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Struggling to Explain Your Unconventional Career Path? Do This Instead

By | 6 Comments | October 16, 2014

If you’ve had several different jobs throughout your career — and aren’t sure how to make sense of them all — it’s time to figure out your “through-line.” Read »

Next Time You Meet Someone New, Try Asking These Questions

How To Build a Strong Network By Connecting With Total Strangers

By | 3 Comments | October 16, 2014

Stop making rookie networking mistakes and get smarter about growing your network. Learn how to reach out to people you don’t even know and convince them to help you. Read »


Networking in Chicago: 7 Must-Attend Events for Creative Entrepreneurs

By | 6 Comments | October 15, 2014

Tap into Chicago’s entrepreneurial scene and meet other go-getters and creatives at these Windy City events and spaces. Read »

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Looking for a New Job? Don’t Make These 4 Mistakes

By | No Comments | October 15, 2014

You might be sabotaging your job search without even realizing it. Are you doing these things? If you are, heads up — it’s time to change. Read »


Want to Make More Money? 4 Reasons to Lie About Your Salary History

By | 2 Comments | October 14, 2014

No matter what anyone tells you, this is the most effective tactic to negotiate the salary you deserve. Read »


5 Ways to Convince Your Boss to Allow You to Work from Home

By | 3 Comments | October 13, 2014

How to convince your boss that working from home increases productivity, lowers costs and is good for the company. Read »


How to Fire an Employee You Like (And Not Feel Terrible Afterward)

By | No Comments | October 13, 2014

Firing someone can be hard, and it’s even more difficult when that someone is your friend. Get the job done easier with a little preparation and a lot of honesty. Read »

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How to See the World While Working: 6 Sweet Jobs That Let You Travel

By | 3 Comments | October 10, 2014

Don’t throw away your extensive travel plans because you need to work. These jobs will let you work from anywhere. Read »

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Why You Don’t Need Silicon Valley to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

By | 2 Comments | October 9, 2014

Think you need to live in Silicon Valley or NYC with an MBA to be a successful entrepreneur? As it turns out, simply finding a place to call home, along with a smart strategy, is often all it takes. Read »

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8 Fun Networking Events in Sacramento You Should Attend

By | No Comments | October 9, 2014

Live in Northern California? Expand your professional and social circles with networking events that will help connect you with new friends – and maybe even new colleagues. Read »


Learning From LeBron: What the NBA Star Can Teach You About Becoming an MVP At Work

By | No Comments | October 8, 2014

What the NBA’s top star can teach you about becoming an MVP at work. Read »

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Getting a Job After Your MBA: 5 Skills That Make You More Hireable

By | 1 Comment | October 8, 2014

When you’re fresh out of business school, show off these skills to prove you’re management-level material. Read »


How to Use Gamification to Grow Your Business and Engage Your Employees

By | 3 Comments | October 7, 2014

Want to increase your customers’ loyalty and your employees’ engagement? Try gamification. Here’s how you can implement it now. Read »


5 Easy Networking Tips for Making Connections in a New City

By | No Comments | October 6, 2014

Moved to a new city recently? Making new connections — and friends — can be difficult. These tips will make it easier. Read »