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Best Practices to Achieve a Better Work-Life Balance

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / August 11, 2013

For most of us, juggling the demands of our career and personal life is an ongoing challenge. Achieving the elusive work-life balance can seem like an impossible feat, especially for those of us who strive to give 100 percent into everything we do. Even if you don’t have much control over the hours you work, you can focus time and energy on creating a successful balance between work…

Knowing When to Walk Away and Go For It!

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 26, 2012

A former boss told me the average staying power at an organization is either three or five years. She watched me pass the three-year mark at the same organization and determined I was on the five-year team. Though I had been itching to leave after one and a half years, I accepted the fate of the five-year’er. My staying power at that organization, the United States Agency for…

5 Steps to Avoid Hitting the Panic Button After Quitting Your Job

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 26, 2012

Ok, so you finally came to the realization that your job wasn’t for you and decided to quit in order to start your own business like you’ve always dreamed of! So now what? The emotions that we have during this transition period are crucial to manage in order to make sure that we are successful in our new purpose, instead of panicking and falling back into our old…

What to Do If You Can’t Find a Job With Your Degree

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 22, 2012

There isn’t anything much more discouraging than spending thousands of dollars on an education only to discover that you are unable to find a job. Because of this startling trend, an increasing number of graduates have begun to take jobs in areas that only require a high school diploma or less, such as being a bartender, server, or call center representative. At a time when the college bills…

Finding the Hidden Job Market with Social Media Tools

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / July 7, 2012

Networking online gives graduates access to an otherwise hidden job market, and a large proportion of graduates are already actively pursuing these opportunities. Maintaining a professional presence on LinkedIn, Twitter and facebook will give job seekers a major advantage. Read more on my previous article on The hallmarks of Personal Branding online because it matters in your success here. Here’s my advice on how to use various platforms.…

Want To Get Hired Faster? Social Media Could Be Your Hindrance!

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / June 18, 2012

Social networking through sites like Facebook and Twitter has completely changed the way we interact with one another and the way you conduct yourself through your social media accounts is a direct reflection of who you really are. You’ve worked hard to position yourself for a great position with the company of your dreams. You’ve gotten good grades, you have great internship experience and you’ve demonstrated great leadership…

Transforming Your Hobby Into A Career

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 3, 2011

In February of this year, I celebrated my 7th anniversary of leaving the corporate world to pursue a lifelong dream of opening a bakery. Having spent the prior seven years as an investment banker, I realized that now I can compare my two careers, to use an investment banker cliché, on a “apples to apples” basis. On the one hand, I’ve made a lot less money in these last…

Hiring Gen Y Makes Dollars and Sense

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 25, 2009

Why should I hire Gen Y? Employers ask me this question every day. Then they start in with their stories about people my age. One of my recent favorites: “I know all about employing your generation. Last year I hired a young guy right out of college. He had good grades and seemed like a hard worker. A week later I’m in the company bathroom and I hear…

8 Tips to Win an Interview

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 20, 2009

The economy sucks, the national unemployment rate is at 9.7%.  So many young professionals have graduated college with a Bachelor’s degree from a great university and are having troubles finding jobs. Friends and family are getting laid off and factories are closing left and right. However, this is not going to be a blog that complains and cries about the situation. After working on some web development projects…

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