Author Archives: Brazen Careerist

Did the Recession Wake Gen Y from Their Work-Life Balance Dream?

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When the first members of Gen Y began to join the workforce a few years ago, commentary stirred about the differences between generations of workers. One fact about young professionals was repeated: teens and 20-somethings were crazy for work-life balance.

Now that the economic gloom has persisted for several years, are young people finally being forced to change their tune when it comes to work-life balance?   

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No Experience, No Problem: How 4 Young Pros Got Their Dream Gigs

No Experience No Problem

An Army combat engineer turned advertising executive. A banking executive turned career counselor. A mother of 12, now a communications writer. An Intel engineer turned comedian. These are not your typical career changes.

Here are the inspiring stories and creative strategies these people used to transition into a job they love — without related work experience or education.   

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Do Your Soft Skills Make it Hard for Employers to Resist You?

Soft Skills Hard to Resist

How is a young professional supposed to compete when everyone has a degree, an impressive internship or three, and a Klout score of 74?

Fear not. Dollars to doughnuts, you have far more valuable skills at your beck and call than you can think of right now. Skills you may not even know you have…   

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13 Job Interview Tips That Will Help Land Your Dream Job

Getting the Job Offer

You’ve worked hard on your resume, and you finally networked your way to the right person. This is your chance: you’ve got an interview!

What now? Wing it and hope for the best? Google for interview tips—and end up with the same template as everyone else? No, you’re smarter than that—and you need to stand out from the crowd.

Here are 13 tips on how you can do just that… and land your dream job…   

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13 Ways to Tell If You’re Really Not a Good Manager

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If you’re a manager, especially if you’re a new manager, you’ve probably experienced the sensation of people not liking you — but does that mean you’re a terrible manager? Not necessarily.

Here are 13 ways of knowing whether you’re really not a good young manager…
   

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The Networking Strategy that Will Help Find Your Next Job

Spirited Professional Conversation

Job searching be much easier if you already knew plenty of colleagues who could tell you if their workplace is awesome — or awful. And put in a good word for you. But you don’t know people at every company… because most of us don’t network as much as we should.

Your challenge: get your foot in the door, get to know the company and get them to know you, without the knuckle-biting stress of an interview. To do that: here’s a networking strategy few people have leveraged… but those who have, know it works…   

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