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College Activities that Help You Build Career Skills

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Making the move from college to starting your career can be an exciting or stressful time for fresh graduates, depending on their preparation, chosen field, and a whole host of factors that are outside anyone’s control. In a market where some are saying a bachelor’s degree is the new high school diploma, smart college students are developing relevant career skills to separate themselves from the pack.   

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10 Career Success Skills That Require Zero Talent

career success skills require zero talent

If you haven’t yet discovered it, you will… achieving career success can be stressful. You have job responsibilities, deadlines to meet, office politics and the daily commute to navigate… all the while trying to have a life… going to the gym (sometimes), remembering to pay your rent on time, eating your broccoli like mom said to, oh, and maybe cramming in a relationship with friends and/or a significant other. Yes, building career success takes time and work. But, it’s way easier than you think – about 80 percent easier, to be precise! In fact, most of what you need to   

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6 Reasons Learning Tech Skills is Better Than Going to Grad School

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Not going to grad school was the best decision I ever made. Right before and following college graduation, I was dead set on going to graduate school. I knew I wanted to work in economic development. And most of my dream jobs required graduate school. But as I was studying for the GRE, poring over math problems and obscure vocabulary, I had an epiphany: Why spend all this effort forcing myself to memorize information when I could be teaching myself valuable real-world skills? In the end, instead of going to graduate school, I taught myself digital skills. These digital skills   

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4 Ways to Build Valuable Career Skills This Summer

Summer Students

Summer means you’re one step closer to graduation, and entering a competitive job market. So now is the time to differentiate yourself by gaining the special skills that will help you stand out from your peers and get the job you want when you graduate.

Here are four ways to build valuable career skills this summer…   

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The 6 Essential Skills That Power Your Career

Power Your Career

Each of us has the capacity to spot career opportunities, invent products, and build businesses. What does it take to turn a small notion into a big success?

I found that creators of companies as diverse as Yelp, Chobani, and Zipcar, all share—and have honed—six essential skills that can be learned, practiced, and passed on…

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New Skills Now: It’s Time to Retire the 10,000 Hour Rule


You don’t have to work 80 hours per week to reach the top of your profession. You don’t have to be the smartest person in the room. The truth is, the key to success in your career and a fulfilling life is simpler than that.

Sounds like a get rich quick sales pitch, perhaps… but it’s not. Here’s the key, the secret to getting ahead professionally: Acquire new skills.    

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