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The Answer Zone – No BS Career Advice – the new job search process

Are Unpaid Internships Ethical? Exploitative?


On our last The Answer Zone – no BS career advice we tackled a very hot topic: unpaid internships. Joining us to discuss this important issue were Mark Babbitt, founder of YouTern and a leadership and career mentor, and Jennie Mustafa-Julock, aka Coach Jennie, The Audacity Coach. We got right to the point with a yes or no question: Are unpaid internships unethical? Exploitative? I turned to Coach Jennie first, who had trouble with the very strong words we used in our line of questioning. She acknowledged the idea that a large percentage of internships have been unpaid for a   

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11 Pieces of No BS Advice for Today’s Job Seeker


We recently launched our new series, “The Answer Zone: A Place for No BS Career Advice” on Blab. The inaugural episode featured as our guests Mark Babbitt, leadership and career mentor and founder of YouTern, and  Salina Mendoza, a recruiter based in California. During that first episode, our conversation focused on how much technology, and particularly social media, has changed the job search over the past few years. Here are just some of the highlights from our discussion: The Job Search Has Changed… a Lot Job seekers must understand just how competitive the job market is today. We need to   

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The Answer Zone – No BS Career Advice


In September, we were excited to introduce Breaking Glass, a series on discussion to help young women navigate their career paths. The response has been terrific; it is obviously a topic people are very interested in – and we are grateful for your support. But because we know everyone has questions – and they need a go-to resource for career advice – we didn’t stop there. Next week we will launch ‘The Answer Zone: No BS Career Advice’ for anyone who needs a little help getting their first, or next, job or internship. Although the economy has improved in   

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