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5 In-Demand Health Care Careers

Below is a guest post from Sandra Mills where she talks about career prospects in the hot and growing health care field. Some great tips and stats in here. Finding a job these days can be insanely hard/annoying/stressful. Some people have been out of work for two years or more after being laid off and […]

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Use Your Major to Find the Best Career

This is a guest post by Josh Weiss-Roessler, co-owner of Weiss-Roessler Writing. Enjoy! So you went to college, chose a major based on your personality and interests, and now you’re wondering how to use it to find the best career. There’s nothing wrong with doing something you love in college – even if it’s one of those […]

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The Cost of “No” (and other lost opportunities)

When I was a kid, my dad used to make me go up to random kids and introduce myself. Not out of nowhere, but if they were playing pool or baseball, I had to endure the ignominy of walking up to them and saying, “Hi, my name’s Tim. Can I play?” I was always nervous, […]

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Open Your Eyes (professionally and personally)

During a nice, easy jog the other day, I started to really notice my surroundings. We’ve had a lot of rain lately, so everything is really green and healthy. Plus, this is my view from the Chicago lakefront path. Not too shabby. I realized I need to do that more often – take time to appreciate […]

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If You Really Want to Make Your Point, Start Stripping

Photo: brh_images This is a post I originally did for Brazen Careerist, a great blog for young professionals. The full post is now available below. Have you ever looked at your cluttered desk or closet and gotten the feeling that you have too much stuff? That all the possessions you own are actually starting to own you? Be […]

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Are You Ambitious About Your Career… or Delusional?

Photo: Jason Rogers This is a post I originally did for Brazen Careerist, a great social network for Gen-Y professionals. The full post is now available below. If you paused for a moment before answering, that’s a good sign. It means you’re aiming big enough that even you think you might be crazy. No one ever achieved something great […]

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My Recent Job Application: Part 2

Photo:  Jack Keene I recently got a job as a contributor for a site* that, to put it simply, reviews men’s gear. Everything from clothes and tech gadgets to liquor and outdoor gear. I’m a huge fan of the site, and one day they posted an opening so I applied. I’ve talked about my gear […]

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My Recent Job Application

Photo:  Ed Yourdon By operating a job application tracking tool and writing a career blog, I get to explore many aspects of the job search. But even with all the interviews, research, and writing, it’s still easy to lose touch with the people on the ground – the job seekers in the trenches, applying for […]

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2 Obvious Points Job Seekers Still Miss

Photo:  Åsmund Bø There was an interesting piece on CNN Money recently, which gave a few interesting pieces of advice to struggling job seekers. I was struck by how basic the columnist’s advice was – and I don’t mean that as a criticism. People are still not learning or practicing the most basic skills when […]

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Are You a Good Storyteller?

Photo:  MaryLynn I recently wrote about the importance of selling and how to sell. Not that I was trying to write an exhaustive manifesto on the art of selling, but I realize that I left out a key part of any successful sale – storytelling. This Forbes article, which is really just a summary of […]

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