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Do You Believe in Luck?

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What is luck? Luck is being presented with the right opportunity at the right time, usually by what seems like pure chance. Richard Wiseman, a psychologist and author, spent his career studying luck and the actual beliefs and experiences of lucky and unlucky people. He discovered that, to a significant extent, people create their own good and bad fortune. Wiseman’s research study investigated the lives of 400 men and women who considered themselves to be either lucky or unlucky. For

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How to Keep Job Searching (& Online Dating) from Ruining Your Life

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Her eyes are irresistibly charming; her smile kind and genuine. She seems to be intelligent, ambitious, and artistic. She has an MBA from Harvard, plays the violin, and runs two marathons per year. His face is tan and strong; his eyes look kind and friendly. He’s been a practicing physician for ten years and offers free healthcare to impoverished communities. He’s traveled all over the world and seems compassionate, motivated, and adventurous. And as you sit on your couch, scrolling

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3 Secrets to Unleashing the Power of Your Career Potential

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Years ago, Pablo Picasso was sitting in a café in Paris doodling on a napkin when an admirer of his work excitedly approached him. “Can you draw a quick sketch for me? I’ll pay you for it.” she asked. “Sure” said Picasso. He proceeded to draw a quick sketch and then handed the napkin over to her. “Here you go. That’ll be twenty thousand dollars.” “What?!” exclaimed the woman in shock. “It took you two minutes to draw that.” “No

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Feeling Stuck in Your Career? Get to Know Yourself!

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It was the early 1960s in Mountain View California, a quirky 4th-grade boy begrudgingly woke up and got ready for another day of school. He despised the traditional classroom setting and frequently misbehaved out of sheer boredom. He’d rather be doing what truly made him feel alive and set his soul on fire—working on electronics with his father in their family garage. Throughout high school and during college, he continued to feel bored with the classes he was forced to

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5 Ways to Achieve a Healthy Work-Life Balance

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What does work-life balance mean to you? Maybe when you hear it, you envision laying on beach a thousand miles away from all responsibilities, email notifications turned off, a drink in hand, and enjoying well-earned time off. However, for most of us, this balance isn’t quite so glamorous, and is more of a constant give and take between work, family, commitments, errands, and “me” time. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a moment to sit and consider your personal priorities and values so that you can better understand what work-life balance means to you.

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5 Benefits of Using a Recruiter to Advance Your Career

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Jul 10, 2017 11:32:52 AM / by Amy Roesch We all know the feeling… refreshing your email for the tenth time in a row and repeatedly checking your voicemail, waiting to hear back about the job that you’re not even sure you want. Anxious. Exhausted. Disheartened. This is how most people describe their journey in trying to find and secure a job that is a good fit for them. According to The Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory, job searching is one of the most stressful life

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4 Tips to Convince Your Boss to Let You Start Working from Home

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Apr 26, 2017 3:04:13 PM / by Melanie Cain & Cassandra Czech We’ve all been there – scouring the web for the best tips and tricks on how to ask your boss for a raise. Maybe you present a portfolio of all your accomplishments since you began your role, or showcase a spreadsheet on how you’ve saved the company money in the last year. But how do you approach your employer about implementing a remote work policy? Working from home is growing in

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8 Ways to Easily Update Your Resume

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Mar 6, 2017 3:27:02 PM / by Cassandra Czech Does this situation sound familiar? You’re out networking when one of your connections tells you about an open job that you’d be perfect for. As you excitedly list all the reasons you’d be great for the position, you suddenly freeze when she says, “Great! Send me your resume” That’s when you remember the state of your current resume. It’s been a while since you’ve made any updates and the thought of fixing

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6 Common Job Hunting Mistakes to Avoid

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Feb 2, 2017 2:43:54 PM / by Cassandra Czech & Karen Relucio Job hunting is a long process that can be frustrating, especially when you find yourself getting tripped up by an avoidable mistake. Nothing is more aggravating than painstakingly going through a long and tedious application process, only to realize afterwards that your resume contains a glaring typo. When you finally find the job you think you’ll love, you don’t want to blow it by making a small (or not-so-small)

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6 Reasons Why a Job Title Means Less Than You Think

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Nov 30, 2016 1:30:38 PM / by Karen Relucio & Cassandra Czech Job searching can be tricky, especially when you’re looking for a position that you’re passionate about. This is why most job hunters narrow their searches by a job title. However, be careful not to focus solely on the job title because doing so could actually limit your options. Instead, try searching by your skills to find a broader range of positions that could be a better fit. Here are reasons why

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