd working years at, rising from intern and rookie to CEO and master. Little did I know that in my four years post-university, after attaining a high-scoring degree and having 18 months […]

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I Wanted to Work for Whataburger, So I Created a Whataresume (Obviously)

I Wanted to Work for Whataburger, So I Created a Whataresume (Obviously)

| February 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

A struggle I’ve had with so many of my peers is they complain about not finding great jobs after graduation. “The job market is so bad.” “Nobody is hiring right now.” The truth is, you don’t want a job bad enough to really invest in applying for one. How many times have you called the […]

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Career Catalysts: Books For Young Leaders

Career Catalysts: Books For Young Leaders

| February 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

Reading books is a vital life skill. It’s the best way to record history and share beloved stories. There are plenty of books out there packed with valuable facts and there are great volumes with priceless insights on human experiences. It’s heartbreaking but we have to admit that global literacy rates are declining. Young people […]

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Career Advice for Lawyers Just Starting Their Careers

Career Advice for Lawyers Just Starting Their Careers

| January 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

Starting out your law career can be pretty intimidating. You finish your schooling and suddenly you are thrust into the “real world” – with no idea or instruction manual of what you are supposed to do. You will learn a lot in the first few years of your law career, most of it the hard […]

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The Video Skills I Didn’t Know I Needed

The Video Skills I Didn’t Know I Needed

| January 25, 2014 | 5 Comments

As the digital age has forced publishers to reassess how it does business, the media industry has been enduring a rough transformation over the past decade. For those of us who graduated from universities in that time, it’s come with a mixture of opportunity and apprehension. Traditional storytelling techniques have not been replaced as the […]

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Why Your Parents’ Job-Seeking Advice is Probably Terrible

Why Your Parents’ Job-Seeking Advice is Probably Terrible

| January 24, 2014 | 5 Comments

Your parents mean well, they really do. They give you heartfelt advice about finding (and keeping) a job because they want you to succeed. They want to see you thriving at a job. They really, really want you to move out of their basement! Unfortunately, your parents’ job seeking advice is probably terrible. Here’s why: […]

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6 Classes You Need to Take in College

6 Classes You Need to Take in College

| January 22, 2014 | 3 Comments

Society, as a whole, places a much higher importance on college education than they did in the past.  While some experts blame the recession for the current employment crisis, it could be said that college degrees are partially at fault. How College Hurts Employment Opportunities In the past, simply possessing a college degree put young […]

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Fresh Out of College? 10 Resume Writing Hacks to Land an Interview

Fresh Out of College? 10 Resume Writing Hacks to Land an Interview

| January 21, 2014 | 4 Comments

  According to the recent study, for every job a new graduate applies for, they have to compete with up to 160 other applicants. You don’t need a Masters degree to know that the competition is stiff these days – so how do you stand out from a sea of equally (or even more) qualified […]

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4 Steps To Crushing an Interview

4 Steps To Crushing an Interview

| January 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

The job hunt is nothing short of exhausting.  From unanswered emails to unopened resumes, it’s hard not to feel discouraged (and we’re guessing that the lacking paycheck isn’t helping your self-esteem). The clouds may seem to break when you’re invited in for an interview.  The problem is that most people (perhaps unknowingly) are cloaked in […]

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