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Professional Development

An alternative to comparing yourself to others

One of the most potentially destructive things a person can do is to compare themselves with others. I say “potentially” because the act of considering the successes, failures and milestones of others to our own experience can provide us insight into what’s important in our own lives. For example (as these things have been on… Continue reading An alternative to comparing yourself to others

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Career, Professional Development

LinkedIn 101

So, you want to create a LinkedIn profile. Good for you. The professional social networking community can be a tremendous tool not just for finding a job but for building and maintaining a network. LinkedIn is also emerging as a source for knowledge in your industry - the company’s pushing its publishing platform, Post, heavily.… Continue reading LinkedIn 101

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Career, Work-life

Owning Your Achievements: Do’s and Don’ts

When’s the last time something freaking awesome happened to you in your professional life? When you: got a raise or a bonus earned a promotion got an awesome job secured an fantastic partnership received stellar feedback from a boss or a customer delivered a great presentation … What did you do? (Anything ringing a bell?)… Continue reading Owning Your Achievements: Do’s and Don’ts

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Career, Professional Development

Blessings in disguise: All the jobs you didn’t get

There's a good chance that after a valiant job search ends with success (meaning… you got a job), you may not spend too much time reflecting on those opportunities that didn't work out. That momentary pain that comes with reading an email (personal or automated) informing you that others met the organization's needs at this… Continue reading Blessings in disguise: All the jobs you didn’t get

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Career

Remember those college essays? They helped you learn how to do great at work

In the spirit of graduation season, let's talk academic papers, essays, lab reports… All the lovely, different types of writing done in college. Currently I'm reviewing my boyfriend's master's thesis. While I am a little lost on the content - electrical engineering with an emphasis on materials science/thin films. Or something. I don't know. -… Continue reading Remember those college essays? They helped you learn how to do great at work