Author Archives: Lauren Kirkpatrick

Millennial Stereotype Busted: “Paying Your Dues” is Bullsh*t

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Conventional wisdom says you must pay your dues over time to get ahead.

And yet, as many of us are learning in the Social Age, time should not gain priority over the quality of experience…   

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How NOT to Ask for a Recommendation


When asking for a recommendation, follow these guidelines.

You’ll not only get a higher percentage of “of course!” responses, you’ll get higher quality recommendations and referrals!   

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17 Websites to Learn New Workplace and Life Skills

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You don’t have to go back to school to learn something new. Thanks to the internet, there are a bevy of sites offering free or low-cost online education on a number of topics. Everything you could ever want to learn, from coding to how to invest your money, is online and ready for you.   

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“What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up?” is the Wrong Career Question

Wrong career question

President Obama recently said something that struck a chord with me… and has really changed my perspective on my career goals: “Stop asking what you want to be.” The concept, discussed with the latest class of white house interns (see the video below), is so simple: Stop Asking What You Want to Be… Start Asking What You Want to Do For instance: Instead of: “I want to be a teacher,” what if you thought, “I want to mold young minds and educate the world” Instead of: “I want to be in politics,” what if your outlook was, “I want to solve   

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10 Must Have Apps and Add-ons for Young Professionals


We are constantly connected to a variety of gadgets, from smartphones, to tablets and laptops, to wearables. So as we navigate our professional and personal lives, shouldn’t we take advantage of the dozens of apps available to us?

Here are 10 of the best apps and add-ons I use most…   

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10 FREE Apps Every College Student Needs Right Now

10 Free Apps

College students are constantly connected to a variety of gadgets, from smartphones to tablets and laptops to wearables. And both Apple and Android offer dozens of apps to help them get the most out of their work and play.

Here are 10 of the best apps I use on a regular basis…    

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