This Thanksigiving, What Are You Most Grateful For?


Even when our global community is in turmoil, we take the last Thursday in November to celebrate what we – whether ancestors of the original immigrants to the United States or new to this uniquely American tradition – are thankful for. It isn’t always easy, but even on the dark days we can look around and take stock of what makes us feel like there is good in the world… and good work to be done… and we’re just the people to do it. This year, members of the YouTern team were asked to articulate what we’re most thankful for; a   

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Graduating in Debt? Here’s How to Manage Student Loan and Credit Card Payments

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So, you’re a new college grad — and many adventures lie ahead! Also dead ahead: reality. For instance: once those paychecks from your first real job start rolling in, it’ll be time to make those student loan payments. A tall order, indeed — with the average college grad finishing school with student loan debt to the tune of $35,000+. As if that weren’t enough, many college grads are also staring at heaps of credit card debt they amassed in the process of trying to make ends meet during years of being a broke student. If that sounds like you, you’re   

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To Write a Great Resume: Ask Yourself These 5 Questions


Almost anyone can explain the day–to–day, nitty gritty details of their job description.

But many struggle when it comes to communicating the end result of their work, and how those spreadsheets, reports, conference calls, campaign concepts, and big ideas create serious value for an organization…   

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5 Ways to Build Your Career While Still in College

College Career

The days are getting shorter, and the leaves have begun to change colors and fall. You’ve wrapped up that summer job, said goodbye to your family and are heading back to college. Don’t let the excitement of seeing your friends and beginning classes distract you from an important task: building your resume. While the economy is recovering from the 2008 recession and unemployment rates are improving, for recent graduates (ages 20-24), the situation can still be quite frustrating.  The unemployment rate for recent grads is at about 5%, but 45% are underemployed, working in low-skilled and low-paying roles. Follow these   

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10 Secrets to Acing Your Online Video Job Interview

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Because they enable inexpensive long-distance face-to-face discussions as well as quick discussions over short distances, online job interviews via video (typically Skype, Zoom or Google Hangout) are becoming much more common. So how do you make sure you’re ready for your close-up? Start with ten secrets, and then ace your next video interview… Ask This One Question First First and foremost, be sure to get an answer to the question, “What video method will you be using?” If the answer is Skype or Hangout, immediately start with the preparation steps below using the appropriate network. On the other hand, if the employer   

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5 Ways to Seem Far More Experienced During a Job Interview

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In a world that embraces the fresh ideas and ever-evolving skill sets that Millennials have to offer, it should come as no surprise that youth is becoming more and more respected and valued in the workplace.

That said, there are still some professional settings in which age, maturity, and experience reign—including job interviews…   

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