Posts tagged "careers"

“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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Why You <i>Shouldn’t</i>  Follow Your Dreams

Back in the day, you were taught the path to success is only reachable by following strict directions: get into this school, take this class, do this internship, wear this respectable red and blue striped tie worn by every CNN anchor and job interviewee ever, etc. But thanks to a growing number of (free!) resources that encourage scrappy, do-it-yourself personal development—from TED Talks to Skillshares to inspiring dog Instagram accounts—the...

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5 Signs it’s Time to Break Up with Your Job

Work, by its definition, involves some less-than-enjoyable demands. It’s impossible to delight in every single email, spreadsheet, and meeting where you should really be listening to 4th quarter objectives, but you can’t stop mindlessly doodling that flower pattern you learned in 6th grade. There are going to times when the last of your Sriracha is stolen even though you put your initials on it; when you need to just go home,...

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The Biggest Mistakes People Make in Their Career Search

    You need to eat. You also need the new iPhone because you shattered your current phone’s screen when you made the valiant effort to text, walk, and eat pizza at the same time. Ergo, you need a job to buy these things! But finding a job that you actually like—that doesn’t make you persistently wish a storm would sweep into town and close all the roads to work—takes...

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