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What I Learned After My 2016 Layoff

The things that Claire Mitchell learned during her layoff and advice from ArcVida on how to make your best career transition after a layoff.

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Use This Action Plan If You Are Graduating

As you graduate in 2022, you are likely feeling uncertain. Use this action plan to stay on a positive path toward landing a new job.

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Career Profile: Lucy Hunt, Director of Marketing at Rise

Lucy Hunt, a former ArcVida client, is the Director of Marketing at Rise. She shared her career journey and advice for job seekers with us.

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Meet ArcVida's Sr. Coach & Trainer, Colleen DelVecchio—Chief Maximizer at Maxady; Adjunct Professor at Bay Path University

Meet Colleen DelVecchio, ArcVida's senior career coach and trainer. She is the owner of a training, consulting and coaching business.

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Meet ArcVida's Mentor, Ron Rapatalo—Associate Partner at Edgility Consulting

Get to know Ron Rapatalo, Associate Partner at Edgility Consulting. Ron brings years of non-profit and education experience to job seekers.

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Gift Ideas for Graduates

Graduation season is rapidly approaching. ArcVida has created a list of some of the top-wanted gifts for graduates.

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Understanding the Off-Road Career Path

Understand ArcVida's Off-Road Career Archetype, a career archetype for creators, community builders, entrepreneurs, or inventors.

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13 Reasons Professionals Chose to Join ArcVida’s Career Transition Programs

Here are a few reasons why job seekers choose to work with ArcVida when they are on the search for fulfilling work.

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Understanding the Labyrinth Career Archetype

Understand your career path with our free career path personality test! The Labyrinth is an archetype path that focuses on self-exploration.

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Understanding Job Search Resources and How Using Them Can Derail You

How to use job boards, internal and external recruiters, career fairs, resume writers, and networking events effectively in your job search

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Understanding Your Career Path Archetype To Make Your Best Career Move Faster

Discover your career path archetype with our career assessment to focus your job search and understand where you need career guidance.

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Don’t Fall in Love with a Job Before You Know It

When you’re in a job search, it’s natural to be drawn to big-name companies. Do your own research to know if the job is a good fit.

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How to Determine a Company's Culture

To determine a company's culture and decide if it's a good fit for you, ask questions of employees before you agree to an interview.

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Direct Your Energy To Your Future Career

Whatever happened in your life last year, today and this week is a wonderful time to direct your energy to your future career!

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ArcVida 2021, By the Numbers

Career guidance startup ArcVida had a successful 2021, hiring new leaders and mentors and guiding professionals toward fulfilling work.

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How to Job Search During the Holidays

Job searching during the holidays can be difficult. ArcVida offers a few tips for maintaining your holiday job search momentum.

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How You Can Support a Professional through a Career Transition

Want to support a friend who is changing careers? Here's what to say (and what not to say!) to someone going through a career transition.

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Introducing New and Improved Career Coaching from ArcVida

Based on client results and feedback, we've made updates to our career coaching programs and pricing so you can make your best career move.

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How to Use Daylight Savings Time to Your Job-Hunting Advantage

Here's how you leverage Daylight Savings to learn, organize, share your wisdom, strengthen your network and advance your career goals.

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Put it In a Love Song: How The Great Resignation is Changing Workplace Appreciation

Workplace communication styles have changed as people leave their roles for work that allows them the flexibility they need to thrive.

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What to Do When You Hate Your Job

ArcVida's career coaches give their advice to people who say "I hate my job." Follow these tips for making your best career move.

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What Exactly is an ArcVida Strategy Session?

ArcVida offers free career strategy sesions to help you plan your next steps so you can build the career of your dreams!

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How to Land Your Best Role in a Candidate's Market

Many sectors are thriving, and many workers have the chance to make a career change. Here's how to make sure you make a great career move.

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Is Curiosity Your Career Secret Weapon?

By tapping into your curiosity, you can discover career paths and advancement opportunities you never knew existed!

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Career Spotlight: Heather Le—Senior Manager II, Product Management-Walmart Data Ventures

Heather Le, Senior Manager II, Product Management at Data Ventures, discussed their career journey with ArcVida CEO/Founder, Elissa Unton

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How to Interview with a Less Experienced Manager

Prepare for a job interview with a less experienced person with these interview tips and sample interview questions for job seekers.

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REDI, Set, Go: Racial Equity Guidance for Job Seekers

Arcvida cohort leader Imani Missouri provides insight into how to screen potential employers for Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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How to Convince Your Next Boss to Let You Work From Home

Millions are ready for jobs that fit their personal and career needs, including working from home. Here's how to land a remote job.

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Experiencing Joy During Your Career Transition

Career transition isn't easy, especially during a global pandemic. Imani Missouri shares her story of finding joy while changing careers.

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3 Reasons to Relax During Your Summer Job Search

There are many benefits to taking a vacation during your job search. We encourage you to take a break, unwind, and re-energize yourself.

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5 Things To Do When You Don’t Know What You Want To Do— A Blog for Lost Career Searchers.

ArcVida's Madeleine DelVicario provides 5 actionable items for those job seekers who don't know what they want to do and feel lost in career search.

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Key Things to Remember When Updating Your Resume

Updating your resume can be overwhelming. Here's how to make successful edits to your resume for the best results during your career move.

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How ArcVida's Career Transition Programs Are Different, and Why They're Better.

ArcVida's career programs use a proven process backed by expert support and personalization so you can make your best career move.

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Tips for Networking in the Summer

Wondering what to wear to your next summer networking event? ArcVida prepares you for a successful summer networking season with these tips.

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What is Career Coaching?

ArcVida coaches explain what career coaching is and how it can help you advance in your career or transition to a new role.

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When Should You Move for a Job?

Contemplating moving for a new role or job opportunity? We asked our community and team of experts about when you should move for a job.

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Career Spotlight: Creighton Taylor — Founder & CEO of Guided Compass

Career Spotlight: Creighton Taylor, Founder/CEO of Guided Compass. Guided Compass helps youth discover and onboard purpose-driven careers.

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Meet ArcVida's Mentor, Imani Missouri - Personal Development & Executive Coach

We are happy to announce that Imani Missouri is joining our team as a cohort leader and mentor.

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Meet the Mentor, Logan Joyce - President & Principal Consultant at Gray Matter Growth Consulting

We are happy to announce that Logan Joyce is joining our team as a cohort leader! We asked Logan to share his career journey with us.

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Meet ArcVida's Mentor, Suzanne Sheely-Walker

We're excited to welcome Suzanne Sheely-Walker to the ArcVida team as a client mentor! She shares her career journey and advice with us.

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Balancing Full-Time Work with Graduate School

ArcVida gives guidance to those attending graduate school while balancing a career. Check out these tips for managing your busy schedule.

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Meet ArcVida's Mentor, Madeleine DelVicario - Experiential Learning Coordinator at Smith College

Madeleine DelVicario, Experiential Learning Coordinator at Smith College and ArcVida mentor, shares her career lessons for job seekers.

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Caring at Work and Home

Oneva's CEO Anita Gardene shared tips on finding the right caregiver and thriving as an employee, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Meet Brian AiChang, ArcVida Client Mentor

Brian AiChange is an ArcVida career mentor working 1:1 with job seekers to find what they're passionate about and land a job they love

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Earn Cash Quickly: Staying Solvent While Job Searching

Need to earn cash quickly? Our clients gave us a list of ways they’ve made money while they’ve been searching for the right long-term role.

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Danger Phrases to Watch for When Interviewing

Paying attention to “red flags” and “danger words” in an interview process can spare you from a nightmare job.

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Balancing Parenting and Work in Career Transition

ArcVida provides guidance for parents who are juggling conflicting demands when they choose a new employer. Learn to find work-life balance.

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Modern Interview Etiquette

Here are current best practices when it comes to looking for, interviewing for, and following up with job opportunities.

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What If You're Last Year's Graduate in This Year's Job Search?

Don't waste your time by aimlessly applying to jobs. Shift your job search to discover important information about what makes you happy.

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Look Great on Virtual Interviews and Meetings

How to adjust your lighting, change your setup, and arrange your background soo you can look terrific on your next Zoom interview.

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Nailing the Interview: Planning to Turn a Conversation Into an Offer

Scoring a job interview is a win all on its own. To turn an interview into a great job offer, you’ll need to plan your approach.

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Job Search Strategies for Veterans

We encourage job-seeking veterans to recognize their unique advantages and share four proven strategies landing the right professional role.

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Robot-Proof Your Career: Jobs That Won’t Be Replaced by AI

As automation and artificial intelligence impact work, we explore how we can pivot and think about futures and our careers.

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ArcVida Launches Career Energize - Holistic Guidance and Support for Experienced Professionals

ArcVida is launching our Career Energize service to provide comprehensive career guidance and transition support for experienced professionals.

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Career Lessons We Learned in 2020

2020 was an unexpected year and difficult for many professionals. Here are highlights of the career lessons we are carrying forward.

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Setting the Right 2021 Career Goals Can Lead to Success

Whether you are looking for something new or looking to advance in your current role, setting the right career goals can help lead you to success.

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Career Profile: Erin Clancy, Attorney at California Coastkeeper Alliance

What do you do when you've spent 13 years in corporate law, achieved success, and are deeply unhappy?  Erin Kennedy Clancy shares her story.

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Meet ArcVida's Mentor, Allison Kato - Director of Government Business at DaVita

Meet ArcVida's Mentor Ali Kato, Director of Government Business at DaVita. She shares her career journey and expert advice with job seekers.

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Create Your Sales Career Path: Conversation with Joyce Johnson

Joyce Johnson is an author, speaker, sales champion, and founder of Why Sales Network. Read about her sales career path and key lessons.

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How Volunteering Can Level Up Your Career

Learn how to showcase volunteer experience on your resume and use volunteer experience to level up your career.

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Meet ArcVida's Cohort Leader Sharon Wang

Meet ArcVida's Mentor Sharon Wang, Founding Consultant at Pragmatic Strategy Co. She shares her career advice with job seekers.

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How to Find a Role Where You Belong and Create or Lead an Inclusive Team

Executive Coach Rajkumari Neogy shares wisdom on how to find work where you can belong and on how to lead an inclusive team.

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Meet the Mentor: Calixto Meraz, Engineering Analysis Center Manager at SoCal Gas

Meet ArcVida's Mentor Calixto Meraz, Engineering Analysis Center Manager at SoCalGas, and read his advice to those in career transition.

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Career Spotlight: Social Media Maven Vix Reitano

ArcVida's career profile of Vix Reitano Founder and CEO of 6boro (Social + Studios). She says, "Don’t ever be humble."

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Meet ArcVida's Mentor: Tandia Elijio

Meet ArcVida's new mentor Tandia Elijio. Tandia is the Assistant Director at the Broad Center and reminds us "The path to success is not linear."

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Maintaining Job Search Momentum - with Anita Rodriquez

Anita Rodriquez shares her career story and ways that she maintained momentum during her career transition.

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Introducing ArcVida Mentor: Bryan Setser

Meet ArcVida's new mentor Bryan Setser: Bryan is the Founder and CEO of the Setser Group. He reminds us to chase competency in all we do.

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Career Spotlight: Mickey Solomon - VP, Business Management at MUFG Bank

Mickey Solomon-VP, Business Manager at MUFG Bank shares his career journey and reminds us that it's okay to fail.

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Introducing Kelly Colbert - ArcVida Advisor

Kelly Colbert has joined ArcVida's advisory board. She brings deep experience in customer strategy from leading consumer organizations.

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Career Spotlight: Satiya Witzer, Director, Human Capital M&A, Private Equity Services

Satiya Witzer is the director, human capital (mergers and acquisition) M&A, Private Equity Services at Alvarez & Marsal.

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Meet ArcVida's Cohort Leader: Dr. Aamir Ashiqali

Dr. Aamir Ashiqali has joined our operations team as a career cohort leader. Read about his career journey and job transition tips he shares.

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How to Stay Chill Before An Interview: Tips from Sarah, Brian, & Anna

Experts share the top tips for interview preparation so you can get in the right headspace for your next in-person or video interview.

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Career Spotlight: Ronell Miller, Founder of HBCU Startups

Ronell Miller of marketing company HBCU Startups shares career advice he's learned on his journey to founding and leading his company.

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FIT at Work: An Interview with the Drag Queen Jewels of Long Beach

ArcVida's CEO Interviews her brother, the drag queen Jewels of Long Beach, about how they created a career that is a great fit.

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The Power of Getting Other People to Tell Their Stories

Here's why it's important for people to share their career stories and how you can ask the right questions to start conversations with them.

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ArcVida Supports the Black Lives Matter Movement

ArcVida supports the Black Lives Matter movement and believes that police brutality and violence is tragic and intolerable.

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Navigating Hiring Freezes During Your Career Transition

Information, tips, and context from ArcVida to help you navigate a career transition in an era of corporate hiring freezes.

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5 Things You Should Do Now If You Are in a Career Transition

Here are five things you should do now to remain motivated and focused on a positive career transition during an economic recession.

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Career Spotlight: Eann Tuan, Sr. Software Software Engineer & Product Leader, Struct Club

An interview with Eann Tuan, iOS Software Engineer at Struct Club as part of ArcVida's ongoing Career Spotlight series.

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Why You Should Be Open To New Opportunities and Be Bold in Reaching Out To Others

Technical Recruiter, John Francis of Theonera shares his advice and insight about passion, discrimination toward immigrants, and hiring trends.

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Introducing Sarah Richardson, ArcVida Client Mentor

We are excited to welcome Sarah Richardson to ArcVida's team as a career coach and mentor.

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The Power of Proper Practice in Professional Networking

ArcVida guided writer Solomon Twiggs to see the importance of proper practice in professional networking.

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How to Stay Chill Before An Interview: Karen Cecilio's Advice

ArcVida Mentor Karen Cecilio gives her best interview tips so you can stay calm, cool, and collected during your next job interview.

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Stop Following your Passion, Design an Awesome Life Instead

ArcVida believes you can find and what you're passionate about and make a living doing something meaningful without combining the two.

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The Biggest Mistake People Make When Networking

Here's the biggest mistake people make when it comes to networking and how you can avoid it Hint: Avoid transactional conversations.

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Why It's Important to Have Momentum in Your Job Search

By maintaining momentum in your job search, you'll have a clear sense of forward motion. Here's how to gain momentum in your career search.

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How to Land an Entry-Level Job When You’re a Recent College Grad

ArcVida's COO Anna Hunter gives insight into how to land your first job after college and why career conversations are important.

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Never Introduce Yourself with a Resume

It's important to talk to someone before applying to a job or sending your resume. We are each more nuanced than a document can convey.

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Career Spotlight: Corinne Osnos, Manager of Audience Strategy, New York Magazine

ArcVida's Founder and COO Anna Hunter recently spoke to Corinne Osnos, Manager of Audience Strategy at New York Magazine, about her work.

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What to Consider Before Quitting Your Job

When you’re in a job you hate, it’s very tempting to quit even before you have something else lined up. Here's what to consider first:

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Why It's Important to Have a Clear Framework When Choosing a Career

Gain clarity in your career search with ArcVida's Visualize phase. This will help you understand what career paths best fit your work style.

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Introducing Andy Tien, ArcVida Client Mentor

Introducing Andy Tien, an ArcVida Client Mentor. He offers clients guidance through their career transitions. Andy is an experienced mentor.

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Is it OK to Consider Another Job Offer after You Start a New Job?

What if your second choice employer offers a job after you've started another job? Should you consider the offer from your first choice?

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How to Evaluate a Company’s Culture During an Interview

Company culture is “the way we do things around here.” Here are some tips for how you can assess an office culture during your job search.

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Introducing Michelle Cobas, ArcVida Advisor

ArcVida is pleased to welcome Michelle Cobas to its advisory board. She brings deep experience and expertise in marketing and branding.

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Here's Why You Shouldn't Chase Companies that Don’t Want to Hire You

Finding and landing the right job is like dating. When you don't get an enthusiastic response, find a hiring manager that DOES want you.

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Career Spotlight: Quynh Onel, Founder and CEO of Project 925

Quynh Onel, Founder and CEO of Project 925, shares the story of her career trajectory and what she's learned along the way

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Here's Why You Should be Wary of Skills Training for Entry-Level Jobs

Skills-training programs skip self-discovery, with the promise of success. Gaining new skills may not help you land the right job.

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Don’t Box Yourself In: The Limitations of Career Aptitude Tests

A career aptitude test can't sum you up and tell you what to do with your life. Consider what you like and what interests you more.

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The Dangers of Following Bad Career Advice

General career advice that doesn’t take into account your unique characteristics, personality, and interests is worse than no advice at all.

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