Category Archives: Career

44 Ways to Make Your Workday More Rewarding

44 Simple Ways to Find Joy at Work

Especially on Monday mornings, it can be hard to find joy at work. Sometimes, even though we aren’t thoroughly unhappy with our job or career choices, we need a little pick-me-up… a little something to help us become more positive, and productive.

To our rescue: this infographic from Officevibe, which outlines 44 simple daily activities we can perform to help make our workday a more rewarding experience…   

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The Single Most Powerful Question to Ask After the Interview

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One of the most common pieces of advice I’ve heard from recruiters and advisers: at the end of an interview, candidates should ask about any concerns or reservations the interviewers might have about hiring them, like this:

“After our conversation today, what concerns do you have about my ability to this job here at ?”

And I understand the purpose: If the recruiter does have concerns this is an excellent chance to address them on-the-spot…   

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Do Generations Really Think Differently About Work and Career?

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Especially in the workplace, so much has been made of the perceived differences in generations. At times, the whole conversation has become an “us” against “them” battle between Millennials and Baby Boomers with Gen X sitting over in the corner saying, “Hey, don’t forget about us!”

As you can see in this infographic from Monster, though, there isn’t too much difference in how the generations perceive what is important to them at work, what we look for in a company, entrepreneurism and so much more…   

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How to Make the Most of Your Under-Employment

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50 percent of recent college graduates were either unemployed or underemployed.

Underemployed means you have a job, but it might be part-time and it’s definitely below your skill set, education and capability. This is the position I found myself in three months after graduating.

However, I wasn’t satisfied with being underemployed. I was determined to make the most of my position. Here’s what I did, and what you can do, too, if you find yourself underemployed, and wanting more.   

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How to Decide the Career Path Right for You [Infographic]

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For many of us, the “What do you want to be when you grow up?” question causes pure anxiety. We just don’t know… and, more important, we don’t know how we’re supposed to narrow down our choices with little or no experience in the real world. And maybe that is okay. Did you know: 75% of students change their major at least once Just 5% of us find a good career match on our first try? The average person will change jobs 11 times during their career Let’s take some of the pressure off. Let’s make it okay try new   

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12 Famous People Who Found Career Success Later in Life

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Once we commit to a certain path, many of us consider it nearly impossible to make a career change. We think about all that money spent on education. We dread telling our parents, significant other and our colleagues. And we worry, a lot, about moving into a career where we have little experience… and maybe even less confidence.

But what if you’re unhappy? What if your passions change? What if you know a change must come? Are you (as our dear friend Jennie Mustafa-Julock – aka “Coach Jennie” – puts it so well) the first person to ever say, “I don’t know what I want out of life… but it ain’t this!”   

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