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How to Stay Positive While Looking for a Job

If you just graduated from college this year you’re probably lamenting that you didn’t get handed the golden job opportunities you were promised IF you completed a college degree. Given these circumstances you can do one of two things: A) Grouse about the fact that it’s been hard to find a job in your career […]

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3 Times When Saying No Can Be a Good Thing

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If there’s one word synonymous with negativity, it’s “no”. How else can one come to view the opposite of yes, okay, and sure? No can easily sound like stop, don’t, can’t, or won’t, but it doesn’t necessarily mean something negative. When I was a little girl who wanted certain things, like too much junk food […]

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3 Writing Exercises for a Better Future

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As a blogger, I know the benefits creative writing exercises can have for strengthening business, personal development, and organizational skills. For many people, some of the best ideas come when they’re sitting down letting the words flow in free writing exercises. Keep in mind that you don’t have to be a professional writer to benefit […]

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5 Ways to Stay Creative in a “Boring” Job

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Let’s face it, not every job has the wow factor. Some positions are actually quite boring, but somebody’s got to do it, right? Your job may have you asking questions like, “What is creativity?” or “Isn’t there anything more stimulating out there?” You’re not alone. Many people work in fields that require the same repetitive […]

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Creative Ways to Get Your First Job Out of College: Part 2

In Part 2 of my series on successful people who found jobs right out of college using unconventional means, I focus on the chance meeting. Too often we put too much energy into trying to meet “the right people” in terms of getting a job, when in reality it’s the everyday people we encounter in […]

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Creative Ways to Get Your First Job Out of College: Part 1

With the news this week of Standard & Poor’s downgrade of the U.S.’s financial rating, the trickle down is not going to be pretty. But that doesn’t mean jobs for new graduates are not available, it just means graduates are going to have to be smart about finding them. As I’ve said before, the days […]

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Career Wisdom from Our Elders: Part 2

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“In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it — thou art a fool.” — Lord Chesterfield We could all make use of a wisdom exchange as every piece of wisdom shared is a benefit to our library of knowledge. What’s most important is that we continually search for wisdom through […]

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What Does the New Debt Deal Mean to Recent College Graduates?

For the last two weeks the fracas over whether or not the federal government was going to raise the debt ceiling (and thus not default on their bills) has dominated the news. Now that a deal has been reached by our three-ring (circus) government, everyone heaved a big sigh of relief. After all, a deal […]

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Can Today’s College Graduates Survive a Sick Economy?

For the first time since post WW-II the trajectory of the college graduate is an uncharted course. It used to be (as recently as five years ago) that anyone who went to college could expect some sort of well-paying, career-oriented job upon graduation. But now things are different. Today’s precarious world economy puts careers (especially […]

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Career Wisdom from Our Elders: Part 1

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“I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” — Abraham Lincoln The advantage of years is experience and there’s a lot to be said for the wisdom of others who have lived through the trials and tribulations of life. These are the people who become precious […]

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