Posts tagged "career advice"

“I Know What I Want…Now What Do I Do?”

So: you’ve identified what you want to do, and found a career path that you think will stimulate your curiosity, align with your beliefs, and combine your interests — good for you! That sounds sarcastic, but we’re being so serious right now: if you’ve figured out what you like, and matched up those interests to a job that’s actually going to let you indulge them regularly, then you’re already miles ahead of...

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Your Dream Job Doesn’t Exist…Yet.

Tell us if this sounds like you: you’ve got LinkedIn, Indeed, and Monster bookmarked on your work computer. You check them for new job postings every day, plugging in different keywords, setting new alerts, waiting and wishing for the perfect position to pop up. You KNOW that once you find the perfect spot, the cover letter will basically write itself, and you’ll be on your way. But as the days...

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Mondays Suck…But They Don’t Have To

As summer gets itself well under way, we have to take a second to mourn the passing of our favorite time of year: the Sunday Season. Yes, those ten glorious weeks out of the year when HBO bestows upon us a lineup of TV shows so incredible that it tricks us into actually looking forward to Sunday nights. Ten weeks in which we can spend Sunday evenings blissfully escaping into...

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Q&A: LEGO Artist Nathan Sawaya on Building a Cool Career, Brick by Brick

In 2011, CNN named touring museum exhibit “The Art of the Brick” as one of its “top 10 must-see exhibitions in the world.” The display was primarily made up of new takes on classic artworks and renderings of the human form, but it was unique in a very notable way—the sculptures were made up entirely of LEGO bricks. The ubiquitous toys—possibly as famous for their theme park as they are for the unique pain...

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Kicking Out the Ladder

Last week at work, while scrolling through our Twitter feed (work in social media and you’ll never work a day in your life!), we happened upon a great thread about the relativity of “career success,” started by writer and Design*Sponge columnist Ashley C. Ford after observing her partner's quarter-life crisis. The ensuing conversation produced tons of insightful advice on the subject, but the one adage that stood out was from...

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