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The Fastest Way to Propel Your Career Forward in 2019: Mentoring

by / ⠀Career Advice / March 6, 2019
Mentoring can take you to the next level

Sometimes, personal drive and education need a boost. If you’re struggling to achieve your goals in 2019, you may need a mentor. Even the most accomplished college graduates recognize that education rarely provides all the answers for the real world. According to recent research from Gallup, only 36 percent of college graduates strongly agreed that their degrees provided the knowledge and skills they needed to succeed in the…

How to Start Your Own Business While on the Job

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / October 27, 2013

Becoming an intrapreneur isn’t something people typically fall into. If you want it to happen, you’re going to have to get out there and make it happen. And to do that, you’ll need a plan. Item number one on your list is to master your job. This is actually a two-parter. First, become an expert in your current role. Second, you’ll need to hit certain milestones if you want…

The Ultimate Checklist for Landing Your Dream Job

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / October 14, 2013

We founded Tag Digital, a digital agency two years ago and ever since have regularly received messages from eager students, graduates, designers, developers and other agency folk looking for work. It’s not that long ago that I was in that same position so I always try to offer some constructive advice if we don’t have an opening at that time. Job-hunting is a tough and often thankless task…

9 Ways to Describe Your Job in 5 Words

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / August 22, 2013

If you had to describe your job in 5 words, what would they be? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and…

Why Generation Y Is Looking For A Job That Doesn’t Exist

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / August 22, 2013

“Generation Y stands at the forefront of the next chapter in mankind’s evolution: experiencing everything while going nowhere” wrote Bob Lutz in a Forbes article, and as a card-carrying member of Gen Y, I’d have to say I agree. No, really, I’d have to say it because I, like the rest of us, am compelled to offer my opinion up to the Internet no matter what the topic.…

Best Practices to Achieve a Better Work-Life Balance

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / August 11, 2013

For most of us, juggling the demands of our career and personal life is an ongoing challenge. Achieving the elusive work-life balance can seem like an impossible feat, especially for those of us who strive to give 100 percent into everything we do. Even if you don’t have much control over the hours you work, you can focus time and energy on creating a successful balance between work…

When Is The Best Time To Start A Startup?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 26, 2012

“But now is not the best time” – Everyone else Accept a dream job, graduate, leave that dream job, convince three other people to do the same, launch a startup, land seed funding, marry the girl of your dreams, move to a new city, leave the country for three weeks. Logic says not to do more than two of these in a year. I did all of them…

Knowing When to Walk Away and Go For It!

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 26, 2012

A former boss told me the average staying power at an organization is either three or five years. She watched me pass the three-year mark at the same organization and determined I was on the five-year team. Though I had been itching to leave after one and a half years, I accepted the fate of the five-year’er. My staying power at that organization, the United States Agency for…

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