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Ditch a dull job and find your passion instead

In 2003, Mya Zoracki had a charmed life that many could only hope for. She was in her fifth year working on the trading floor at the American Stock Exchange and spent her evenings earning her juris doctorate (JD) at Brooklyn Law School while her company footed the bill. ...




3 Contrarian Hacks for Achieving Work-Life Balance

How to bend the rules of productivity to create work-life harmony
 
There is a rule I follow that serves me well: To be successful, look at what everyone else is doing and do the exact opposite. I call this the “Contrarian’s Guide to Success,” and while several famous people have quotes similar to this statement attributed to them, I learned thisit in middle school from my basketball coach and have been applying it ever since. ...




7 Simple Things You Can Do To Make Your Résumé Stand Out And Get You An Interview

Most of us know from experience that looking for a job can be incredibly stressful. You spend hours upon hours perfecting your job materials, searching for openings, and sending in applications, only to have your potential employer spend six seconds looking at your hard work. ...




5 Ways To Be More Mindful, Well-Rested And Productive At Work

Work harder, work faster, work, work, work!If you’re feeling exhausted and overworked, you’re not alone. According to a new study reported on BMJ Journals’ website, job burnout’s on the rise: 97 percent of participants reported nonrestorative sleep and 23 percent indicated high levels of job strain. ...




16 interview mistakes people think will cost them the job — but won't

Considering all the advice about interviewing out there, you might feel you have to walk on eggshells when you're interviewing for a job.Don't worry. Asking to reschedule your interview won't blow your chances. Nor will asking too many questions.And, believe it or not, neither will showing up late. ...




Alec Baldwin offers some of the best career advice you'll ever hear

Alec Baldwin started in soaps. To get to Hollywood and become a star, which was always his goal, he tells Anna Sale for an episode of the WNYC podcast "Death, Sex & Money," he had to get good at something more difficult than acting: listening.Although listening, he says, sometimes also involves acting. ...




3 Tips to Find the Best Internship

As students start researching potential careers to succeed in after college, an internship in the field is becoming increasingly necessary to ensure students have the proper experience and skill set. While there are an immense number of potential internships, co-ops, and work opportunities, it is up to the student to try and decipher the ins and outs of each potential opportunity and how it may benefit them both now and in the long run. ...




10 tips for writing the best resume for your post-graduation job search

The biggest challenge facing college students and new grads is landing a good job. A job that is in your chosen field provides real-time professional work experience, utilizes your learned skills and pays well. Opportunities are opening as the economy expands, but new grads are often labeled as inexperienced and excluded from hiring consideration. ...




Should You Disclose Your Disability on Your Resume?

Crafting the perfect resume takes a lot of careful thought and questioning. Do I include all previous work experience? What section goes first? Do I disclose my disability on my resume? This last question may be the trickiest of them all, because the answer is really that it depends. ...




Disability discrimination: your legal rights

What qualifies as disability? And what legal protection do people who experience discrimination at work have under the Equality Act?
 
Though many employers are taking steps to improve workplace diversity and increase awareness around mental health, disabled people continue to face discrimination at work. ...