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Transferable Skills

Some of the things that we can do that we don’t even think about can make us more appealing to employers. Transferable skills are all of those little personal traits, habits, and “life-hacks” that we accumulate throughout our lives. You know, the bullet points in your resume that you had to pick from a pool […]

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The Interview: A Survival Guide

So, after all you did, you’re finally here. After weeks of phone calls, emails, and long nights scouring online postings, you’ve reached the most arduous, delicate, and decisive trail before you get that shiny new job: The interview. Your hair is combed, your business attire is clean and pressed, and your breath smells like you’re […]

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The Block

A bane to writers everywhere, writer’s block can be summarized as a period of creative constipation; where all trains of thought derail and you’re left scrambling to get things back on track before you’re scheduled to arrive.  If you’ve ever needed to write a book report, thesis, or piece of fiction or poetry, then you […]

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Pro:Up and Out

For many students, high school can feel like just another one of those things you have to do. You do your homework, pass your classes, and keep your nose clean until you graduate. But while there’s no doubt that a high school education is a crucial minimum requirement in today’s job market, can we be […]

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Networking Socially (in person)

Everyone should know a guy who knows a guy. Having a rich and extensive network of professional contacts is a necessity in this day and age. People that can vouch for you and what you can do may be all that stands between a new job and another trip to the jobs board. But how […]

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To What Degree: How Much Education is Enough Education?

We’re told from the beginning; if you what to be successful in life and persue your dreams, you need a good education. That all the doors to the best career paths and opportunities only open to those with the keys. In many ways, this is true – top paying positions in the sciences, mathematics, health […]

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Conducting Yourself in the Interview

In previous articles, we’ve covered the basics when it comes to being successful in an interview, but only from one side of the table. Being a hiring manager means that it falls upon you to line your business with people of the best talent and character that you can find. People as good, if not […]

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Balance: Work vs Play

Balance – a virtue that is culturally universal: Yin and Yang must always be in harmony, angels and demons forever locked in a constant struggle, and the Jedi – well, they didn’t really get it until it was too late. Regardless of your outlook on life, balance is a fundamental principle that we all rely […]

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About You in The Interview

“So tell me about yourself.” It’s just a question, but a question that everyone is all too eager to avoid these days. Like a parent asking, “Where are you going?” as you try to slip out the door. You feel stuck; especially when someone asks you about yourself in one of the most tense situations […]

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A Stand Against Sitting (or Standing) at Work

Do you sit at a desk for hours at a time at work? Hunched and staring cross-eyed at a screen all day? Or maybe you’re always standing on the job? Feet planted in one place at a counter or checkout line, leaning for relief when the supervisor isn’t looking? The issue of standing verses sitting […]